NightChurch News 16 Feb

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: We are kicking off our new series ‘Gen-Ex’, working through Genesis and Exodus. Nicholas Tuohy will be preaching on ‘In the Beginning (Gen 1-2)’. We will also share in communion together. Mary-Anne Philip is leading the service, Tom Tuena and Romona Boswell are organising the music team, Luke Boswell and James Hayes are on audio/data, and Grace Loh will be providing supper. Thanks everyone.

CHURCH GATHERING & LUNCH: After the 10am service this Sunday we will gather together to hear about the plans for the year, finance updates, and prayer together. Jono Davenport has been nominated to become a Deacon, which is good news. One thing as a main item could be imagining how we can best use our quarterly gatherings to further the mission and ministry of KBC. And we will also share lunch together – donations welcome!

NIGHTCHURCH DINNER @ ROX: After NightChurch this Sunday 16 February, a group of us will be strolling down to the recently opened ROX cafe (245 High Street, Kew), who will be opening for us from about 7.30 to 9.30pm. Come along to try out ROX brand new (and reasonably priced) dinner menu, and enjoy some classic Kew café hospitality just for us! This is a potential semi-regular venture for us, so come along and get amongst it this Sunday! NightChurch at 5.30pm as usual.

CHURCH DIRECTORY: We are in the process of collecting details for the 2014 Church Directory. If you want to be included in the directory, make sure you fill in one of the designated green cards at church before the end of February. Alternatively, you can email the church office (info@kewbaptist.net.au) to advise your current details. We are also aiming to include photos in the directory this year, so our resident photographer Felicia Prior will be available before/after the services to take your photo.

GUYS’ MAINTENANCE CREW: The maintenance crew is meeting for the first time on Saturday 15 February from 8.30am until about 2pm (or whenever we finish the work). We will be putting up some shelving in the back room of the hall. Lots of drilling and woodwork, climbing and moving heavy things. Free lunch provided. Come along and hang out with some top blokes. Let off some steam with a hammer and drill!

SERVOLUTION: Servolution is coming! Sunday 23 February will be a NightChurch service to remember. Be there.

HOUSEWARMING: The House is having their housewarming party on Friday 28 February – great opportunity to meet the new Res students, check out the renovations, and have a good time! Theme to be announced soon.

WELCOME TO MY PLACE: June 15-21 this year is Refugee Week, and World Vision is running a program to help church communities host asylum seekers for lunch/dinner. There is a training night on Thursday 6 March 2014, 6.30–9pm at NewHope Baptist Church (3 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North). Sign up online and click the Melbourne/New Hope training option: http://welcometomyplace.org.au. Several people have already signed up and if you are interested in being involved, sign up and let Nicholas know. 

PRAYER: There is prayer at the back of the church at 5pm every Sunday. We’d love you to join with us in this important ministry!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Sisters Megan and Grace Phelps are former members of the Westboro Baptist Church. The article Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word at http://tinyurl.com/ly2gcg8 is about how their life and faith has changed since they left this extreme Christian group.

That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.