ITEMS TO BRING THIS SUNDAY EVENING:
For women resuming life after a prison sentence (via Kerryn Pell)
· Washing basket (we deliver the hamper in a washing basket).
· Food (all sorts) – especially ‘special’ things – chocolate biscuits, dried fruit, lollies, biscuits – such as BBQ shapes, potato chips
· Pens and stationery
· Washing powder
· Shampoo and conditioner
· Dish washing detergent
· Toothbrushes and toothpaste
· UHT Milk, coffee, tea, sugar, milo
· Pasta and sauce
· Toilet paper, soap, facewasher
· Christmassy stuff
For Carrical men, a Hawthorn boarding house where we do a monthly BBQ:
Small items to fit in mugs (mugs are already purchased):
· Small notepads, pens
· Individually wrapped confectionary/chocolates, nibbles
· Deodorant (for men)
· Tea, coffee, hot chocolate (small packets)
· Toothbrushes, toothpaste (individual ones, not a pack of 10)
· Other small items
Or, you may prefer to bring some cash, or do a direct transfer into the Church bank account: National Bank – Kew, BSB 083 166, A/c No. 51 544 1921, A/c Name: Kew Baptist Church (Please indicate the purpose of the funds being transferred.)
SUNDAY 18th: Katie Adams, Andy Mitchell and Nicholas Tuohy are arranging a great Christmas event for us next Sunday evening. At that time, we will bring items for Carrical – the men’s boarding house in Hawthorn – and for women recently released from prison to bless them this Christmas. For a list of what to bring, go here on our website: http://kewbaptist.net.au/?p=630. Mat Hunter is coordinating the music team, Zach Moore and Phil Prior are on audio/data, Felicia Prior is bringing supper, and Laura Holley is the convener.
SUNDAY 25th: Our Christmas Day service will be at 9.30am. There will be no NightChurch.
SUNDAY 1 Jan: Corey Leslie is arranging something at 7pm on 1 January, and all who are around at that time are very welcome to come along. If you want to know more, speak to Corey – 0428 582 037, email@example.com.
WEDDING: On Saturday 7 January, Christine Muller and Robert Price marry here at Kew Baptist Church at 11 am. Many of us know Christine in particular, and they would welcome anyone to come along and join them for the occasion.
CONGRATULATIONS: Best wishes to Tim Hunter and Beth Rumble on their engagement, and to Cleo Perzyk and Dave Ireland on theirs also. We pray God’s blessing on you as you prepare for life together in marriage.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY:
- On Sunday morning 18 December in the 10am service, we have our Lessons and Carols service. Ian Lowe is looking for additional people to sing the carols. There will be a practice at the church at 7-8.30pm on Wednesday 14th, and then at 9am on the 18th. If you would like to join the group, just rock up for the practices.
- A couple of pastors have been in contact with Nicholas Tuohy, looking for young adults to be involved in youth and/or music ministries. If you think this is something God may be calling you to do, please speak to Nicholas, or if you just want to know more about the opportunities.
- Global Interaction is currently seeking to fill a position within the Partnership Development team based at our National Office located in Hawthorn, Victoria.
- Communications Manager – responsible for the planning, management and development of the communications strategy and activity for Global Interaction. This role is full-time, commencing in February/March 2012. Applications close December 20, 2011.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying for this position, please check out the position description and email an application, including a CV and two referees to: Manori Turinski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 03 9819 4944. (See www.globalinteraction.org.au for position description).
IN THREE MONTH’S TIME, WE WILL BE AT CHURCH CAMP, ANGLESEA
Do you have it in your diary yet? It is the Labour Day long weekend, 9-12 March, a great chance to spend time enriching our faith, nurturing relationships and enjoying each others company!
Start putting money aside now for the fees. If you are in a position to provide financial assistance to people who would like to come to camp, that would help.
Kerryn Pell is playing a major part in organising the camp, and if you are able to help, she would love to hear from you, email@example.com, 0401 765 670.
The things she would like help with are:
- Input into structure, thinking through how to maximise the benefit of camp.
- Creative people who will promote the camp during services, and one-on-one with others in the church over tea and coffee.
- Practical help with collecting fees, allocating rooms, etc.
- Great ideas for the Friday evening welcome / get-to-know-each-other time, and people to help make them happen.
- People to run activities for children, offering some learning and fun for the kids, giving the parents and the Sunday School teachers time off.
- Ideas and help with arranging Saturday evening meal and social interaction afterwards.
- Help with arranging the Sunday morning all-age worship service—including musicians, singers and audio people.
It will be a great camp—if we all help to make it great! (And definitely plan to be there!)
CHURCH OFFICE – HOLIDAYS
Grace Munro is going on holidays 16 Dec to 1 January. Liz Taylor and Nicholas Tuohy will check the answering machine and emails, but if you need a quick response, we suggest you contact them directly: Liz, 9830 6438, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nicholas 0413 132 108, email@example.com.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Bringing hope to where hope is lost: Kairos is an interview with Sue Newham who became a Christian while in prison and was completely transformed as a result of accepting Jesus as her Saviour and Lord. you can hear the interview at http://goo.gl/lgw9Q.
ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: firstname.lastname@example.org, 9818 5783, Skype username steve1963. That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.
This will be the last NightChurch news for 2011.
We wish every person a Christmas in which you meet Jesus, the Emmanuel – God with us – in a new, special way.
And we pray that 2012 will be a year of growth in your walk with him.
Nicholas Tuohy, Andy Mitchell, Laura Holley, Corey Leslie, Liz Taylor, Grace Munro – and the sender of these NightChurch emails, Steve Pattison.
MISSIONS AND CAMPS
- Those who have been and are back. Pray for them as they readjust to life at home, and for the people whom they have met.
Cornerstone Fruit picking and chatting with people.
Marny Croot, Alice Foote, Tilly Walker, Hamish Lindsay, Dan Follent, Jane Watson, Caitlyn Pryse. Jono Davenport
Red Frog chaplains, Schoolies at Byron Bay, from 26 November. Ash Moore, James Hayes, Veronique Schocroft, Krista Celle, Beth Strange, Elise Hanscamp, Caz James, Luke Sexton, Ben Ramsay, Grace Dredge, Ronnie Coffey.
Schoolies, Samoa, Kate Steel
THOSE YET TO BEGIN THEIR HOLIDAY MINISTRY
Theos, Torquay: Caroline James
Theos, Mallacoota: Dave Hore-Lacy, Crispin Newmarch, Naomi Rock
Theos, Lakes Entrance: Sarah Carlisle, Simon Pickering
SUFM, Mallacoota: Jennie Taylor, Dave McKeown
ESA, Portland: Marny Croot, Caitlyn Pryse, Alice Foote, Mel Hill, Jess Wheaton
ESA, Philip Island: Andy Mitchell
Khancoban Blue Moose: Joshi Philip
Southern Cross Kids’ Camp: Sarah Trebilcock
Two weeks in Indonesia, group led by Phil Trebilcock: Caitlyn Pryse