NightChurch News 18 November

THIS SUNDAY: Alice Foote is leading the service as we celebrate and reflect on the year that was at the Res. Ash Moore will be speaking, Katie Cantwell is organising the music team, Phil Prior and Amy Williams are on audio/data, Corey Leslie is convening, and Alice Foote, Marny Croot and Sarah Matthews are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

CHURCH GATHERING: Sunday 25 November, 4.30pm in the hall. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a church community and discern God’s leading for our future. This gathering will include a focus on praying, planning and reflecting on NightChurch for 2013 and beyond. Please plan to attend! There will be a sausage sizzle dinner provided afterwards.

SEXUALITY RESOURCES: Following on from our series on sex and sexuality, there is a list of resources available on the church website: http://kewbaptist.org.au/nightchurch/sexuality-series. The following books can also be purchased from the church:

  • The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller ($15)
  • Sex God – Rob Bell ($10)
  • Sex and the Supremacy of Christ – John Piper ($15)

 ‘FUN TIMES’ NIGHT: Matt Hill and Bec Paterson are heading to Cambodia in January 2013 with a group of young people to volunteer at the Cambodia Children’s Trust. To help support their trip, come along to the fundraiser trivia night on Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm at the church hall. Cost is $15 per person, book online at: http://tiny.cc/4284lw. See Facebook event page for more details: www.facebook.com/events/184334481703439.

OP SHOP FUNDRAISER: The KBC girls’ group is running an op shop fundraiser on Tuesday 20 November to support Beth Hunter’s dad’s hospital in Kenya (see http://bungomaproject.com.au). If you have any clothes, accessories etc that you could donate, please contact Laura Baker.

CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical Rooming House in Hawthorn (18 Mason St) – they bring along some food and spend time with the guys there, getting to know them and forming relationships with people in our local community. The next BBQ is happening on Saturday 24 November. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Steve Taylor.

TRANSPORT REQUIRED: Someone is looking for a lift home to Armadale from NightChurch for the next couple of weeks. If you can help out, please contact the church office: info@kewbaptist.net.au.

KARANA CHAPEL: Karana is an aged care community in Kew and every Sunday morning they have a chapel service at 10.30am. We are looking for volunteers to help take residents from their rooms to the chapel on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in helping out (either regularly or occasionally), please contact Laura Baker for more details.

PANCAKE MIX: A number of people from NightChurch are volunteering with Red Frogs for schoolies programs in Byron Bay, Lorne and Rye. You can help support their ministry by buying a bottle of pancake mixture and bringing it to church to donate to the Red Frogs team.

UPCOMING GIG: San Salvador is playing at The Evelyn on Wednesday 14 November. Doors open 8.30pm, entry $7. Come along and support them!

CHOIR CONCERT: Concordis Chamber Choir (of which Lauren Morgan is a member) have their Christmas concert on Saturday 8 December, 8pm at Ian Roach Hall (Scotch College, Hawthorn). Tickets available from: www.trybooking.com/36149.

MORNING PRAYER: Every weekday the church is open from 7.30am (6.30am on Tuesdays) for prayer. You can pray together with others or just enjoy the space and silence of hanging out with God alone. A great way to start the day!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Desiring God at www.desiringgod.org is the home page of pastor and theologian John Piper. The home page encourages Christians to become “Christian hedonists”. Many of their resources are available on a “whatever you can afford policy”.

ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.