THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Paul Pallot will bring us the next message in our Gen-Ex sermon series, preaching on ‘Fall and Judgement (Genesis 3-8)’. Dan Follent is leading the service, Dave Powys is organising the music team, Zach Moore and Tim Mitchell are on audio/data, Kate Steel will be providing supper, and Jadon Dutra is convening. Thanks everyone.
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 or email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Alternatively, you can simply submit your own photo via email to the church office. Details and photos must be submitted by Sunday 2 March in order to be included in this year’s directory.
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! The theme is ‘Space Age’, so get out the tin foil and start planning your costumes! Starts at 7pm, everyone welcome.
CATALYST LAUNCH: Join the 2014 Baptist World Aid Catalyst launch right here at Kew Baptist Church on Saturday 1 March from 2pm-4:30pm to learn more about what Catalyst does and how you can be involved! At the launch you’ll hear about our great new resources, get your hands on some excellent campaigning materials and get educated and inspired to help end poverty, fight slavery and tackle corporate corruption. Please come and support the launch and meet people from Catalyst groups all over Victoria. It will be a fun day! Contact Laura Baker for more information.
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.
CHILD EXPLOITATION FORUM: Thursday 20 March, 7pm at NewHope Baptist. Join this one-night-only event about the global exploitation of children to learn, engage and be inspired to take action. Discussions will be led by Joyce Odame (International Needs Ghana), followed by guest panellists Melinda Tankard Reist (Collective Shout) and Jess Groszek (Unshackled). Free entry.
MUSICIANS WANTED: Jacquie Johnson is looking for some musicians to play at a local community forum about child rights in March – she needs a guitarist and some singers. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Jacquie for more details.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The River Nile Learning Centre (RNLC) is a charitable organisation which educates disadvantaged refugees and asylum seekers at its Centre in North Melbourne. RNLC is seeking to appoint a Director to manage its operations. For further details, please visit: http://rnlc.org.au/about/position-vacant-director-river-nile-learning-centre/
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!
That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.