NightChurch News 20 October

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Guest speaker Dr John Robinson will be speaking on ‘Spiritual Practices: Why Disciples Need Them’. Stefan van Boxtel is leading the service, Jono Newmarch is organising the music team, Caz James will lead in prayer, Will Baird is convening, Luke Boswell and Timothy Mitchell are on audio/data, and Mary-Anne Philip and Hannah O’Brien are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

NIGHTCHURCH CAMP IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Friday 18 October – Sunday 20 October at Cape Paterson (near Inverloch). Cost is only $40 (that’s seriously cheap) – for more info, check out the NightChurch Facebook page, or contact Paul or Laura. Payments can be made by direct transfer into the church account, just make sure you put your name and ‘NC Camp’ in the description.

STUDENT RES: The Kew Student Residence is currently looking for passionate and enthusiastic people who would like to serve this fabulous community as support staff or House members in 2014. For more details speak to Stephen and Anouchka Chatelier (9853 5402) or email info@kewstudentresidence.com.au.

FUNDRAISER – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Wise Choices for Life is holding a ‘Bling Fling Fundraiser’ on Saturday 26 October at Auburn Uniting Church, and some extra volunteers are needed to help out on the day. If you are interested in being involved, please contact James Docking. Wise Choices for Life is a ministry set up to empower Ugandans to break the poverty cycle, through reproductive health education and training (www.wisechoicesforlife.org).

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 26 October. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh.

POSSUMS/CHURCH WORKING BEE: Saturday 26 October, 8am-12pm. Come along and lend a hand!

PREACHING CLASS: Would you like to learn more about preaching and teaching the Bible? The last few years we have run a course which looks at:

  • Some of the biblical assumptions behind why preach and the different dimensions to preaching
  • How to ‘exegete’ or understand and interpret a biblical text in its context
  • Exegeting culture and society in regards to biblical themes
  • Practical tips on speaking in public such as style, vocal techniques, overcoming nerves, etc.

For those who would like, there are some actual preaching opportunities that will flow out of the course. Dates: Sundays Oct 20 to Nov 10, 4.30-6pm in the Velvet Lounge. Please register your interest direct with Nicholas Tuohy.

NOW SHOWING: ‘Now Showing’ is a series looking at the key topics of Christianity. There will be short films made by members of the congregation as well as discussion led by Laura and Mat. The evenings will run fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm, held in the church hall. For more details please call Laura or Mat. Coming up:

  • Oct 28: New Bourne Identity – How God Changes our Lives

PING PONG-A-THON 2013: We’re trying to get 300 Aussie blokes involved this year to raise $100,000 to help change the lives of some of the most exploited young people on the planet. Would love you to get involved at one of our three Melbourne venues (Blackburn, Werribee or Cheltenham). If you can’t participate, please consider ‘liking’ our FB page and sharing a status update about the event to help create a bit of online buzz about the event. Register or sponsor at www.pingpongmarathon.com. FB Page: http://tinyurl.com/kyrcv27.

PRAYER: There is prayer at the back of the church at 6.30pm every Sunday night. We’d love you to join with us in this important ministry!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature the article Sunbury Baptist Church holds services at the Olive Tree Hotel at http://tinyurl.com/nn797bk. I often like to find out about what other churches in our denomination are doing to link to their local communities and I think this is a very good initiative.

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