NightChurch News 22 September

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: We are having a Summer Mission Night, featuring guest speaker Julie-Anne Laird from Melbourne Uni Christian Union. A number of people will also be sharing about various summer mission projects and there will be an opportunity to sign up for these mission teams. Ella Henry is leading the service, Jono Newmarch is organising the music team and will also lead in prayer, Paul Pallot is convening, Zach Moore and James Hayes are on audio/data, and Lydia Natsis and Sarah Vosti are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

VIETNAM MISSION TRIP: Vietnamese Mission Trip Information Session on Sunday 22 September at 5.30pm in the hall. If you have already expressed interest or are interested, please come along to meet with Nicholas. If you can’t make it to the session but are interested in the mission trip, let Nicholas know and he will make a time to catch up with you. See attachment for further details.

LOVE ABBOTSFORD III: By special demand, Love Abbotsford is back again, and it’s coming up soon on Sunday 6 October! It may feel like we were just there, but it’s time to return, build on the connections we’ve started to make, and provide our best day yet! As per last time, we’ll be hosting a BBQ, playing basketball and soccer, providing some sweet live music and kids’ activities, as a way to show the love of Jesus to the community at the Hoddle St Housing Flats. This time we’re going for a Sunday afternoon, as we’ve been told that this will be a great day for contacting with as many young people as possible, so it’s likely to be our biggest LA yet! If you’d like to be involved, please contact Paul Pallot, or simply RSVP to the Facebook event!

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: This Thursday is the final night of our sexuality series. We will be joined via Skype by a woman from America called Jessica who had a porn addiction. She will be sharing her testimony as well as answering any questions you may have. This is open to all women, please feel free to invite your (girl)friends! Even if this is not something you struggle with, it is great to learn different perspectives on sexual sin and how we can support people in our community who may be suffering from it. 7.30pm on Thursday 19 September in the Ministry Centre (church office area in the hall).

AFL GRAND FINAL: Come along to the church hall to watch the AFL Grand Final on the big screen! BYO meat and drinks for a BBQ lunch before the game starts – bread, sauce etc provided. $5 donation at the door, all funds go towards the 2014 Vietnam mission trip. Saturday 28 September from 12pm, kick-off is at 2.30pm. Bring beanbags and cushions!

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:

  • Sept 30: P.S. He Loves You – Grace and Forgiveness
  • Oct 14: The God, Father – Religion vs. Relationship with God
  • Oct 28: New Bourne Identity – How God Changes our Lives

MELBOURNE TRUTH LAB: “Another Way of Doing Life” featuring guest speaker Shane Claiborne. Christians are meant to be radical non-conformists, interrupting the patterns of our world with prophetic imagination – a holy counterculture. Shane will share stories of contemporary communities who are living with beautiful creativity and sometimes getting in a little trouble for it. After all, the Kingdom of God is not just something we hope for when we die, but something that we are to bring on earth as it is in heaven. Let’s turn off our TVs, pick up our Bibles, and rethink the way we live. Thursday 3 October, 7pm at NewHope Baptist (Blackburn). Tickets $10 at door. http://surrender.org.au.

PRAYER: The House is hosting prayer time at 7am on week days. There is also 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: Blio available from www.blio.com is software for Android, iOS and Windows that lets you read a large number of ebooks covering a wide range of categories. The software is free and the books are sold at various prices.

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