THIS SUNDAY: Erin Loughnan is leading the service and Paul Pallot will be speaking on ‘Holy Spirit and Spiritual Warfare’. Tom Holley is organising the music team, Coby Docking will lead in prayer, Zach Moore and Amy Williams are on audio/data and also providing supper. Thanks everyone.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: We’re looking for people to live in The House next year, as well as a new female support staff member for the Res – someone who loves God and loves people; someone who wants to live in community and invest time, energy and prayer into the lives of the young people who live at the Res. If you or someone you know might be interested or suitable for either of these, please contact Stephen Duke.
CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical (boarding house in Hawthorn) – 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 22 September. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh.
AWAKEN LAN EVENT: 10.30am Saturday 29 September until 9.30am Sunday 30 September in the church hall. For more details (including registration), please contact Zach Moore.
‘INSIGHTS FROM THE INSIDERS’ – A NIGHT WITH SPORTS CHAPLAINS: Saturday 6 October, 6.30pm at the church hall. Featuring chaplains from AFL, Cricket Victoria and more. Dinner will be served and sports memorabilia auctioned. Funds raised will go toward the ministry of Leena Lavanya and ServeTrust. Tickets $25 per person or $50 per family, book at: www.trybooking.com/BWDP.
GUILTY PLEASURE is a charity focused on educating people about the harmful effects of pornography and connecting those who are addicted to it with professional help. Two events are coming up on Saturday 6 October:
- Men’s Breakfast (8am) – Let’s talk turkey about porn with Dr Allan Meyer, author of ‘Good Man to Valiant Man’ and ex Porn Producer Donny Pauling. Hear personal testimonies about how men have overcome their struggles with lust. Cost $30 including breakfast. Register online: www.guiltypleasure.tv/event/lets-talk-turkey-about-porn-mens-breakfast.
- Meet an Ex Porn Producer (7.30pm) – How did a Pastor’s Son become a Porn Producer? Donny Pauling will share his story along with Dr Allan Meyer who will be talking about sexuality. Followed by live Q&A session where the audience can ask questions anonymously via SMS. Free event, open to both men and women. Register online: www.guiltypleasure.tv/event/1330-thirteen-thirty.
EXPLORING BAPTISM AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Tuesdays @ 7.30-9pm, October 16, 23, 30. Have you ever wondered what baptism and church membership are all about? We would love to have you come along to find out a bit more. You don’t have to get baptised at the end of the course, and you can ask any questions you want! Our Senior Pastor, Nicholas Tuohy will lead the course. Please contact the church office if you want to register or find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIGHTCHURCH CAMP is booked in for November 2-4 at the Lansdown’s property. More details to come – save the date!
25 WORDS: For the month of October, Bible Society is running the Live Light in 25 Words campaign, aimed at encouraging and inspiring individuals to establish a daily habit of reading their bibles (at least 25 words every day). You can download a 31 Day Reading Guide from the website or register to receive daily bible verses via email: http://25words.biblesociety.org.au/me.
2013 CALENDAR: The church calendar for next year is currently being developed. Please submit any planning dates for 2013 (events, meetings etc) to the church office by the end of October.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: The How-To Geek home page at www.howtogeek.com has a lot of useful information about how to perform various computer-related tasks as well as news about developments in technology.
ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.