NIGHTCHURCH NEWS 3 JUNE

NEW SERIES IN NIGHTCHURCH: Reason for God

  • June 3rd: Is there only One Way to God? (Nicholas Tuohy)
  • June 10th: Is Christianity a Straight-jacket? (TBA)
  • June 17th: Why does a Good God allow Suffering? (Amanda Tuohy)
  • June 24th: Does God send People to Hell? (Paul Pallot)
  • July 1st: The Church and its role in Injustice (Nicholas Tuohy)
  • July 8th: Has Science made God Redundant? (Nicholas Tuohy)
  • July 16th: Isn’t the Bible just out of Date? (Andy Mitchell)

We are loosely following the book by Timothy Keller which received awards from World Magazine and Christianity Today and was #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction in March, 2008.

Copies of the book are available for $10 for NightChurch attendees. Email the office (info@kewbaptist.net.au) to reserve a copy, or pick one up on Sunday night.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Jono Newmarch is leading and Nicholas Tuohy will speak on Reasons for God: Only One Way to God? Tom Holley is coordinating the music team, Grace Leslie will lead us in prayer, Andy Mitchell is the convener, Phil Prior and someone replacing Cail Rayment are on audio/data, and Zach Moore and Luke Gibbons will bring supper.

GIVING: Last Sunday we received donations ($3475 in total by direct transfer, direct debit and cash from both congregations) to help buy a car for an amazing ministry on some islands north of Australia where people who have never heard to good news of Jesus are hearing it for the first time, and supporting the internship of Sarah Trebilcock with Global Interaction and Kew Baptist Church. Thank you to those who contributed.

For those who prefer to do a direct transfer, send it, labelled GIA gift, to the Kew Baptist Church account. Or, we will be happy to receive gifts tonight – appeal envelopes in the pews.

MISSION, AID AND DEVELOPMENT group, 7.30, Wednesday 6 June, at Deirdre Willis’ home. If you have an interest in mission – both local and global – we will be discussing some of the principles related to our support of mission, and anyone is very welcome to come along and join in. If you want to know more, speak to Kerryn Pell, or Sarah Trebilcock

CAMPS, ETC: The mid-year break is coming up fast, and with that, various camps which may be of interest to you – either as leaders or attendees. For young adults, being a leader at a camp is a good way of enhancing your leadership abilities and strengthening your walk with God.

  • If you want to know more about ESA camps, speak to Andy Mitchell, 0420 801 815, andy.artington@gmail.com. If you want to see the list of camps available through ESA Country Ministries, see http://esa.org.au/camp.
  •  The HUNTER FAMILY (Andy’s and Mat’s parents) run a variety of camps, and these are coming up soon: OTCs – Older Teens Camp, Year 10 – 18 years of age, June 8th – 11th, Great speakers, music, discussions, activities, study time for VCE/Uni students, other random and outrageous things. Cost: $110 for 3 nights accommodation and food.  LTCs – Leadership Training Camp, year 10++++, July 27th – 29th,  Want to be or already a leader at a C’s camp? Want to be or already a leader of teenagers?  Want to be or already a leader of children? Want to be or already a leader of small groups? Want to be a better leader? If you answered yes to any of these then get yourself along to this one!!!!! Inspiring teaching, sharing, learning, discussion, and doing. Cost: $100.  See www.thecampingprogram.org.au/  or email hunterhilton@hotmail.com.
  • CAMPS AT ANGLESEA—Burnside Golf Weekend: June 22-24, UFO & Scrapbooking Camp: July 20-22, Work Camp (FREE): August 17-19, Art Retreat—Fire & Clay: September 7-9. See www.baptistcamping.com.au

 INTERNS: Andy Mitchell and Corey Leslie have served the church for 2.5 years as Interns, and Laura Holley for 1.5 years. In reality, they, with Nicholas Tuohy, form the NightChurch Leadership Team—and they do a great job. The term ‘Interns’ doesn’t really apply to them now. While they are involved in various aspects of the wider church’s life—in the Student Residence, Morning Church, Boost Youth, Small Groups, Music, etc.—their main role is leading the young adult community at NightChurch.

Corey has primary responsibility for Music Teams; Andy is very involved in discipleship and small groups; Laura is a leader at Boost Youth and heads up the Service Leaders Team, and all three are involved in a multitude of other tasks, one of the most important being to connect with people, mentoring, counselling, listening, praying and encouraging. Please be in prayer for them, and also for plans for the Internship program for 2013.

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ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS:  Steve Pattison.