NightChurch News, 6 September

This Week @ NightChurch

We have the privilege of welcoming Dr Peter Thein Nyunt to speak on the topic: “From Buddha to Jesus”. Peter is a Rakhine from Myanmar (Burma) and spent most of his adolescence living in a Buddhist monastery. When he was ordained as a monk at 19, most of the community anticipated he would be their next long-term monk. His community was quite sheltered, and he had little encounter with people of other cultures or races. Peter is now an experienced pastor, Vice-Principal & Head of Missions at the Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, and the Director of Bethel Mission. He is a recognised leader in contextualisation in Rakhine, an expert on communicating Christian truth using Buddhist words and concepts, and a leader in Christian development work in Myanmar.

Bree Monahan is leading the service, Lauren Morgan is organising the music team, TBC and Tim Mitchell are on audio/data, TBC will lead in prayer, Janine Hindle will be providing supper, Amanda Tuohy and Ben Ramsay will be available for prayer after the service, and Rachel Bakker is convening. Thanks everyone.

 

Coming Events

  • Captured: Art & Photography Exhibition: Saturday 5 September, 12-4pm in the hall. Our Vietnamese congregation is hosting this event as a fundraiser. The purpose is to raise funds for ‘With A Mission’, which will be used to build houses in Vietnam. Artworks will be for sale and we are asking people to consider a financial donation. Come anytime and stay as long as you like! Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day. facebook.com/events/905265069544631
  • Remain Festival: September 17-20, Belgrave Heights. Four days of teaching, worship, fun, food and community, aimed at encouraging and equipping Christians in their faith. Speakers include Guy Mason, Mark Sayers, Brenton Killeen, and Hannah Craven. Ticket options:
  • $160 standard ticket
  • $120 weekend pass (Fri-Sun)
  • $70 day pass

There will be a crew from NightChurch heading to Remain and setting up a bit of a KBC campsite there – check out www.facebook.com/events/1644364472441945 for more details. And see http://remainfestival.com.au for more information about the festival itself.

There is also a Prayer Meeting for Remain Festival on Monday 7 September, 7:30pm at St. Michael’s North Carlton. Everyone is invited to come along and join in prayer – not only for Remain, but for young adults across Victoria who are wrestling with their faith and seeking to know and love Jesus more. https://www.facebook.com/events/703597399770446/

  • Res/Church Footy Day: Saturday 26 September at Glenferrie Oval (Linda Crescent, Hawthorn). There will be a round-robin competition between Res, Ex-Res, Ex-Ex-Res and Church teams for the men, and a women’s game which will be played before the men’s final. Turn up from 9:30am, games will begin at 10am. All are welcome to play, help out, or simply enjoy the day. For more info, please contact Graeme Younger (Res), Andy Hunter (Ex-Ex-Res), or Rachel Bakker (women’s team).

 Please note that the Peter Corney EQUIP event on Thursday 10 September has unfortunately been cancelled.

 

 Church Survey

We’ve put together a short survey to get a better understanding of how things are perceived in the life of our church. If you are currently involved in Kew Baptist Church, please take a moment to fill it out! It is anonymous and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. It would be very helpful to have your responses! www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDJSFL7

 

Tuesday Prayer Breakfast

We run a weekly Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday mornings, 7-8am in The Lounge (upstairs in the hall). We are serving porridge (delicious!) as part of breakfast – something to warm you up before you face the rest of the day. Don’t miss out! Remember you can also join our 5pm prayer gathering on Sundays before the service in the church building.

 

Tithing

A reminder that you can give your offering via direct transfer to the church account.

 

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Church Office: info@kewbaptist.net.au, 9853 3292

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