NightChurch News 7 July

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Wendy Henry will bring us the next message in our Life with Jesus series, speaking on ‘Ministry to One Another’. Luke Gibbons is leading the service, Kate Steel is organising the music team, Andrew Crawford will lead in prayer, The House is convening, Phil Prior, Lachlan Hogan and Garrett Kaess are on audio/data, and Callan Stephen and Zach Moore are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

This week is your last chance to register for Church Camp! We’re heading to Camp Wilkin in Anglesea on July 12-14. Forms and payment must be submitted no later than Friday 5 July. Don’t miss out!!

NIGHTCHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Did you know it’s now ten years since NightChurch first started here at Kew? We thought it might be a good chance to celebrate where we’ve come from and where we are going! So come along to NightChurch on July 21 and invite anyone you know who has been a part of this community. Over the next couple of weeks, take the time to think about what church means to you. If you would like to be involved in the service or have any ideas, please contact Kez, Michelle or Luke. A few specific things:

  • We’re trying to put together a song list that reflects the NC journey – if you have any suggestions (and we’d love to hear why those songs are important to you) – please let us know.
  • We’d love to put together a slide show of the last 10yrs – please send us your pics (by Dropbox or  email ).

DEACONS: From Chris Pickering: “I have been discussing with Pastor Nicholas over the past couple of months and close friends within the Kew Baptist community regarding possible options to take in relation to personal circumstances. These discussions have led me to conclude that I need to step down from the Diaconate (Church’s Leadership Team) for a period of time. Nick and myself believe this is a necessary course of action and one which will serve the community best. I have been a deacon since August 2012 and although I am stepping down from this role temporarily, I will remain active in the community. I urge the community to continue praying for the Diaconate and to be encouraged for what the future holds for the Kew community.”

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: The final night of ‘For Your Consideration’ will be a film discussion of The Dark Knight. Thursday 4 July, 7pm at 14 Milfay Ave, Moonee Ponds.

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: If you have any ideas for a girls’ night and/or want to help run an evening, please contact Laura. Laura is hoping to run the girls’ gathering every week in July since most people are on holidays and we can hopefully have some rejuvenating time together as women!

RUN MELBOURNE: Steph Pittard is running 21.1km on July 21 to raise money for Anglicare Victoria, as part of the Run Melbourne event. If you would like to support her in this cause, please visit http://runmelbourne.everydayhero.com.au/stephanie_pittard to donate!

SHUT UP & LISTEN: How can we maintain a relationship with God in an age of noise? Shut Up & Listen is a five-week series running on Thursday nights in August, providing a space for young adults to come together and discover how Christian Spirituality can deepen their relationship with God. The sessions run from 7-9pm at Ashburton Baptist Church, the cost is $35 for the series or $10 per night.

  • August 1: Doing/Being (Roslyn Wright)
  • August 8: Speed/Slow (Simon Holt)
  • August 15: Head/Heart (Mark Payne)
  • August 22: Noise/Quiet (Peter Bentley)
  • August 29: Consume/Create (Ann Lock & Narelle Stephens)

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Adrian Plass is a British Christian writer who has written several well-known books mainly in the genre of Christian satire. He also has some thought-provoking articles and videos on his home page at www.adrianplass.com. Also view more of his videos on Youtube at http://tinyurl.com/ld39y2v.

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