NightChurch News 8 September

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: We continue our Revelation series with Amanda Tuohy preaching on the letter to Laodicea. Matt Hill is leading the service, Mat Hunter is organising the music team, Mel Hill is convening, Dave Hore-Lacy and Jadon Dutra are on audio/data, and Jacquie Johnson and Kate Steel are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: For the month of September, Kewmunity of Women will be looking at the topic of sexuality. We will be having weekly discussions including topics on glorifying God in singleness, dating and marriage; sexual sin and God’s grace; purity in a sex saturated culture; and we will also have a question and answer night on the final week. This is open to all women, please feel free to invite your (girl)friends! If you’re interested, please contact Laura Baker for more details or join the Kewmunity of Women group on Facebook!

A GOOD TIME @ THE PONDS: Saturday 7 September – it’s the first Saturday of the month and we all know what that means… it’s time for A Good Time @ The Ponds. The BBQ will be running so BYO meat for dinner and BYO drinks. Sarah Rose from the band ‘Dash’ will be playing live. We will also be collecting donations for the work of Urban Seed (www.urbanseed.org). Everyone welcome!

GUYS WEEK: September 13-15 in Briagolong. Contact Jadon Dutra for more details.

HOSPITALITY LUNCHES: All those who said they would be available on 15 Sept have been listed at one of the many homes, and hosts will soon be in touch with their invitations for lunch.  Don’t forget to ask “What can I bring?” and check on the address and contact details of your destination. If you somehow missed out, or you have a query, we want as many to be included as possible, so please contact Margaret Manley.

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 16: Good News Hunting – Jesus’ Teachings
  • Sept 30: P.S. He Loves You – Grace and Forgiveness
  • Oct 14: The God, Father – Religion vs. Relationship with God
  • Oct 28: New Born Identity – How God Changes our Lives

BEYOND TEENS CAMP (BTC’S): September 20-22 at Red Gum Retreat, Ulupna Island. Exploring themes of mission with the following speakers: Sunny Philip, Russel Dyer, Kerryn Pell, Mat Hunter, Nola Arnold and a guest from Urban Seed. Cost $100, register online before 13 Sept: http://thecampingprogram.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/btcs-camp-19-years.

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!

PRAYER: The House is hosting prayer time at 7am on weekdays. 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!

NIGHTCHURCH CAMP IS COMING UP! The weekend will be from Friday 18 October to Sunday 20 October. We are currently searching for a place to stay. If anyone has a beach house or knows of a good camping ground please let either Paul or Laura know so we can secure a place soon. Put the date in your diary as we want to get as many people as we can to enjoy a weekend away together!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature the article Meet the Atheist on Our Worship Team at http://adifferentperspective.org/meet-atheist-worship-team. It is about a church in Sydney who had a former atheist in their worship team who is now a Christian.

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