NightChurch News 9 September

THIS SUNDAY: Matt Hill is leading the service and Nicholas Tuohy will be speaking on ‘Holy Spirit and Spiritual Community’. Katie Adams is organising the music team, Jono Newmarch will lead in prayer, Phil Prior and Cail Rayment are on audio/data, and Laura Baker and Kate Steel are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

HOSPITALITY LUNCHES: Happening this Sunday! This is a great way to get to know others at KBC. When you receive your invitation, please respond quickly, preferably with a “Yes, and what would you like me to bring?” All queries to Deirdre Willis or Laura Holley. Let us know ASAP if you will be unavailable, or if you haven’t received an invitation.

TERM 4 SERVICES: The ministry team is planning for Term 4 and would like your input! Start thinking about what topics/themes/questions you’d like to see addressed at NightChurch in the coming months, and this Sunday night you will have the opportunity to submit your suggestions.

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.

USE OF HALL: Our church has a number of facilities available for use, including the main hall, the basketball court, and the Velvet Lounge. If you would like to use any of these spaces, please ensure that you first contact the church office to make your booking. We have a number of groups and individuals who use the hall, including external parties who pay to hire our facilities. We want to honour our agreements with all parties, so it is helpful for all bookings to be made through the office. This allows us to better manage the church calendar and accommodate everyone’s requests. For more information on facility booking, please contact the office: info@kewbaptist.net.au.

Remember: If you are the last person to leave the church or the hall, please ensure that all lights and heaters are turned off and that all doors are locked behind you.

NEW SMALL GROUP: Paul Pallot has started a new NightChurch small group on Wednesday nights in North Balwyn.

CONTACT DETAILS: With so many newcomers to NightChurch over the last year, our church database is no longer current as we are missing details for a number of people. To help us maintain an accurate database for our congregation, please fill in a green Communication Card on Sunday if:

  • You started attending Kew Baptist Church in the last six months; or
  • You have changed any of your contact details since the 2012 church directory was published.

TABLE TENNIS FUNDRAISER: Cail Rayment is organising a table tennis tournament to raise funds to help build a children’s malaria hospital in Kenya. Saturday 15 September in the hall.

BEYOND TEENS CAMP: September 21-23 at Red Gum Retreat in Strathmerton. ’The Power of the Holy Spirit’, featuring guest speakers Mark Stokes and Tony Greely. Cost $100, register by 14 September on ‘The Camping Program’ website: www.thecampingprogram.wordpress.com/downloads.

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 a 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.

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.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Puran Utilities available from www.puransoftware.com is a collection of 23 utilities for Windows that can improve the performance of your computer. Puran Utilities is freeware.

ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.