NightChurch News 12 May

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Jadon Dutra is leading the service and guest speaker Darren Cronshaw will bring us the second instalment in his series on ‘Sentness’. Tom Tuena and Joshi Philip are organising the music team, James Docking will lead in prayer, The House is convening, Phil Prior and Matt Hogan are on audio/data, and Ella Henry and Katie Adams are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

SENTNESS SMALL GROUPS: In conjunction with the current sermon series on ‘Sentness’, Darren Cronshaw has prepared an accompanying study booklet that each of the NightChurch small groups will be working through for the next couple of weeks. So if you are not already part of a small group, now is a great time to join! The following groups in particular are looking for more members:

  • Tuesday nights in the Velvet Lounge (upstairs in the church hall) – contact Matt Hill or Priscilla van Brummelen
  • Wednesday nights in Kew East – contact Ash Moore or Joshi Philip

If you would like to find out more about small groups generally, you can contact Paul Pallot or our Small Groups Pastor Wendy Henry.

FOOD DRIVE: This year we have a very exciting opportunity to partner with St. Hilary’s Anglican Church, Kew for their annual Anglicare food drive! All it takes is groups of 3-5 friends jumping in cars, dropping flyers in their assigned designated area (on weekend May 18-19) and then going around the following weekend (May 25-26) and picking up non-perishable food. The food will then be given to Anglicare who support people in Australia living on the poverty line. It will only take an hour or so and it will be a fun time for all involved! If you’re interested please contact Laura Baker. We will also be collecting non-perishable food at Kew Baptist to give to St. Hilary’s, so if you are unavailable on those weekends but would still like to help, please feel free to bring some items along to church.

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: Girls’ gathering is on this Thursday 9 May, 7.30pm at Jane Horton’s place. There will be cheese and wine (and Appletiser for those driving) and we’ll have some discussion about life and faith. All women welcome!

AUDIO/DATA TRAINING: If you couldn’t make it to the session last Sunday, Phil Prior is running another training session for the audio/data team this Sunday 12 May at 3pm. If you are currently on the audio/data roster, or interested in getting involved, please plan to be there! Worship leaders are also invited to come along at 3.45pm to learn about setting up and packing up the audio equipment for the band.

FOOTY AND NETBALL: Players needed for the church footy and netball teams, to play against the Res, Ex-Res, and Res Family teams on Sunday 19 May. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Jono Newmarch re footy or Mel Hill re netball.

POSSUMS FUNDRAISER: Keep an eye out for the Possums chocolate fundraiser over the coming weeks at church. Chocolates are $1 each and will be sold until mid-May. So make sure you bring your small change and help support our playgroup ministry!

MEN’S MUSTER: Camp for any males over 18 who want to enjoy some time encouraging, supporting and connecting with other men. A great opportunity to be inspired by speakers, fellowship over brilliant meals, enjoy the amazing countryside and pursue some outdoor adventure activities. Weekend of May 24-26, featuring speaker David Rock. Cost $100 for the weekend. More details:

THE CROSSING: Explore the call to mission at ‘The Crossing’ – a camp at Yarra Junction, June 28-30. Its purpose is to invite and inform a new generation of a Christ-centred, Spirit-inspired discipleship to be a sign of the coming Kingdom to those in neighbourhoods facing issues of poverty. Through main sessions, workshops, discussion groups, personal reflection and discernment times, together young people can be informed and inspired by God’s engagement in the world, and how he invites each of us to join with Him in seeking to fulfil His mission. Further details at:

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: How fast is the NBN? at has a good comparison of the governments broadband technology using FTTP (fibre to the premises) and the coalition’s planned FTTN (fibre to the node) broadband technology.