NightChurch News 13 October

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Susan Campbell will be speaking on ‘Spiritual Practices: Silence and Solitude’. Mel Hill is leading the service, Kate Steel and Mat Hunter are organising the music team, Coby Docking will lead in prayer, Laura Baker is convening, Phil Prior and Jono Davenport are on audio/data, and Jacquie Johnson and Kate Steel are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

NIGHTCHURCH CAMP: Coming up very soon!! Friday 18 October – Sunday 20 October. We’ll be heading down to Inverloch (Cape Paterson) for the weekend to get stuck into some swimming, surfing, beach soccer/Frisbee, camp-site relaxation, pleasant walks and basically any fun activity you can think of, as well as exploring what our true identity is! Cost is only $40 (that’s seriously cheap), make sure you sign up ASAP! For more info, check out the NightChurch Facebook page, or contact Paul or Laura.

To keep the costs as low as possible, we’d love it if some people could volunteer to cook hearty soup that we can heat up and serve for dinner on the Saturday night. If you think you could help out in this way, please contact Paul or Laura.

STUDENT RES: The Kew Student Residence is currently looking for passionate and enthusiastic people who would like to serve this fabulous community as support staff or House members in 2014. If interested, please contact Stephen and Anouchka Chatelier (9853 5402) or email

TERM 4 ROSTER: The master worship roster for Term 4 is now available: Please search carefully through the document to find your name wherever it appears and mark the dates in your diary. If you are unable to fulfil one of your roles, please arrange a swap with someone else on the roster, and then advise the church office of the change.

PREACHING CLASS: Would you like to learn more about preaching and teaching the Bible? The last few years we have run a course which looks at:

  • Some of the biblical assumptions behind why preach and the different dimensions to preaching
  • How to ‘exegete’ or understand and interpret a biblical text in its context
  • Exegeting culture and society in regards to biblical themes
  • Practical tips on speaking in public such as style, vocal techniques, overcoming nerves, etc.

For those who would like, there are some actual preaching opportunities that will flow out of the course. Dates: Sundays Oct 20 to Nov 10, 4.30-6pm in the Velvet Lounge. Please register your interest direct with Nicholas Tuohy.

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:

  • Oct 14: The God, Father – Religion vs. Relationship with God
  • Oct 28: New Bourne Identity – How God Changes our Lives

FUNDRAISER – VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: Wise Choices for Life is holding a ‘Bling Fling Fundraiser’ on Saturday 26 October at Auburn Uniting Church, and some extra volunteers are needed to help out on the day. If you are interested in being involved, please contact James Docking. Wise Choices for Life is a ministry set up to empower Ugandans to break the poverty cycle, through reproductive health education and training (

PRAYER: There is prayer at the back of the church at 6.30pm every Sunday night before the service. We’d love you to join with us in this important ministry!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Auslogics at are an Australian company based in Sydney. They develop freeware and shareware Windows programs designed to improve computer performance.

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