THIS SUNDAY: Em Fox is leading the service and Jono Newmarch will be speaking on ‘Gifts of the Holy Spirit’. Joshi Philip is organising the music team, Laura Holley is convening, Phil Prior and James Hayes are on audio/data, and James and Coby Docking are providing supper. Thanks everyone.
NIGHTCHURCH CAMP is booked in for November 2-4 at the Lansdown’s property. More details to come – save the date!
‘ABSOLUTE TRUTH’ ROUNDTABLE: Many people, especially those who claim to be atheists or postmodernists, claim that truth is relative. What’s true for me might not be true for you, and vice versa. We have to tolerate and accept everyone’s opinions without passing judgement. However, is it true that there is no such thing as absolute truth? Come along to the roundtable discussion this Wednesday 12 September, 6.30pm at Chapel Hall, CrossCulture Church of Christ (333 Swanston St, entry via Little Lonsdale St). Speakers include Jono Newmarch and Abrahm Gunn.
‘SPRING PONG’ – TABLE TENNIS FUNDRAISER: Saturday 15 September, 11am in the hall. Play table tennis to help raise funds for a children’s malaria hospital in Kenya.
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.
VALIANT MAN COURSE: Valiant Man is an 11 week course designed to help men, young and old, to discover their own moral and spiritual vitality. It has been written by Allan Meyer, who presents through video, which is then followed by discussion in small groups with confidentiality being observed. The sessions covered are:
1 A Vision for Manhood
2 The Sexual Man
3 The Cycle of Addiction
4 Retraining Your Brain
5 Guarding Your Heart
6 The Arena of Healing
7 The Origin, Power and Purpose of Sex
8 The Understanding Man
9 Taking a Stand
10 Realistic Expectations
The course will begin on Tuesday 18 September at the church and will cost $50. Please contact Luke Gibbons to register by Sunday 16 September.
CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical (boarding house in Hawthorn) – they bring along some food and spend time with the guys there, getting to know them and forming relationships with people in our local community. The next BBQ is happening on Saturday 22 September. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh.
‘INSIGHTS FROM THE INSIDERS’ – A NIGHT WITH SPORTS CHAPLAINS: Saturday 6 October, 6.30pm at church hall. Featuring chaplains from AFL, Cricket Victoria and more. Dinner will be served and sports memorabilia auctioned. Funds raised will go toward the ministry of Leena Lavanya and ServeTrust. Tickets $25 per person or $50 per family, book at: www.trybooking.com/BWDP.
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 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.
EXPLORING BAPTISM AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Tuesdays @ 7.30-9pm, October 16, 23, 30. Have you ever wondered what baptism and church membership are all about? We would love to have you come along to find out a bit more. You don’t have to get baptised at the end of the course, and you can ask any questions you want! Our Senior Pastor, Nicholas Tuohy will lead the course. Please contact the church office if you want to register or find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tanya Pell and Stuart Jamieson on their engagement!
ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: Josh Hardidge (great cook and myotherapist) and Luke Gibbons (aka Gibbo) are looking for a female housemate to move into their amazing apartment with a spacious loungeroom and city views. Looking for someone to move in mid November, please contact Luke Gibbons if you’re interested.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature an article; Prevent Programs Loading at Windows Startup at http://t.co/C0uX7n39. You may want to do this because having programs load at startup that you might only use occasionally or never can use computer memory unnecessarily and slow down the overall performance of your computer. Be sure to follow the cautions mentioned in the article.
ITEMS FOR NIGHTCHURCH NEWS: Steve Pattison.