Nightchurch News 16th Oct

THANKS to Em Fox who led our service, Nick Tuohy for his message, Cail Rayment who shared something of his story, Joshi Philip for coordinating the music team, Luke Toohill and Tim Gray worked on audio/data, Amy Hunter brought supper and Corey Leslie as the convener.

We hear the men of NC have had a great weekend at Guys’ weekend! We learnt just a little from Mat Hunter, and will see more when they show us the sights and sounds of it.

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER: Jono Davenport is leading our service, Nicholas Tuohy is speaking on Jesus meets religious people, Mark 2:18-3:6, Mat Hunter is coordinating the music team, Phil Prior and Tim Gray are on audio/data, Amy Williams and Josh Hardidge are bringing supper and Laura Holley is the convener. We will share communion together.


  • Micah Challenge: Steve Cooke works with World Vision with a focus on Micah Challenge, a global campaign of Christians coming together to encourage our national leaders to work towards halving global poverty by 2015. On Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm, an Introduction to Micah Challenge will be held at St Aidan’s (Uniting Church, 17-21 Duggan St, North Balwyn). The focus:
  • What are the Millenium Development goals (MDGs) and how were they formulated?
  • Why are they important?
  • What progress has been made, and what still needs to be done?
  • Who can you connect with as you become a Micah Supporter—and where do you go from here?

RSVP by Friday 14 Oct, 9251 5266, or

  • NC Camp 11-13 November, camping at Daniel Lansdown’s property – well, his parents’ – at Buninyong. Save the date! More details coming. Contact Corey Leslie
  • Katie Ward is in a circus show coming up and says, “It would be awesome to see lots of friendly NightChurch faces in the crowd. It’s on from Nov 2 to 5 at 8pm (additional matinee show on the 5th at 2pm). Tickets are $15 adult, $10 concession and $8 for groups of 8 or more. Reserve tickets by emailing, or talk to Katie Ward. Tickets are selling fast so get your bookings in soon! It’s going to be AWESOME.”

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES to Lauren (Uebergang) and Fraser Bremner as they begin married life, following their wedding on Saturday in Wodonga.


  • Kids Hope Australia (World Vision), a mentoring program helping Australian children needing extra support in education, self confidence and well being. Mentors offer friendship, and must adhere to guidelines on respecting the secular nature of education. Nicholas Tuohy would love to talk with individuals or groups who may be interested,, 9853 3292. for more info.
  • David McKeown suggested that some might like to join a Hawthorn West Baptist Church monthly BBQ team at Hamer Court, another initiative of Servants Community Housing, just across from Kew Cemetery. If you are interested, speak with David or attend the Carrical BBQ (on 22 October, 4.30pm) to see what is involved. Contact Dave McKeown or Church Office

Katie Ward has a room to rent over the summer from late November to late January in Balwyn. $120 per week, includes Internet, bills, etc. In Balwyn, close to shops, public transport, library, parks, etc. Contains two lovely housemates. If you or anyone you know is interested, contact Katie.

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