NightChurch News 19 May

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Dan Follent is leading the service and guest speaker Darren Cronshaw will bring us the final message in his series on ‘Sentness’. We will also share in communion together. Katie Adams is organising the music team, Andrew Crawford will lead in prayer, The House is convening, Zach Moore and Jadon Dutra are on audio/data, and Romona and Luke Boswell are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

MAY MISSION PROJECT: During the month of May, we as a church are raising funds to support the ministry of our cross-cultural workers in South-East Asia. You can give via direct transfer into the church bank account, making sure you put ‘May Mission’ in the transaction description. Please give generously!

THANKYOU FROM LANSDOWNS: “There are almost no words to describe how thankful we are for your amazing generosity to our family… Firstly a cheque which was sent so quickly and then a further ’collection’ via Dan. We were truly overwhelmed by your very practical and generous gifts. We also love the ’bird’ cards which were full of individual encouragement etc. I, Cheryl, am so so thankful that Dan is part of your community. It has been a tough road for each of us, but I know that Dan couldn’t be in better hands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. His four siblings have one goal in life… that is to end up being part of Kew Baptist! I am fully behind them J We are looking forward to spending a wonderful weekend with you on the 18th, 19th. Until then, may the Lord continue to bless and guide you all.”

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: We are having a very special ‘Kewmunity of Women’ event this week, with the national director of Mukti Australia coming to chat with us about mission in India, what Mukti does, as well as a range of other things. It will be at Laura Baker’s house and will start at 7pm on Wednesday 15 May. Invite your friends and feel free to contact Laura if you have any other queries.

UNSHACKLED: This week is the Unshackled music festival at NewHope Baptist in Blackburn. Each night has a different theme, featuring special guests who will speak or share their music – including our very own Tom Tuena on Thurs 16 May. The final night on Friday is a concert, featuring New Empire, Vita Adam, Levi McGrath and Compliments of Gus. Tickets for this concert are $30, but the rest of the week’s events are free. More info:

RES FAMILY WEEKEND: As part of the Res Family Weekend, we have a community sports day on Sunday 19 May featuring teams from the church, the Res, ex-Res and Res families. The netball is at Hawthorn West Primary and starts at 11.30am, and the football is at St James Park from 12.30pm. We would love to see you there! And if anyone would like to help out with umpiring, scoring, BBQ-ing etc, please contact Steve or Anouchka.

WORKING BEE: We are having a working bee in the hall from 10am on Saturday 25 May, to complete the final touches of the hall renovation. Please contact Phil Prior if you can help out.

CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical Rooming House in Hawthorn (18 Mason St) – 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 25 May. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh.

NIGHTCHURCH ANNIVERSARY: On Sunday 21 July we will be celebrating 10 years of NightChurch! Whether you attended NightChurch 10 years ago, or just rocked up for the first time last week, we’d love to see you at this service. Please help us get the message out to people who’ve attended NightChurch over the years by letting them know it’s on. There will be more details as we get closer but if you’d like to be involved in the service, please let us know. Plan to come around 5/5.30 for dinner in the hall – a great chance to catch up with everyone!

AUBURNHUB: The AuburnHub is a new initiative of AuburnLife Baptist Church, at 597 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, offering coffee, WiFi, free lunch to students and English conversational practice to international students. It is starting well with a dozen or so each week enjoying the team’s cooking and conversations, and growing.  Come and join us any Tuesdays in semester time, especially around lunchtime whenever you like, and ‘Like’ AuburnHub on Facebook.  Auburn would love to invite friends from Kew to come and visit the Hub at least one Tuesday in April or May and see (and TASTE) for yourself what it is really like.


  • Men’s Muster: May 24-26, Cheshunt. 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. Featuring speaker David Rock. Cost $100 for the weekend. More details:
  • The Crossing: June 28-30, Yarra Junction. Explore the call to mission at ‘The Crossing’ –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: Tunein at has links to a large collection of radio stations that you can listen to online. You can browse the stations either by genre or location.