NightChurch News 2 September

THIS SUNDAY: Cail Rayment is leading the service and Amanda Tuohy will be speaking on ‘Fruits of the Holy Spirit’. Jono Newmarch is organising the music team, Andrew Crawford will lead in prayer, Laura Holley is convening, Zach Moore and Phil Prior are on audio/data, and Callan Stephen is providing supper. Thanks everyone.

HOSPITALITY LUNCHES will be held on Sunday 9 September. This is a great way to get to know others at KBC. When you receive your invitation, please respond quickly, preferably with a “Yes, and what would you like me to bring?” All queries to Deirdre Willis or Laura Holley. Let us know ASAP if you will be unavailable.

CONTACT DETAILS: With so many newcomers to NightChurch over the last year, our church database is no longer current as we are missing details for a number of people. To help us maintain an accurate database for our congregation, please fill in a green Communication Card on Sunday if:

  • You started attending Kew Baptist Church in the last six months; or
  • You have changed any of your contact details since the 2012 church directory was published.

Please note that these details will only be used for church-related matters and will not be passed on or publicised.

TABLE TENNIS FUNDRAISER: Saturday 15 September in the hall. Cail Rayment is organising a table tennis tournament to raise funds to help build a children’s malaria hospital in Kenya. More details to come – watch this space!

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:

MISSION EXPOSURE COURSE: Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH) are running a one week live-in Mission Exposure Course from September 21-28. For more details contact Brad Coath.

OUTREACH2DAY is a non-denominational outreach training network, mobilising ordinary everyday Christians to share the Gospel in today’s world. They are running free training sessions for individuals, groups and churches at Essendon Baptist on Friday 21 September and Saturday 22 September, starting at 7pm. Contact Pastor Tony Roberts for more details.


  • Come along to the weekly prayer meetings at the church – 6.30am every Tuesday!
  • We have started a new “Prayer Alert” email list for sending out more immediate requests that come in from people. If you would like to receive these alerts, or if you would like to opt out of the weekly bulletin/prayer email, please advise the church office.

HOLY SPIRIT SERIES: Copies of ‘Forgotten God’ by Francis Chan and ‘Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament’ by Keith Warrington are available from the church for just $10 and $5 respectively. Grab your copies this Sunday night!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: In some ways related to our current NightChurch series on the Holy Spirit I thought this week I’d pass on a link to an article about the history of and research relating to speaking in tongues. The article is written by Rob Buckingham who is Senior Pastor at Bayside Church in Melbourne. See