NIGHTCHURCH NEWS, 20 NOVEMBER
THIS SUNDAY we have the Student Residence End of Year service, and a celebration of what God has done for people in the Res this year. Crystal Harvey is leading, Michelle Duke is speaking, Mat Hunter is coordinating the music team, Nathan Krelle and Veronique Schocroft are on audio/data, and Laura Holley is convening.
In the morning service, 10am, the Sunday School children are leading – you might like to come along and support them in that.
- Sleepout and farewell for Krista Celle, 6pm, 19 November at the pre-arranged house. Krista is heading off to Darwin for next year, and she has decided that her farewell event will double as an event to raise money for Melbourne City Mission. For a donation, people can sleep over in the backyard. All are invited to the BBQ (BYO meat) and there will be dancing and fun times. The theme for the night is Medical.
- Roundabout Ministries is an organisation aimed at empowering the Church to address pornography. Two representatives from Roundabout came and spoke at NightChurch several months ago. Roundabout Ministries warmly invites you to celebrate with us our past, current and emerging ministry. Come and meet our developing team and share our future vision. * Meet the team * Hear our vision * Share your support * Give us your feedback. Featuring music by Stu Larson and Biblical storytelling by Simon Camilleri of the Backyard Bard. Plus some great supper! If you’re a youth leader, a church leader or anyone who wants to know more about helping those struggling with pornography issues, then come along and hear what Roundabout Ministries is all about. Saturday, November 19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Croydon Hills Baptist Church, 6-8 Bemboka Rd, Croydon Hills.
- Human Trafficking and related issues are the theme for both services on 27 November, with Steve Cooke speaking of his work with World Vision.
- Quarterly Church Meeting, Sunday 27 November, lunch at 11.15am, followed by the meeting in the hall. At Nicholas Tuohy’s induction, he made promises to us, and we made promises to him. At the Church meeting we will explore further what these promises mean to us all as God leads us into the future. Well worth coming along! Church meetings are about us as a church discerning God’s desires for us, and working out how best we can follow him.
- Asha India, Creators by Candlelight, 7.30pm, Friday 2 December, Northcote Uniting Church. Contact Em Hanscamp, email@example.com, fundraiser for Ape Aap Women’s Collective, helping set people free from inter-generational prostitution.
- Interested in Islam and want to learn more? Sat 3 Dec, 10.30am-4pm, Qur’an Exhibition, presented by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Victoria, at Chisholm Cranbourne, New Holland Drive Cranbourne. Presentations of the Quran 11 am and 2pm – registration required, RSVP by 21 November, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Children’s service, 10am Sunday 4 December, with members of the Possums’ community.
- Carols in the Park,7.30pm, 4 December, in Petrie Square, featuring the Gloria Carols’ Group and the Men’s choir! See Mary-Anne Philip for GCG, Mat Hunter for the Men’s group. Practices coming!
- Unearthed, GIA, 7pm, 5 December, Global Interaction offices, $15, RSVP Belinda, 9880 6161 email@example.com. Speakers: Craig Wright (Victoria/Tassie newly appointed director), and young adult candidates Liz, Dave and Phil.
ACCOMMODATION and a CAR
- Abbie Thompson is looking for accommodation/housemates for next year somewhere near Kew or Burwood.
- Naomi Rock announced that there may be some rooms available in the house she lives in next year.
- From Josh Carter: I currently have one room up for rent in a house in Camberwell, if you’re keen to know more just holler. Alternatively, if any of you currently have a room to let please just let me know.
- Simon Fraval has a car for sale: Basics are: Holden Astra 2002, 116,000 kms, Rego to March, $6950 including stamp duty.
THINGS TO BRING, 11 December
In November, we suggest that people bring goods to provide Christmas gifts for some who need to know that someone cares for them. If you could buy items in the coming weeks, and we will bring them on 11 December. Or, you may like to bring cash rather than goods, and you can put the money in an envelope, label it appropriately, and put it in the offering.
For women resuming life after a prison sentence (via Kerryn Pell)
· Washing basket (we deliver the hamper in a washing basket).
· Food (all sorts) – especially ‘special’ things – chocolate biscuits, dried fruit, lollies, biscuits – such as BBQ shapes, potato chips
· Pens and stationery
· Washing powder
· Shampoo and conditioner
· Dish washing detergent
· Toothbrushes and toothpaste
· UHT Milk, coffee, tea, sugar, milo
· Pasta and sauce
· Toilet paper, soap, facewasher
· Christmassy stuff
For Carrical men, a Hawthorn boarding house where we do a monthly BBQ:
Small items to fit in mugs (mugs are already purchased):
· Small notepads, pens
· Individually wrapped confectionary /chocolates, nibbles
· Deodorant (for men)
· Tea, coffee, hot chocolate (small packets)
· Toothbrushes, toothpaste (individual ones, not a pack of 10)
· Other small items
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
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That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.