NightChurch News 21 April

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Stefan van Boxtel is leading the service as Paul Pallot and Pieter Keuneman explore the theme of worship. Lauren Morgan is organising the music team, Jono Newmarch will lead in prayer, Laura Baker is convening, Jacob Taylor and Phil Prior are on audio/data, and Zach Moore and Luke Gibbons are providing supper. Thanks everyone.

NIGHTCHURCH CAFÉ: Concerned that you struggle to get to NightChurch on time? Want to catch up with your friends before the church service so that you can meet new people after the service? Need a mild caffeine hit at about 6.30pm on Sunday? NightChurch Cafe will be serving delicious instant hot beverages before church, from 6.30pm, to give you plenty of generous pre-service mingling time so that by 7pm you’re ready to worship God at church with all you’ve got!

VALIANT MAN: The Valiant Man course will be running at Kew Baptist Church from April 23. If you are interested in joining the course, please get in touch with Luke Gibbons  by April 21.

MENTOR TRAINING NIGHT: This Wednesday 17 April from 7:30pm-9pm Syndal Baptist is having a mentor training night which will highlight effective ways to mentor others and how to allow mentoring to prosper in church communities. There will be some practical approaches from Novo coaching who are very well known for their effective guidance in mentor training. If you have any questions or would like a lift from the Kew/Balwyn area please feel free to contact Laura Baker.

LOVE ABBOTSFORD: On Saturday 4 May from about 11am-5pm, NightChurch will be hitting the housing flats of Abbotsford to spread love with the residents. We’ll be running a delicious free BBQ, providing some sweet live music and providing an entertaining basketball tournament. But to manage any of this, we’re going to need YOUR help! Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Basketball referees
  • Basketball scorers
  • Basketball “crowd control”
  • BBQ manager (Pieter Keuneman will help to organise)
  • BBQ assistants
  • First Aid personnel
  • Musical coordinator (Pieter will assist with PA equipment etc)
  • Musicians
  • General friendly people to talk to residents!

We’d also love it if you have any other ideas you want to add to the Love Abbotsford Day atmosphere that you think would work well with the high school aged kids (mainly) and especially girls who may not really be into basketball and might want something to do. The sky’s the limit! Whether you can help out for part of the day or the whole thing, we’d love you to be involved! Contact Paul Pallot or Pieter Keuneman if you want to sign up!

CORNERSTONE OPEN NIGHT: Thursday 18 April, 7pm at The House (14 Highbury Grove). Come along and hear some refreshing stories about sharing faith and growing in relationship with Jesus, and find out more about what Cornerstone is!

ACTIVATE MISSIONS CONFERENCE: Friday 19th (evening) and all day Saturday 20th April at Melbourne School of Theology (Wantirna). Come and hear presenters who are passionate about God’s glory and the peoples of the world; be equipped through strategic and challenging workshops. Topics include ‘how short-term mission trips can sharpen long-term impact’, ‘how to share Christ to Muslims’, ‘finding the solid path into a life of mission’, and ‘how your skills, concern for community development and social justice, and business experience can be effective in mission’. Free admission! More details:

HOSTEL ASSOCIATION AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Student Hostel Association will be held on Sunday 21 April at 11.45am, following the morning service.

MUSTARD ROUNDTABLE: Wednesday 24 April, 7.30pm at NewHope Baptist Church (Blackburn) on the theme ‘Psychs, Students and the place of Spirituality’. An open and interactive discussion where people who care about teenagers can gather and think about how to respond to the mental health issues that young people face, and consider the place of spirituality. This event is free to attend, you can find out more at

ZUMBA: The next Kewmunity of Women event is a Zumba session run by Shehara! Saturday 27 April at 11.30am in the church hall. All girls welcome – and this is a great event to invite your friends along to as well! We will also go out for lunch together afterwards. Hope to see you there!

CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical Rooming House (18 Mason St 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 27 April. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh or Steve Taylor.

AUDIO/DATA TRAINING: Phil Prior is running a training session for the audio/data team on Sunday 5 May at 3pm. If you are currently on the audio/data roster, or interested in getting involved, please mark the date in your diary and plan to be there! Worship leaders are also invited to come along at 3.45pm to learn about setting up and packing up the audio equipment for the band.

TERM 2 WORSHIP ROSTER: The master worship roster for Term 2 is now available and can be downloaded from our website: Please search carefully through the document to find your name wherever it appears and put the dates in your diary. If you are unable to fulfil one of your roles, please arrange a swap with someone else on the roster, and then advise the church office of the change. Please note that a number of worship resources are also now available on our website for reference:

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