NightChurch News 21 October

THIS SUNDAY: ‘Just Prayer: An Interactive & Sensory Prayer Event’. Jane Horton is leading the service, Joshi Philip is organising the music team, Phil Prior and Amy Williams are on audio/data, Bec Paterson is providing supper, and Corey Leslie is convening. Thanks everyone.

NIGHTCHURCH CAMP: Friday 2 November – Sunday 4 November in Buninyong (near Ballarat). Cost for the weekend is $30, register this Sunday night!

EXPLORING BAPTISM AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Doesn’t matter if you missed last week, anyone is still welcome to come along to the last two sessions! Sundays @ 4.30-6pm, October 21, 28. Have you ever wondered what baptism and church membership are all about? We would love to have you come along to find out a bit more. You don’t have to get baptised at the end of the course, and you can ask any questions you want! Our Senior Pastor, Nicholas Tuohy will lead the course. Please contact the church office if you want to register or find out more:

MORNING PRAYER: Every weekday the church is open from 7.30am (6.30am on Tuesdays) for prayer. You can pray together with others or just enjoy the space and silence of hanging out with God alone. A great way to start the day!

HOUSEMATE REQUIRED: Josh Hardidge (great cook and myotherapist) and Luke Gibbons (aka Gibbo) are looking for a female housemate to move in to their amazing apartment with a spacious lounge room and city views.  Looking for someone to move in mid-November, please contact Luke Gibbons if you’re interested.

UPCOMING GIG: Luke Sexton’s band, Wire Bird, is performing at the John Curtin Hotel on Saturday 20 October. Doors open at 8.15pm, entry $8. Come along and support them!

‘IN CHRIST ALONE’ – AN EVENING WITH STUART TOWNEND: Saturday 20 October, 7pm at the Geoffrey McComas Theatre, Scotch College. A rare opportunity to hear from one of the most influential church musicians of our time. Tickets are $25 and bookings can be made online at:
12×12 CONFERENCE: Monday 22 October, 10am-3.30pm at St Hilary’s Balwyn North (16 Osborne Ave). A professional development conference for anyone in Christian ministry who wants to be exposed to the latest ideas and updates that affect the way we minister. 12 topics by 12 different speakers who each have 12 minutes to speak. Registration details (including cost) are available online at:

CHURCH WORKING BEE: Saturday 27 October, 8am-12pm. Many hands make light work – can you spare even an hour to come and help out?

TRIVIA NIGHT: Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm at the church hall. Fundraiser for Khmer RodeRAGE (Ride Against Greenhouse Emissions). Cost is $15 per person, book online at:

25 WORDS: For the month of October, Bible Society is running the Live Light in 25 Words campaign, aimed at encouraging and inspiring individuals to establish a daily habit of reading their Bibles (at least 25 words every day). You can download a 31 Day Reading Guide from the website or register to receive daily bible verses via email:

  • Today’s verse is: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: As part of Anti-Poverty week Simon Smart from the Centre for Public Christianity interviews Dr Ron Sider who is Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy at Palmer Seminary of Eastern University and Director of the seminary’s Sider Centre on Ministry & Public Policy, in the short video Religion and Politics: The Search for Balance Ron has some quite challenging things to say to Christians.