NightChurch News, 24 August

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: We continue our sermon series on the parables of Jesus, with Paul Pallot preaching on ‘The Parable of the Foolish Bridesmaids’ (Matthew 25:1-13)’. Mel Hill is leading the service, Dave Powys is organising the music team, James Docking will lead in prayer, Phil Prior and Jon Harris are on audio/data, Janine Hindle will be providing supper, and Simon Pickering is convening. Thanks everyone.

CHURCH GATHERING: On Sunday 31 August, we will gather in the church hall at 11am for our quarterly church meeting – a chance to pray together and to seek God’s wisdom and guidance for our mission as a church. Please make it a priority to attend. A comprehensive report document is available in the church foyer, addressing the matters for discussion and also containing finance reports. There are several proposals for us to consider and it is very important that you read this document to be able to contribute to the discernment process. Electronic copies are available upon request from the church office.

LEADERSHIP & MENTORING NIGHT WITH PETER CORNEY (OAM): Thursday 4 September, 7.30-9.30pm, Newnham Hall. One of our stated aims at KBC is to support and equip our congregation, especially young adults, in leadership and development as followers of Jesus. Earlier in the year we had a leadership night with Paul Griffiths from the UK on the subject of practical evangelism. It was a great night for all who attended. Coming up we have a wonderful guest speaker, Peter Corney. Peter is an Australian Anglican Minister. He is actively involved as a preacher, lecturer, writer, and in training and mentoring young leaders and pastors. He acts as a leadership consultant to churches, schools and Christian organisations. He is also involved in supporting refugees in Australia. With over 45 years of leadership and ministry experience, Peter also set up St. Hilary’s Kew “The Institute for Contemporary Christian Leadership” working with both lay and ordained church leaders in congregational leadership. The work of leadership development has been a long held passion. He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles. For more information see This is open to everyone at KBC, and especially those who want to invest in becoming better and more ably equipped leaders. Don’t miss it!

HOSPITALITY LUNCHES: Sunday 14 September. This is such a great way to connect with people across 10am and NightChurch. If you are not signed up and would still like to be a part of it, please speak to Deirdre Willis.

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: The Moonee Ponds house is running their annual lecture series again on Thursday nights at 7pm (The Ponds Brewery: 14a Milfay Ave, Moonee Ponds).

  • Thursday 21 August: Abrahm Gunn – ‘The Spirit of the Law’ & Dr Jim Penman – ‘Biohistory’.
  • Thursday 28 August: Jono Newmarch – ‘Saving Leonardo’ & Natasha Moore – ‘Subversive Sabbath: Work, Rest, and our Culture of Busyness’.

MOVIE NIGHT: Come along to the Res Flat this Friday @ 7.30pm to watch ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Everyone welcome!

TITHING: A reminder that you can give your weekly offering via direct debit to the church account.

PRAYER: There is prayer at the back of the church at 5pm every Sunday. We’d love you to join with us in this important ministry!

That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.

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