NightChurch News 25.03



  • Thanks to those who came to the working bee on Saturday – we were not a huge number, but we made a great impact!
  • And thanks to all who filled in a green form last Sunday night, or who had their photo taken for the Church Directory. We will have another effort at it this week. Thanks      Samantha for helping – what a camera! And photographer of course.

NIGHTCHURCH, SUNDAY 25 March: Veronique Schocroft is leading our service, and Susan Campbell will speak about Bearing Fruit and Being Wise, Matthew 7:15-29, Joshi Philip is coordinating the music team, Zach Moore and Felicia Prior are on audio/data, James and Coby Docking are bringing supper and Andy Mitchell is the convener. Thanks everyone!


  • SURRENDER: There      is a conference on this weekend called SURRENDER at Belgrave heights      convention centre. It is a conference predominately about mission, and in      recent years has had a big focus on Indigenous Australia and all we can      learn about how they worship God and what’s going on in their lives.       Registrations are still open and you can go for a day, a night or the      whole time. I (Veronique) am going down on Saturday and would love if      anyone wanted to come and car pool etc. Let me know, 0400 129 474. Also      before SURRENDER this week there is a gathering of Indigenous Christians      from all over Australia getting together to encourage each other and join      together (Grasstree Gathering) Before that, last week, there was a      conference for young Indigenous people offering training for chaplaincy.      It would be  sweet if we could stand by our brothers and sisters in      Christ and pray for all the great things happening within Indigenous      Australia, and all the things that still need to be shifted. (Want to know      more – ask Veronique Schocroft
  • KEW FESTIVAL – 16-25      March. On 24th March, a parade, lots of stalls in Victoria Park, High St,      Kew, activities, music, fun, etc. See      The theme is Kew-munity! One of the final events of the Festival, to which      we are all invited, is the ECUMENICAL GATHERING, 2.30pm, Sunday 25 March,      Carmelite Monastery, 94 Stevenson St Kew. RSVP 9853 2402. Nicholas Tuohy      will be the speaker.
  • RELAY FOR LIFE, 4pm      Saturday 24 March to 9am Sunday 25 March, John Gardiner Reserve, Auburn      Rd, Hawthorn East. 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before      the age of 85 – and you will know some people affected by it. All money      raised through Relay For Life makes a difference in helping fund Cancer      Council’s critical research, prevention, education and support services.      Help us reduce the impact cancer has on our communities. In previous      years, NightChurch folk and students from the Res have been heavily      involved (won awards for it!) and raised a lot of money. See      for more info, or talk to Ash Moore.
  • CARRICAL BBQ,      4.30pm, Saturday 24 March, at Carrical Boarding House, 18 Mason St,      Hawthorn. If you would like to know more or want to join the group, speak      with Grace Loh.
  • EASTER WORSHIP at KBC      and in Kew (see the attached  card):
  • Palm Sunday: 10am      Sunday School led service. At NightChurch, 7pm, Sharing our stories of      Faith.
  • Monday 2-Friday 6 April, daily      Easter Prayer vigil and reflection in the church building 7-7:30am.
  • Wednesday:      7.30pm, Melbourne Singers, Olivet to Calvary, by J H Maunder, with      soloists and choir.
  • Maundy Thursday:      7:45pm, A moving and reflective service of Communion led by Nicholas and      Amanda Tuohy.
  • Good Friday: 9.30am      service combined with the Uniting Church, followed by the  Kew Inter      Church service of witness in Petrie Square at 10.45am.
  • Resurrection Day:      Celebration services at 10am and 7pm.


  • HOSPITALITY LUNCHES –      HOSTS WANTED, 29 April. This is when everyone in the church is      invited out for lunch at someone’s home, and is great for getting to know      some people from other congregations. If you are able to offer your home      for one of the Hospitality Lunches, please speak to Deirdre Willis  or Margaret Manley.

Forward notice: During term 2, we will have a Christianity Explored series. A special training day will be held on Saturday 14 April, 9.30am—3pm. If you are interested in being involved, please speak to Nicholas. More details coming soon!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature a good resource for information about Windows 8 at These articles are written by Paul Thurrott who has written extensively about Microsoft products. Windows 8 is still in beta so it is not advisable to install it on your computer unless you have a full backup of the files on your PC and you are confident you can restore your current operating system, programs and data in case Windows 8 doesn’t work for you!