TERM 3 THEME: BEING RENEWED AS GOD’S PEOPLE
Over Term 3 we will be tracking together at both 10am and NightChurch working through the Seven Letters from Jesus to the churches in the Book of Revelation. These letters will act as a mirror for us individually and as a church. Jesus has a specific calling and vision for our lives and our church, and these letters will help us (re)capture that. On Sunday July 28, a study guide and journal will be available for every person to take with them. This guide can be used weekly in small groups to follow up on the previous Sunday’s message. I am inviting and asking all small groups to use this for Term 3. Secondly, the guide will give you ways to personally reflect and pray about the themes in the letters. Please enter into this with all your heart and pray to be renewed In Christ. (Nicholas Tuohy)
THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Nicholas Tuohy will bring us the first message in this new series, preaching on ‘Ephesus: Orthodox but Loveless’. Stefan van Boxtel is leading the service, Lauren Morgan is organising the music team, Caz James will lead in prayer, Kristy Chapman is convening, Zach Moore, Lachlan Hogan and Jadon Dutra are on audio/data, and Hannah O’Brien and Ash Moore are providing supper. Thanks everyone.
THANKYOU: Last Sunday night we celebrated 10 Years of NightChurch – a huge thank you to Luke Gibbons, Kez Pell and Michelle Edwards who were instrumental in organising the event, and to all those who helped out with the dinner and the service. Thanks for all your hard work, it was a great night!
WORSHIP ROSTER: The Term 3 Worship Roster is now available: https://kewbaptist.org.au/worship-roster. Please check carefully to see when you are rostered on and mark the dates in your calendar. 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.
KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: Girls’ group this week will be on Thursday 25 July, 7.30pm at the church hall. We will be having a ‘Prayer and Chai’ night, run by Pri Van Brummelen. A great chance to pray for each other, enjoy some chai and stay warm! All girls welcome!
LEADING INTO THE FUTURE: Thursday 25 July, 9.30am-4pm at Syndal Baptist Church. A free event for all who want to hear God better and be a more positive influence in the world where we live. Featuring international author and speaker Ian Coffey. Some of the questions that will be tackled: What makes a Christian leader? How do I know the will of God? What is transformational leadership? Is God speaking and am I listening?
CARRICAL BBQ: Once a month a team from KBC puts on a BBQ dinner at Carrical Rooming House in Hawthorn (18 Mason St) – 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 July. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Grace Loh.
MENTORING INFO/TRAINING SESSION: One vitally important and emerging opportunity at KBC is that of mentoring. The Ministry Team has been working towards finding ways to involve the church community in this endeavour. We now have a number of young adults who have expressed interest in being mentored, as well as people who are happy to be a mentor. In order to facilitate this, we are holding a Mentoring Info/Training Session for those signed up to mentor and those interested. It will be straight after morning church from 12-1.30pm in the Ministry Centre. Following on from this we will let you know about a professional mentoring training evening in August (see details below). Please let Laura Baker or Nicholas Tuohy know if you can come on the 28th.
ADVANCED MENTOR TRAINING NIGHT: Tuesday 13 August, 7.30-9pm at Syndal Baptist Church Activity Centre. Featuring guest speaker Kylie Butler from Novo coaching. Free event, open to anybody wanting a better grasp of mentoring. Session will focus on the following crucial skills: Framing the mentoring relationship; Entering the tough spaces; Partnering with the Holy Spirit; The Power of Prayer.
FUNDRAISER – POUR L’AMOUR DU NIGER: Come along to Brunswick St and hear some of Melbourne’s very best local bands and artists. Featuring: Tom Tuena, Iris, and Moon Republic at The Evelyn Hotel, on Brunswick St Fitzroy, Saturday 3 August. All profits from the evening will go to pay for students’ school fees in Niger, West Africa. Our goal is to raise $3,500 to pay school fees for 15 high school students in Niger, who would not be able to afford this education otherwise. So ‘for the love of Niger’, please come and enjoy a night of great music for a great cause!
SHUT UP & LISTEN: How can we maintain a relationship with God in an age of noise? Shut Up & Listen is a five-week series running on Thursday nights in August, providing a space for young adults to come together and discover how Christian Spirituality can deepen their relationship with God. The sessions run from 7-9pm at Ashburton Baptist Church, the cost is $35 for the series or $10 per night.
1 August 1: Doing/Being (Roslyn Wright)
2 August 8: Speed/Slow (Simon Holt)
3 August 15: Head/Heart (Mark Payne)
4 August 22: Noise/Quiet (Peter Bentley)
5 August 29: Consume/Create (Ann Lock & Narelle Stephens)
ORGANIC EVANGELISM: How do we serve our communities and share our faith? Come along to the ‘Organic Evangelism’ event and hear from special guest speaker Dennis Pethers on Saturday 3 August, 10am-4pm at Balwyn Baptist Church. Cost $10 (includes lunch), RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9880 6100.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Documentary Heaven at www.documentaryheaven.com has a large collection of documentaries covering a wide variety of topics that you can watch for free online.
That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison