THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Paul Pallot will be preaching on ‘Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet’. Amy Hunter is leading the service, Stefan van Boxtel is organising the music team, Tim Mitchell and James Crawford are on audio/data, Amanda Tuohy will lead in prayer, Alice Foote will be providing supper, and Marny Croot is convening. Thanks everyone.
- Christianity Explored: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm at the Manse. Do you really know what 1.5 billion Christians around the world really believe? Perhaps you have just tracked along at church because your parents wanted you to, but aren’t really sure what you think or believe. Maybe you are an open-minded person who wants to add to your knowledge. Or maybe you are a Christian and want to explore some foundations to your faith. Nicholas & Amanda Tuohy are hosting a Christianity Explored course at their house (next door to church). Come over for dinner in a relaxed and friendly environment for 6-8 weeks to explore the Christian faith and any questions you may have. Good food promised (Nick is a former chef), everybody welcome, and it’s free! Sign up through the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Context Conference: Saturday 2 May, 9am-6pm at Queens College (University of Melbourne, Parkville). Be equipped to understand the Christian worldview, and to interact with the other worldviews that shape our culture. Context is a day-long conference for tertiary students to assist them in the integration of their Christian faith, their studies and their future vocations. Speakers include: Mark Sayers, Peter Corney, Erica Hamence, Chris Mulherin, Kara Martin. Cost $30 (includes lunch). facebook.com/contextconf
- Players Needed!! As part of the Student Res Family Weekend, there will be mixed netball and mixed soccer matches held in the afternoon on Saturday 2 May at Sacred Heart Primary School on Cotham Rd. And we really need more players for the church team! If you would like to play, please contact Amy Hunter (netball) or Graeme Younger (soccer).
- State Youth Games: June 5-8 in Warragul. For more information, join the Kew SYG 2015 Facebook group here: facebook.com/groups/kewsyg15. And you can register for SYG here: http://syg.herokuapp.com/mysyg/kbc/signup
MAT HUNTER: During May, we are aiming to raise $5,000 as a church to support Mat Hunter’s upcoming mission term in Chad. We encourage you to give towards this by marking gifts to “Chad Mission” (either by direct online giving or in the Sunday offering envelopes). We also encourage individuals to prayerfully consider pledging ongoing financial support for Mat’s 18 month term. If you would like to find out more from Mat, or if you’d like to receive regular updates, please contact Mat.
HEART OF WORSHIP: Thursday 21 May, 7:30pm in the hall. If you’re involved in our music ministry, or interested in learning more about it, this is the event for you! We will be exploring biblical theology behind worship in song, as well as looking at some of the practical and technical aspects of church music leadership, and overall examining how we can grow and develop as music leaders and worship teams. Make sure you put it in your diaries! For more information, please contact Lauren Morgan (email@example.com).
MEN’S MUSTER: The Men’s Muster is a camp for any males 18+ who want to enjoy some time encouraging, supporting and connecting with other men. A great opportunity to be inspired by speakers, fellowship over brilliant meals, enjoy the amazing countryside and pursue some outdoor adventure activities. Speaker: Grant Lock. May 29-31, Anglesea (Burnside Camp). Cost: $125. For more info, see www.thecampingprogram.org.au or speak to Chris Davies.
PRAYER BREAKFASTS: We run a weekly Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday mornings, 7-8am in The Lounge (upstairs in the hall). Put it in your schedule and start the day with worship, prayer, food and friends at KBC. Remember you can also join our 5pm prayer gathering before the service in the church building.
TITHING: A reminder that you can give your weekly offering via direct debit to the church account.
That’s all for this edition of NightChurch News – Steve Pattison.