NightChurch News 30 September

THIS SUNDAY: Callan Stephen is leading the service as we explore ‘Listening to the Holy Spirit’. Grace Lawry is organising the music team, James Docking will lead in prayer, Dave Hore-Lacy and Jadon Dutra are on audio/data, Mary-Anne Philip and Kristy Dean are providing supper, and Corey Leslie is convening. Thanks everyone.

SMALL GROUPS: Last Sunday Paul Pallot reminded us of the importance and value of being part of a small group. If you are interested in joining a small group but didn’t get a chance to sign up on Sunday night, please contact the church office:

KEWMUNITY OF WOMEN: Weekly girls’ gathering, alternating Mon/Wed nights – an open space for the women of Kew to share what God is doing in their lives and also have a place away from Sunday nights to build relationships with one another. All women welcome! Join the Facebook group ‘Kewmunity of Women’ or contact Laura Baker for more details.

LOST PROPERTY: There is a growing collection of lost property in the church office, most of which has been sitting there for a few months. If you are missing any of the following, please come and collect it from the office:

  • Black hoodie jacket
  • Purple scarf
  • Black fingerless gloves
  • Black t-shirt: ‘Know Him, 1 Cor 2:2’
  • ‘Jeep’ cap
  • Lion-print towel
  • 2 x plastic containers
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Prada glasses case
  • 2 x lip balm
  • Exercise book (sermon notes)

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: We’re looking for people to live in The House next year, as well as a new female support staff member for the Res – someone who loves God and loves people; someone who wants to live in community and invest time, energy and prayer into the lives of the young people who live at the Res. If you or someone you know might be interested or suitable for either of these, please contact Stephen Duke.

MUSOS NEEDED: Romona Byrne is helping out at a community carols in Wallan, and the lead guitarist and the drummer have both just pulled out due to family commitments – which has caused a crisis as there’s no one else in the town who is free/willing to help out. If you or anyone you know would be interested in helping out, please contact Romona as soon as possible. Carols are on Sunday 9 December in Wallan, all rehearsals will be during November on weekends.

AWAKEN LAN EVENT: 10.30am Saturday 29 September until 9.30am Sunday 30 September in the church hall. For more details (including registration), please contact Zach Moore.

‘INSIGHTS FROM THE INSIDERS’ – A NIGHT WITH SPORTS CHAPLAINS: Saturday 6 October, 6.30pm at the church hall. Featuring chaplains from AFL, Cricket Victoria and more. Dinner will be served and sports memorabilia auctioned. Funds raised will go toward the ministry of Leena Lavanya and ServeTrust. Tickets $25 per person or $50 per family, available for purchase at church this Sunday or from

GUILTY PLEASURE is a charity focused on educating people about the harmful effects of pornography and connecting those who are addicted to it with professional help. Two events are coming up on Saturday 6 October:

  • Men’s Breakfast (8am) – Let’s talk turkey about porn with Dr Allan Meyer, author of ‘Good Man to Valiant Man’ and ex Porn Producer Donny Pauling. Hear personal testimonies about how men have overcome their struggles with lust. Cost $30 including breakfast.  Register online:
  • Meet an Ex Porn Producer (7.30pm) – How did a Pastor’s Son become a Porn Producer? Donny Pauling will share his story along with Dr Allan Meyer who will be talking about sexuality. Followed by live Q&A session where the audience can ask questions anonymously via SMS. Free event, open to both men and women. Register online:

EXPLORING BAPTISM AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: NEW TIME – Sundays @ 4.30-6pm, October 14, 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:

NIGHTCHURCH CAMP is booked in for November 2-4 at the Lansdown’s property. More details to come – please save the date!

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:

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature a sermon called “Missing the Point” by Nathan Nettleton, pastor of South Yarra Baptist. The sermon is a reflection on the recent religiously-motivated violence that occurred in Sydney. Download the MP3 file (goes for just under 12 minutes) at or read the transcript at