NightChurch News June 16

THIS WEEK @ NIGHTCHURCH: Nicholas Tuohy will be speaking on ‘Cash and Credit’, Tom Tuena will be leading music, Callan Stephen will be leading the service,  Zach Moore and James Hayes are on Audio and Data and Laura Baker and Steph Pittard are making a delicious supper! Thanks everyone.

CHURCH GATHERING: Our next Church Gathering is coming up on Sunday 16 June, 4.30pm in the hall. We will share dinner together after the meeting. Please plan to be there!

CHURCH OFFICE: A reminder that the church offices are now located at the front of the hall (16 Highbury Grove). Please note that Lauren Morgan, our church office administrator, will be on leave from May 31-June 16. During this time, the rest of the ministry team (i.e. Nick, Wendy, Pieter, Paul and Laura) will be periodically checking the church email and phone messages. If you need to drop in at the office, please call ahead to ensure that someone will be there.

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 7pm Thursdays, The Ponds Brewery (14 Milfay Ave, Moonee Ponds).

Jun 13 Taryn Atkinson: Healing
Nicholas Tuohy: Hospitality and Jesus
Jun 20 Julia Tulloh: Gender Equality
Chris Mulherin: Science and Religion: Friend or Foe?
Jun 27 Renee Bazley: Psychology and Spirituality
Jono Newmarch: The Human Predicament
Jul 4 Film Discussion: The Dark Knight

BORROW A GRANDCHILD: Borrow a Grandchild is a program with the intention for NightChurch members to be involved in the lives of Morning Church members. We are currently looking for a few more volunteers who are willing to either share a Sunday lunch with them, look after their gardening, help around the house or just hang out with them and hearing some of their wisdom over a cuppa! It is not a full time commitment and is a great way to learn from others and enjoy the company of others in our Church. So come and talk to Laura Baker if you’re interested in being involved!

REVERENCE & REVERIE: The Concordis Chamber Choir (of which Lauren Morgan is a member) presents their winter concert ‘Reverence & Reverie’ on Sunday 23 June, 2pm at Ian Roach Hall (Scotch College, Hawthorn). Tickets and further details available at:

THE CROSSING: June 28-30, Yarra Junction. Explore the call to mission at ‘The Crossing’ –through main sessions, workshops, discussion groups, personal reflection and discernment times, together young people can be informed and inspired by God’s engagement in the world, and how He invites each of us to join with Him in seeking to fulfil His mission. Further details at:

CARRICAL BBQ: Saturday June 22nd at 4:30pm is the next Carrical gathering. This is a great opportunity to serve members of our community with a BBQ and good chats at the Carrical home in Hawthorn. Please talk to Grace Loh for more details.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: This week I thought I’d feature a program that was recently broadcast on the ABC; Of What Earthly Use Is The Church? This discussion features a group of people from various churches. One of them is Darren Cronshaw pastor of AuburnLife Church who has spoken at NightChurch recently. For further details go to A direct link to the MP3 file is at

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