Happenings 10 June 2018

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Just Thinking…

This week we begin our yearly Prayer and Self-Denial journey. The aim of the next three weeks is to raise awareness of our Baptist missionaries overseas so that we might support them in prayer and raise money to help them as they continue to function as our agents in places that most of us will probably never go to. It is called Prayer and Self-Denial because it is a call firstly to pray. There will be information given out about the lives and ministries of our missionaries and the people they are in contact with. Take the information that is given and let it not just stay lodged in your short-term memory, but turn it into prayer as we seek God's favour for these people. Secondly, it is called Self-Denial. Denying ourselves is a practice that most of us aren't too familiar with -  perhaps the journey of Lent may be the closest that some of us come to it. Well, consider it a challenge! Are there things you can remove for your life for a while to free up either money to contribute, or time to pray? It might be an instructive exercise! In three Sundays time (24 June) we will be collecting all the money raised in our morning service, but feel free to drop money off either before or after that date if it is more convenient.

In Him,

Self Denial

This Sunday is our first Sunday of Self-Denial for 2018. This year the theme is "Made New".

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men's Breakfast will be held this Saturday 9 June from 8am. Chris Farrelly, CEO of Auckland City Mission will be speaking about the work done at the Auckland City Mission. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.

Kids Programs This Sunday

Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-4, led by Kelly Jenkins.
Ignite is for young people in years 6-10, led by Olwyn Dickson.

Women’s Lunch

The next Women's Lunch will be held on Saturday 16 June from 12pm in the church lounge. Come along to get to know the other women in the church.

Young Adults Group

Next Wednesday from 7:30pm the Young Adults group will be having a crafts night! If you'd like to join us, contact the church office.

mainly music for young children every is Tuesday from 10am in the church lounge.


On the evening of Saturday 30 June at 6:30pm, we will be having our 'Non-Pub Pub Quiz'! Bring $5 and get a team of 3-8 together (or we will put you in a team on the night). Pizza and ice-cream will be provided ... and remember, this is a GLOW event - so bring some friends! Register with the church office.

Home Groups

Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Contact the office for more information.

Wednesday Morning Home Group
Home Group at the home of Joy Galt on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. Contact the office for more information.

Sunday Afternoon Home Group
Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. Contact the office for more information.

Young Adults Home Group
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates.

Don't forget to keep your diaries updated with what's going on in the church!