Happenings 6 July 2018

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Just Thinking…

Do you remember the Apollo 13 space mission? It was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program, and the third intended to land on the moon. No one cared about this particular technological marvel. It didn't make the front page of the newspapers. It barely made it into the papers at all. The crew beamed back live pictures from space which the TV channels didn't even bother to show. It had all been done before ... yawn. Until an oxygen tank blew up, and it seemed likely that the three astronauts would never make it back home. Suddenly the world got very interested indeed. Human drama is captivating to us. Think of the scenario of twelve young Thai soccer players and their coach trapped in water-encroaching underground caves. We urge them to safety from our armchairs as we read the front-page news. The luring effect of human drama compels our attention. The story of David in the Bible is similarly captivating, because it is so rich ... so complex. So much is at stake in so many key moments. We know more about the details of David's life than anyone else in scripture, and his impact continues to last long after his death. Yes, there is great human drama there, but more importantly, behind the humanity we see the interaction, passion, judgement and love of God - the Key Player. Welcome to our sermon series, The God of David. If you would like to join a short-term small group for the duration of this sermon series to go more in-depth, please let me know.

In Him, 

Soup & Rolls

Our next soup and rolls lunch will be after the service this Sunday 8 July following the service. Please stay for this time of fellowship and some hot soup.

BMF Meeting

At the BMF Meeting, we gather together to hear the news and pray for our overseas missionaries. The next one will be held this Wednesday 11 July, so if you are interested in coming, please contact the church office.

Office Hours

The office will re-open on Tuesday 10 July at 8am. 

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.

mainly music for young children has now finished for term 2 and will begin again on Tuesday 24 July at 10am.

Women’s Lunch

The next Women's Lunch will be held on Saturday 21 July from 12pm in the church lounge. Come along to meet the other women of the church and share in a koha provided lunch.

Glen Innes Foodbank Appeal

We always have an opportunity in each Sunday 10am service for people to place items of non-perishable foods into a basket, which we collect and take to the Glen Innes Food Bank. Feel free to bring your donations along this Sunday if you wish.

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!