A student in a high-school entered a project in his school science-fair alerting people to the dangers of the chemical, dihydrogen monoxide. He outlined the many alarming problems associated with this particular molecule, including the following:
It can cause excessive sweating and vomiting.
Accidental inhalation can kill you.
It has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients.
It can cause severe burns in its gaseous state.
It decreases the effectiveness of automobile brakes.
It is a major component in acid rain.
He asked fifty people if they would support a petition calling for this chemical to be banned. Forty-three said ‘yes’, six were undecided, and only one knew that the chemical, ‘dihydrogen monoxide’ was simply another name for H2O, or … water! The actual point of his science project was to highlight how quick we are to believe the latest sinister piece of pseudo-science or latest ‘finding’ and respond with fear. He won first prize. There are plenty of opportunities all around us to choose fear, but these are also chances to choose a different way – that of courage. We gravitate so quickly towards fear, and yet courage, I believe, is a birthright of those born again. More than that, it is also a responsibility. How do we grow in the courage to be someone unashamedly living for Jesus? David has some things to teach us this week, and it all starts when he sees a giant … see you Sunday.
Leisure for Pleasure
Next Tuesday from 1pm in the church lounge. Come along to play board-games and get to know others in the church.
BMF District Meeting
The next BMF District Meeting will be held on Monday 13 August from 10:30am-1:30pm in the church lounge. All are welcome to come along and hear from speakers and pray for our overseas missionaries.
The new office hours for the rest of the year are:
Kids Programs This Sunday
Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze and Ignite will be taking a break for two weeks because of the school holidays.
mainly music for young children has now finished for term 2 and will begin again on Tuesday 24 July at 10am.
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.
Saturday 4 August at 8am. Our speaker will be two men involved the Prison Fellowship Ministry. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
On Tuesday 17 July we will meet at the Lido Theatre Manukau Rd, at 5:40 pm for the 5:50pm screening of “Edie”. Please email the church office for reservations. All are welcome!
Christian Booksellers Roadshow
Get a great range of Christian Resources: Bibles, books and Christian gifts with offers of up to 70% off (2 hours only). 1pm – 3pm Thursday 16 August, at The Indian Christian Life Centre, 8/23 Springs Road, East Tamaki.
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.