We invest in the things that matter to us. If you want to see what really matters to an individual or to an organisation, look at where their time and money is directed – that will give you the clearest view. It makes sense, then, that Jesus calls those who follow him to not just have a mental allegiance to his kingdom and not even have a lifestyle that reflects kingdom values, but to have an active investment in his kingdom. Are you actively investing in God’s kingdom? Where do we start? What do we do? I really like the acronym that came out of Saddleback church in the States – we are all SHAPEd to serve. Each Christian has a unique Spiritual gift; we all have issues which connect with our Heart; each follower has different Abilities and a different Personality. And each disciple has a distinctive set of Experiences. These add up to create a unique SHAPE that helps us contribute to God’s kingdom in a way that no-one else can. Do you know what your SHAPE is? If not, there are resources we can provide that may give you some guidance. And once you know your SHAPE, the next challenge is to not just be a follower of Christ, but to be a worker for Christ.
The Trick-or-Treat Drop-In is the RBC light party held on 31 October each year. Save the date so you can get dressed up and come along to enjoy our sensory Dark Treasure Hunt, bouncy castle, games, face-painting, the odd sizzled sausage or two, and loads more fun! For more information check out our Facebook page.
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.
There will be a Garage Sale/Market on Saturday 10 November in the church carpark, with limited tables and spaces which can be purchased to sell your own goods. Contact the church for more details.
ALPHA CONTINUES THIS TUESDAY, 3:30PM IN THE CHURCH
Alpha is a video and discussion-based group for those wishing to explore the basics of the Christian faith. Do you have anyone you could ask to attend? There will be brochures available this Sunday to give out to friends. Register with Murray on 095242524
mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church auditorium.
Saturday 3 November, 8am. Our speaker will Johannes Balzer, National Leader of Inter Serve. Johannes will talk about Interserve, some stories of what they do, and some of the holistic gospel understanding that underpins this. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
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.