Happenings 16 November 2018

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Just Thinking…

One of the clearest ways that we see what someone values is by looking at what they celebrate … or don’t celebrate. Take Brexit, for example. The pro-Brexit part of the UK population partied when Britain’s exit from the EU was voted in; for the anti-Brexit portion, celebration was the last thing on their minds. For both, their willingness to celebrate reflected their value system. We celebrate things that matter to us, don’t we? Which sparks an uncomfortable question, ‘If we aren’t celebrating something, does it actually really matter to us?’ As we’ve talked about before, the nation of Israel had celebration booked into its yearly schedule in multiple places, and I reckon they were onto something – the same thing that C.S. Lewis was talking about when he said, ‘praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.’ Celebration forms a ‘feedback loop’ with our values. The more we celebrate something, the more we enjoy it and appreciate its worth, and so the more we want to celebrate it … etc.! So … let’s celebrate Jesus. Let’s celebrate his goodness to us. Let’s celebrate the journey he has taken us on this year as his people. And let’s do it this Sunday! I’ll see you there.
  
In Him, 
Murray

Celebration Service

Sunday 18 November
Each year we give a worship service to the purpose of looking back on God's goodness to us over the last year and celebrating our journey. We are doing this again in two Sunday's time.

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.

Prayer Service

This Sunday 11 November, 7pm in the church. All are welcome to come and pray.

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.

AGM

Sunday 25 November at 6pm 
All members are invited to this important annual church meeting. 

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!

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