My sister went to a class reunion a while ago, where people she had gone to school with got together to compare memories and histories. For many present, this was the first time they had seen each other in over three decades. These kind of events fascinate me. I guess it’s my science background – comparing data points over time etc. (I know … kinda geeky!), so I asked my sister what stood out to her. Her response did fascinate me. She said she was amazed at how little people had changed. The basic character and personality of people she knew at 17 remained the same 30 years later; people behaved at the reunion in the same ways as they had behaved on the school ground. Admittedly, the reunion was only a small shapshot in a specific social setting, but I was surprised. It got me thinking … am I any different to who I was 30 years ago? I was a ‘mixed bag’ of good and bad back then, and I know I’m the same now, but has there been progress? Have I grown? Have I left baggage behind and developed in areas that actually matter? Would people look at me and see that a resemblance to Jesus is a little bit easier to make out? Or are a few grey hairs the only real change with the passage of time? In science, one of the signs of life is ‘growth’. In our journey with Jesus, growth is also a sign of spiritual life. May it be that when we see Jesus in glory, he looks at us with a smile and says, “You’ve grown!”
This Sunday 10 March…
“I Grow” or “We Grow”? Join us for our Grow Camp Sunday Service flavoured by Hebrews 10:23-25.
The Matthew 25 Challenge – Watch this space!
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.
GROW CAMP IS THIS WEEKEND!
Grow Camp is an ‘in-house’ camp to be held on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 March for the purpose of growing each other in our skills, understanding, and passion for serving God. It will be a mixture of great times of worship and teaching, and instructive seminars on how to be equipped to GROW in love and service for Jesus.
GROW Camp will begin in the church auditorium at 4pm on Saturday, and finish at 4:15pm on Sunday. The Sunday morning worship service will continue as normal, but will pick up and reinforce the themes of the camp. Click here to view the full timetable.
mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church lounge.
Please note that the office hours have changed to Tuesday 8am-11am, Wednesday 8am-11am and Thursday 11am-3pm.
BBQ Fundraiser for e-Camp 2019!
Next Sunday after the service there will be a BBQ to fundraise for the kids going to e-Camp this year. Please bring some money to support this worthwhile cause.
Next Wednesday at 10am. Come along to hear the latest news of our missionaries and pray for them. For more information, contact the church office.
GROW CAMP is coming!
Reserve March 9-10 for this special time together.
We need volunteers to run various seminars and workshops during the weekend. If you have something to share that could help others grow in God, or grow their abilities or skills in any way, then please contact the church office.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. 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. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. 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. We have a shared lunch which is then followed by a time of prayer and doing a bible study. 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 of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!