One of my boys is currently doing a music theory test, and one of the questions in the test concerns a little piece of musical notation called a 'rest'. In musical notation, the 'rest' is called the symbol of silence. 'Rests' tell the musician is to play nothing. They are very very important little squiggles on the page, because without them the music becomes chaos; notes bleed into other notes, there is an ongoing torrent of sound that lacks definition because there are no boundaries to the music played. One might think that the 'rests' are the least important symbol on the page because they are, by definition, an absence of noise. In reality, they create structure and breathe life into the music. Rest in life serves the same purpose. In our activistic society where even leisure is pursued energetically, rest can sometimes be seen as wasted time. In reality, it was purposed by God ... given as a gift from Him to us ... to create definition in our lives. It is meant to be a boundary that enhances life and endeavour rather than detracting from it. But rest is not only the absence of work ... there can be the spirit of rest that saturates us even in activity, and this is what we are looking at this week as we continue our engagement with the Letter to the Hebrews. Come along!
This Sunday 17 March…
"Give It A Rest!" Come along as we explore the theme of rest from the book of Hebrews.
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.
THANKS FOR AN AMAZING CAMP!
Thank-you to all who came along and participated in our camp last weekend. It was a truly blessed time!
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.
Saturday 6 April from 8am. Our Speaker will be Dr David Richmond, MD, founder and former chairman of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing. David will be speaking on current developments in the euthanasia debate. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
BBQ Fundraiser for e-Camp 2019!
This 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.
Leisure for Pleasure
Next Tuesday at 1pm in the church lounge. There is friendly company, card and board games, quizzes, music or bring your own handcrafts. With afternoon tea to follow. All are welcome!
This Saturday 16 March at 12 noon. A fun day out at a surprise destination. Meet at the church and we will carpool together. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP to 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!