Happenings 31 May 2019

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Just thinking…

When did you last experience wonder? One definition of wonder comes from 18th-century Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith. He wrote that wonder arises ‘when something quite new and singular is presented… [and] memory cannot, from all its stores, cast up any image that nearly resembles this strange appearance’. Smith proposed that wonder is crucial for science since it inspires us to want to know more. It should also be part of the warp and woof of a life lived in and for Jesus. We can shake our heads in despairing wonder about the things in life that drag people down, and that's sometimes legitimate. But let's not forget to then look at Jesus with eyes that take in things you haven't before seen. Explore those questions about Him that don't have neatly packaged answers and when you've reached the point where your intellect falters, be in awe of how far you still are from understanding Him. Extrapolate the beauty of a waterfall; multiply the size of the universe; deep dive into the teeming life in a drop of water, and then with wide eyes, turn to God, their Maker and say, 'How Great you are!" Reclaim your birthright as a child of God to be amazed by him. He is truly Wonder-ful.

In Him

This Sunday 2 June…

When Jesus Doesn't Behave Like He's Supposed To ...The story of Lazarus being called back to life by his Lord (John 11) is startling in many ways, but it also gives deep glimpses into the heart of Jesus and powerful encouragements for those of us who are caught up in confusion and doubt. Enter into the story with us this Sunday!

Young Adults Group

Our Youth Adults Group meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm. We alternate between social nights and bible study nights. If you are interested in joining our Young Adults Group, please contact the church office.

Kids Programs This Sunday

This Sunday our normal kids programmes will not be running due to Queen's Birthday Weekend. A video will be playing down in the Kindergarten.

Leisure for Pleasure

Next Tuesday, 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!

mainly music

mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church lounge. Newcomers are welcome. Check out our awesome pics from our autumn leaves day on our Facebook page or by clicking here.

Ignite Youth Social Night

Our next social night is going to be a good, old-fashioned movie night! We will be at the church on Friday 14 June from 6:30-8:30pm. Please eat before you come and bring $5 for a yummy dessert. Get ready for some popcorn and a good laugh!

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 8 June from 8am. Our Speaker will be Heman Muthyala, speaking on being a Christian man in the work place. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by up & coming chef supremo Paul Ungemuth. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.

Can Drive

From Tuesday 4 June - Sunday 16 June, we will be inviting the community to donate food to the Glen Innes Food Bank. If you would like to be involved, please bring your non-perishable food items to the church or church office.

Soup and Toast

Feeling a bit chilly? You're in luck because our first Soup and Toast Sunday is this Sunday, 2 June.  Please stay after the service and share in a selection of soups for lunch.

Home Groups

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!

Don't forget to keep your diaries updated with what's going on in the church!