Happenings 4 July 2019

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Just thinking…

Where did Jesus place significance? It’s worth stopping to think through. The obvious question is, ‘How do we tell?’ Well, you can firstly tell by looking at the topics he loved to speak about - the kingdom of God figures highly here, and perhaps because of his emphasis on God’s kingdom, our attitude to wealth in this world. You can also tell by the way he used his time; there is clear evidence that, while he loved spending time with people, he also guarded and relished time alone with his Heavenly Father. As a Jew, he also spent time in corporate worship according to his cultural customs. Thirdly, you can tell by the sort of people he gravitated towards. We don’t see him in the halls of the rich and famous until the very end, and then not because it brought him pleasure! Instead, he seemed to take pleasure in hanging out with the powerless and undervalued in society. When his disciples began to shoo the kids away, he instead gave these children access to himself; he gave them his attention and his time. In short, he placed significance on them. The things that a person places significance on gives deep insights into their character and values. It’s worth asking ourselves – what topics do I like to speak about? Where do I spend my time and money? And what kind of people do I prefer to associate with? How do these reflect the priorities of Jesus? On a corporate level, I am excited about this coming Sunday, because we are giving significance to the dedication of a young child. Shawn and Cheng will be dedicating their son, Luke, to the Lord, and we will be dedicating them as they seek to parent him well. These are important kinds of events in the life of our community. They are significant events. Come along!

In Him

This Sunday 30 June…

"I am the true vine" (John 15)... This Sunday Elisha Hartley will be bringing us a message from John 15, a passage that teaches us how to grow in the Lord.

Kids Programs This Sunday

This Sunday there will be no kids programs as it is the school holidays! They will begin again on Sunday 21 July.

Women’s Lunch

Mark in your diaries the next Women's Lunch which will be held on Saturday 20 July. More details to come...

mainly music

mainly music for young children has finished for term 2 and will begin again on Tuesday 23 July.

Soup & Toast

Our next Soup and Toast shared lunch will be this Sunday 7 July after the service. Please stay for a hot cup of soup with us.

Parents’ Lunch

On Sunday 28 July after the service, we invite the parents of our kids and young people to stay for lunch in the church lounge from 12-12:45. This is just so we can share with you where we are headed with the second half of the year, as well as have Simon speak on how to support spiritual growth in your youth as a parent. So come along, we will try and keep it short, there will be free food, and it should be a good time. Any questions please contact Elisha or Matt.

Prayer Service

The next Prayer Service will be held this Sunday 7 July from 7pm in the church. Come along to pray with us.

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!