Happenings 20 February 2020

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Just thinking…

There are a number of opportunities coming up for us to grow together as a faith family. Hospitality Sunday is on 1 March, and you are still able to sign up either as a guest or as a host for this.  This is a great chance to get to know others who maybe you haven't connected with much before.

Also coming up is GROW camp, and for the first time, we have a guest speaker coming to share with us on the themes of forgiveness and caring for each other. Dr Phil Halstead lectures in pastoral care, pastoral counselling, and Inner Healing at Carey Baptist College, Auckland. He also heads up the pastoral care department in St Augustine’s, Anglican Church, Auckland and runs a small pastoral counselling practice. Phil’s PhD focused on forgiveness between adults and their parents and he has published in the areas of forgiveness, pastoral studies, mental health, and integrative theology. He is married to Angelika, a native born German, and they have one adult daughter. Phil likes to read, pray, exercise, drink good coffee, and spend time with his family and friends. Parkinson’s Disease is also part of Phil’s life.
Phil is currently on a sabbatical, so we are really grateful that he has taken time out to invest in us at camp. Registration forms will be available from this Sunday, and please remember to invite friends along to camp as well.

In Him,

This Sunday 23 February…

The Person You Are In; the Country You Are In.. We celebrate with Tim Sheahan this Sunday as he is baptised. Come along and be a part of this special time!

faith @ 6:30

Faith @ 6:30pm is our all-age evening service held on the last Sunday of each month. We do activities, worship and have discussions about interesting topics. This Sunday 23 February is our first faith @ 6:30pm for 2020. We will be looking at Lilo and Stitch and what it means to be a Baptist. All are welcome to join us!

mainly music

mainly music for young children is every Tursday at 10am in the church. Newcomers are welcome.

Kids Programs This Sunday

Spark is our program for older preschool to year 2 kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 3-5, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above, led by Grace.

eCamp Fundraiser

eCamp is a camp that runs over Easter for years 7-9 at Finlay Park. A group of our young people will be going to this camp, so as a fundraiser, they will be having a sausage sizzle this Sunday 23 February. You will be able to purchase a sausage for a donation of an amount that you decide. You can download the registration form for eCamp here. Please contact Grace or Elisha with any questions or if you would like to register.

Ignite Youth Group Term 1 Planner

Ignite is back for the year! If you have not been already, and would like to be notified about what is going on with Ignite, please contact the church office. You will then be emailed the specific details (times, locations, cost etc) on the Monday the week of the event.

Easter Camp and eCamp are also coming up and there will be more info about this coming soon.

Hospitality Sunday

Hospitality Sunday is coming up on Sunday 1 March. This is a chance for everyone in the church to either be a guest at someone's house or host lunch for others in the church. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know one another. If you are interested in taking part in Hospitality Sunday, you can email the church office or sign up on Sunday.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast Saturday 7 March. Our speaker will be Stan Yee. Stan will talk about Henry Jackson-Yue, the second Consul to New Zealand from Nationalist China, and the hardships of the early Chinese, and how they were helped by the Rev Alexander Don in the gold mining days of the 1880s in Roxburgh. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.


Our annual GROW Camp will be held on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 March. This year we are privileged to be having a guest speaker, Phil Halstead, a lecturer at Carey Baptist College. There will be registration forms available this Sunday. If you would like to take a seminar, please contact Murray.

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.

Thursday Morning Home Group
Home Group in the church lounge on the third Thursday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. 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!

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