Happenings 5 March 2020

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One of the things I love most about Grow Camp is the chance it gives to see our people in action. There are deep pools of knowledge and so many skills and talents that lie hidden in people that we never get to see until they put their hands up to lead a seminar or workshop. I love that! I love the sense of excitement in the air as people choose which seminars or workshops to go to. I love the times of informal connection and conversation as people chat over a meal. I love the silly moments of fun, and the special times when we gather before our Lord to worship him. I love that it’s intergenerational, with the sense of young and old doing ‘stuff’ together. I love that it provides a chance for us to become more equipped to serve our Saviour in his world and to invest with a little bit more knowledge or skill in the greatest mission of all. Grow camp is only two more Saturday’s away. Registrations close this coming Sunday - come for one session or meal or come for them all! It’s going to be great.

In Him,

This Sunday 8 March…

A Chat With Sandy... We are privileged this Sunday to hear from Sandy Kerr as she shares about her journey with Jesus and her heart to serve and follow him in life. Come along and be encouraged!

COVID-19 Prevention

You can take some simple steps to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19. Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses. Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry them thoroughly: before eating or handling food, after using the toilet, after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses, after caring for sick people.

mainly music

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

Office Hours

Please note that from Monday 2 March, the office hours will be changing to: Mondays 8am-1pm and Thursdays 8am-1pm.

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 getting closer and closer which means we are continuing to fundraiser. This Sunday we start our fundraising wall! It’s a cool and easy way to donate towards Ignite and eCamp. Basically, just take a numbered envelope and the number on the front is how much you donate. For example if Murray takes number 75, he is planning to donate $75! So get amongst this fundraising and help us get our young people to camp!

World Day of Prayer

Tomorrow Friday March 6
Venue: St Chads Church
Time: 10 am.
The focus this year is on Zimbabwe, and the continuing struggles experienced by many of its people, especially women and children. Come to pray and support. A fellowship time will follow.
A great opportunity to join with other Christians in our area. For more information, ask Alison.

Ignite Youth Group – Tidy Kiwis

The next Ignite Youth Group will be on Friday 13 March. We will be making the youth room tidy. It is time to rearrange the room and we need your creativity! More details to come.

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. Please note that because of this, on Sunday 15 March we will not be having a normal church service and seminars will be running instead. We will then have a message from our speaker Phil Halstead in the afternoon. If you would like to register, there will be registration forms available this Sunday or you can contact Murray. Registrations close this Sunday!

Next Sunday 15 March

Please note that we will not be having our normal church service next Sunday morning as we will be hearing from our speaker Phil Halstead in the afternoon. Instead we will be running seminars in the morning. Everyone is welcome to come along!

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 Thursday 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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