Now, time for a funny! Last year, I read about a woman called Siobhan in England who was celebrating her birthday, and being a big Mariah Carey fan (an American pop-singer, for those who don’t know!), she told her colleagues that she would love a cake with a picture of Mariah Carey on it. Unfortunately, her colleagues misunderstood her and proudly presented her on the day with a beautiful birthday cake decorated with the rather somber picture of Marie Curie – the Polish scientist who pioneered work on radioactivity and who died in 1934. The mistake was understandable, terrifically funny, and when the story (along with a picture of the cake) was shared on social media, it quickly had more than 200,000 likes. The lovely twist at the end of the tale, is that Mariah Carey herself happened to see the post, and tweeted, ‘"This could've been me if only I hadn't failed remedial math. Happy birthday Siobhan!" This is a great reminder that moments of apparent failure and mistake can lead to unexpected blessings and a whole lot of fun … so long as we can laugh at ourselves a little! And I suspect our Lord has a little chuckle too …
P.S. - you can see a picture of the offending cake here!
This Sunday 17 May…
The First Word is the Last Word: We may often feel we live at the mercy of other people's opinions about us. Job certainly had a lot of opinions about his life directed at him which were hard to take. But whose opinion really matters?
Small Group Study
Over the next four weeks, Murray will be running a small group study called Archaeology and Jesus. This will happen on Mondays at 11am. If you are interested in joining, please email the office.
Kids Programs This Sunday
Because of the lock down, there will be no kids program going forwards, but we are looking to provide some resources for parents soon.
RBC Sunday Services
You can always re-watch any of the recorded RBC Sunday Services including the Good Friday and Easter Sunday ones. You can do this from our YouTube channel by clicking here.
mainly music Online
Our gathered mainly music sessions for young children have had to be stopped due to COVID19, but we have taken it online, and are posting weekly sessions for you to watch. Check out our Facebook page for these.
Ignite Youth Group
Please contact the church if you would like to find out what is happening with Ignite Youth.
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!