One of the interesting effects of the covid-19 pandemic this year is that it has introduced into our vocabulary a new palette of words and phrases that we now use in everyday life. After all, who ever said in 2019 that they were conscious of their 'social distancing'? Another is the word 'bubble'. We all now know that when we talk about bubbles, we are talking about different degrees of relationships. Bubbles can be small or large, and are an invisible border that defines who is in relational contact with you ('in the bubble') and who is not. What a great tool to talk about relationships! The bible, of course, speaks into every bubble, because God is deeply interested in the way we connect with others on every level, and so this Sunday we will be starting a 'Bubble Sermon Series'! We will take different sizes of bubbles and explore God's heart for them, starting this week with the 'Bubble of One' - what does the Bible say about singleness in the Christian life, and what do we need to understand about 'bubbles of one' as a faith family? Next week, we will be looking at 'bubbles of two' as we explore God's heart for Christian marriage. From there, the bubbles get bigger ...! Come along for the journey!
This Sunday 8 November…
Bubbles! The Bubble of One : Being single in a couples-oriented world can be hard. But the reality is that many of us will be single for much of our lives. What guidance does the Bible give on how to do this well?
Kids Programmes This Sunday
Spark is our program for older preschool to year 2 kids,
Blaze is for kids in years 3-5,
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above.
Family Fun Night!
On Saturday 21 November from 5:30 - 9pm, we will be having a Family Fun Night in the church! Come and join us for a pre-Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and an exciting programme for all to enjoy! Please wear a party hat - there will be prizes for the most original hat.
Adults - $10
Children - $5
Family - $25
Under 6 Free
Please pay when you book. Bookings and payments will be taken at church on 1, 8 and 15 November.
Looking forward to celebrating together!
The Hospitality Team
There will be a family walk on Mt Wellington (Maungarei) on Sunday 22 November 2pm with the Auckland Baptist Tramping Club. It will be suitable for families and children. Contact the office for more information.
mainly music for young children is on in the church every Tuesday at 10am. Newcomers are most welcome!
faith @ 6:30
The next faith @ 6:30 all-age evening service will be held this Sunday, 8 November, at 6:30pm. Comes along for a great time!
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!
Revelation Bible Study
The Revelation Small Group Series are studies looking at Jesus’ messages to the seven churches and asking what they mean for us today. This follows on from the Revelation sermon series and starts on Wednesday 21 October, 7:30pm. There will be five studies: 21, 28 Oct, 18, 25 Nov, 2 Dec. Enquiries phone the church office.
Myth-busters Small Group
Myth-busters is a 5 week series exploring what the Bible actually says about some key topics rather than what we think it says. Please contact the office if you are interested.
SHAPE Small Group
Pastor Murray will be leading a SHAPE Small Group series, looking at how God has wired you for service. Please register your interest by contacting the office.
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.
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