When I was at high-school, we were bombarded by notices for this group and that club and those fundraising events. Noticeboards were scattered around the school at various points bedecked with torn posters and graffiti-ed flyers flapping in the breeze, and so it was quite a challenge to actually secure anyone’s attention about anything. Us students became numbed under the information deluge. Which is why … every so often … you would see a poster with the heading, ‘SEX! Good … now that I have your attention, let me tell you about …’ (fill in the blank with ‘kapa haka’ or the ‘debating team’ or ‘school band practice’ or whatever). I’m sure it’s a tactic that has been around since Adam (picture a poster at Cain and Abel’s school?!) … but people used it because it actually works.
I would never use it, of course.
Much too crude.
Especially in church.
(We don’t use the ‘s’ word in church).
But if I could possibly get your attention, I would like to ask that you either attend church physically this week or view the online service, because in the service, I will be giving some key messages for the year ahead at Remuera Baptist. In a year in which it is hard to know what to expect, I want to let you know about some things that you can expect. It will be good stuff to know. Promise.
Phew. I managed to get your attention without saying ‘sex’. Oops … sorry!
This Sunday: Word for the Year
There will be not Blaze or Spark's programmes running due to covid restrictions.
We're back! Our youth group meeting have started to run again. Please contact our youth pastor, Matt, for more details.
World Day of Prayer
Friday March 4th, 10 am
Venue: Remuera Baptist Church
All are welcome! The service has been prepared by the churches of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There will be an opportunity to give an offering at the service or later online. Please contact the church office for more information.
Worship This Sunday: Gathered AND Online
It was so exciting to be back together in our church building again last Sunday, and we will be doing it again this week at 10am (with masks and vaccine passports)!
There will also be an online service available to view, and a link will be sent out to you at 10am on Sunday morning.
Stay tuned for mainly music updates!
Young Adults Home Group
Every Sunday 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!
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.