Upcoming Notices and Bible Texts:
Sunday, 23 October: Matthew 16:13-28, ‘Jesus’ identity and destiny and ours.’
Sunday, 30 October: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 ‘Scripture alone,’ Reformation Sunday’ with reformation film at 4pm.
Welcoming Kit: Session wishes to produce some brochures that can be used to tell people about our church and help us to welcome them. In particular they can be used while door knocking on the occupants of the new units in Beecroft. It is intended that the documents should use a consistent new logo for our church – which will also appear on the web site and other documents. A small number of the cards have been produced so that you can see what they might look like and, more importantly to provide comment on their content, layout and design. Variations of the logo are also available to look at. Comments can be left on a sheet which will be found on a table in the hall on 3 consecutive Sundays. Rod Best
Musical Afternoon: A wonderful afternoon of music has been organised for your enjoyment. We will be entertained by the very talented Heather Moen-Boyd, Sam Dharma, The Northside Singers and Hilary Sandeman. The Concert will be held in the Church today Sunday, 16th October at 2.00 p.m. followed by High Tea in the Hall. Donation is $15.00 per person. We hope to see you there.
Connect Men – BBQ, Saturday 29 October 6.30 pm: At the home of Charles and Brenda Minto. Come and get to know other men better. There will be a short audio visual presentation by Ray on “God in the Landscape.” BYO meat & drinks, salads and sweets provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible for catering purposes to Ray at ua.moc.tctnull@nworbyar. Enquires to Ray Brown or Charles.
Women’s Bible Study: Women’s Wednesday group has changed days to Thursday. If you would like to join us at Dena’s place at 10 am for 10:30 study, you would be most welcome. We usually finish by 11:30. No obligation to come every week. It’s fine to bring little children. This term we are working through Matthew chapters 14 to 17. See Rosemary Williamson for a study booklet.
BPC FETE: The church FETE is now 3 weeks away. I have left a DRAFT map in the church hall showing where stalls will be set up the Thursday before. Please pencil any suggestions you’d like to make. Lewis Burrough
BPC FETE Food Stall: We are still looking for someone to coordinate the ‘international food stall’ at the FETE. The stall usually opens at 10am and closes at 2pm. If you’re interested in being apart of this stall please contact Lewis ASAP via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Bee: Saturday 29th October we are running a Working Bee. We plan on cleaning, gardening and preparing for the FETE the following weekend. Please come along anytime from 8am and stay for as much time as you can. A simple morning tea (10:30am) and lunch (12:30pm) will be provided.
Jam Stall for the fete: it is 3 weeks until the fete on November 5th and we are looking for donations of JAMS, MARMALADE, PICKLES, PRESERVES. We have a stock of small jars. If you need some please call Elizabeth. Similarly if you cannot deliver the jams to the hall please call Elizabeth Fenton to arrange pick up.
Connect Women Event: Ladies, you are invited to a presentation by Naomi Reed, Christian author & gifted story teller. Freedom from Worry – What Wisdom does the Bible offer to help with life’s pressures? 22 October, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Church Hall. RSVP Sue Brown or Brenda Minto or email ua.gro.nairetybserptforceebnull@nemowtcennoc.
Operation Christmas Child: Boxes are now available in the hall after Church. This year to help you I have available ‘Starter Packs.’ These contain exercise books, filled pencil cases, toothbrushes, soap and washer, tennis balls, skipping rope (yes for boys too) and a cuddly toy in a bag. This is a good way to get your box started. The cost is $6 (payable when taking the pack) and is in addition to the $9 donation. You can then add to the shoe box to make it a personal and individual gift with a piece of clothing and something special e.g. toy car, wallet, whistle, marbles (not for 2-4-year old’s), jewellery, purse, stickers, postcards of Australian animals/birds etc. Please return your box any Sunday by the end of the month. If this is a problem, then let me know that your box will be coming later. Many thanks for helping to show God’s unconditional love to a child by giving them a once in a life time special gift.