At Church this Weekend
This Sunday we’re finishing our series on ‘The Generous Gift of God’s Written Word’. This week we’ll be asking whether the Bible has errors, and thinking though how to respond to the different issues that people raise in relation to that. It’ll help us explain to others why they should read the Bible!
Mark Groombridge’s Ordination
The date for Mark’s deaconing service has been set by Ivan Lee as Thursday 5th May at 7:30pm at St John’s Parramatta. All welcome. Please come! But please note that it has been requested that you refrain from taking photos on the night, and do not post any to social media.
Frasier Bailey’s Fiji Fundraising Night
This year Fraiser Bailey has been involved in the Youthworks Year 13 program. This means he studies at Youthworks a few days a week, helps at our church on Sunday mornings, and attends 645 at night. As part of the program he will be going on a mission trip to Fiji. Frasier would like to invite you to his fundraising gathering, held at the Thomas Street building on 7th May at 7pm. All welcome.
NAC Open Week 2016 (Moore College Mission)
From Sunday 15th – Sunday 22nd May, a team of Moore Theological College students will be joining us for the week to assist us in proclaiming Jesus throughout our community. On both Sundays we will have Moore College students opening God’s Word with us, showing us that Jesus Christ is the Lord of this creation. Our church gatherings are an ideal opportunity for people to see what we do and hear what we believe.
This Sunday we will have postcards to give to your non-Christian friends with all the details about the events. There will also be the bundles to be spread throughout Northmead and Winston Hills. Please consider taking a few bundles to place them in letterboxes around your neighbourhood.
Open Week Tickets on sale now
We are now selling tickets to the three main events: The Women’s, Men’s and Gamers events. The tickets can be purchased after the Sunday services over the next few weeks.
Women’s Rest and Relaxation Night (Tues 17th May)
The Women’s event is a Rest and Relaxation Night, where the women will be pampered a little (think nails done, facials etc) and be making bath bombs. There will also be a short talk on finding rest with God. There is going to be snacky foods provided, and it should be a lot of fun. The cost is $15 for you and a friend.
The Men’s event is a Men’s Meat Night, where you will be shown how to cook the perfect steak. There’s going to be a lot of meat, dessert and a token salad. There will also be a short talk of what God says about being a man. It should be great fun and delicious. The cost is $15 per person.
Gamers Night (Fri 20th May)
Do you like to smash out your frustrations on a computer keyboard? Is the world not enough for you when you play Monopoly or Risk? Why not take on the crowds at our Gamers Night? It’ll cost you $10 for yourself and a friend (includes pizza!).
Open Week Street Food (Sat 21st May)
Take a stroll amongst our food stalls and treat yourself to some delicious food from around the world. From Asian street vendors to Mexican antojitos, from Indian curry houses to classic American food trucks, our Open Week Street Market will present an unique selection of delicious experiences. A live cooking demonstration will show you how to make some simple dishes bringing spice to your life. And for a real taste for life, you’ll get to hear the great news of how God offers us lasting joy and community in relationship with him. Free!
So the rosters for this term will be up soon, so please take a look. Click ‘Resources’ and then ‘Members’ Resources’.
Our holiday children’s program KidsQuest is on again this year from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th July (with setup on Mon 11th). Leah McKenna is still looking for some discussion group leaders, who sit with the children to discuss what they heard from the story each day, as well as assisting the children with craft and other activities. If you are able to serve in this area or assist another leader (i.e. crowd control), please speak with Leah McKenna.
More information regarding KidsQuest 2016 will be coming soon. Set aside the dates today so you may be able to serve.
Here’s an article sent through from one of our number, which has some nice short tips on reading the Bible with kids – some really helpful stuff in there.