Tasmanian Baptists News & Prayer

Sunday October 25, 2020

ABOVE: Last Tuesday, Tasmanian Baptist pastors gathered at Longford for the annual Muster – postponed from July due to COVID-19.

They began their day reflecting on the importance of taking a Sabbath rest. For more, please read next week’s update for ADVANCE | step by step >>>

Prayer for our Annual Assembly

Assembly will be held Friday night and all-day Saturday, 30-31 October at Riverlands, Longford.  Pray for this important gathering.

Annual Asembly papers have now been distributed.  Contact Karen if you need to receive them – karen@riverlands.org.au.

Prayer for part-time Tasmanian Baptist Staff

Pray for the part-time staff of Tasmanian Baptists: Stephen Baxter, Maddy Svoboda, Jeff McKinnon, Rodney Marshall, Karen Buckney, Jenna Blackwell, Michael Henderson, Jenny Baxter and Joel Ortiz; as well as our voluntary Chairperson, Peter Clark.

Prayer for activities in our Tasmanian Communities

Have you checked out Michael Henderson’s podcast, Recapturing Wonder? Michael is Artist in Residence at Hobart Baptist Church and works in Leadership Development within Tasmanian Baptists. Click HERE to listen.

Since 21 September, series 2 of Evenings With Ann, has been running on the Citywide Baptist Church Hobart YouTube channel.  Evenings With Ann goes to air every weeknight at 8pm. Presented by Citywide’s Ann Herbert, the current series reflects on endings and beginnings and seasons and rhythms in life.

Click HERE for your invitation to join her. 

Mary Dickins from Fostering Hope is planning a meeting in the north on a Sunday afternoon soon for any Baptists (or others) interested in knowing more about foster care. This date will be finalised and made known soon.  Mary can be contacted on 6240 4834 or at mary@fosteringhope.community

Prayer for Pastoral Care in Emergencies

Gus Yearsley, State Officer for TCC Emergencies Ministry is seeking expressions of interest for training and accreditation in Pastoral Care in Emergencies (eg in evacuation centres and the like).  He is seeking new volunteers to be trained and accredited for future deployment. This training day is a prerequisite to becoming an accredited Emergencies Ministry volunteer, which opens the door for volunteers to serve as part of Tasmania’s Emergency Management Arrangements.  Training opportunities are as follows:

In Devonport: Saturday, 5 December (9.30am to 4.00pm), Paranaple Convention Centre (Aberdeen Room).  Cost $110 (including GST). Snacks, lunch and course materials are included.

In Hobart: Saturday, 13 February 2021, venue TBC

For more information, contact Gus: gusy@tccem.org.au or click HERE.

Please note that this training day requires 2 or 3 hours of pre-reading.

Reflect: [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him because he always lives to intercede for them.

Hebrews 7:25