Tasmanian Baptists News & Prayer

Sunday November 01, 2020

ABOVE: President of the Baptist World Alliance Women, Karen Wilson (of Perth WA), explains what the World Day of Prayer is all about. Watch HERE or read more, below.

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer

Connecting Baptist women globally, because when women come together in Christ, God creates shalom for all.

Online event: 11am or 7pm (ADST), Monday November 2, 2020.

Hosted by: Baptist Women of the Pacific (including Australia)

Register HERE >>> | Find out more HERE >>> 

Prayer for events in our world

Pray for the United States election, on 3 November.  This will determine the type of leadership that USA will assert in an increasingly divided world, pitting Donald Trump’s “America first” approach against Joe Biden’s pledge to “reclaim our credibility”. It will also determine Washington’s handling of climate change, trade, China, and a COVID-19 vaccine as well as its relations with allies such as Australia.

Prayer Tasmanian Baptist Churches

On Sunday 27 December, City Baptist will be celebrating the 180th anniversary of the opening of first Baptist building in Launceston, the York Street Chapel. Laurie Rowston has written and published his latest book, on Launceston’s former York Street Chapel 1840-1916. Hardbound, 128 pages, $30 cash. Contact Laurie to access your copy lrowston@tassie.net.au

Pastors are reminded that their completed and signed PDP Review is due by the end of November. See Jeff for details jeff@citybaptistchurch.net

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: I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Hebrews 8:10