Church Family News

Sunday November 22, 2020

Acts 20-20, sermon series

YOU ARE WELCOME to join us for our 10am service in the Tab as we continue our Sermon Series from Acts: Citizen H.

This week’s message is from Stephen Baxter: The Courage of Ananias

The Online service continues to be available HERE >>>

Please scroll down there’s lots of exciting news to catch up on!

Heather Galloway, Secretary
secretary@hobartbaptist.org.au


MEETING JESUS AT THE BEACH

Saturday November 21, 11.30am – 2pm 75 Surf Rd, Seven Mile Beach.

Meeting Jesus at the Beach Flyer

Well, our family day is done and dusted!

It was a fun time for kids and families to get to know each other. Fun activities included a scavenger hunt, and free time on the beach with a cricket set.  

Everyone had a great time, the weather was perfect, and Jesus even came to visit! (Thanks Joel!)


BUILDING DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

The Soundy Forecourt

The latest building development update from Antal is available here>>>

As you will read, progress is continuing on the upstairs hall and mezzanine as well as the connection between the Soundy Building and the church. The forecourt is taking shape and I can’t wait until I can sit under the tree with a coffee!

Achieving settlement continues to frustrate both the purchasers and ourselves. The lack of finances is placing a burden on the builders who are continuing for the moment. We are doing all we can, but please,

Please Continue to Pray

For wisdom for Antal, Heather, Ben and Kaaren as they work with the many different agencies,
For patience, peace of mind and continued trust in God,
For increased understanding and support and coordination from the authorities,
For patience and understanding for all those who have purchased units.


NOVEMBER DATES:

Saturday 21 November: 11.30am – 2.00pm
“Meeting Jesus at the Beach”, Family Day out
Seven Mile Beach picnic area, 75 Surf Road
Download flyer >>>

Sunday 22 November:
HBC Members’ Meeting, Election of Deacons and Officers. More details below.

Sunday 22 November: After church meeting, with lunch
Planning/Visioning Workshop Part 2, RSVP to Heather Galloway

Thursday 26 November: 6-7pm
Prayer United , in the Tab with Stephen and Jenny

Thursday 26 November: 7:30-9pm
Planning/Visioning Workshop Part 2, in the Tab

Saturday 28 November: 9.00-10.30am NB NEW DATE!
HBC Men’s Breakfast, HBC Hall


HBC ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING

The Hobart Baptist Church Annual Members’ Meeting for 2020 will be held in the Hall TODAY Sunday 22 November, after the 10am service. As usual, this will be followed by a General Members’ Meeting.

The following nominations for Deacons and Officers for 2021 have been received:

Secretary: Heather Galloway
Treasurer: Geoffrey Clarke
Assistant Secretary: Karen Stott
Assistant Treasurer: nil
Deacons: Heather Galloway, Celia Munro, Geoffrey Clarke (1 Year)

More information can be found on the HBC Members – and Others page by Clicking Here >>>


VISIONING/PLANNING WORKSHOPS – Part Two

2021 is not far away, exciting prospects for ministry await HBC – your input is vital as we work together to achieve God’s plan for the city of Hobart.

With the framework outlined in the initial workshops, it is now time to –

* See where you can use your gifts and talents to build strong teams that support our various functions and ministries.
* Submit your expression of interest for one or perhaps more of the teams.
* Share your ideas for regular ministries and special events as we build the calendar for the year. 

Attendance is essential for anyone intending to contribute in some way to the the life of Hobart Baptist Church in 2021

It is not necessary to have attended an earlier session to participate.

SESSION ONE
> Today Sunday November 22, in the Hall after the Church Members’ Meeting
Lunch provided! Please RSVP to Heather Galloway: SMS 0427 974 073

SESSION TWO
> 7:30pm Thursday November 26, in the Tab

Please pray for the future ministry of the church, for your involvement, whatever shape that may take: together we can be the prophetic voice in the City of Hobart that God had called us to be.

PRAYER UNITED – Weekly on Thursdays

Prayer United at HBC

Thank you to those who participated in our second week of Prayer United on Thursday: by praying at home, or somewhere else; on your own, in a family group or with friends; perhaps by fasting or gathering in the Tab from 6-7pm and sharing a meal together afterwards.

You are encouraged to join in any Thursday that you are able to.

More on Prayer United HERE >>>


HBC MEN’S BREAKFAST

Men's Breakfast

NEXT Saturday 28 November
9 – 10.30am, HBC Hall

Following on from the Men’s morning tea in September, Joel has organised a breakfast for the men to unite for mutual encouragement, fun and laughter. All men welcome!

RSVPs essential to Joel Ortiz: SMS 0487 833 969


HBC REDEVELOPMENT APPEAL

Units from Carpark

Thank you for your generous response to the HBC Redevelopment Appeal!

We are edging ever-closer to our targets of
$100,000 (gifts) | $250,000 (loans)

Each contribution no matter the size, and the associated sacrifice, is acknowledged with deep gratitude. Every little bit makes a difference.

The Tally To-Date:

Gifts $78,532

Loans $57,500

It is a fantastic result and your generosity is acknowledged with gratitude.
If you are still considering your position and would like to know more please email secretary@hobartbaptist.org.au

Alternatively, if you have some suggestions as to how to raise funds please also let me know.

We are edging ever so slowly closer to the end goal!


Sunday 13 December

A sneak peak into what’s coming up!
Baptism Invite

A Baptismal Service will be held during the 10am Service on Sunday 13 December.

Baptism, the public declaration of faith, is an important step of obedience in your walk with God. If you have been considering this, you are encouraged to take this opportunity – talk to one of our Pastors or the secretary today.

PLUS
Christmas Tree

The Empty Christmas Tree

Once again members of the congregation will be invited to bring a gift, such as a book, toy, game, clothing, non-perishable food stuff, gift voucher or financial donation to place under the tree.
More information to follow.


COVID-19 REMINDERS

With our borders now open to most of Australia it is important we remember a few simple things that we can do to help protect ourselves as individuals, those we love and the community at large.

Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser when out and about.
Stay at home if you are unwell and always cover coughs and sneezes.
Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.
Be aware of, and follow, current gathering, business and travel restrictions.

When We Are Together Please Remember:

* If you are unwell, you are asked to stay home
*Please use hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave
*Family members may sit close together, but
* Social distancing of 1.5m needs to be observed at all times
* You are welcome to bring your own cushion
* More details can be found on Elvanto >>>

Thank you for your assistance with this.

Face Masks for Sale:
Karen Conway has made some pretty 3 layer cotton face masks as per the guidelines. These are available in the foyer if you would like to have one or two on hand just in case. If you are able to give a $5 donation towards the building fund as you take one, it would be appreciated, but not essential.


GIVING – YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Thank you to all who have been faithfully continuing with regular giving during the current economic climate. Many have been using EFT for some time now, but there are others who have made the switch since we had to close our doors. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.


Now that we are meeting in person again, there is an offering box available for your use as you leave the sanctuary. (A change to the way we do things as a result of COVID-19).

Give Online Here>>>