Church Family News, October 2021

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday 17th October

LOCKDOWN EDITION

Conversations with Jesus

SERMON: Liam Conway
A Conversation with Jesus with the ‘dog’ of Canaan.

ZOOM chat: 30-mins immediately following Youtube service.
Click here to join >>>
Meeting ID: 858 8896 1069; Passcode: 025020

BIBLE READING Matthew 15:21-28

COMMUNION NO COMMUNION THIS WEEK

WATCH YouTube service available from 10.15am Sunday >>>


Diary Dates – ALL DATES LOCKDOWN DEPENDENT

10am until 5th DECEMBER Sermon Series
Conversations with Jesus Read More >>>

Day of Prayer 2021

2pm, Sundays 17 OCT to 14 NOV
The Rest of Life Hebrews Bible study
Block Two STARTS TODAY! Zoom link below

24 OCTOBER NEXT WEEK
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication Service

22/23 OCTOBER – NEXT WEEKEND
Tasmanian Baptists Assembly, Riverlands Longford

5 NOVEMBER 7:30pm International Women’s Day of Prayer – Southern Tas, Soundy Lounge. Flyer available >>>

13 NOVEMBER 10am-12:30pm EmpowHer Walk – Claremont.
Meet at the bottom of Boxhill Road. BYO picnic lunch or buy takeaway at the end of easy 4km walk.

14 NOVEMBER
NCLS Survey participation during service

6-9pm 18 NOVEMBER (Thursday)
HBC Futures Evening Read more below

20 NOVEMBER (Saturday)
9am-2pm Church Garage Sale
6:30-8pm Hobart Launch Tasmania Celebration with Will Graham, C3 Convention Centre Sth Hobart

28 NOVEMBER
Hobart Baptist Church AGM, following 10am service. ALL WELCOME!


HBC Futures Evening – COME AND BE PART OF THE FUTURE

HBC New Foyer

Thursday 6-9pm,18 November, Soundy Lounge

The future of our church is before us like an open book ready to be written in!

As we navigate our way out of the post-development liminal space we are in, it is important to discern the mind of God for the future of Hobart Baptist church. TOGETHER.

What does your part in HBC’s future look like?

To find out, come along and join in the conversation, as we share ideas and discern God’s calling for us. We are all part of the future and it is an exciting, and, yes, daunting place to be.

A meal will be provided, and there will be activities for the children.

RSVP Monday 15 November for catering

Any questions ahead of time are welcome. I hope to see you there.

Heather Galloway, HBC Secretary


HBC Youth Fundraiser

HBC Youth are running a fundraiser to raise $1800 to support one teacher to teach 20 children for a year in the Karen refugee camp in Thailand. We have currently raised $425.

Please consider contributing and if you would like more details, these will be found near the offering box at the back of the Tab next Sunday. Thank you!


Bible Study: The Rest of Life – ON ZOOM DURING LOCKDOWN

The Letter to the HEBREWS

WHEN Block Two, 2pm Sundays 17th Oct to 14th Nov
WHERE Zoom meeting >>>
Meeting ID: 881 1865 8490; Passcode: 942071


WHO All welcome.
First time? No worries!The letter to the Hebrews is unique. It gives insights into the life of Jesus that are quite different from anything else in the New Testament. Jesus is acknowledged as Prophet and King, but only in Hebrews is he regarded as a Priest.  

All are welcome to join Stephen Baxter and Liam Conway as they lead the second five-week block each Sunday from 17 October to 14 November.

Let’s explore the life and teaching of Jesus from this unique vantage point.


Garage Sale, Saturday 20th November

We will be holding a garage sale in November to raise some funds to help with fitting out our new facilities. 

Spring is a great time for cleaning and sorting. As you do, please put aside anything of value for our garage sale.

Hold on to these things for now, and bring them in the week before the sale. 

More details to follow, but for now it will be held on a Saturday, and will include the ever popular cake stall. 


OCC Shoebox Dedication NEXT Sunday 24th October
(Lockdown depending)

operation christmas child, OCC

HBC is again sending as many gift boxes as we possibly can to children overseas.

USE YOUR OWN SHOEBOX! Packing/paying details available here >>>

or PACK A BOX ONLINE

This option costs only $30 total. If you choose this option please let us know so we can add to the HBC tally. Find out how to do it by clicking the button:


You’re Invited! Saturday 20th November 2021

6:30-8pm Hobart Launch of Tasmania Celebration with Will Graham, 2022
C3 Convention Centre South Hobart

Tas Celebration Launch Hobart 2021

Are we prepared for COVID-19?

Check in TAS App

No, this pandemic has not gone away! Until now, we in Tasmania, have been extremely fortunate. Apart from our early lockdown and restrictions last year, we have been able to carry on pretty much ‘as normal’.

But, unfortunately, things will soon be changing for us. The borders are opening up and people will be moving about again – so, are we prepared?

What should we do to prepare ourselves?

  • If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild, stay at home and get tested. To organise a test call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or register at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/testing
  • Remember to Check In – Everyone over 16 years of age is now required check in whenever they enter the building – Please scan the Check in TAS QR code or sign the attendance sheet.
  • Don’t forget the hand sanitiser.

It’s up to all of us to do the right thing, to protect ourselves, and the ones we love. Together we can keep our community and Tassie safe. Thank you for your assistance.

Heather Galloway
Duty of Care Officer


GIVING – Your tithes and offerings

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

We thank all who give faithfully on a regular basis, as without this support we would not be able to operate. Your offerings support our budget: and through that it enables the church to continue to be an important part of the North Hobart landscape and the place from where we can prophetically serve the City of Hobart.

It is where we can know the benefit of worshipping with others, where we hear the stories of Jesus and how they apply to us, where we are encouraged in our journey with Jesus, from where we can share God’s love with others and help them to know and trust in God themselves. Our influence can also be far reaching – there is no limit to God’s love through our deeds and actions. Thank you for your generosity.

EFT is a great way to ensure regular giving and as well there are offering boxes available for use as you leave the Sanctuary.

You can give online here>>>