Church Family News, 11 April

Hope Rising Continues

Hope rising

This Sunday we are continuing our Easter Sermon Series at 10am with Stephen Baxter speaking on the topic Hope Rising: You Are Witnesses.

Join us we remember how God walks with us and how hope rises amid the storm of despair. READ MORE >>>

Bible Reading: Luke 24:33-53

If you can’t attend in person, our YouTube service is available from 10.15am >>>

Audio copies of our services, including the Q&A, is available HERE >>>

Kids’ Church and Boys’ Brigade – taking a break

HBC Kids Church
Boys' Brigade

The first school term for 2021 is over and the kids are on holiday. This means Kids’ Church and Boys’ Brigade will be taking a break.
Kids’ Church resumes on Sunday 25 April and Boys’ Brigade on Friday 30 April. Enjoy the holidays everyone!

The Building is taking shape!

HBC entry being built

Since Easter, which has only been a few days, there are many more obvious signs of work happening on site! Take for example the new entrance, pictured right, which has suddenly emerged with the removal of the old gate. The outside courtyard is also taking shape.

To read the Latest Building Development Update from our Project Manager, Antal Hanke and see more photos click here>>>.

It has been a long wait, but it is exciting to see what is emerging now the focus of the building has shifted from the units to the upgrade of our facilities in earnest.

We will soon be having fellowship over coffee after the 10am service, catching up with a friend for a coffee at the Mustard Seed Café, attending a Bible Study or mid week activity ………….. What are you looking forward to the most? We are keen to know you thoughts.

Check in TAS App – A sign of the times!

Check in TAS App

As from May 1 the Tasmanian government has made it mandatory for everyone who attends a service or the premises to sign in using the Check in TAS app. The use of the app is not restricted to churches, you will find it in use everywhere you go.

Thank you to those who have started checking in using the QR code already. If you have a smartphone can I encourage you to download the free, Check in TAS app from the  Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If you have trouble, ask Jenny Baxter, Heather Galloway or a younger person in your family to help you.

When you come to church, if you are comfortable using the app, please scan the QR code, which you will find in a number of places, or if you do not have a smart phone, are not with someone who can check you in with them, or are not comfortable using the app, please check in using the sign-in sheet either in the foyer or on the check-in table.

Thank you for your cooperation

Heather Galloway
Duty of Care Officer.

GIVING – Your tithes and offerings

Thank you to all who have faithfully continued with regular giving during the current economic climate. Many are now using EFT, with quite a few who have made the switch since we had to close our doors. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

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).

You can give online here>>>

COVID-19 Reminders

Please remember the simple guidelines to keeping everyone safe, including:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell – always cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Please use hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave
  • Ensure your name is recorded – Either using the Check in TAS QR code or sign the attendance sheet.
  • Family members may sit close together – others please remember the 1.5m rule.

Thank you for your assistance.