Church Family News, 16 May

Welcome to church!

To mourn with those who mourn

This Sunday, Liam Conway continues our current sermon series, with a Lament for the Land.

Join us as we dig deeper in understanding what it means for us as a church to mourn with those who mourn. After all, this is what the Creator did as he entered into our suffering and pain, and mourned with us. Our lament is not a cause of despair, but of hope.

Sermon title: A Lament for the Land
Bible Reading: Genesis 3:17-24

Dates for Your Diary

MAY 1 to 31 May Mission Month Read more >>>
SUNDAY 16 MAY A Lament for the Land – Liam Conway
SUNDAY 23 MAY A Lament for the Disadvantaged
SUNDAY 30 MAY A Lament for Loss
There will be a retiring offering to support the work of Jan and Jit’s Lanternlight ministry amongst disabled people in Thailand.

A Piano of Tasmania Mothers Day – Boat on the Derwent River Hobart

Kelvin Smith spent Mother’s Day morning on the Derwent River making this beautiful video as a lasting memory for mothers.


Mothers Day – Boat on the Derwent River Hobart

Here’s a little video as a lasting memory for our Mothers from a special day in 2021. Mother's Day ClassicJeremy Button – this is so cool! Simple, calming, beautiful, perfect! I love it! Thanks heaps for your work mate.

Posted by A Piano of Tasmania on Monday, 10 May 2021
Credit: Videographer Jeremy Button

YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED – Exploring the Bible survey

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY

HBC is entering a new stage of life and we are learning a deeper reliance on God through this transition. Part of this includes the new facilities which will enable the church to reach out into the community and to witness.

Now it’s time to consider what programs can be provided for people to learn about God, or to renew their faith in, and knowledge of, Jesus.

Please fill in the two-minute survey, which gives you an opportunity to show your interest. It will mean you can come alongside others who wish to learn, grow, and be discipled through the Scriptures. In this way, it will be possible to find out how to best serve you in your relationship with God.

Just click the button below to respond.

Good Friday Play Reading

Did you miss the Good Friday play reading of “Who Really Killed Jesus?”
The audio is now available here >>>

May Mission Month – Yawan News

News from Jit and Jan Yawan

Jit and Jan Yawan
Jan and Jit Yawan

Greetings dear friends,
May Mission Month is a time to be challenged again by the God-given opportunities of reaching His world through the outreach of Global Interaction.

I well remember the instigation of May Mission Month by J.D. Williams (Leader of the then Australian Baptist Missionary Society – now GI). The challenge then was “a weeks wages in May”.

Jit and Jan are currently in Australia, waiting to return to Thailand.
Read their Newsletter here >>> | More about May Mission Month >>>

Rice for India 2021 – Thank You

Recipients of rice in 2020

Last year Hannah Smith’s family and friends raised enough funds for 500kg of rice to be distributed amongst people in Banjara India.
So far this year, we have raised $1350, which is nearly double last years efforts. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

For further information contact Kathleen Smith on 0447 681 132 or email Hannah Smith

Check in TAS App – Are you remembering?

Check in TAS App

We can now fill the church to 100% capacity, which is great news. Well actually we can’t quite at the moment until eight of the pews on the northern side of the church are back in action, but we are permitted to!

Thank you to all who have embraced the use of the Check in TAS app. as mandated by the Tasmanian Government. It is great to see everyone either scanning the QR code or checking in by using the sign-in sheet in the foyer or on the check-in table inside the Church.

Keep up the good work, it is just part of our lifestyle now, wherever we go.

Heather Galloway
Duty of Care Officer

GIVING – Your tithes and offerings

Offerings – why do we give?

Baptist churches operate independently – they do not receive financial support from a parent body or government agency. We therefore have to generate our own income to support our budget: to pay our Pastoral staff, cover administrative costs and general running costs as well as supporting local and overseas missions.  

Offerings from the congregation are the major source of our income, and as such are very important. We thank all who continue to give faithfully on a regular basis. We could not operate without this support. 
Currently our offerings income falls short of meeting our budget, hence we are looking forward to the whole building being available for use by the community, and the revenue from hiring the spaces increasing our potential to reach out and minister to the community. 

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>>>

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.