Church Family News 18 April

Hope Rising Continues

Hope rising

This Sunday we will continue our Hope Rising Sermon Series with Michael Henderson speaking about God Our Hope.
The Bible reading is Galatians 3:26-28.

Come along at 10am, as we remember how God is our hope amid the storm of despair. We will take communion this Sunday.

Dates for Your Diary

HBC Kids Church

SUNDAY 25 APRIL, ANZAC Day  Liam Conway preaches; Kids’ Church resumes
FRIDAY 30 APRIL Boys’ Brigade resumes
SATURDAY 1 MAY GiA May Mission month begins
SUNDAY 2 MAY Stephen Baxter begins To Mourn with Those who Mourn
FRI/SAT 7/8 MAY Tas Baptists Mid Year Assembly, Longford. It promises to be a great time with other churches. Please contact the Secretary for more info. 
SUNDAY 9 MAY Youth meet during10am service (Kids’ Church takes a break)

The Building is Taking Shape!

HBC entry being built

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 friends for coffee at the Mustard Seed Café, or attending a Bible Study mid week. What are you looking forward to the most?

Check in TAS App – A sign of the times!

Check in TAS App

As from 1 May, the Tasmanian Government has made it mandatory for everyone who attends a church service, or even 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.