Church Family News, 22 August 2021

In the Beginning

The Genius of Genesis

This week, Stephen Baxter begins our new sermon series, The Genius of Genesis.

In this series, we will explore the first three chapters of Genesis and allow it to address us with its insights, rather than looking for it to answer our questions.

It’s going to be a life-changing series!

This Week at Hobart Baptist Church

SERMON TITLE In the Beginning

BIBLE READING Genesis 1:1-3

WATCH YouTube service available from 10.15am Sunday >>>

During the Service, Kids’ Church and Youth will be invited to join in their own activities.

Bible Study – the Letter to the HEBREWS

Starting TODAY Sunday 22 August, at 2-3:30pm, in the Soundy Lounge, there will be an opportunity to gather and discuss the incredible truths found in the Letter to the Hebrews.

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 10-week study in two five-week blocks: Block One – 22 August to 19 September; Block Two – 17 October to 14 November.

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

Movie Night!

All Welcome

MOVIE Blue Miracle

WHEN From 4pm, Saturday 11 September

WHERE The Soundy Lounge

PROGRAM 4pm Games and dinner ~ 6:30pm Movie.

COST $5/person (cash at door) OR $5:40/person (credit card ahead of time), dinner, tea, coffee included.

RSVP Register by Monday 6th September (for catering purposes)

REGISTER Click button below for your ESSENTIAL pre-event registration

VOLUNTEER TO HELP Food servers, ushers, and cashiers are all needed! Talk to Sam Bradley, Tracy Ortiz, Jenny Baxter

New Sermon Series

The Genius of Genesis

The Genius of Genesis begins this week.

Although controversy and disagreement surround the book of Genesis it is, no doubt, a work of inspired brilliance and a profound literary masterpiece.

In this series, rather than looking for Genesis to answer our questions, we will explore the treasures waiting and accept its invitation to reframe our understanding of reality. Read more …

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 is still affecting our lives!!

Check in TAS App

Unfortunately, we are not free of this pandemic yet, as the Baxters can attest! I’m sure you have all been watching the latest news and the result of opening up the country to travel has meant another wave, this time with the delta variant causing even greater concern because of it’s rapid spread.

Have you had your Covid vaccination yet? It is the best way to protect ourselves and our community. Can I encourage you to consider your position prayerfully and ask questions if you are uncertain.

We have been extremely fortunate in Tasmania, but with people moving around it is important not to be complacent and to remember the simple guidelines to keeping everyone safe, including:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay at home if you are unwell – always cover coughs and sneezes, and get tested if you have symptoms
  • Please use hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave
  • 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.

Thank you for your assistance.

Heather Galloway
Duty of Care Officer