Church Family News, 27 June 2021

Welcome to Christmas in Winter at HBC

Christmas in Winter 2021

Having celebrated our inaugural Christmas in Winter in 2020, it’s time to come to the party for the second year running!

TODAY, we will hear from Stephen Baxter with Jesus: Our Priest.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 9:1-2 & 6-7

The Luminous Festival continues with Christmas Week

The two Luminous Conversations this past week were well-attended events. Thank you for being involved. As a church, it relies on all of us to participate at some level.

Christmas Dinner – who are you inviting to share a Christmas meal with you this week?
Whether you gather friends, family or neighbours, it’s a good time to celebrate.

Christmas in Winter – Carols in the Tab, 6pm Friday 2 July
Pre-service begins at 5:45pm

Christmas in Winter – Christmas Day, 10am Sunday 4 July

Dates for Your Diary

TODAY SUN 27 JUN Advent 2 Members’ Meeting after 10am Service
28 JUN – 3 JUL Christmas in Winter week (Hearty meals with friends)
6pm NEXT FRI 2 JUL Carols at the Tab REGISTER
10am NEXT SUN 4 JUL Christmas Day Service + Baptismal Service
2-6:30pm MON-WED 5-7 JUL FOR LEADERS: Baptists in Mission Online Conference. At Lenah Valley – Find Out More >>>


All Praise to God: The Redevelopment is Finished!

New Foyer and Soundy Lounge
New Foyer and Soundy Lounge

Morning tea has now resumed after the 10am Service.
IMPORTANT! Volunteers are needed for the new morning tea hospitality team. Please chat to Kath Smith ( or Heather Galloway ( to find out more.

Your help is welcome as the work continues to set up for use. There is much to be done! This is a serious request, requiring a serious response. This is where you can show your love in action.

Find out what you can do by talking to Heather Galloway.

HBC Members’ Meeting – TODAY Sunday 27 June 2021

The Members’ Meeting, is on today, after the 10am service.

Members and Others welcome! For information, plus Agenda, please visit the Members’ page >>>

SAVE THE DATE! Camp Joseph in October

Please pencil in the HBC camp for Thursday 21st to Sunday 25th at Spring Beach Campsite, near Orford. Come for the day; come for one night; come for the whole time. Just come!
ALL WELCOME. We’ll have more information soon.

Check in TAS App – Thank You for remembering

Check in TAS App

We can now fill the church to 100% capacity, which is great news. Work on shortening the pews on the northern side of the church is nearly complete – we will soon be back to normal .

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.