Church Family News, 29 August 2021

This Week at Hobart Baptist Church

The Genius of Genesis

SERMON TITLE Morning and Evening: The Sabbath

BIBLE READING Genesis 1:1-2:3

WATCH YouTube service available from 10.15am Sunday >>>

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

You are invited to stay afterwards for a BYO lunch, prior to the Hebrews Bible study beginning at 2pm in the Soundy Lounge. Read more below.

Bible Study – Letter to the HEBREWS

WHEN: Sunday 29 August, at 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Soundy Lounge
WHO: Anyone! Missed last week? That’s OK
BYO LUNCH: All welcome to hang for lunch prior to 2pm

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 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


ZOOM: 7:45 to 8:30pm Tuesday 31st August

Australian Baptist Ministries invite you to join an online prayer session about the Covid situation


Church Members Meeting – Sunday 19 September

There will be a brief Members’ Meeting following the 10am service, on Sunday 19 September to consider 2 applications for membership of HBC from Jing Vista and Sean Priest.

Please put this date in your diary.

Heather Galloway,  Secretary.

Art for Haiti

Gateway Baptist Church in Launceston are holding a Fundraiser for the children in Haiti who live in the desperately poor district of Despuzeau in Haiti.  All monies raised will be sent to Haiti, no expenses will be deducted. 

They are calling on all artists who would like to consider being part of this exciting fund raiser by donating a small A5 (1/2 A4 sheet)unframed, unmounted  drawing, painting, digital art or other which will be sold to the public at their Artwall Gallery on 16th October.

If you are able to contribute, or know someone who may be able to, there are a few details to be aware of. The artwork needs to be something someone would love, all are being sold for $100 each, please sign the back, not the front, and provide a little story about yourself. Artwork needs to be received before 24 September.

For more details please contact Ian or Natalie (Lee) Campbell by email: or text Ian 0408 128 871 or Lee 0477 039 771 or via Facebook Messenger (Lee Campbell) or contact HBC Secretary Heather Galloway.

Sermon Series UNTIL 26 September

The Genius of Genesis
The Genius of Genesis

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