Church Family News, 30 May 2021

Welcome to church!

To mourn with those who mourn

Please join us to hear about a Lament for the Building as we continue our current current sermon series, to mourn with those who mourn.

Sermon title: A Lament for the Building
Bible Reading: Psalm 23

If you are coming to the TAB, PLEASE TAKE CARE as the driveway surface is uneven and is a hazard, especially for entry to the Gibson Hall (at the back).
There is NO PARKING in the driveway at the moment.

Dates for Your Diary

1 to 31 MAY May Mission Month READ MORE >>>
SUNDAY 30 MAY A Lament for the Building (A retiring offering will be collected to support the work of Jan and Jit’s Lanternlight ministry amongst disabled people in Thailand.)
18-22 JUN 11am-6pm Michael Henderson’s art installation in Main Foyer and Soundy Lounge, Breathe, Shine and Seek to Mend.
SATURDAY 19 JUN EmpowHer (Tas Baptist Women) Southern Walk at South Arm. READ MORE >>>
SUNDAY 20 JUN Advent 1 + Church Members Meeting after 10am service. READ MORE >>>
23 & 25 JUN Luminous Conversations (Wed and Fri evenings)
SUNDAY 27 JUN Advent 2 
28 JUN – 3 JUL Christmas in Winter week (Hearty meals in homes with friends/neighbours)
2 JUL Carols at the Tab (the first weekend of the school holidays) 
4 JUL Christmas Day Service 

SAVE THE DATE: 21 – 24 OCTOBER CHURCH CAMP! Spring Beach Campsite (near Orford)
All Welcome! More info available soon.

May Mission Month

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. Read the rest of their news here >>>

TODAY, Sunday 30th May, there is a retiring offering – your opportunity to give to the work of the Lanternlight, Jan and Jit’s ministry amongst the disabled in their area Thailand.

More about May Mission Month >>>

CityNetworks: Facemasks for India – last day for donations!

Recipients of previous gifts

Kelvin Smith and the CityNetworks team write,

If you feel moved to help, be assured that 100% of money collected will go directly to food, masks, and sanitising materials to Indian churches and their communities. $50 provides food, masks and sanitiser for a family for a month. We hope this collection to be state-wide. 

Donate online through
We will send the gift on May 31st. 

Blessings from The CityNetworks Team

Breathe, Shine and Seek to Mend

17 to 25 June, 2021
Breathe, Shine and Seek to Mend

Tasmania’s spectacular midwinter arts festival, Dark MoFo, is back for winter 2021. Michael Henderson is taking the opportunity to engage with it again and he writes:

“This year’s art work draws attention to our response to the crucifixion. More than 30 works to challenge, inspire, and offer a genuine space for anyone to have a conversation with Jesus on their own terms.”

The art installation will be on view in the new main Foyer and the Soundy lounge. Put it in your diary, it is not to be missed!

Arm End Walk

Saturday 19 June

EmpowHer (Tasmanian Baptist Women) invite all women and girls to participate in a 7km walking adventure!

Invite your workmates, friends and family for a bracing walk around the tip of South Arm.

Or talk to Jenny Baxter (0401 652 566) or Jo Sinclair (0401 297 151).

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. 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.