Church Family News, 4 July 2021
IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY!
Today we are celebrating Christmas Day at the 10am service, after Carols in the Tab event on Friday night,
The children will join us in the Tab, as Kids’ Church is in recess for the school holidays.
It will be our final Christmas in Winter sermon for 2021 as Stephen Baxter presents Jesus: Our Priest.
- BIBLE READING Luke 2:1-12
- WATCH YouTube service available from 10.15am Sunday >>>
- LISTEN 10am service with Q&A >>>
Dates for Your Diary
TODAY 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 >>>
11 JUL to 8th AUG The Story of Ruth sermon series
SAVE THE DATE: 21 – 24 OCTOBER CHURCH CAMP!
SERMON SERIES: The Story of Ruth
11 July to 8th August 2021
Hobart Baptist Church envisions itself as prophetically serving the city, and Ruth offers us a thread to follow to enter that space. To be a prophetic servant in her time, Naomi came back in grief to her hometown and brought Ruth, a foreign woman, with her, who would then bring a descendent to Naomi.
For Your Use: The New Foyer Area
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Galloway (email@example.com) 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 – Last Sunday 27 June 2021
The Members’ Meeting last week heard reports from the Pastor, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as the final report from Antal Hanke who has project managed our redevelopment.
For more information please visit the Members’ page >>>
Photos of the Luminous Festival to date
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
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.
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.
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.