Church Family News, August 2022

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday, 28 August

Living Hope - changing your life for the better

This Sunday Stephen Baxter will bring the next message in the Living Hope sermon series from 2nd Peter.
Much encouragement has been given during this Sermon Series so far, and this week will be no different as Stephen addresses something familiar to many.

SERMON: When Hope is Crushed

BIBLE READING: 2 Peter 2:1-3

WATCH: LIVE YouTube service at 10.00am Sunday >>

Live Streaming of the 10am services has had continual upgrades over the first month, and a new rhythm has been established. A reminder that the video of the full service remains available for two weeks, after which just the Message and Q&A segments are available.

Kids’ Church and Youth program will be on this week.

All are welcome to stay on for morning tea after the service.
The Alpha Course continues beginning with lunch.



SATURDAY 27 August 1-3:30pm. Youth Fundraiser – Car wash & coffee. Smith’s house. More details below

SUNDAY 28 August. Alpha course continues over lunch.

FRIDAY 16 September 6-9pm. Alpha weekend

SATURDAY 17 September 9am-2pm. Alpha Weekend

SUNDAY 25 September. Sanctuary Sunday – details to come.

Car Wash and Coffee

Youth Fundraiser

This Saturday 27 August is the Youth fundraiser event – don’t miss out!

When: From 1:00 – 3:30pm

Where: 1439 Channel Highway, Margate – aka the Smith’s House

What: Enjoy a stroll around the garden and relax with a cup of coffee while your car gets a thorough clean – for the all inclusive price of $25.


HBC is running Alpha over lunch every Sunday until 9 October. It is available both in-person and online – so if attendees can’t be there on the day, they can still participate.

Please be in prayer for the Alpha participants. There are about 15 adults, and assorted children.

It’s a big commitment to keep coming week after week, but as always, it’s the things with most value which are the most costly. So your prayer is important.

Thank you!
Jenny Baxter, HBC Alpha Coordinator


Living Hope - changing your life for the better

Jesus-followers are called to a Living Hope – hope that is alive and a hope that is lived. This is a profound challenge when we live in a world that seems to be full of doom and gloom on a daily basis.

This series will work through Peter’s two letters and allow his words to encourage us to exercise a living hope amid a hostile world.

Where is God calling you to serve?

Exciting opportunities exist to serve here at Hobart Baptist.

A number have accepted the invitation, but there is still room for more!

  • Participation in 10am Service – praying, reading the Bible, singing, helping with technology . . . Contact Matt Henderson,; or Sean Priest,
  • Hospitality – serving, cooking, morning teas, special functions, coffee shop . . . Kath Smith is the one:
  • Behind the scenes – with some vacuuming, mopping, cleaning, dusting . . . Please get in touch with Duncan Sinclair, to find out more.
  • Data Team – Matt and Ryan are keen to train new data operators for the 10am service. If you would like to participate in the Data Team please email:
HBC futures

GIVING – Your tithes and offerings

‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
2 Corinthians 9:7

We thank all who give faithfully on a regular basis, as without this support we would not be able to operate. Your offerings support our budget: and through that it enables the church to continue to be an important part of the North Hobart landscape and the place from where we can prophetically serve the City of Hobart.

It is where we can know the benefit of worshipping with others, where we hear the stories of Jesus and how they apply to us, where we are encouraged in our journey with Jesus, from where we can share God’s love with others and help them to know and trust in God themselves. Our influence can also be far reaching – there is no limit to God’s love through our deeds and actions. Thank you for your generosity.

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>>>