Church Family News, August 2022

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday, 7 August

Living Hope - changing your life for the better

This Sunday Michael Henderson will continue the Living Hope sermon series with the encouragement to Love with the Strength God Provides, not by our own strength.

The Lord’s Supper will be shared during the service.

SERMON: Love with the Strength God Provides,
Not in Your Own Strength

BIBLE READING: 1 Peter 4:7-11

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. The video of the full service will remain available for two weeks, after which just the Message and Q&A segments will be available.

All are welcome to stay on after morning tea for lunch and Week 2 of the Alpha Course, even if you were unable to attend the first session last week.



SUNDAY 07 August. Alpha course continues after lunch.

SUNDAY 25 September. Sanctuary Sunday


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

The first week of the Alpha series last Sunday was a great afternoon with three choices of soup, bread, and delicious cakes and slices afterwards.

Over 20 people, including children, stayed for a short worship time, followed by “icebreakers”, and the first session of Alpha.

The course is suitable for enquirers, new Christians, and old hands. Why not invite someone who wants to know more about faith, and has questions to ask?

WHEN: 12-2:15pm Sundays, until 9th October
LUNCH: Provided for a donation of $5 person or $15/family
WHERE: Soundy Lounge, 284 Elizabeth St Hobart
WATCH: Alpha Info Video >

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  2. Fill your details in the form
  3. We will get back to you with a confirmation

WATCH THE FIRST SESSION “Is there more to life than this?” (23 minutes)


The Treasurer, Geoffrey Clarke, has provided the following offerings information, 1 month into the new Financial Year:-

July average weekly offering                       $1,939
Budget 2021/22                                           $2,340.


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>>>