Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday 31 December
This Sunday Stephen Baxter will bring the final message for 2023, and will encourage us as we look forward to the year ahead.
SERMON: Looking Backward, Looking Forward
BIBLE READING: Psalm 65
A Q&A session take place after the sermon each Sunday. To join, text a question to 0491 070 718.
You are welcome to stay on after the Sunday service only for fellowship over morning tea, including a coffee from Esteem.
For enquiries regarding room use/hire, please email Kelvin Smith (email@example.com).
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
SUNDAY 31st 10:00am. Looking Back, Looking Forward. Psalm 65
SATURDAY 6th 10:00am. WEDDING: Gaynay Hsa (Paw Nay’s daughter) and Ray Muku Hidden Garden Estate Berriedale
SUNDAY 7th 10:00am. Summer of Psalms – Psalm 126
SUMMER OF PSALMS SERMON SERIES
The book of Psalms is a treasury of poetry and song.
For this reason, they are deeply precious to many people.
This summer we are going to hear from some of our community as they reflect on their chosen Psalm in our Summer of Psalms series.
Together we will celebrate the beauty, honesty and rawness of the Psalms.
This year Baptist World Aid’s Christmas Appeal aims to help break the cycle of poverty and to fight injustice. If you were not in church on Christmas Day it is not too late to make a donation.
Slips are are available near the offering boxes in church this Sunday or you can give through the church account, suitably labelled, or visit bwaa.co/fight-poverty.
WANTED – STUDENT ACCOMODATION
A female student from the NW Coast is moving to Hobart in 2024 for University. Her parents are looking for accommodation for her and would love for her to be housed in a share house with other Christians.
If you are able to assist, or are aware of any accommodation arrangements that might be suitable, please let the secretary know by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
They family is affiliated with Life Christian Church in Ulverstone, North West Tas.
STUDY IN TASMANIA – CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MISSION
First intake 21 January to 1 July 2024
If you sense God’s call to ignite your faith and want to dig deeper into Christ, Tasmanian Baptists are now offering a certificate training program that begins early next year.
The six month Certificate in Christian Life and Mission offers training in local Baptists churches in Tasmania. The course is for people of all ages, whether retired, employed or unemployed, and for those just beginning a life of faith or well along the journey.
Training pathways include undergraduate and graduate ministry and theological qualifications. More information is located on the Tasbaptists website here.
To start the journey, a weeklong Foundations Course is being offered in Burnie beginning 21 January 2024. To register and for more info, download the brochure here.
For more info about the six month Certificate or week long Foundations Course, contact Jenna Blackwell email@example.com.
CHURCH ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING OUTCOMES
If you missed the Hobart Baptist Church Annual Members’ Meeting in November, visit the HBC Members and Others Page.
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.