Church Family News

Sunday 28 February 2021

Please come and join us for our 10am service this week!

2021 and Beyond

STAND: Michael Henderson will talk about The Arts as we continue our Vision Sermon Series:
2021 & Beyond: Stepping Across the Threshold.
The series considers different aspects of our church life, and what it means to “prophetically serve” the City of Hobart.

Our YouTube service is available from 10.15am >>>


N.B. A friendly reminder to leave the closer parking spaces
for those who need them.

Dates for your Diary

Sun 28 Feb: Contributions for Annual Report due to Secretary.
6-9:30pm Mon 1 Mar: Tasmanian Baptist Leadership Muster with Richard Sharp – Citywide, Lenah Valley
9am Sat 6 Mar: Journey in Prayer – With Pastor Chek Chia. Hobart City Church of Christ (See below).
11am Sat 13 Mar: Church Picnic – Meeting Jesus at the Beach 2021 (See below)
Mon 15 to Sun 21 Mar: Multicultural Harmony Week.
9am-3:30pm Sat 20 Mar: Tasmanian Women’s Bible Conference, earlybird closes on 7 March! (See below)
After 10am service, Sun 28 Mar: Church Members Meeting – Presentation of Annual Report, HBC Hall.

If you would like to know more about any of these
please ask the Secretary.

Communications Survey

How do you find out about what is happening at Hobart Baptist Church?  How can we do things better?  We want to hear from you!  

We are collecting information about communications at HBC.  Please feel free to complete the on-line survey below – it should only take around two minutes to complete.  

We are also talking to people at church after the 10am service on Sundays 28 February and 7 March if you would prefer to provide your feedback face-to-face.

Any questions?  Please email Jo Sinclair or call 0401 297 151.

Click here to take the HBC Communications Survey

FREE Prayer Seminar – Journey in Prayer

Hobart City Church of Christ are hosting a FREE Prayer Seminar facilitated by Pastor Chek Chia.

Pastor Chek has taken this free seminar to cities and towns around Australia and calling upon believers to come together in prayer, and seen the wonderful fruit of Christian unity as a result. 

WHEN: 9am-5pm, Saturday 6 March 2021
(Doors open from 8:30am to allow for COVID contact tracing)
WHERE: Hobart City Church of Christ, 8 Goulburn St Hobart
FOOD: Coffee and tea provided. BYO Lunch or from nearby cafes
FOR: Anyone who is interested in prayer
MORE INFO: Contact the Churches of Christ Vic/Tas on 9488 8800

Church Picnic – Meeting Jesus at the Beach 2021


WHEN: 11am Sat 13 March
WHERE: Bellerive Beach Park, Derwent St
FOOD: BYO BBQ or picnic
ACTIVITIES: Backyard cricket, park and beach play


Tasmanian Women’s Bible Conference 2021

Living out the gospel together

WHEN: 9-3:30pm, Saturday 20 March
WHERE: Wellspring, Sandy Bay
COST: That depends:
* $30 earlybird by 7 March
* $40 regular price by 17 March
* $15 livestream
FOOD: BYO morning tea/lunch. Drinks provided
MORE INFO: Download brochure >>>

HBC making way for the new

On Saturday 13 March, everything on the ground floor of the office area in the Soundy Building was moved. It went either into our new office area on the mezzanine; or into the Soundy Lounge, where items for the cafe, foyer and heritage are stored.

It was wonderful to have over 20 volunteers, aged four to 80, and from all sanctuaries. A big thank you to all who came along. 

We have one more move to go so keep an eye out for the next one.

Kaaren Stott

NEW! Feb 25 Building Development News from Antal Click Here >>>

New Prayer Calendars – Release Delayed

The release of the new prayer calendar will, unfortunately, be delayed by a few weeks. I apologise for this, but with everything that is happening, we’re not quite there yet.

There has been a bit of movement of people with many new people joining us since the last calendar was released. It would be really helpful if you could please either talk to Walter Bartlett or the Secretary or email or if you would like to remain on the calendar, or be added to it.

Praise and Prayer Points

Give thanks for:

  • The sale of our final unit for an excellent price
  • Being part of a church family, and the support and encouragement we can give each other
  • Family reunions that have happened in recent weeks
  • The improvement in health for a number of our family

Please pray for:

  • Comfort for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one
  • Recovery for those who have had health concerns recently
  • The finalisation of the sale of the units over the next couple of weeks
  • The completion of our redevelopment
  • Wisdom and clarity as we “Step over the Threshold”

Car Parking on Sundays

Just a reminder to be thoughtful about where you park your car.

If you are fit and well, we ask that you leave parking spaces in the front of the church for those less able. A little bit of exercise is beneficial. 

Numbered car spots in the church car park are for the sole use of the residents. There is a disability parking spot for anyone who qualifies to use it.

HBC Services Online

Recently, on-line services reverted back to being essentially the same content as the in-person service.

The audio of in-person services, including the Q&A, is available HERE >>>

Issues with the NBN have nearly been resolved and we hope to be live-streaming the services from church to you very soon. 

Visit us on YouTube here >>>

GIVING – Your tithes and offerings

Thank you to all who have faithfully continued with regular giving during the current economic climate. Many are now using EFT, with quite a few who have made the switch since we had to close our doors. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

There is an offering box available for your use as you leave the Sanctuary. (A change to the way we do things as a result of COVID-19).

You can give online here>>>

COVID-19 Update and reminders

Please pray for the world as we continue to battle the pandemic.

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
Family members may sit close together – others please remember the 1.5m rule

You will notice when you are out and about that you are being asked to scan the QR code, or write your name down, to assist with contact tracing. As you are aware we have already been recording attendees and we thank you for your ongoing cooperation with this.

Thank you for your assistance.