Church Family News, July 2023

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday 30 July

reCreation, square

Join us at 10am this Sunday as Stephen Baxter continues the sermon series called reCreation: Past, Present and Future.

SERMON: A Sacred Universe

BIBLE READING: Genesis 1:1, 31; Romans 1:20

WATCH: LIVE on YouTube at 10.00am Sunday

If you can’t make it to the church building, watch LIVE at 10am on YouTube

We have a Q&A session with the speaker each Sunday after the sermon. To join, text your question to 0491 070 718.

You are welcome to stay on after the service for fellowship over morning tea, enjoy a coffee from Esteem and stay on for BYO lunch.

Kids’ Church (Primary School aged) and HBC Youth meet during the service in Term 3 (Youth with the exception of the 2nd Sunday of the month).

Boys’ Brigade (see below) is back for Term 3!

The HBC Secretary is taking a break! (Monday 24 July – Thursday 17 August). Please forward any Diaconate matters to the Assistant Secretary Jo Sinclair (, and room hire/use to Kelvin Smith (




Operation Christmas Child: July – Collecting items to love.

SUNDAY 30 July 10am. reCreation Sermon Series continues.


Operation Christmas Child: In August – Collecting something special.

FRIDAY 4 August 5:30-7:30pm. BB 12th Annual Nerf War at HBC.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY 6-9pm 4 August / 9am-5:30pm 5 August Undeceptions Conference

TUESDAY 8 August 10:30-12:00pm. HBC Women’s coffee meet up.

SUNDAY 27 August 6-8pm, Long Table event


TUESDAY 11 September 7:30am Men’s Breakfast


SATURDAY 18 November 9:30am to 3:30pm EmpowHer Day of Courage


Esteem with mural

Esteem coffee has been open for two weeks now. If you see the Esteem sign outside, good coffee awaits inside!
Toasties and croissants were added to the menu on Thursday, a great option around lunch time.

Your support for the coffee shop is essential. Drop in for a coffee, invite a friend to join you, and spread the word far and wide. Esteem is a unique coffee shop and the space is great for a relaxed friendly catch up with people – so what is not to love about it!? See you there!

Kelvin has a couple of lovely volunteers, but more would be really helpful as the turnover has a long way to go before it generates enough income to cover costs and wages.


reCreation: Past, Present and Future, until 10 September

The early chapters of Genesis give us a small glimpse into how God intended the world to be. However, in the light of the discoveries of modern science, and the magnificent photographs of the universe by the James Webb telescope, it seems existing interpretations of Genesis are no longer adequate.

Can we find in Genesis a story big enough to answer the deep question of today? Is it big enough to encompass all of life for every human being? The answer is yes.

For more information, visit the sermon page here…


Livestream event at HBC,

6-9pm Friday 4th August; 9-5:30pm Saturday 5th August

$64.84 with Food provided on Saturday

Hosted by acclaimed author, historian, and podcaster John Dickson, this one-of-a-kind event will feature a world-class line-up of speakers, Q&As, a live recording of the popular Undeceptions podcast, and opportunities for you to grapple with our conference theme: making sense of Christianity.

You’ll come away from the inaugural Undeceptions Conference feeling more confident that the Christian faith has a solid grounding – it makes rational, emotional, moral, and historical sense. For those still unsure of the Christian faith, our program is designed to help you more clearly see the wisdom of Christ. For those who are believers, you will feel better able to defend the Christian faith in doubting times.

Register with Matt Henderson


Term 3 Boys Brigade returns on Friday 4 August with the eleventh annual night of Nerf challenges at HBC. Boys will challenge themselves to feats of accuracy and action from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring safety glasses (some available on the night) and your own Nerf Guns. Don’t forget to name your Nerf guns and bullets.


August Long Table

Hi Everyone,

The Long Table is on again! Farah is from Islamabad, and loves to cook all things Pakistani: Chicken curry, Spinach chicken curry, mince with potato and green peas, Biryani, Pakistani Pulao chicken, Naan bread, Roti, Seviyan Pakistani dessert….

This community meal will assist Farah to get a Hobart City Council temporary food license for one year so she can cater for us multiple times.

The cost will be $40 per person, cash or card with square machine.

There is a limit of 40 seats for this meal so please let us know early if you would like to attend.



Anna's Mural

Hopefully you will have seen this beautiful and colourful mural, “The Optimism” in Esteem by now.

Anna Mykhalchuk, the artist, is seeking expressions of interest from budding artists to attend a workshop with her to learn this Ukranian art of Samchykivka.

The two-hour workshop will cost $35 per person, and class size will initially be limited to five people and will be held in HBC’s foyer.

Sign up forms are available from Esteem. The date and time will be determined once participants have signed up.


Dominican Boy

Hobart Baptist Church are again supporting Operation Christmas Child in 2023.  In July, we are collecting something to love:

  • teddy bear
  • doll
  • soft toys etc

If you prefer to give a financial donation instead of shopping for items that’s great! We also need money to cover the sending costs of $12.50 a box.

For further information please speak to Celia or Kylie. THANK YOU for your generosity!


Church Together City Prayer

Church Together Tasmania invite everyone to gather together and pray for our city, believing that God will touch our city, making the impossible possible in His name.

Prayer for the City occurs on the last Wednesday morning of each month. All welcome – 7.15am for a 7.30am start.

30th August – Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)
27th September – Hobart City Church of Christ (8 Goulburn St, Hobart)
25th October – Hobart Baptist Church (282 Elizabeth St, Nth Hobart)
29th November – Hobart Baptist Church (282 Elizabeth St, Nth Hobart)

Image by kroshka__nastya on Freepik:


You are welcome along to the HBC Women Coffee Chats, on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Esteem (in the HBC foyer). Drop in anytime between 10.30am to 12 noon. Next Coffee Chat is Tuesday, 8 August.

Join us for good coffee, tea, toasties or croissants!


Saturday 18 November, Longford | Earlybird (until 30th August) $45 | Find out more >

We can take busload if enough people are interested!


‘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