Church Family News, March 2023

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday 26 March

The Great Roadtrip

This week we hear from Matt Henderson as we come near to the end of The Great Road Trip series.

HBC’s 138th Annual Report, and more, will be presented at the Members’ Meeting after morning tea. ALL WELCOME. See below.

Can’t make it? Watch LIVE on YouTube at 10.00am Sunday

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

SERMON: The Great Road Trip – Zacchaeus

BIBLE READING: Luke 19:1-10

WATCH: LIVE on YouTube at 10.00am Sunday

Kids’ Church and the Youth program are on.

You are welcome to a time of fellowship over morning tea after the service followed by a BYO lunch.

Tas Baptists Feb/March reCharge PDF is available online here>>> and also in hard copy in the foyer.

THE LORD’S PRAYER as written by David Knox following Stephen’s recent message “Lord, teach us how to pray” on 26 February can be found here>>>. You are encouraged to click the link and take a look.



THE MONTH OF MARCH Operation Christmas Child – Collecting school supplies. See details below.

SUNDAY 26 March 10am Service. Followed by a Church Members’ Meeting including a presentation of HBC’s 138th Annual Report. ALL WELCOME

WEDNESDAY 29 March 7:15am for 7:30am. Church Together Tasmania City Prayer at Your Church, 29 Charles Street, Moonah. See below for more details.

SUNDAY 2 April 10am Service and final day on The Great Road Trip series.

FRIDAY 7 April 9.30am. Good Friday Service

SUNDAY 9 April 10am. Easter Sunday Service

TUESDAY 11 April 12:30pm – FRIDAY 14 April 12:30pm. Vietnamese Christian Fellowship National Conference ay HBC.


Sanctuary Sunday March 2023

Last Sunday’s Sanctuary Sunday was a great celebration of the cultural diversity that is Hobart Baptist.

People from round the world with close on 20 countries represented. Musical items from 4 different cultures including a worship dance from S Korea, an inspirational message from our Senior Pastor, breaking bread together and Yvette Ambrose’s testimony and baptism. So many blessings in one service.

And afterwards great fellowship over morning tea with contributions from around the globe.

Fire Damage to Building

Damage to Church Building.

We are all sad to see the damage to our beloved building caused by a fire early over the long weekend, and look forward to the repair being completed.

Be assured that this will not affect our worship but ask that everyone takes care and please let us know if you see broken glass or any others hazards. For safety, the window has been boarded up, the mess outside cleaned up and the inside of the church thoroughly vacuumed. Thank you to those involved with that.

The Insurance assessor has been and is keen for the clean up of the sandstone and the repair to the window to be completed as soon as possible, using tradespeople with Heritage experience.

It is a tough one, but as in all cases, let’s ask ourselves – “What would Jesus do?”

The Great Road Trip sermon series

As we move out of the holidays, and into 2023 proper, we want to build on our theme of welcome as we continue to work through Luke’s gospel and follow Jesus on The Great Road Trip.

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. Luke 9:51

The next ten chapters of Luke’s gospel document the events of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. These chapters are filled with momentous events and revolutionary teaching as Jesus and his followers make their way to the city. 

To read more, visit The Great Road Trip sermon series page.


A Church Members’ Meeting will be held THIS Sunday 26 March following the 10am service.

Annual Report Cover

The 138th Annual Report for HBC will be presented at this meeting. Other agenda items include, an application for Church Membership by Rebecca Joy Mallipudi, a summary of last year’s National Church Life Survey and a proposal from CityNetworks for the management of HBC’s building spaces including the coffee shop space.

For more details including agenda items go to the HBC Members and Others Page here>>>.
ALL WELCOME, I hope you can come.


Crossover Easter Offering

Crossover is a national Baptist ministry that creates and curates resources to help Australian Baptists share Jesus with their friends and neighbourhoods. It runs entirely on the donations from people like us – so let’s support generously as we are able.

As usual, our Good Friday offering will go directly to Crossover. Or you can give directly now at to donate today, If you are giving online, please use the code HOBART when you are asked for your church name and they will know it is from one of us.


Hobart Baptist Church are again supporting Operation Christmas Child in 2023.  In March, we will be collecting Something for School:

  • 9×7 exercise books (larger books will not fit in the boxes)
  • 15cm rulers (30cm rulers will not fit in the boxes)
  • pencil cases
  • pencils
  • colouring pencils
  • pens
  • sharpeners
  • erasers
  • chalk
  • library bag

If you prefer to give a financial donation instead of shopping for items that’s great! We need money to cover the sending costs of $10/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.
One hour of prayer, the last Wednesday of the month.
7.15am for a 7.30am start.

March 29th  at Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)
April 26th – Hobart City Church of Christ  (8 Goulburn St, Hobart)
May 31st – Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)
June 28th – Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)

Mark the above dates in your calendar.

Update on HBC Sound System.

Sound Desk

The struggle to have the Sound desk repaired continues.

It is looking as if the best solution is to purchase a new one, which, of course will not come cheaply and needs to be researched well.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to serve you better.

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