Church Family News – March 2024

Hobart Baptist Church, Sunday 31 March

Easter 2024 at HBC

May you be truly blessed this Easter.
All welcome to worship together on Good Friday at 9:30am and Easter Sunday at 10:00am.

Matt Henderson will bring Good Friday’s message and on Sunday Stephen Baxter will encourage us with the Hope that the Easter message imparts.

SERMON: “At Last!”
A Q&A session will take place after the sermon. During the sermon you can SMS questions to: 0491 070 718.

BIBLE READING: Matthew 28:1-10; Galatians 4:1-7

YOUNG PEOPLE: Kids’ Church will be ON. HBC Youth will stay in the service.

WATCH: LIVE on YouTube at 10.00am Sunday

Enjoy fellowship over Morning Tea following the Sunday service only,

REMEMBER: For enquiries regarding room use/hire, please email Kelvin Smith (

PLEASE NOTE: To contribute to Connecter and Church Family News for any Sunday, please email no later than 5pm the Wednesday prior.



Easter 2024 at HBC

FRIDAY 29th 9:30am Good Friday Service with Crossover Offering (donate below)
SUNDAY 31st 10am Easter Sunday

Operation Christmas Child – Collecting school supplies. See details below.


SUNDAY 7th 10am A Special Service
SUNDAY 14th 10am People of Peace series begins

Crossover offering

Easter 2024

Don’t forget the Crossover offering! Crossover aims to help Aussie Christians share Jesus.
Collected as a retiring offering on Good Friday, and there is another opportunity on Easter Sunday.
Donations can be given either through the Church Offering, suitably labelled, or directly by clicking the link below.

Based on 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again…


Serving others to serve God

Recently, the idea of serving at church was encouraged by Matt Henderson during his sermon >

Everybody has unique God-given skills and talents, and they help change the world around you. At Hobart Baptist, there are serving opportunities to fit your skills and your schedule!

Have you prayed about your involvement yet? You are welcome to add your name to Matt’s list next Sunday, but you could also find out more and add your name HERE >.

Church Members’ Meeting

Last Sunday 24th March, the Church Member’s Meeting, held after the wonderful Sanctuary Sunday Service and fabulous morning tea, was well attended.

The 139th Annual Report was presented and Mae Niones was welcomed into membership.

If you missed out on a copy of the Annual Report, printed copies are available or if you would like it emailed out, please ask.


English Conversation
  • Thursday mornings, 10am – 11am
  • Hosted by Pili (a Columbian young lady)  
  • There will be a topic for each day, but flexible and friendly.
  • Volunteers needed! Camille Peacock will soon be looking for English speakers, to help facilitate. 
Adult Colouring
  • Friday mornings
  • Hosted by Karen Conway and Celia Munro
Discussion Group
  • Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 1pm
  • Free and open discussion about how to be a follower of Jesus in today’s world
  • Members of the discussion group invite others to join!
  • Next meeting Tuesday 9 April
  • For more info, talk to William Maguire

Email Kelvin if you are interested or have ideas for other groups:


Luminous Festival

* Luminous is a mid-winter event hosted by Hobart Baptist Church to be held 12 to 23 June.

Luminous aims to open up conversations on important topics for the people of Hobart. This year’s theme is Sacred Tasmania An exploration of the link between Tasmanian place, the sacred, and sustainability.

You are invited to participate! This is your opportunity to be part of the team. There are lots of volunteer opportunities:

  • Music and carols
  • Movie, poetry and reading nights
  • Hobart Baptist’s signature Christmas in Winter celebration
  • Art/exhibition
  • Event Set-up
  • Audio/Lighting and Video

To offer your ideas and suggestions please talk to Stephen Baxter, or email

Operation Christmas Child

Hobart Baptist are again supporting the Operation Christmas Child program during 2024.

Every Sunday, there will be a red tub available near the kitchen entrance for your donations – both gifts and cash donations are welcome!

It’s March and we are 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, pens, colouring pencils, textas, chalk
  • sharpeners, erasers
  • library bag

In October there will be a shoebox packing day held in the Soundy Lounge. And what a fun day that will be! Or, if you prefer, why not take a box or two home and pack them yourself?

Please see Kylie Henderson or Celia Munro for more info.

Here are some ideas for gifts >


Read about the recent City Prayer event, and prayer points for our city: HBC Prayer page >

Details for 2024 dates

7.15am for 7.30am.
City Prayer: Finish 8.30am | City Breakfasts: Finish 8.30am

24th April – BREAKFAST – Hobart City Church of Christ  (8 Goulburn St, Hobart) Details coming soon!
29th May –  – Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)
26th June – Your Church (29 Charles St, Moonah)
31st JulyHobart Baptist (282 Elizabeth St. Nth Hobart)
28th August – BREAKFAST (details coming)
25th September – Hobart City Church of Christ  (8 Goulburn St, Hobart)
30th OctoberHobart Baptist (282 Elizabeth St. Nth Hobart)
27th November – Hobart City Church of Christ  (8 Goulburn St, Hobart)

Let’s come together and pray for our city – knowing that ALL things are possible in Him.
Pastor Dave Morse, Your Church Moonah.


‘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