Christmas in Winter 2021

20th June to 4th July, 2021 For us here in Hobart, celebrating Christmas mid-winter feels somewhat strange and out of place. Although it is principally a winter festival, the first Europeans to settle in the Southern hemisphere kept the date, rather than the season. We’ve become so used to outdoor Christmas barbeques, that singing carols […]

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Christmas in Summer

HOPE: The Focus of our Christmas in Summer Why “Christmas in Summer”?In contrast to our Christmas in Winter >>> 2020 was a year that was difficult and challenging in many ways that no one anticipated. How does Christmas give us hope for the coming year and beyond? It is not found in our consumer and […]

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Christmas in Winter, 26 July 2020

We’re celebrating in the middle of Winter to recapture the spirit of Christmas! Christmas Day View the full service (approx 32 minutes) on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: God Comes Home As Winter turns to Spring, and we emerge out of the isolated darkness of the COVID-19 restrictions, what a great way to anticipate the coming […]

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Christmas in Winter, 19 July 2020

We’re celebrating in the middle of Winter to recapture the spirit of Christmas! Second Sunday in Advent View the full service (approx 30 minutes) on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: Jesus – One of Us As Winter turns to Spring, and we emerge out of the isolated darkness of the COVID-19 restrictions, what a great way […]

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Christmas in Winter, 12 July 2020

We’re celebrating in the middle of Winter to recapture the spirit of Christmas! First Sunday in Advent View the full service (approx 30 minutes) on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: Hope in Dark Times As Winter turns to Spring, and we emerge out of the isolated darkness of the COVID-19 restrictions, what a great way to […]

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Catching the Vision, 15 Mar 2020

Celebrating the Birth of Jesus – Christmas 2020 marks a pivotal moment in the life of Hobart Baptist Church. The upgrade of the buildings will be completed; we will be raising funds for the upgrade of the Tab; it will be our second year of engagement with Dark MoFo; and we prepare to celebrate the […]

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A Curious Christmas: Dec 16, 2018

Today’s Preacher: Stephen Baxter Advent 3 – Curious Dreams This Christmas we are following Matthew’s story. Writing to a Jewish readership, Matthew endeavors to explain how Jesus is their long-anticipated Messiah. However, his arrival is nothing like they expected and indeed quite curious. Yet we celebrate Christmas amid festivities that have become more and more […]

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A Curious Christmas: Dec 2, 2018

Today’s Preacher: Stephen Baxter Advent 1 This Christmas we will follow Matthew’s story. Writing to a Jewish readership, Matthew endeavours to explain how Jesus is their long-anticipated Messiah. However, his arrival is nothing like they expected and indeed quite curious. Yet we celebrate Christmas amid festivities that have become more and more commercialised and full […]

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Christmas Day: Your Invitation to Come Home, December 25

Christmas in Australia is full of festivities, fun and families. But not for everyone. Life for many is weighed down by boredom, sadness and meaninglessness. Whatever our life experience, Christmas stirs up intense emotions that can be described as a longing for home. That is why we put so much energy into our traditions or […]

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Advent 1: Home longing, December 3

Christmas in Australia is full of festivities, fun and families. But not for everyone. Life for many is weighed down by boredom, sadness and meaninglessness. Whatever our life experience, Christmas stirs up intense emotions that can be described as a longing for home. That is why we put so much energy into our traditions or […]

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