Bulletin l 12 May 2019

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12 May, 2019

PREACHER'S PEN

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 

God desires us to be a community who seek His face together because He longs to bless us with His presence and provide for our every need.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Today, we celebrate our mother’s and everything they’ve done for us. We also celebrate the women in our church today and the impact that they have made on our lives, whether a mother figure, a mentor, or a close friend. 

There will be an opportunity to get a photo with these women in your life after the service near the church cafe. Look for Sarah Bigwood and Ashleigh Barnes.

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HANDS & FEET

Every Wednesday in the church cafe Hands & Feet ministry are holding a food distribution from 9am - 10am. Simply come to the church to collect any food you need.

Open to everyone!

For more information contact Shayne Higgins on 0414 691 960

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GRACE CONFERENCE

Grace Conference is an annual day conference for women from 13 years old, held on Saturday, 25th May from 8:30am to 3:15pm at Concordia College, Highgate.

Each session includes worship through music, followed by a teaching session by Suzie Smith and Wendy Lin. Morning tea and lunch are fully catered (including dietary options as registered) and are a great opportunity to mingle, discuss and debrief. Grace Conference also hosts over 20 workshops, led by women invited to share on a variety of topics. This year there is also seperate Grace Girls sessions (ages 13-18) with their own speaker, Kate Stace, and workshops catered to them.

For more information and registrations head to 

graceconference.org.au


CROSS & CROWN YOUTH CAMP

Cross & Crown Youth Camp is coming up on 7-10 June at El Shaddai Camping Centre in Wellington. 

Cost will be $100 which covers the cost of food, accomodation, and activities. To register, grab a registration form from the welcome desk and hand to any of the youth leaders, the church office, or welcome desk. 

For more information, contact Andrew Kelly on 0430 147 927 or the Church Office on 8255 5668.

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OFFERING

Acc. Name:Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office.

office@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 20 May.

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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | On leave | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | On leave | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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PREACHER'S PEN

WITH ANDREW KELLY

The ultimate test of our faith

We can be prone to measure our commitment to the Lord in a number of ways that are not necessarily true expressions of our faith. It is possible to gain great knowledge of God’s word without really knowing Him. We can spend our lives doing good works without ever truly serving God. We could give all our possessions to the poor without ever actually giving our lives to our Lord.

The Apostle John makes it clear that the ultimate test of our faith is not our knowledge, our works, or our generosity. The ultimate evidence of our faith is love from obedience. God’s unchanging, sacrificial, life giving love revealed in Jesus Christ, displayed in the lives of his redeemed people.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. [1 John 4:7-11]

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SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON THE MOVE

The new building is finished! Which means that Sunday School now has a designated room just for them and will be used from the start of Term 4, (20th October). Sign in/out will be in the same place for now at the entrance to the auditorium. The new building has carpeted areas, a lino area, a kitchen, toilets, and a secure outdoor play area. It will be a great place for our children's ministry.

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HOPE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OPEN DAY

TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ HCC

3:30-7:00PM

Come along and enjoy Hope Christian College Open Day. Meet our friendly staff as you browse our classrooms and displays.

Open classrooms •College tours • Musical items • Science activities • Home Economics • Tech Studies • Art displays Japanese display • Sports and games • Playgroup (age 0-4) Jumping castle • Petting zoo • Side shows • Coffee van • Food court

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CAROLS IN THE CAFE

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 5PM ONWARDS

Sunday School Nativity, Sausage Sizzle, Live Music, Kids Activities, Sing-a-long Carols, Gifts stalls, family fun, Bazinga Balloons, & more

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FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

27TH OCTOBER // CHURCH CAFE

Who doesn’t love some Butter Chicken & Vegetarian Korma?! Come along on the 27th for a great time of food & fellowship.

If you have any dietary requirements please contact Erin Bigwood on 0430 382 094

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

29th September

General offering: $2,834.45

Designated: $0

25th August

General offering: $2,871.90

Designated: $150

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,805

Budgeted year to date: $127,100

Actual year to date: $115,005

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 21st October

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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STAFF ON LEAVE

Sharon Bigwood will be on leave from October 18th - November 9th on a well deserved break.

Please contact the church office on 8255 5668 if you need anything.

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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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Bulletin l 1st September

ACTS 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

Filipino Cookery Night with Remy

September 5th // 7:30PM // Church Cafe

All Ladies are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious evening

Gold coin donation to help cover costs of food.

For inquiries contact Fiona Emery or Julie Gent.

SATURDAY PRAYER & EVANGELISM WORKSHOP

// September 7th //

8:30-9:30 [Prayer Time]

10:00-11:30 [Evangelism Workshop]

There will be a time of coffee & fellowship

between the prayer time and evangelism workshop

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COMING UP SOON

COMBINED BRETHREN CHURCHES OF SA CONFERENCE

FREE EVENT

14th Sept // 1:30-5:30pm // Church@Paravista

Arthur Roderick will be speaking about "The Challenges Facing the Church today"

There will also be a mission offering going towards the 'Romanian Gypsy Church Project"

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FREE BOOKS

Jack and Thora Gow would like to offer (free of charge!!) the following books to anyone who might be interested.

- The Personal Growth Study Bible(NKJV) – hard cover - as new, no inscriptions

- Mosques & Miracles by Stuart Robinson -paperback – good cond. ( prev. In Temple Christian College Library)

- Competent to Counsel by Jay E Adams – hard cover – new (Intro to Nouthetic Counselling)

- Evolution, the fossils still say NO! by Duane T Gish – paperback - as new cond.

- A Young Woman after God’s Heart by Elizabeth George - paperback- as new altho’ preowned

- George Beverley Shea by Paul Davis – paperback – as new – Biography

- Ruth Bell Graham, compiled by Stephen Griffiths - paperback – as new altho’ pre owned - Biographical

- In His Steps by Charles M Sheldon – hardcover - good condition – novel, theme “What would Jesus Do?

- A Sister’s Secret by Wanda E Brunstetter – paperback – large print, fair condition – Christian novel.

If you are interested, please see Jack or Thora and they will bring the book/books to Craigmore.

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

18th August

General offering: $2,033.30

Designated: $50

25th August

General offering: $2,280.75

Designated: $100

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $105,400

Actual average weekly offering: $96,122

Budgeted year to date: $3,100

Actual year to date: $2,287

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by 9th September

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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Bulletin l 18th August

The Essentials of the Gospel

Jeff Spencer

1. God has revealed Himself first in creation, and also in the gospel.

[Romans 1:16-20]

2. Because all mankind rejected their Creator, and replaced Him with creation instead, God gave man up to his deluding sinful choices.

[Romans 1:21-32; 3:9-10,23]

3. Man is condemned for rejecting the truth, that God intends to lead him repentance.

[Romans 1:18; 2:4-6; 6:23]

4. In love Christ died for us substitutionally, bearing our judgment to make us right with God

[Romans 3:21-26; 5:8-9; 8:1, 33-34]

5. Salvation and justification is not by works but by faith in Jesus Christ.

[Romans 3:20-28; 4:3-5, 23-25; 5:1]

6. Eternal life is through our union with Christ and our life in Him, in the same way death and sin came through our natural life in Adam.

[Romans 5:10, 12, 15-21]

7. Sin’s power and the condemnation of the law are broken through our sharing in Christ’s death

[Romans 6:3; 7:4, 6]

8. In Christ we are also raised to new life with the power to live right.

[Romans 6:4-6, 8, 22; 8:2-4]

9. This salvation is promised to anyone who in realisation of the bankruptcy of their own works, calls out in believing faith to the Lord Jesus as Lord.

[Romans 9:30-33; 10:9-13; 12:1-2]

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JORDEN ANBERLIN LOUISE BIGWOOD

Our church family has recently grown by one!

Welcome Jorden Anberlin Louise Bigwood to the world.

Born Monday 5th August, 10:32am

Weighing 3.1kg, 6lb 8oz

Measuring 47cm

Praise God for healthy baby & healthy mum. Keep praying for Erin & Corey as they settle into their new life as parents.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FATHER'S DAY PHOTOS

On Father's Day there will be an opportunity to get your picture taken after church in the cafe with the important men in your life, whether father, brother, mentor, or even grab an update of your family photo.

Sarah Bigwood & Ash Barnes will be running the photos, so keep an eye out for them if you're interested.

Photos are free and will be emailed out by Monday.

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP EVENING

Filipino Cookery Night

September 5th // 7:30PM // Church Cafe

All Ladies are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious evening

Gold coin donation to help cover costs of food.

For inquiries contact Fiona Emery or Julie Gent.

OVERCOMER

The most anticipated faith film of 2019, created by the Kendrick brothers (Fireproof, Courageous, War Room).

Overcomer has a valuable message for the Church based on the book of Ephesians, its theme is ‘Identity in Christ’. It asks the question:

What do you allow to define you?

In selected cinemas from August 22nd

Screening information: overcomermovie.com.au

SATURDAY PRAYER & EVANGELISM WORKSHOP

September 7th

8:30-9:30 [Prayer Time]

10:00-11:30 [Evangelism Workshop] (More details to come)

There will be a time of coffe & fellowship between the prayer time and evangelism workshop

COMBINED BRETHREN CHURCHES OF SA CONFERENCE

FREE EVENT

14th Sept // 1:30-5:30pm // Church@Paravista

Arthur Roderick will be speaking about "The Challenges Facing the Church today"

There will also be a mission offering going towards the 'Romanian Gypsy Church Project"

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OFFERING

TO GIVE

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

OR

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

PAST OFFERINGS

4th August

General offering: $3,210.05

Designated: $940

11th August

General offering: $3,118.10

Designated: $150

BUDGETING

Budgeted average weekly offering: $3,100

Actual average weekly offering: $2,851

Budgeted year to date: $102,300

Actual year to date: $94, 089

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BULLETIN INCLUSION

If you would like to submit an article to be included in the next Bulletin, please contact the church office or Ash Barnes.

office@craigmorechurch.org

ashleigh@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by Aug 26th

__________

PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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PASTORS & ELDERS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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