Bulletin l October 2020

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19 October, 2020

Our church family has grown by one this week as Melinda & Michael Graham welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Matilda Rose Graham, into the world.

Born: 30/09/2020

Time: 03:26am

Weight: 2962grams // 6lbs 5oz

Length: 47.5cm

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BACK ON

Ladies Craft will be starting up again on Thursday, 15th of October, at 10am in the Church Cafe. Bring along a craft and catch up with the ladies. For more information contact Beth Rowbottom.

Sunday School returns next week (18th of October) during both the 9am and 10:30am services. Contact Juline Michell if you have any questions.

Youth Group also returns this Friday night (16th) with a games night. Year 7-12, 7:00-9:15pm, $2. A light supper will be provided (canteen available). The Term Calendar will be posted during the next week. Contact Andrew Kelly for more information.

Home Groups will go back to the usual times now that school holidays are over. Contact Phil, Jeff, Andrew or Graeme for more information about when the different home groups run.

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PRAYER NEEDS

Please continue to be in prayer for our church:

That the church will understand, and have the freedom to speak into, the Elder’s vision for the church and the community.

Transparency 

between leadership and the church. That together we will be able to work as a body (a team) in unity and humility so that we can journey together.

Wisdom

as we meet regularly as a church with our leadership, that we can communicate better with each other, and also as we receive input from the entire church regarding our 2 services.

Future Leadership 

For new “lay” Elders, and for the right person to take Jeff’s place. Bring him on, then work on the church vision together.

Home Groups 

we have a desire to see more people involved and for them to grow. The following is a list of the “official” church groups, who meet weekly:

1. Sunday night Home Group, 5pm at the church

2. Monday morning KYB, 10am at the church

3. Tuesday night Young Adults, 7:30pm at the Kelly’s

4. Friday night Home Group, 7:30pm at the Spencer’s

The School

For its ministry, for the evangelism that needs to happen, for our Chaplaincy team, and for the School Staff.

Year 12's

Please pray for the Year 12 students at Hope Christian College over the coming weeks as they prepare for their exams and complete assignments for subjects that have no exam. 

These students have subjects with no exam but have to complete assignments: Dylan O’Connor and Akira Thomas. 

Below is a timetable for the exams please be in prayer for students during their exams:

Monday 2 November

9am Mathematical Methods - Caitlin Hazelton

1:30 Essential Mathematics - Benson Brawn, Charlotte Churcher, Taylor Dunn, Jason Forgione, Katherine Heuer, Jake Johnson, Taylah Mills, Aron Misic, Jack Morris, Phoebe Palfrey, Keiren Weir

Tuesday 3 November

1:30 English Literary Studies - Bethsheba Barliea, Charlotte Churcher, Taylor Dunn, Caitlin Hazelton, Katherine Heuer, Payge Hill, Yuki Hser, Aseneta Louis, Phoebe Palfrey, Joshua Riggs, Hannah Rowbottom

Wednesday 4 November  

1:30 General Mathematics - Hayden Criste, Yuki Hser, Aseneta Louis

Thursday 5 November

9am Specialist Mathematics - Tumi Bonokwane, Jake Johnson, Aron Misic

1.30 Modern History - Bethsheba Barliea, Benson Brawn, Taylor Dunn, Sheridon Mattschoss, Joshua Riggs

Friday 6 November

9am Biology - Charlotte Churcher, Yuki Hser, Aseneta Louis, Lara Ryan

Monday 9 November

9am Legal Studies - Bethsheba Barliea, Payge Hill, Sheridon Mattschoss, Joshua Riggs, Hannah Rowbottom

Tuesday 10 November

9am Chemistry - Hannah Rowbottom

Friday 13 November

1:30 Tourism - Muriel Bangura, Bethsheba Barliea, Jason Forgione, Katherine Heuer, Micayla Lycett, Zaliah Mason

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OFFERING

September 20th

General Offering: $3,730

September 27th

General Offering: $3,116

Designated: $158

October 4th

General Offering: $2,545.80

Designated: $50

Average weekly offering this year to date: $2,870

TO GIVE...

DIRECT DEBIT

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

OR in the offering bag

Bring in cash to Sunday services and place in offering bag

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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

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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 November 2021

[2 Peter 1 :3 -7]

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,  so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

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Christmas Services

Can you believe it’s 7 weeks till Christmas!?

 As a staff we have been looking at the Christmas season and the opportunities we will have to celebrate the birth of our Saviour. The challenges of COVID and the impact upon all families is another factor that we need to consider as we look to a Christmas with open borders, and many families already planning to travel interstate or have interstate family here.

 With COVID restrictions having to wear a mask whilst singing we do not feel that Christmas Eve service would be enjoyable, therefore this year will be a Christmas Day service at 9.30am.

Carols event

 This year we will not be having a public carols event due to Covid restrictions however we will be having an evening carols service and sausage sizzle for our congregation the weekend before Christmas where Phil Emery will be sharing a Christmas message with us.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Creation Ministries International:

From Evolutionist to Creationist

Sunday 21st November at 7:00pm in the Church Cafe

Admission: FREE (donations accepted + Creation resources available to buy)

For any enquiries phone Sam Hartwich on 0434 225 002

(See attached PDF for more information)

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For Your Information...

Yangala Retirement Village

We currently have a unit available for rent for a retiree within the Village adjacent to the church on Carinya Street. The unit available is two bedroom with a separate dining area and small rear yard. There are no pets allowed and this unit has no car parking provision. 

To find out more please contact Sharon Bigwood on 0412 213 302

 School Bus Driver Position

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Christian with a passion for the Gospel and children, to join the staff at Craigmore Christian Church in 2022 as part of the bus ministry. The successful applicant will have an active Christian testimony and regular participant in a local church, preferably Craigmore Christian Church, or be willing to become a member of Craigmore Christian Church. 

The role as part of our bus ministry is within the Church’s school ministry at Hope Christian College. The successful applicant will already hold or be willing to apply for a LR/MR Driver’s Licence and an Industry Class LP Drivers Accreditation, Working With Children’s Check (not a volunteers), Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate and First Aid Certificate.

The position is 0.53FTE with a minimum of 20 hours per week during school term weeks only and is a permanent position, commencing Monday 31 January 2022, with some workdays the week prior required. Working a split shift to complete both morning and afternoon bus.  

Application forms are available from Sharon Bigwood at Craigmore Christian Church email: sharon@craigmorechurch.org Applications close 19 Nov 2021.

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TO GIVE...

On Sundays there is a brown wooden box located on the Café counter for cash offerings and missions support. Should you prefer to utilise the internet banking these are the details you’ll need:

DIRECT DEBIT

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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Previous Offering Details

17th Oct: $2,933 // 24th Oct: $2,825 (EMG $200) // 31st Oct: $3,324

Weekly Budget: $3,150 // Actual Weekly Average: $2,898

Offering Year to Date Budget: $138,600 // Offering Year to Date: $127,504

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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

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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

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

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Bulletin l October 2021

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

[ 1 Peter 4:10 ]

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- HOPE IN THE CAFE -

 Hope in the Café, a ministry run by Di Kessels, is open to those in our community who may be lonely, in need of support, or who just need a chat. 

You are invited to come along every Wednesday from 10am until 2pm where you will be offered a free meal, share in fellowship and conversation, as well as play games together with those in the church and surrounding communities.

Di and the team would love to see you there to join in supporting this wonderful ministry.

For more information about coming along or for serving opportunities within this ministry please contact:

Di Kessels on 0466 155 950

Church office phone: 8255 5668

Church office email: office@craigmorechurch.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

- Women's Ministry -

For the month of October the Women’s Ministry are running a Women’s Retreat from Saturday 16th-17th so there will be no event running on the first Thursday in October.

For those who have RSVP’d to the retreat, please pay the $40 ($30 if you paid the deposit) to the Church bank account with reference “your first name—MOONTA” (bank details in ‘Giving’ below), or cash payments to Fiona, Kymberley or Julie.

- Corporate Prayer Meeting -

Saturday 10th October

9:00-10:00am

Our next time together in prayer for our church, church ministries, leadership, Hope Christian College, the surrounding community and our nation. Please join with us for the whole hour or when you can during that time. We’d love to see you there!

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- BRIELLE ESTALLA GEORGE -

Congratulations to Solomon & Sarah on the arrival of

Brielle Estella George

Born 8 September - 3.9kg // 51cm

Pray for Solly & Sarah as they adjust to managing to life with their new family of four. Praise God that all is well with Sarah and Brielle!

- SHANELLE TAYLOR HARTWICH -

Congratulations to Sam & Leah on the arrival of

Shanelle Taylor Hartwich

Born 19 September - 3.81kgs // 52cm

Pray for Sam & Leah as they begin this new journey with Shanelle, and for Daniel & Arielle as they adjust to life with a new sibling!

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STAFF ON LEAVE

Andrew is on leave until Thursday, 7th October

Sharon on leave until Thursday, 7th October

Shayne on leave until Monday, 11th of October

Jeff away Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th October

Please contact Phil for any pastoral needs or Ash for any admin needs. 

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TO GIVE...

On Sundays there is a brown wooden box located on the Café counter for cash offerings and missions support. Should you prefer to utilise the internet banking these are the details you’ll need:

DIRECT DEBIT

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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Previous Offering Details

17th Oct: $2,933 // 24th Oct: $2,825 (EMG $200) // 31st Oct: $3,324

Weekly Budget: $3,150 // Actual Weekly Average: $2,898

Offering Year to Date Budget: $138,600 // Offering Year to Date: $127,504

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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

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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

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115 

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Bulletin l June 2021

Hope in the Cafe

Di Kessels spoke last week about a new ministry God has placed on her heart for those in our community who may be lonely, in need of support through a tough time or would just like somewhere to come and be with others. 

Di is seeking a team of likeminded people to join with her and minister to people of all ages and demographic with the ministry beginning ,Lord willing, on the 14th of July. The hope is to start with a program from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday each week. This will follow on from the food distribution we offer to all on a Wednesday from 9-10am. The time will be spent in conversation over coffee, lunch of soup through winter and joining in some games and activities.

There are many ways you can come along and be a part of this ministry and to find out more please contact Di on 0466 155 950.

Upcoming Events

Church Meeting

Monday June 28th

7:30pm 

Join us to discuss and enquire about the updates on the auditorium.

 

Women's Fellowship Evening

Board Games & Soup

Thursday 1st July

7:30-9:00pm

Bring along a board game to play and join in some fun on a winters evening.

For all women over 18.

 

Corporate Prayer

Saturday 3rd of July

Our next time together in prayer for our church, church ministries, leadership, Hope Christian College, the surrounding community and our nation, is on Saturday 3rd of July from 9am to 10am

Please join with us for the whole hour or when you can during that time. We’d love to see you there!

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Phil & Fiona // AMT update

From 5 July Phil & Fiona are taking on a new role with AMT (Australians in Mission Together).

They will be responsible for the missionaries represented by AMT with pastoral and other supporter needed whilst they are away in the field, on furlough, or returning from the field .

 

This role is being shared with Fiona, as Phil said, doing the lions share working 3 days a week for AMT. Phil will continue in his role here as families pastor at reduced hours and work two days a week for AMT.


Pray for both Phil and Fiona as they seek to serve God and those called to the mission field, thank God for the experience they bring to the role having spent over 30 years on the mission field in Papua New Guinea.

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TO GIVE...

On Sundays there is a brown wooden box located on the Café counter for cash offerings and missions support. Should you prefer to utilise the internet banking these are the details you’ll need:

DIRECT DEBIT

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church

BSB: 065 137

Acc: 009 008 62

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

__________

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

__________

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

(Andrew & Amy Kelly are heading on holidays from 6th-14th April , trust they will have the opportunity to relax and come back refreshed. For any pastoral needs please contact one of the other pastors or elders)

 Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 0437 755 007

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | On Sabbatical

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