|Luncheons in 2018||Bible Study Groups in 2018|
|Selection Committee||Safe Church 2018|
|Church Car Park||Metro Course Traineeship|
|Upcoming News and Events|
|Combined Services||Evening Services|
|Sunday School||Missions Morning Tea|
Luncheons in 2018
The Korean ladies have graciously agreed to prepare and serve lunch for the English congregation on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month. The Youth Group members have graciously agreed to prepare and serve a BBQ lunch for the whole church (both English and Japanese congregations) on the 3rd Sunday of each month. On the first Sunday of each month, following our Combined Service (including the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper), there will be a special Joint Morning Tea. Would people please consider bringing some food for that special once a month morning tea.
Bible Study Groups in 2018
The Session encourages each member of our church to be part of a Bible Study/Home Fellowship group to help you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). The following groups will be running and you are most welcome to attend. Please speak to the person nominated below or a member of the group:
- Mondays at 7.30pm at the Milnes’ (commencing on 13 February): Young Adults’ Group (Douglas Milne).
- Thursdays at 7.30pm at the home of Lemuel and Lilly led by Aso Lungleng.
- Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Bamboo Hall: Korean students’ study group (Dong Choi).
- Friday at 10.00am in Room 1 Ladies Group at the church: (Alan Every).
Please continue to pray for this committee as it strives to search for that person whom God is calling into the Senior Minister position of Canterbury Presbyterian Church.
Safe Church 2018
- An on-line Safe Church Refresher Course must be undertaken by the following people, unless you did basic training in the past 12 months: Elders, Deacons, Bible Study Leaders, Board Members, Music Ministry Leaders, and all those who work with children under 18 e.g. Playgroup, Sunday School, Youth Group etc.
- This a short on-line presentation requiring about ten minutes viewing -see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKmCLPK3jpY
- When you have completed this course please notify Jin Kim.
For those required to take the Advanced Course:
An Advanced Course will be run at Canterbury Presbyterian Church on 23 February 2019. PLEASE PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY IF YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE.
Church Car Park
At its latest meeting, the Board of Management asked that those who use the car park regularly should consider the needs of the elderly members of the church and those with children and because of the lack of car parking spaces at church determine whether they could park further afield e.g. along Canterbury Road, in Marlowe Street, or in Keats Street.
Metro Course Traineeship
Applications can be made by visiting http://metro.pcv.org.au/
“Do you want to be trained in your local church to grow in godliness, share the Gospel and teach God’s word?”
The PCVs metro Committee is taking applications for part-time and full-time traineeships in 2019. Visit metro.pcv.org.au
METRO is a 2-year fulltime traineeship where people are tested regarding their suitability for full-time Gospel ministry, for both men and women.
YouthMETRO is a 1-year part-time traineeship useful in equipping students and young workers to grow in maturity and teach God’s word to others.
EquipMETRO is a 1-year part-time traineeship tailored to individual needs such as ‘the Mum looking after kids to minister to other women, the worker to be equipped to teach God’s word at church, or the retiree to make the most of the extra time they have’, to serve God and his people.
More info. on metro.pcv.org.au/ or else contact Clinton Le Page (0419 17 323).
Upcoming News and Events
For Your Diary
PCV – Women’s Ministry Victoria
A training course has been arranged ‘with a desire to particularly support rural and isolated women’. It will be held over eight Wednesday evenings: 29 August, 5, 12 & 19 September, and 10, 17, 24, and 31 October. There is a very special rate for churches of just $200, accessible to every woman in the congregation – for individual rates, please go into http://www.wmv.org.au. All the information and registration can be found on the website.
Catechism Experience in 2018
The self-test sheets are available at cenc.org.au/catechism. For those interested, the test papers are already available to be sent out. Please inform Peter Graham in the next couple of weeks if you wish to participate. The exercise must be completed by 20 August.
2018 Ministry Family Camp
For those who wish to attend, and are eligible to do so, there are pamphlets available on one of the tables in the Forrest hall. The camp is at Forest Edge CYC, and is from 1 October to 4 October.
PTC Upcoming Events
Commencing Tuesday, 4 September, plus Tuesdays 11 & 18 September, and 16 to 30 October at the PTC – “The Protestant Reformations” – from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. More information in the Forrest Hall.
On Saturday 8 September at the PTC, the second annual Women’s Training Conference. 10.00am. More information on the Forest Hall table.
Annual AFL Grand Final Service
As in previous years, this is being held at Scots’ Church, Collins Street, Melbourne on Wednesday, 26 September. The guest preacher is Rev. Alistair Macrae, Wesley Church, Melbourne. A Sausage Sizzle will be held in Collins Street from 11.30am to 2.00pm with the proceeds going to Sports Chaplaincy Australia. Attendees are encouraged to wear the football scarf of their favourite team. More information is available on the forms in the Forrest Hall.
There will be a Combined Service on the first Sunday of each month.
Evening services recommence with a Family Service at 5.00pm and will continue thereafter at 5.00pm, with a ‘bring and share’ dinner on the last Sunday of each month.
During September the evening services will have video sermons, lasting approximately 20 minutes, by leading Reformed and Evangelical pastors, including John MacArthur, John Piper and Derek Thomas. Food will be provided during a time of fellowship after each service. Session is endeavouring to reach out to those who do not usually come to the evening services to enjoy a time of practical scriptural learning and fellowship together.
Due to an inadequate response for Sunday School teachers, Session is reviewing the current programme. Until such time as a final decision is made, the Grades will continue as before. Parents and students will be notified as soon as future plans are finalised (more information the next few weeks).
Missions Morning Tea
Missions Morning Teas (MMT) are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month after the morning service and after a short break for morning tea, commencing at 12.20pm and finished by 1.00pm.
Newsletter/Prayer letters etc. on the Forrest Hall tables
As well as the usual newsletters, prayer letters, and Daily Bread booklets, we have up to date newsletters from Jane Lennan, Andrew Adams and Daryl and Soyoun Jackson on the table in the Forrest Hall. Please take whatever letters/papers/booklets interest you.
Sunday Prayer Meetings
It is the intention to hold FORTNIGHTLY Sunday Prayer Meetings at church between 9.45am and 10.15am.