|Luncheons in 2018||Bible Study Groups in 2018|
|Selection Committee||Safe Church 2018|
|Church Car Park||Ice Creams For Sale|
|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.
Ice Creams For Sale
These are available from the freezer in the kitchen. Please put your money in the container provided. We thank Sophia Yang who has donated the proceeds to the church. Currently this fundraiser has raised $500.
Upcoming News and Events
For Your Diary
‘Carols in the Gardens’
As in previous years the above is being held in Canterbury Gardens. Our church has supported this for many years. It is a great time to enjoy fellowship with church members. It is being held on 2 December 2018, starting at 6.30pm for dinner, and carols from 7.30pm.
Belgrave Heights Convention
The Summer Convention lasts from 28 December to 1 January. The Speakers include Rev. David Cook a Presbyterian minister and Principal of the Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 26 years. Other speakers are John Risbridger from Southampton, England, who was Chair of the Council of Keswick Ministries until September 2017, and Simon Longden, a Director of Pioneers Australia.
‘Engage’ Leaders’ Conference
This is being held on 25 to 28 January at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre with Dr Peter Adam (St Jude’s Anglican Church) speaking on Exodus on the theme of ‘Deliverance’. The conference exists to complement and enhance the training of Sunday School teachers, Youth leaders, and Bible Study leaders. Website for more information is engageleadersconference.com
This year the choir will be presenting a varied programme of Christmas Anthems, and special items, instead of the usual Christmas Canata. Your support and participation in the choir for this programme will be much appreciated. The Christmas Programme will be held on Sunday 16 December at 10.30am. There are only a few more scheduled practices, so please consider your dedicated involvement and also encourage others to be a part of the choir. If you have any queries, please see Brindley.
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 November the evening services will have sermons, based on the book of Ephesians. The preachers will be Dong Choi and Andrew Wong.
Can You Help!
The Sunday School teachers held a meeting recently and, at this stage, they need a couple of extra teachers to help with the teaching in 2019, and also an extra helper as a substitute teacher in early 2019. If you feel called to help, please speak with Brindley.
Another area of the church which is seeking extra teachers is the English Classes. If you feel called to help,please speak with Alan.
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 Aaron and Katie Rigg, Colin and Alison Morrow, 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
Prayer meetings will be held before the worship services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. They will be held in the Prayer Room at 9.45am.