Friday 27th January 2023
As we approach the start of the school year, we will focus this Sunday on the reason for our being as humans. “An ounce of purpose bring way more fulfillment than a pocket filled with pounds” – Winston Churchill once said. A clear perception on God’s purpose for your life is imperative for making decisions that eventually will make you!
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NIV
We would love for you to invite friends and colleagues to our service as we will create an opportunity to dedicate our lives to His bigger purpose. Afterwards there will be ample time for fellowship and loving one another during the Fuse Fest. It promises to be a great Sunday!
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Kids Church | Returns for 2023
This week at Kids Church…
We are back for 2023! We have a super-packed program for our kids this Sunday.
GRADE Prep – GRADE 6 | If you don’t know…ask!
John the Baptist in Prison— Matthew 11:1-6 (supporting: James 1:5)
WONDERKIDS | Jesus’ kindness is amazing.
Healing a Man Born Blind | John 9:1-12
Join us onsite
- Time: Sunday 9.50am
- Address: 446 Centre Road, Berwick, 3806
- Register your child/ren below before attending if you are new
Fuse Fest Family Fun Day | Sunday 29th January
Following our Vision Sunday service this week, Fuse Youth will be putting on ‘FUSE FEST’ for our whole church community!
There will be:
- carnival games
- a sausage sizzle
- live music
- face painting
- and more!
The whole family is invited… it will be a blast! This event will be raising money for our youth ministry and will go towards both resources needed within the ministry, along with providing more opportunities for teenagers to be sponsored to attend events such as Fuse Camp and State Youth Games!
Don't forget to bring along cash to purchase tickets, to avoid the long queue to the EFTPOS machine (as we only have one).
As part of raising money, we plan to host a silent auction on the day. If you own a small business or have something you may be able to contribute to our silent auction it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Genny Smith (9702 1011) if you would like to discuss this further!
Young Families | and those who love them!
Would you like to support young families in our church and community, drawing them closer to God and each other? Here are a few ideas:
- Suggest that they get involved in one of our playgroups – you could pass on my number, introduce them to me or encourage them to register their interest online
- Become involved in playgroup yourself! We are looking to expand our team of child-free helpers and there are opportunities galore!
- Register your interest to get involved with running a Parenting course, Lifekeys, Woman to Woman course or Marriage course – our playgroup families are asking for help in all of these areas
- Encourage them to attend the Young Families Camping Weekend for a fabulous opportunity to deepen connections, register here.
Always open to chat anytime! Sue 0403 822 324 or email [email protected].
ALPHA | Wednesday, 1st February
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space, where people can explore life, faith and meaning.
Enjoy a meal with others, watch a video and have an open discussion and conversation in a friendly and non-judgemental environment.
The Jesus Apprenticeship | Sunday 5th February
Imagine if you were able to step back in time to where you could hear and see first-hand all that Jesus said and did – to follow in his footsteps day by day, in the actual order that it occurred; to experience what it was like as one of Jesus’ first disciples following the miracles, the teaching, and the drama – just as it happened.
Imagine if you could be equipped to not just follow Christ, but as one Jesus sends out to go and make disciples of others, to be a witness, to share the gospel, to heal the sick, to set people free, and to use your gifts to help others follow Christ.
The Jesus Apprenticeship beginning Feb 5th is being offered to those involved in the Clyde Church Plant. There are a limited number of extra spaces available for others who might be interested in future church planting. Please talk to Pastor Ken to discuss this further. Email Ken: [email protected]
GTM1 | Tuesday 7th February
Growing To Maturity course (GTM1)
GTM is the ideal follow-on course to ‘Search To Find’ or ‘Alpha” and is perfect for those who:
- are hungry to grow in their relationship with God
- want their faith to move from head knowledge to life experience
- desire to learn how to live out the Christian life in a practical way
Come along to the Introduction session to find out more
Seniors Ministry | Wednesday 8th February
The Friendship Group is back for 2023! Come along and invite someone new who has not come to the Friendship Group before.
- Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
- Where: 446 Centre Road, Berwick, Vic, 3806
- Bring: please bring a plate for everyone to share
Couples Night Out – Ben Price | Sunday 12th February
If you are engaged or married, we invite you to be entertained by Christian comedian, Ben Price.
Ben is a national talent at an international level. Ben has performed all over the world bringing his 200+ voices. He was a Grand Finalist on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 and he’s been on The Today Show several times, Good Morning Washington, Good Morning Texas, Huckabee, Kid’s WB and CT Style and many more.
Bens’s show will focus on engaged and married couples and will have you laughing and be a great night out.
- Time: 5.30pm
- Where: 446 Centre Road, Berwick, Vic, 3806
- Cost: $40 per couple
- Snack box per couple will be provided
- Child-minding for school age children – $10 per family (must register)
Baptism Class | Wednesday 15th February
Perhaps you are interested in getting baptised or would like to know more about what baptism is all about. If that is you, then we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.
Forge Young Adults Summer Camp | Friday 17th February
We are going to Bonnie Doon for Summer Camp! This is a weekend not to be missed by any YA (Age 16+). Make sure you bring all of your friends and get ready for a great weekend!
Here are some of the things we have lined up:
- Watersports with plenty of boats & jet skis
- Hike seeing the sights
- Evening Y&Y Service on Saturday evening
- BBQ dinner & a feed at the Bonnie Doon Hotel
[email protected] Conference | Saturday 18th February
The Future of Work: How to love your colleagues and share Jesus in an ever-changing landscape
[email protected] Conference is City Bible Forum’s annual conference to encourage Christians in the workplace. Since 2013, the conference has been equipping and empowering Christians from around Australia, and the world, for their life and witness in the workplace.
Join us at [email protected] Conference 2023 as we discover the answers. Feel confident to be a Christian in your daily work, in spite of uncertainty!
Young Families Camping | Friday 3rd March – Sunday 5th March
Who would like to go camping at Warburton Holiday Park, 30 Woods Point Road Warburton. Located approximately one hour from Berwick? This is a chance for young families to camp together and experience the fun of connecting through camping. You’ll need to provide your own camping equipment, bedding, meals etc. Make sure you book.
Thank you for being His Presence in Every Place!