Welcome to 2023!
Friday 6th January 2023
A new year marks a regular milestone in our lives. You might be hoping for a good year or at least a better year, if the last one had its struggles. Such hope is often little more than wishful thinking, but there is a hope that we can hold onto in confidence for our lives.
A new series ‘Anchored In Hope’ begins this Sunday for 3 weeks. ‘Hope’ you make it, if not please join us on our YouTube Channel!
Sunday Service | Our Source Of Hope
This Sunday at 10am we have a fantastic guest speaker, Graeme Cann who will begin our new and exciting series, Anchored In Hope. We have a reason to remain hopeful in a world filled with discouragement and challenges. Come and hear Graeme Cann share who is our source of hope.
Our Cafe Team is taking a break this Sunday and will be reopening next Sunday.
We would love to see you at 10am here at Berwick Church of Christ, 446 Centre Road, Berwick, Vic, 3806. If you can't make it, you can catch up on our YouTube channel.
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Food Pantry opens | Tuesday 17th January
The Food Pantry will open Tuesday 17th January 2023 between 10.30am – 2.00pm to support those in crisis. If you would like to donate food, please leave it in the Food Pantry basket in the foyer from Tuesday 3rd January 2023. The Food Pantry is where friendships and connections have been made with beautiful stories of hope.
Mental Health Support Gathering | Tuesday 17th January
The Mental Health Support Gatherings are a ministry of the Berwick Church of Christ. We have been serving our community with support for over 150 years. You may be interested or might want to refer someone you care about to this opportunity.
We have two discussion rooms:
• one for people who live with a mental health issue/s; and
• one for those who are caring for them.
These Gatherings are facilitated by Christians who wish to walk alongside people in their journey, loving and caring for them by providing a safe place to be heard and share life’s challenges together, offering friendship and hope. In addition, the Gatherings will provide tools to assist people in dealing with life, with specialist speakers addressing relevant topics.
The Mental Health Support Gatherings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Vision Sunday 2023 | Sunday 29th January
Our first Vision Sunday for the year will have the worship team taking us to heavenly places. We will bring you a fantastic message giving us direction for 2023. Why not come early and enjoy a coffee at our cafe. We look forward to seeing you!
We would love to see you at 10am here at Berwick Church of Christ, 446 Centre Road, Berwick, Vic, 3806. Come early and enjoy a hot drink at our cafe. If you can't make it, you can catch up on the YouTube channel.
>>>WATCH LIVE STREAM<<<
Fuse Fest Family Fun Day | Sunday 29th January
Following our Vision Sunday service on the 29th of January, 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!
ALPHA | Wednesday, 1st February
WHAT IS ALPHA?
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.
Connecting with others is important; friends gathered around the kitchen table, meeting for coffee or catching up online. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships – whether in person or virtually.
The Alpha talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each one is around thirty minutes long and played as a video. They explore important issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
One of the most important parts of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas in small groups. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t share (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open 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
Who could you bring?
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
[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!
Church Planting Pastor