A crowd of 50 men gathered for the first breakfast of 2019 with members of the God Squad! We didn't run out of food - bacon, eggs, sausages, potato gems, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, etc, etc! The speakers were a real challenge - imagine your evangelism target is bikers! And we began our own journey to real manhood! Don't miss the next one!
Frontier Services Outback links is looking for able people who are willing to serve for short periods in the Outback, to support rural families. If that sounds interesting follow the link...
Last Sunday we were encouraged to define our life by the words of God about the Word of God! Don't know where to start? Here are some ideas...
- Subscribe to a 'Daily Devotional' like the Word for Today. OId copies are in the foyer to get your started, or sign up here free! https://vision.org.au/the-word-for-today/
- Download the "youversion" Bible App to your phone [free]. It has various reading programs with challenges, etc, to keep you motivated. You can even listen rather than read.
- Grab a Bible and simply read one chapter each morning/night. Start at the New Testament - Matthew.
- Join a Bible study group. Talk to Paddi if you are interested.
- If you've never really read the Bible at all - start with a Children's Bible - it will give you an overview of the whole story quickly, then you can read an adult bible.
If you want to give to the Uniting Care flood appeal follow the Link. We will be having a direct appeal to support a Uniting Church Ministry in Norhttps://www.mycause.com.au/page/194558/north-queensland-disaster-appealth Qld soon.
The Queensland Government is currently considering the legality of assisted dying in the State of Qld. The Uniting Church, as a large provider of hospital and aged care, would like to speak into this space. They also need to prepare for all possibilities given we are a large provider of aged care. The church is undertaking a consultation of its members. If you are interested in this reading about the issue and making a submission, please following the link. There is an information session at Chermside Uniting on Feb 18. Submissions are due March 9
We are really excited to welcome Fritz into the life of our church [and his wife Helené as our Youth Worker!
Fritz and Helené recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Namibia in the south-western corner of Africa. They have been married for four years and are looking forward to beginning this new chapter of their lives in the wonderful south-east Queensland. They share a wide range of interests and hobbies including hiking, working out, reading good books and trying to figure out Australian politics.
Fritz was the youth ministry leader of his previous congregation for four years, and Helené was the coordinating editor of the national newspaper's youth-focused content for the same amount of time. So you could say that working with young people is in their blood!
Fritz has a passion for seeing young people deepen their understanding of the Gospel and their relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes that we are called to be a church that never tires of listening to the Word, the Spirit and each other. More importantly, he believes that the greatest gift we can give our young people is a church that is authentic and down to earth - aware of its past and hopeful for its future. The church, warts and all, is the body of Christ and Fritz wants to see teenagers and young adults realize and live out their callings in the church.
Hey, here is something to get you thinking - explained during Sunday's sermon! If you want to delve deeper into Jonathon Haidt's work, watch the video.