The Five "R"s...
In the lead-up to Easter, our sermons this month will focus on the five 'R's. These R words help define our goals as a church that is looking to God and doing its best to further His kingdom in our local area.
You've probably heard them before but just in case, here's a recap...
A RELIANT Community
...to go deeper in God to go wider in spiritual impact.
A RESTORATIVE community
...bringing blessing & help to people in need.
A REDEMPTIVE community
...helping people find faith in Jesus.
A RESOURCING & RELEASING community
...multiplying kingdom ministry.
Finances last Month
Budgeted giving - $29,500
Actual giving as at 27 February - $24,925
Building Loan as at 27 February - $609,162
General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307
Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582
“Every good & perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17
Bushfire Appeal Update
Bateman’s Bay, and Corryong are names of towns that probably resonate in your memory of the recent fires on the east coast of Australia. Located on the coast of NSW and Victoria, they were in the epicentre of the fire zones. Resulting from the generosity of so many people in this church, we have been able to donate so far, $4500 of the $7000 raised to churches in these two towns. This money is being used for immediate assistance to individuals who have lost homes or businesses. Vouchers have been funded for use at local businesses and supermarkets. Around Corryong, many farming families have lost much of their stock or infrastructure such as fencing and water points, as well as houses and sheds and machinery. Fuel vouchers were provided for people without power who needed to run generators. And so many other needs!
The churches have expressed their deep thankfulness for our solidarity with them. Also, Milton Ulladulla Baptist Church thanked us for our offer of support but were most of all interested in the various ways we had responded to our community in the aftermath of the 2014 fires here. So God uses our difficult experiences to grow us and to bless others. We will continue to expend the remaining funds over the next weeks and will report back as we hear more.
Ken Wadley, for the Leadership Team
Friends of Global Interaction Morning Tea
Saturday 14 March 10-12noon
@Riverton Baptist Church
This is a good opportunity to hear what is happening on the different fields, catch up with friends and have a wonderful Devonshire morning tea.
Last meeting Kath and Cam Beeck shared some great stories of what is happening in Mozambique. This meeting, Ben and Sam Good will be guest speakers and will also be sharing more stories of what is happening amongst the Yawo.
There will also be updates from other fields and news of what is coming up in the future.
Serpentine Baptist Camps Reunion
Saturday 21 March
Celebrate the past and inspire the future!
Catch up with friends, reminisce and encourage this incredible ministry that is impacting generations.
- 10am Celebrations begin
- Traditional camp meals
- Fun camp activities for the whole family
- 7.30pm Worship & Celebration of Camp Ministry
- Options available to stay the night in a dorm!
Bookings are now open: serpentinereunion.org
Pray for our busy schedule this month, that it's continuing to grow God's kingdom and not just filling programs!
Give thanks for our recent Night of Prayer where our church ministry leaders and executive team spent the evening in prayer for specific needs @Parky.
Give thanks for the way Parky has been able to help in different ways some of the fire-affected churches over East. Praise God for the generosity of His people.
Give thanks for the AGM, for positive outcomes and for some tough decisions made for managing the coming year.
Pray for our week of Prayer & Fasting, that God will use this time to speak to His people and bring our church community closer together.
Pray for the Family Workshop, for good attendance in such an area of need. Give thanks for the work that Parky Care is doing in reaching out to the community around us.
Pray for our church leaders and especially Ps Craig on his current health journey. Pray for strength, wisdom and healing.
Pray for our Family Fun Day as preparations are made for this exciting community event.
Continue to pray for our Pastors as they speak from God’s word both at Parky and churches in our local and wider community.
Continue to pray for our local community and ways that we can bring the good news of Jesus to those around us in 2020.
Pray for provision to meet our financial needs this year. Pray for continued wisdom in our financial management and generosity in spirit as a church.
Continue to pray for those who are grieving, unwell or recovering from injury.
Continue to pray for those who are new to our church. Pray they will feel welcome & find opportunities to connect with different ministries & people in our church community.
Continue to pray for the missionaries we support as a church, for God’s protection & blessing over them as they bless those around them.