23 March, 2021

Guest on 16 May 2021 Peter Abood, NSW ACT State Manager of Prison Fellowship : Australia

Guest Visits at the Garratt Street Centre—16 May 2021

Peter will be our guest on Sunday 16 May at the Garratt Street Centre. He is the NSW/ACT State Manager of Prison Fellowship in Australia.

For several years, Tuggeranong Baptist Church supported Angel Tree which is one of the programs of the Fellowship.

About Prison Fellowship : In Australia.

In 1979 a group of Christian men from several Australian States arranged for the founder of Prison Fellowship, Charles “Chuck” Colson, to come to Australia for the premiere of his film, “Born Again”. While he was here, Chuck spoke to several large assemblies and some smaller groups, and out of these came the motivation to start Prison Fellowship in Australia.

A national working group was formed, and by 1981 Australia became just the third chartered member of Prison Fellowship International. We are now a strong national organisation with a presence in every State and Territory, enjoying productive partnerships with each State-based Correctional Department and running programs both inside and outside correctional centres.

Across Australia there are over 1000 volunteer men and women visiting prisoners, running programs in prisons, organising camps and providing Christmas presents for prisoners’ children, supporting ex- prisoners when they are released, playing sports, running in-prison Bible studies, and providing many other services.

We rely on donations from individuals and churches for the majority of our financial needs and we are constantly humbled by our partnership with those who support this work.

In all we do, we seek to bring a message of hope and change for prisoners, ex-offenders and their families.

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13 March, 2021

Kids' Church - Call to parents to shape and serve in this ministry from Marian and Sara

It is wonderful to see so many children and youth coming to church on a Sunday with you!

Covid-19 has caused us to rethink how we will manage Kids’ Church.

We’re excited to move forward with ministry to children – one that will promote their sense of belonging to something important. At the same time allowing them to make friends within our community, so they will have a safe place to grow in faith in Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be ascertaining how many children there are and their ages.

Of course, none of this can happen unless we have some structure in place. We invite you to participate in creating the structure and joining the team!

Please feel free to talk with Sara Cornford or myself about your kids and the sorts of activities we all can make happen.

Our thoughts for Sundays at this time are to commence with two groups – one for older school age children and one for the younger ones. Starting on a fortnightly basis. Or perhaps something entirely different.

To enable this to happen, we will need a minimum of four adults to lead the Kids’ Church groups. Are you interested in being part of this exciting time?

Please let us know by calling either Sara 0407077827 or Marian 0415141869 or dropping us an email (marian@tbc.com.au) or chatting to us after the service on Sunday.

Look forward to hearing from you – Marian (Children's Ministry Leader) and Sara (Kids' Church Leader)

 If you are looking for a mid-week program for your kids, our youth program operates on Thursday nights for our kids and you and which reaches to kids beyond our own church community – Brigades aims to develop faith and leadership in kids from ages 5 and up. Find out more in the Groups section in our App or on our Website.

Marian

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23 February, 2021

Paul Kyalimpa - Newsletter December 2020 received February 2021

Paul Kyalimpa has sent the newsltetter of Hope Community Newsletter - December 2020 with this email message:

Dear all at TBC

Praise the Lord Jesus and how are you all these days.

here we are very fine.my family is very Ok God has kept us well.

I have sent you this newsletter as an attachment with this email to show you what we did last year and all about what we are doing. thanks for your prayers. we keep praying for you that God will keep you safe this year and always.

bye for now

Sincerely

pr. Paul Kyalimpa

The newsletter includes the operations of the school and photographs that shows they are following COVID Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

The newsletter goes on to state that:

All this is done in obedience to authorities to fulfillment of God’s Word.

Rom 13:1 Everyone must obey state authorities, because no authority exists without God's permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God.

Rom 13:2 Whoever opposes the existing authority opposes what God has ordered; and anyone who does so will bring judgment on himself.

Rom 13:3 For rulers are not to be feared by those who do good, but by those who do evil. Would you like to be unafraid of those in authority? Then do what is good, and they will praise you,

Rom 13:4 because they are God's servants working for your own good. But if you do evil, then be afraid of them, because their power to punish is real. They are God's servants and carry out God's punishment on those who do evil.

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