13 March, 2021 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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1 March, 2021 1 March, 2021

Hay family New from iKhethelo Children's Village, South Africa February 2021

David brings us news of the children in the village and recent academic success, the update of the impact of COVID and of the arrival of a new generator.

To read the full Newsletter, download the file listed below.

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23 February, 2021 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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23 February, 2021 23 February, 2021

Michele Black Newsletter February 2021 - Out of Lockdown

Read Michele's email and then open the Newsletter below to read about:

- Lockdown - making pumpkin soup and a helping with a food drive

- Commencement of school

- Fun with Flora during lockdown

- Update of Flora's international adoption

- Prayer requests

Hi Friends,

Just a quick newsletter to tell you that we are out of lockdown - yay! Hopefully a little glimpse of what lockdown was like for us and some very exciting news we received last week,

Read on - and do tell us how you are going,

Blessings,

Michele and Flora.

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23 February, 2021 23 February, 2021

Good Friday and Easter

April 2 Good Friday Communion

April 4 Easter Day “The NEW Truth About You”

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23 February, 2021 23 February, 2021

Who will you serve - Teaching Series - March 2021

March 14 “We're Never Really Ready”

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew:28:16-20

March 21 “The Last bit”

17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew:20:17-28

March 28 “You Don't Know the Truth About You”

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew: 6:22-23

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25 January, 2021 25 January, 2021

Michele Black Newsletter January 2021 - In lock down

Michele shares her current situation and requests prayer for the many whose circumstances have become much more difficult as Rwanda is in a second lock down due to the Coronavirus.

Open Michele's Newsletter below for details.

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25 January, 2021 25 January, 2021

Securing our Future - Teaching series commencing 7 February 2021

SECURING OUR FUTURE

February 7 “Only in Community”

Gen 2. "Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone.'"

(Service will include Communion)

February 14 “Crucial Conversations”

Lev 19. "Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the Lord. Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbour frankly so you will not share in their guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbour as yourself."

February 28 Unity... Liberty.... Charity

"In Essentials unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity."

February 28 “When Fellowship Becomes Real”

Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together...not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

March 7 “Life Together”

Psalm 133:1 "...how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity."

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30 December, 2020 30 December, 2020

Merry Christmas from Michele and Flora

Merry Christmas from Michele and Flora

Hello Friends,

Here is our Christmas newsletter to share with you.

We are now both on school holidays until January 18th and are so looking forward to some down time together. Pools were open but closed after like a week, hotels are open but now you need a negative COVID test to stay anywhere - so we really are not sure how we will fill in our days after the big guy visits! Just not rushing to get out the door will be nice.

Many blessings to you all for a blessed Christmas. Who knows what 2021 will bring, so lets enjoy the day we have with those around us,

All our love,

Flora and Michele xo

20 December 2020

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