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Congratulations to Kirsten and Max Lee (8:30am service) on the safe arrival of their first child, an as-of-yet unnamed baby boy! Everyone is doing well.
Training plans for February 2018
We have planned some dates for new OR refresher training for three areas of Ministry here at Waitara. Please add them to your brand new diary or phone calendar!
Service Leaders Sunday 4th Feb
Prayers Sunday 18th Feb
Bible Readers Sunday 25th Feb
These training opportunities will run from 11.30am for approximately an hour. Ideally we would like for all members of our teams to attend and be up to date as we serve each other at church. Please RSVP to Vicki in our church office:
Helpers for Children’s Ministry 2018
Please remember, one of our strategic areas of focus as a parish is ministry with children. Volunteering in one of these roles is a great way to help our church be as effective as possible!
C4K Leader – this requires you to teach a class
C4K Helper – you are there to help the C4K Leader
C4K administration – sending out Birthday cards to C4K Kids
SRE Teacher or Helper – Waitara Public School is growing, which also means more children. Therefore we need more teachers and helpers to teach these students the amazing love Jesus has for them. Please see Emily for more information
Junior Jivers – Helper needed to set up/pack up toys
Junior Jivers – Helper to help run the music sessions and story.t
Help needed to chat with parents that come to join us.
For more information about how you can help in any of these children’s ministry roles, please contact Emily Carpenter:
A meeting will be held for our Growth Group leaders and coordinators at the Kemp’s house, 15 Dudley St Asquith, 7:45pm on Tuesday 23rd January. Please RSVP to Marty:
G4K – Games For Kids
If you know children in Years 4-6 this year, perhaps ask them to join us in for Games For Kids. Starting on Friday afternoons in school term, the group will meet from 3.30pm until 5.30pm. This will be a fun time with friends, board games, a lesson from the Bible and will include afternoon tea. $30 per term. Please register online or email your registration interest to the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diary dates for Term One 2018
23 Jan 7.45pm Growth Group Leaders Meeting
1Feb 2pm Prayer Meeting at Kemp’s Place
4 Feb 11.30am Service Leader Training
5-7th Feb Young Adults’ beach trip
6 Feb 10am Junior Jivers Term One starts
6 Feb 10am Craft Ladies Term One starts
7 Feb 10am ESL Term One starts
8 Feb 10am Playtime Term One starts
11Feb All Services Ong Family Visit
18 Feb 11.30am Prayer Training
25 Feb 11.30am Bible Reader Training
1 Mar 2pm Prayer Meeting at Kemp’s Place
18 Mar 11.30am Annual General Meeting
24 Mar 9am till 2pm International Food Festival
30 Mar Good Friday
1 Apl Easter Sunday
15 Apl 10am C4K Family Service
Prayers for this week
Pray that the talks held between Nth and Sth Korea this past week might result in eased tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Pray for our local police in the Ku-ring-gai Local Area Command. Pray for commissioner Mick Fuller and Minister Troy Grant.
Pray for those on our preaching team here at church. Pray the Spirit will equip them to preach the truth in an engaging way.
Pray for our student ministers, Matt and Leonie Morrison, as they sit exams this week. Pray they will deliver great answers!
Pray for those who are battling with anxiety, especially as the New Year gets underway with all the stress of this busy period.
Give thanks for last year’s ministry at the Sydney Uni Evangelical Union, especially for the good numbers in Bible Study groups.
Blessings from your team at church,
Marty, Emily, Nick, Richard, Leonie, Matt, and Vicki