Gospel Investment Night
On the 15th we gathered as a church to prayerfully consider the investment plans for 2017 and beyond.
In the first part of the evening we discussed the plans for 2017 including using direct debits. Greg then announced HBC's plans to buy a building in the next 3 -5 years.
Pray that HBC would continue to invest wisely in future gospel proclamation.
To see the handouts and listen to the recordings from GI Night click here
Over two weeks in November, a team of people created advent calendars to raise funds for Compassion.
HBC was able to raise $500 through the generosity of HBC families.
If you would like to download the bible verses to read on the lead up to Christmas go here
Our Growth Groups for students living on-campus - a.k.a. "Reality" - have wrapped up for the year! Students moving off campus were farewelled and reminded of the unity we have in Christ. Pray that both leavers and returners would continue to grow in Christ over the summer break.
At the AllNations Farewell, we sent some of our brothers and sisters off to Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea and.. Tamworth and Sydney. We opened the Bible to see God's heart for the nations and prayed for Bec Castelijn in Bangladesh and skyped AllNations alumnus, Ted in the Philippines. Pray that international students will head overseas as missionaries for Jesus and will find solid churches where they can continue to grow.
Summer Sessions kicked off on Tuesday for the Unichurch congregation whose regular growth groups have finished for the year.
Over the next three Tuesdays, they'll be meeting at The Hub from 6pm for dinner and a bible study.
On the 20th and 27th, we had baptisms at the Unichurch, AM and PM congregations. ... people were baptised to show their inward acceptance of Christ.
Praise God for the way he's been at work in and through our church over the past 12 months and more.
SRE Christmas Shows
Scripture Christmas assemblies kicked off in the last week of November around a whole bunch of schools in Newcastle. It is an awesome opportunity for our scripture team to share the great news of Jesus and what Christmas really means.
Pray that all the children, staff and parents who are at these assemblies would come to know Jesus.
Last week saw a bunch of our little HBC members graduate from Lil'Buds because they're going to big-school in 2017.
Please thank God for these little brothers and sisters in Christ, and for the great helpers and Lil'Buds leaders over the past year! Women's Growth Group really wouldn't be the same without this team.