WAVE was pretty awesome on all accounts. Most number of kids we've ever had, almost half were from unchurched families. We've had exciting conversations in the coffee tent and coming out of door knocking.
Please pray that the effects of WAVE would be felt all year!
Patricia Weerakoon Sex Education Night
Dr Patricia Weerakoon gave a great presentation during WAVE week about how the internet and mobile connectivity have drastically changed how parents need to think about sex education. If you missed it, or you want to share it with friends, please see it online here.
Back to Youth Party/Youth
Our HBC Youth kicked off their year with a slip and slide at Dixon Park followed by Youth Group at the Hub.
There's a bunch of new faces at both Youth and Rush this year, so please pray for the teams and that the non-church kids would stick around and grow in faith.
No more NextStep! Welcome the Connect Series
As we keep trying to improve how we love people and welcome them into church, we've decided to give NextStep a new name and to think it through again.
So, as we welcome new people to HBC, the Connect Series is the new NextStep :)
Big Maturity Night
Richard and the Maturity team have started a new training program for GrowthGroup leaders to gather every month for training and encouragement.
Please remember to thank God for your Growth Group leaders and maybe ask them how they found the first Big Maturity Night?
New MTSers Starting
As a church who gets the priveldge of training and sending heaps of people into paid-ministry careers, it's always exciting to see our new MTSers start out.
Please remember Liv, Nick, Ling, Jocelle, Dave and Tess in your prayers!
UniChurch Launch 24
This weekend the Unichurch Congregation is set to re-launch for the 2016 year.
It's like planting a new congregation every year; new teams, new ministries, and heaps of new people.
Please ask God to use HBC to meet and save thousands of students over the next few years!
Other Family News...
- Sam Morris and Bec Phillips
- Andrew Copeman and Loren Fullager
- Lachlan Giles and Sarah Batley
- Gareth Elliott and Sarah Waters
- Scout Barrie born to Mark and Melia
- Grace Thompson born to Dave and Allison
- Isabelle Jonas born to Roger and Naomi
Let us know when other significant life events happen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org