WAVE Kids Club
In the third week of January, the WAVE Kids Club with Sideline Cafe kicked off. Over 600 kids came along throughout the week, with over 100 different adults sticking around at the coffee tent. All who came along got to hear and learn about how they could be friends with Jesus and what the gospel means.
Thank God for the 200+ people who helped WAVE happen and pray for all those who heard the gospel.
Men & Meat Night
On the 25th, a stack men gathered at The Hub to hang out with friends, cut up and eat lamb and hear about Jesus.
Pray for the non-Christians who were invited along, and that they would continue to investigate who Jesus is.
Over Summer, Newy:PM has been meeting on Tuesday at Summer Nights to hang out, let the kids play, eat together and listen to a story from the Bible, because it's easy to let God slip to the side when Growth Groups have come to an end.
Pray that Newy:Pmers would practice and remember these Bible stories so they can lovingly share the Gospel, as well as think through what it means for their own lives.
Last Tuesday, Summer Sessions kicked off again for our Unichurch congregation. Summer Sessions is a great chance for Unichurch to continue to meet and study the Bible whilst on holidays. It will run every Tuesday until the 14th of Feb, at The Hub from 6pm-9pm.
Pray that the Unichurchers would be challenged and equipped for another year of serving Jesus at uni.
Over the Summer, all four congregations have been looking at four big questions about Christianity. These have been a big hit with non-Cristians thinking through the claims of Christianity as well as for Christians to consider how to answer wisely on their own.
We're planning to put these up online soon!
Growth Groups Kicking off
Over the past week or so, 100s of HBCers have been signing up for Growth Groups for the year. As a church, we're really keen on gathering around the bible in weekly groups to grow more like Christ together.
Please pray for our 70+ Growth Group leaders and their support teams. Please pray for our Newish Groups starting the Connect Series too! The hope is that those Newish Groups will become their own Growth Groups soon.
Our Extended family
At HBC we partner with a bunch of people and organisations who we love, and are doing some ministry + evangelism that we can't do, but are really excited about. To keep things manageable, and to help deepen relationships between people in our church family here in Newcastle + Lake Mac and our family serving in other places, we divide them up amongst our 4 congregations.
- Chris + Karen Webb | CMS Broome, WA. (visiting us in March!).
- Kingsley + Veronica Box | CMS, Slovenia.
- Stu + Isabella | CMS, South Asia.
- Rob + Jen Alley | AIM.
- Shem + Grace | HSJC
- Kelly Landrigan | CMS, France.
- Josh + Sarah Allen | Laneway Church, Footscray Vic.
- Lincoln + Leah Bill | HMP, Myanmar.
- Mike + Katie Taylor | CMS, Tanzania.
- Ross + Lyndal Webb | Wycliffe Bible Translators, Vanuatu.
- Dave Payne | Pioneers, Myanmar.
- Dene + Rachel Hughes | CMS, Japan.