From Our Team

John Hoogenhout

Words of thought from our Church Team

Term 2

Term 2 for 2012 starts! Isn’t it amazing how fast time goes? Let me remind you to register for our Wednesday Ministry Night classes starting 2 May. The five classes being offered include: Love & Respect (relationships); CAP Money (budgeting); Pro-Faith (for teens); Church History; & The Course of Your Life (Christian living).

As a church we have a number of ministries extending love and help to the less privileged living in under resourced places – Eg. Burma – New Life Orphanage; Solomon Islands – Bethesda Mission; India – our adopted village Perumalpatti. As well as those, we also support Compassion in their vision to release children from poverty. This Sunday morning in AM Church we have the opportunity to hear more about their ministry – we have the privilege of meeting Andrew Murray (Compassion’s relations manager) and Miss Michelle Tolentino from the Philippines who is a graduate of Compassion’s Leadership Development Program. I know you will be blessed and encouraged in hearing Michelle’s story of God’s love and power. Today’s second offering will be for Compassion – please use this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those so desperately needing out help.

Last Sunday we started our new sermon series The Story, based on the chronological version of the Bible edited by Randy Frazee. I mentioned there are a number of resources available for adults, teens, kids & even todlers (see elsewhere in newsletter) – we’ve just received more stock so please go to the Connections Centre to purchase.

Do you give financially to the ministry of our church? This is an important question for you to answer because just as a family home needs supplies in the pantry to feed the family and finances to pay for the utilities – our church needs supplies & resources to ensure we are fulfilling the mandate Jesus gives his Church. One thing Carla and I have found very helpful to ensure we meet our financial commitment to our church, is on-line giving. Let me encourage you to use this too. Our church bank details can be obtained from the office. We also provide eftpos at the Connections Corner. Thank you.

This week I met with one of our members who is an advocate for Priceless Life Centre – who give loving ‘hope in unexpected pregnancy.’ Ansulette Kay is medical doctor and gives her time freely to promote this ministry. Maybe you know someone who finds they are facing an unexpected pregnancy and needs loving support and counsel? Or maybe you would like to know more about what this ministry offers and join them? For further information, go to our Connections Corner for a brochure or go to their websites below. You can also phone PLC help line 3219 4288 & for country Qld 1800 090 777 www.pricelesslifecentre.org.au –  www.pregnancyhelpline.org.au

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