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December 2020

December 2020

Regional RoundUp December 2020

around the grounds:

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Christmas events around the state PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE
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North - Launceston Churches

City

10am December 27 180th Anniversary
This year, Sunday December 27 is the 180th Anniversary, to the very day, of the opening of the York Street Chapel, the first Baptist building in Launceston.
Read more about the Chapel and its Anniversary HERE >>>

Gateway

10am December 20 Carols service and Christmas Musical 10am All welcome! Followed by morning tea.
7pm December 20 Christmas Musical Open to anyone, followed by supper
9am December 25 Short Christmas service
10am December 27 Informal meeting at Heritage Forest Park in Invermay

Riverlands (Longford)

December 19 Joint churches of Longford carols
9:30am December 25 Christmas Day service

Newstead

6pm December 19 Community Carol singing
10am December 20 Outdoor Carol service followed by a Christmas lunch
7pm December 24 Christmas eve service
December 27 NO 10AM service - joining with City Baptist for their Anniversary

Summerhill

December 6 Partnering with Scripture Union to run an outreach to our community and the Hazara community involving craft and basketball.
9:30am December 25 Christmas Day service

Coastal - Northwest Churches

LifeWay (Devonport)

LifeWay Baptist called in Michael Henderson to operate an Advent program, creatively sharing the Christmas story with hundreds of pre-school children in a nearby unused shop. Many more were unable to be fitted in. 150 children have expressed interest in joining a playgroup program next year!

LifeWay Advent program

Pictured: Participants in the program

Wynyard

December 24 Christmas celebrations on the foreshore. The church is again partnering with the Council to put on this community event.
Wynyard has also set up an external Christmas display on their building.

Burnie

December 20 Carol Service followed by a church family lunch, prepared from our kitchen.
9:30am Christmas Day service.
Christmas Day Lunch The Local City Mission Team will hold a Christmas lunch in the Hall on Christmas Day for those who would be eating alone, or the many who are homeless in our community.

Town and Country Churches

Penguin

December 9 Christmas service at Coroneagh Park (local elderly residential home). The Penguin churches have been holding services there on a rostered basis basically since the Home opened in 1995. We now cover the first three Mondays of each month (morning), and the Ulverstone Gospel Chapel hold a service there on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month. So the Residents have four church services to attend/choose from each month. (We will be taking a break until later in February).
December 13 We joined the local Anglican congregation for their morning service of 9 Lessons and Carols followed by morning tea. We visit each other a couple of times per year. Normally we have lunch together but this year decided it was wiser to just have morning tea.
We then had a Christmas lunch at Carmichael's home, as we usually do at this time of year.
9:30am Christmas Day We will have a short service on Christmas morning, as usual, for around half an hour

Coastlands (Burnie)

December 20 Coastlands only Christmas activity was a very lovely Carol Service.
December 25 Most of our congregation will be away, so any others will be worshipping at the Burnie service.

South

Citywide

5:30pm December 24 Christmas in the Paddock >>>

Christmas in the Paddock

9:30am December 25 Christmas Day service at Lenah valley at 9:30
3pm December 25 Special Christmas service for the Nepali community, Mornington

Hobart Nepali Church

Pictured: Some of Hobart Nepali Church, Pastor Paul Rai at left

Hobart

10am December 13 Celebration of the 71st Empty Christmas Tree. All gifts donated to Hobart City Mission.Empty Christmas Tree 2020
10am December 20 Carols and Advent Sunday "HOPE"
11:30am December 20 Karen Fellowship resume servcies following COVID-19
9:30am December 25 Christmas Day service

Pastor Paw Nay HBC Karen Fellowship

Pictured: Pastor Paw Nay, Karen Fellowship


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