ReCharge NEWS October 2022
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Baptist Prayer Gathering
7:45-8:30pm Tuesday 1st November 2022
Zoom Gathering – SIGN UP: crossover.org.au/praywithus
EmpowHer: morning tea and walk
Northwest women invited!
Come along and share a delicious morning tea, together with other women of the northwest.
The morning tea will be followed by a leisurely walk around Pig Island, Latrobe.
WHEN: 10am Saturday 12th November 2022
WHERE: Monclair of Latrobe and Madame M Cafe, 78 Gilbert St Latrobe
REGISTER: By Tuesday 8th of November to Gabe Fife – 0421 434 138
INVITE FRIENDS: Please do!
Marrawah Baptist to Close
End of an Era
For several years now, the small fellowship who gather at Marrawah Baptist Church have been operating on Sundays on an irregular basis. More recently, most of the congregation have shifted to Smithton, and are now attending the Baptist church there. Now, the membership has decided it is time to permanently close their doors.
A Thanksgiving Service will be held at Marrawah Baptist to say farewell, and celebrate all the years of work and mission that has taken place through this fellowship.
Final service details will soon be confirmed, for early 2023.
MAP: Marrawah Baptist Church, 826 Comeback Rd, Marrawah TAS 7330
Voice of the Martyrs
VISITING TASMANIA in November
Come and find out about the persecuted church.
Marcel Enuica is the Regional Relationship Manager (Vic/Tas) for Voice of the Martyrs and will be visiting Tasmania in November. See dates and venues, below.
The exceptional movie Tortured for Christ will be shown at each venue – watch the trailer!
Tea/coffee will be provided. People will also have the chance to receive a complimentary book from Voice of the Martyrs Australia. Range of books here: https://vom.com.au/shop-resources/
For more information, please contact Marcel: firstname.lastname@example.org | +61 457 689 169
Devonport VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
WHERE: 156 Steele St, Devonport TAS 7310
WHEN: 6-8pm, Friday 11th November
DOWNLOAD INVITATION >
Launceston VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
WHERE: 14 Wentworth St, Newstead TAS 7250
WHEN: 6-8pm, Tuesday 15th November
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Deloraine VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
WHERE: 46 Parsonage St, Deloraine TAS 7304
WHEN: 6-8pm, Wednesday 16th November
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Hobart VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
WHERE: 8 Goulburn St, Hobart TAS 7000
WHEN: 6-8pm, Friday 18th November
DOWNLOAD INVITATION >
Ethical Fashion Guide, 2022
Due out 17th October!
Baptist World Aid’s Ethical Fashion Guide and Report reveals how brands are going at ensuring their supply chains are ethical, and sustainable.
BWA want to give you meaningful information on your favourite brands, so you’re equipped to assess your shopping habits and ask brands to do better. That’s why they’ve made a few changes to the Guide this year:
- A wider range of footwear companies in the Ethical Fashion Guide and Report, shining a light on shoe production practices.
- Each company’s score out of 100, instead of the previous A to F grade, giving you even more transparency over how your favourite brand performs.
In the meantime, you can read more about this year’s Guide here.
The Gift of Transformation
For families living in poverty this Christmas
Australians across the country are being encouraged to think differently as they purchase gifts this Christmas. Giving the gift of food security, clean water, the transformative power of an education, or mum and baby essentials for mothers living in poverty has been made possible as Compassion Australia release their annual ‘Gifts of Compassion’ gift giving guide.
The range of gifts offer an ethical alternative for Australians to give to family and friends this Christmas season while giving the gift of transformation to those living in poverty.
Individuals can select from more than two dozen gifts, so there is something for all budgets. For each gift purchased, the supporter will receive a card to give to their loved ones.
CEO of Compassion Australia, Clare Steele, says, “A food security gift is undoubtedly the most urgent need at present. The compounding effects of the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, inflation, and extreme weather events are driving up food costs and leading to supply shortages around the world.
Giving a gift of Compassion is as easy as three simple steps:
- Choose a gift on Compassion Australia’s website
- Receive a beautiful card, either in print of via email for each gift
- Make an impact with the gift for children and families living in poverty
Free Mental Health Webinars
FOR THOSE IN MINISTRY
7:30-9pm, Mondays 10th and 17th Ocober
Attend one or both!
Church leaders, staff and pastoral volunteers are often a primary contact for their congregation and local community when life gets hard. So now, more than ever, churches need support to healthily manage the increasing pastoral load and needs of individuals.
These free online webinars, run by Christian Counsellors Association of Australia, will give people in ministry the tools and strategies for implementing good mental health care in their churches.
The presenter, Rev Bill Van Schie, has been in pastoral ministry for over 36 years and is also a registered Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor in private practice.
10th Oct: Mental health first aid for churches and volunteers
17th Oct: Who cares for the carers in ministry?
Millions Face Famine
Severe drought has devastated the Horn of Africa
While it’s not being reported regularly in the mainstream news, there is an unparalleled hunger crisis happening right now, one many Australians don’t seem to know about.
Baptist World Aid is teaming up with the Emergency Action Alliance, both to thank the Australian Government for its recent commitment to funds, and to call for support from Australians in response.
Baptist World Aid reports:
- 4.7 million children in Ethiopia under age five face acute malnutrition;
- Almost ten million livestock have died throughout Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia;
- 4.1 million people in Kenya and 7.1 million in Somalia are food insecure.
READ ABOUT THE FAMINE > (from Baptist World Aid)
Annual Assembly, 2022
Friday/Saturday 28/29th October
Riverlands, 159 Wellington St, Longford 7301
Official forms and papers for the next Tasmanian Baptist Assembly are due to be emailed to Secretaries on Friday 30th September.
Delegates from each church and ex-officio (pastors and Tas Baptist Council) members are able to vote. Others are also welcome (no voting rights).
Friday night dinner: $30/person
Saturday Lunch: $15/person
Please contact your Church Secretary for more information.
Pictured right, and above, attendees at the Oct ’21 Assembly.
ReCharge News October 2022
Women’s World Day of Prayer
First Monday in November (or other day)
A Global Prayer Movement | Monday, November 7, 2022 (or other day)
For more than 70 years, sisters in Christ have united in prayer for the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer hosted by Baptist World Alliance Women. Please join in as women gather to pray this year in homes, churches, and communities around the world!
The 2022 theme is “Victorious Life” drawn from the truth of 2 Corinthians 2:14.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in the triumph of Christ, and through us reveals the fragrance of the knowledge of him in every place.”2 Corinthians 2:14
This year, Day of Prayer events are popping up around Tasmania! You can participate in one of the already planned events, or host your own, using the 16-page Prayer Guide, and other resources >
It’s also a great opportunity to financially contribute to Baptist projects supporting women in smaller nations.
Day of Prayer (Northwest) 10am, Sat 22nd October, Ulverstone Baptist Church.
Day of Prayer (South) 2-3:30pm, Sat 22nd October. Claremont Baptist Church.
Day of Prayer (North) Please get in touch to host an event. (I mean, why not?)
FIND OUT MORE!
WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER: https://baptist.lpages.co/2022-day-of-prayer/
CONTACT: Jenny Baxter email@example.com
CHRISTMAS IDEAS For Baptists from Crossover
AROUND THE CHURCHES October/November 2022
ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
FAMINE In the Horn of Africa Melissa Lipsett, CEO Baptist World Aid
PRISON MINISTRY By Cameron Brett of Prison Fellowship Tasmania
DEEP THOUGHT The Sound of Silence By Denise Stephenson
FROM THE MISSION DIRECTOR: Does God Really Care? By Stephen Baxter
SCHOOLS MINISTRY: Mustard Lives Transformed by Jesus
CHURCH PROFILE: Newstead Baptist
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