Tamar Island Walk & Picnic
12:30-2:30 Sunday 27th February
An EmpowHer* Event
All women are welcome to join the Tamar Island Walk and Picnic, 12:30-2:30pm, Sunday 27th February 2022.
The Tamar Island walk is a short 4km return boardwalk, just 10 minutes drive from the heart of Launceston.
It will begin with a BYO picnic. Please also bring a picnic rug &/or chair, as tables are limited.
This is an all-access walk and children are welcome under your supervision.
MORE INFO/REGISTER: Wendy 0407 675 414; or Belinda 0408 267 188
*EmpowHer is an activity of Tasmanian Baptist Women
Nationwide Prayer Gathering
Prayer Gathering of Australian Baptists
Please join your Baptist family at 7:45pm on Tuesday 1st March for a Zoom prayer gathering.
We will pray for God to work within our lives, our families, our churches, our communities our Baptists partners, our States/Territories, our nation, and our world.
We especially want to pray for our BaptCare family as they battle COVID outbreaks in aged care facilities, and support exhausted staff.
As well we will pray for the situation in Myanmar, for the people of Tonga, and for the unfolding situation in the Ukraine.
Leading with Courage – Muster
For Tas Baptist Pastors and Leaders
WHEN: Lunchtime Monday – Lunchtime Tuesday March 7-8, 2022
WHERE: Hobart Baptist Church
WHO: Appointed key leaders of Tasmanian Baptist churches
WELCOME! It will be a great opportunity to meet newly appointed pastors around the state.
With great pleasure and expectation, Tasmanian Baptist pastors and key church leaders are invited to the upcoming Pastors’ Muster, 7th-8th March 2022.
Gathering together as leaders never fails to be a rich time.
With just 24hrs together, some big conversations will focus on the importance of leading with courage.
We will create a safe to share with others – a courageous aspect of leadership. For this reason, only pastors, and leaders of churches without a pastor, have received invitations.
MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER!
If you are missing your invite email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting times for Tasmanian Baptist Churches
It has been an unprecedented few weeks, as five pastors were inducted during January and February, 2022. They are Dan Hutchison (Newstead), Matt Henderson (Hobart), Liam Conway (Riverlands); Jeff Percival (Lower Barrington); and Dan Evenhuis (Citywide).
Welcome LIAM AND HANNAH!
New Associate Pastor for Riverlands
Liam Conway joined Riverlands Christian Community as Associate Pastor and was inducted by Maddy Svoboda at Riverlands on 6th February 2022. The service was followed by a BBQ lunch. A very special morning, it was wonderful to see many visitors who came in support of both Liam and Hannah, as they join the Riverlands family.
Please pray Liam and Hannah will settle in well with the Riverlands church family, but also the wider community of Longford.
Safer Spaces Toolkit
Australian Baptist Ministries pull together to create a great resource
In 2021, ABM recognised domestic abuse resources are often available only by region, and wanted to create a resource which could be accessed by any pastor anywhere, with access to the Internet. The outcome is now available as a resource for use in localities across Australia.
Baptist women from around the country made up the project working group. Between them, they have expertise in pastoral leadership, theology, teaching, domestic abuse and project management.
Together they created the Safer Spaces Toolkit: standagainstdv.net >
The Safer Spaces Toolkit is a work in progress so feedback and suggestions are welcome. To get in touch, send an email using the CONTACT PAGE >
GLOBAL LAUNCH: 16th Feb
Baptist Mission Australia
You are Invited!
5-6PM, WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2022
Global Interaction has become Baptist Mission Australia
One of the nation’s oldest mission organisations has changed its name as it looks to strengthen its partnership with Baptist churches across Australia and international partners around the globe.
Executive Director Scott Pilgrim (pictured) invites you to the GLOBAL LAUNCH!
This is your invitation to join with teams around the
world to dedicate this year of ministry to God.
Together we will pray, commission our teams
and say, “Come Holy Spirit”.
REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK:
Newstead Farewells Marion Sherriff
27 July 1935 – 16 January 2022
Marion was born on the 27th July 1935, and went peacefully to be with her Lord on the 16th January 2022. She spent over 70 years of her life living in Launceston in the suburb of Newstead, as a child and then for most of her married life.
Marion was farewelled on the 21st January from Newstead Baptist.
Marion and her sisters attended Newstead Baptist where they attended Sunday School, Camps and Church. It was there that Marion came to a faith and belief in Jesus Christ as her Saviour. At Newstead, she also met Edward Humphrey ‘Ted’ Sherriff and they married in the church on the 26th May, 1956. Ted later became the President of the Baptist Union of Tasmania.
Marion loved God in a deep and personal way. She loved God’s Word, the Bible. Coming to church, for Marion, meant learning about God, meeting with God, and singing together to rejoicing with God’s people. It brought her happiness and gave her strength through life’s sorrows and disappointments.
Added to family duties of raising four children, Marion was a faithful member at Newstead Baptist for over 60 years serving through Sunday School Teaching, Christian Endeavour, the Missionary Committee, Ladies’ Meetings like Homemakers and Baptist Women’s Fellowship, Chat’n’Choose creche co-ordinator, hospitality and more.
Marion will be sadly missed by her ‘loved’ Ted, and many family members. We know that she is now at peace and in no pain with her Lord.
Christian Life & Witness Courses
Training to sharpen your evangelism skills
WHEN: 21st February to 12th March 2022
WHERE: In various churches in the Launceston and Hobart regions, including Baptist churches in Westbury, Perth, Launceston (Gateway), George Town and Hobart.
The Christian Life and Witness Course helps believers deepen their faith in Jesus Christ and share Him with others. Specifically, during the Tasmania Celebration with Will Graham in May 2022. But also, on their own as they witness to friends, family members and co-workers.
During the two-hour/week, three-week course, participants will learn:
- Biblical principles on living a life that pleases God and points other people to Him.
- Practical tips and advice about sharing Jesus Christ with people who do not yet know Him.
- How to best support new Christians and help them grow in their faith.
Tasmanian Baptist Key Dates, 2022
Dates for your Diary
7-8 March 2022 Pastors’ Muster in Hobart
26 March 2022 Council Meeting
6-7 May 2022 Mid-Year Assembly at Riverlands
18 June 2022 Council Meeting
26-27 July 2022 Musters: Regional with PM sessions
10 September 2022 Council Meeting
3-5 October 2022 Muster: Pastors and Families
28-29 October 2022 Annual Assembly at Riverlands
19 November 2022 Council Meeting