ReCharge NEWS Feb 2022

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    Tamar Island Walk & Picnic

    12:30-2:30 Sunday 27th February

    An EmpowHer* Event

    EmpowHer Tamar Walk 27Feb 2022

    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

    Download Brochure >

    *EmpowHer is an activity of Tasmanian Baptist Women

    Nationwide Prayer Gathering

    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.


    DOWNLOAD Flyer for distribution >

    Leading with Courage – Muster

    For Tas Baptist Pastors and Leaders
    ReCharge News
    At the Muster in September 2021

    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.

    If you are missing your invite email please contact

    Recent Inductions

    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).

    • Dan Evenhuis, ReCharge news
    • Laim Conway, ReCharge News
    • Jeff Percival, ReCharge News
    • Daniel Hutchison, ReCharge News
    • Matt Henderson, ReCharge News
    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

    Sunflowers, ReCharge News

    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: >

    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!

    Scott Pilgrim, GIA to BMA, ReCharge News

    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”.


    Newstead Farewells Marion Sherriff

    27 July 1935 – 16 January 2022

    Ted and Marion Sherriff

    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.

    Check out dates, times and locations > |

    Tasmanian Baptist Key Dates, 2022

    Dates for your Diary
    Some participants at Tasmanian Baptists Annual Assembly 2021; ReCharge News
    Some attendees at Assembly, Oct 2021

    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


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