ReCharge NEWS December 2022

ReCharge NEWS December 2022

30th November 2022 | ReCharge News December 2022

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    BETTER WORLD GIFTS

    Baptist World Aid

    Sick and tired of giving trinkets to people who already have everything? Why not give a Better World Gift instead!

    Better World Gifts do much more than meet immediate needs like clean water, food, health and income. They allow people to live with dignity. They can also end poverty, not just for individuals, but for whole communities.

    Better World Gift ideas,
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    These are gifts that give hope.

    Each gift you give supports the community-driven work, run by BWA’s Christian partners.

    It’s about making a bigger, lasting difference by helping individuals and families develop long-term livelihoods, health, education and leadership skills . . . and that’s a big picture!’

    You will help end poverty, thanks to the lasting impact of your Better World Gifts, along with the wonderful work of people on the ground.

    NEED HELP?

    Visit the Gift Generator HERE > Everything is supplied to help you pick the perfect gift card and make a difference on behalf of your loved one.

    The range includes physical gift items for your friends and family (eg. tote bags, journals, colouring books). As well as gifts to give to communities who need your help (eg. chickens, blankets, emergency shelter)  

    Help is supplied so you can select the perfect gift
    Filter for age group, passions/interests, global region and price range.ad ReCharge


    CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

    Love Out Loud Kids’ Videos

    Love Out Loud is a Christian charity, established to produce Christian videos for kids everywhere!

    Featuring 100 videos of 25 minutes duration on the Love Out Loud fresh new website. Lessons are designed to be streamed into a} School Scripture Lessons, b) Kid’s Church, or c) for Parents at home to use with their family.

    All content is available on the website and is 100% free for home and church use. YOU WILL ENJOY …

    • 30 videos for 6-year-olds
    • 30 videos for 9-yeay-olds
    • 40 videos for 11-12-year-olds

    HOW TO SIGN UP

    • Visit the website www.loveoutloudoz.com
    • Click on the ‘SIGN UP’ button in the top bar to subscribe to a plan.
    • Enter your details and follow the prompts to complete your registration.
    • Click on the activation link in the confirmation email to verify your account.
    • You are now logged in and can access the lessons by clicking on the ‘lessons’ button in the top bar.
    • You can edit your profile and update or cancel your subscription by clicking on the ‘My Account’ button in the top bar, followed by the ‘Edit Profile’ button.

    The lessons are free for home and church use.

    WATCH A LESSON NOW!

    Click to watch “All About Heaven” (23 minutes)

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    November/December 2022

    Deep Thought Dec 2022 The Change Makers by Melissa Lipsett BWA (from 7th Dec)
    How Did we Do in 2022? From the Mission and Leadership Team
    CROSSOVER Christmas Resources Helping Baptists share Jesus at Christmas
    AROUND THE CHURCHES November 2022 Find out what’s been going on!
    ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Anthea Maynard reports
    FAMINE In the Horn of Africa Be Informed by Baptist World Aid

    NEWS: November 2022

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    Crossover Christmas Resources

    Crossover Christmas Resources 2022

    Christmas Ideas

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    Crossover Resources provided for Baptist churches

    VIDEOS TO WATCH OR SHARE

    1.     Santa vs Jesus – highly recommended

    God is not a Santa in the Sky A short, fun, poetic Christmas video (3m) by Glen Scrivener

    2.     Peace, Hope and Joy at Christmas

    Outreach Christmas video (3m 18s) produced in conjunction with Olive Tree Media


    SERMON/MESSAGE RESOURCES

    Missing Peace?

    This Advent and Christmas series was developed by Crossover. It is adaptable for use in all kinds of churches, highly invitable, and full of the great news about Jesus. 

    Christmas Resources 2022 - Missing Peace from Crossover

    The series title, Missing Peace? is, of course, a two-sided play on words. It calls to all who thirst for peace, and hints at a ‘missing piece’ which is Christ the cornerstone. 

    Resource Includes

    Five message outlines can be used in any order, with each standing alone.

    1. Missing Global Peace
    2. Missing Relational Peace
    3. Missing Personal Peace
    4. Missing Everyday Peace
    5. Finding the Missing Peace

    Easy-to-edit artwork for invitations and promotions

    • High quality themed artwork
    • Customise and edit using Microsoft Office apps
      • Social media posts
      • Postcards
      • Posters
      • PowerPoint slides

    To develop this resource, Crossover partnered with Pastors Miranda Dixon, Jason Hoet and Kerry Davies; and cross-cultural worker, Luke Hutchinson (Baptist Mission Australia).


    EVEN MORE CROSSOVER CHRISTMAS RESOURCES!

    All ready and available to use. Check them out here >

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    October/November 2022

    Deep Thought December The Change Makers by Melissa Lipsett BWA (from 7th Dec)
    How did we do in 2022? From the Mission Leadership Team
    AROUND THE CHURCHES October/November 202
    ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
    FAMINE In the Horn of Africa Melissa LipsettCEO 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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    Christmas Resources 2022

    Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Listing 2021

    Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Listing
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    around the grounds – Christmas 2021:

    Christmas 2021 services, activities and good things happening!

    North

    City Baptist, Launceston

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 6:00pm Sat 11th December Christmas BBQ, Carols and Supper
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Boxing Day Service

    Newstead

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 6:00pm Sat 18th December, Carols in the neighbourhood
      • 10:00am Sun 19th December, Carols on the Lawn, followed by lunch
      • 7:00pm Fri 24th December, Christmas Eve Service
    • Christmas Day
      • No Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Sun 26th December, Sunday Service

    Gateway, Launceston

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 10:00am Sun 12th December, Kidsway Service followed by a free BBQ and activities afterwards
      • 10:00am Sun 19th December, Carol Service
      • 7:00pm Sun 19th December, Combined Carol Service with other churches
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:00-10:00am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • No service on Boxing Day
      • Return to normal services from Sunday 2nd January, 2022

    Summerhill, Launceston

    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Sunday Service as usual

    Riverlands, Longford

    • Pre-Christmas
      • Sat 18th December Community Christmas event in partnership with Christ Church Anglican, Longford at Christ Church
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:00am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • No service

    Perth

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 4:00pm Sat 18th December, Community Children’s Party, followed by a Community BBQ
      • 7:30pm Sat 18th December, Carol Service
    • Christmas Day
      • 10:00am Community Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Sunday Service as usual

    Beauty Point

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 5-8pm Sunday 12th Dec, Exeter Community Carols. Entry, although free, needs to be either registered online HERE or available at the “Exeter Visitors Centre’. Exeter Showgrounds.
    • Christmas Day
      • No Christmas Day service
    • Boxing Day
      • 5:00pm Service as usual

    Northwest

    Ulverstone

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 7:00pm Christmas Eve Service “Tell the world”
    • Christmas Day
      • No Christmas Day service at Ulverstone
    • Boxing Day
      • No Boxing Day service at Ulverstone
    Christmas Eve at Ulverstone Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Listing 2021

    Lifeway, Devonport

    Exciting times for Lifeway Baptist at Christmas.

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 6-7pm Christmas Eve: Readings and Carols lead by our very own Exhale Choir. Coffee in the café afterwards.
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 9.30am Combined Service at Oldaker Street Christian Centre, 36-38 Oldaker St, Devonport

    Wynyard

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 10:30am Sun 5th December Sunday School Anniversary
      • 10:30am Sun 12th December Celebration Church service for groups connected to the church: Chat ‘n’ Choose; the Walking Group; and the Food Hub GROW GATHER GIVE.
      • Christmas Eve Carols in the Garden (2020 below)
    • Christmas Day
      • Christmas dinner on Christmas Day for those who are alone at this time of the year.
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:30am service as usual
    Wynyard Carols 2021
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    Sassafras

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 10:30am Sun 12th December Sunday School Service
      • 10:30am Sun 19th December Carol Service
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Café Celebration with Martin Luther Lutheran Church Burnie
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:30am Boxing Day Celebration

    Lower Barrington

    • Pre-Christmas
      • Tues 23rd November: We had our Church Christmas dinner at a restaurant. As last year we couldn’t meet due to COVID, 25 of the fellowship enjoyed good food and had a great time of sharing.
      • 10am Sun 19th December Carol Service
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:00am Christmas Service: a short service to allow people to be home to prepare their Christmas lunch or go to friends or relatives to spend time with them.
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Sunday Service as usual

    South

    Citywide, Mornington/Lenah Valley

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 5:30-7:30pm Christmas Eve Christmas in the Paddock at Mornington, 400 Cambridge Road
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30 Christmas Day Service at Lenah Valley, 2 Pottery Road
      • 3pm Nepalese Christmas Day Celebration at Mornington, 400 Cambridge Road
    CITYWIDE: Christmas Day Service at Lenah Valley
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am All services as usual

    Claremont

    • Pre-Christmas
      • 6:30pm Sat 18th December Carol Service
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Christmas Day Service
    • Boxing Day
      • 10:00am Morning Worship
    • January
      • 12:00pm 16 January 2022 Summer Picnic, Tynwald Park, New Norfolk. BYO picnic or BBQ, ALL WELCOME Info: cbctas.org.au | Contact: Jean 0476 528 124

    Hobart

    • Pre-Christmas
      • “Christmas in Summer” sermon series from 12th December
    Christmas 2021 at Hobart Baptist Church
    • Christmas Day
      • 9:30am Christmas Day Service

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    Mary’s First Christmas Ponderings

    Mary’s First Christmas Ponderings, Ray Hawkins
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    poetry:

    By Ray Hawkins, Beauty Point

    Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

    Luke 2:51
    Mary’s First Christmas Ponderings
    
    Mary pondered so many things in her heart
    That very first Christmas day:
    Shepherds arrival and delight
    As they saw Christ that night
    Enthroned in the manger!
    Angels’ words they’d relayed
    With joy and faith displayed.
    The Saviour had been born,
    The Bread of Life had come,
    As foretold, to Bethlehem.
    
    Mary pondered disturbing things in her heart
    That very first Christmas time!
    Simeon, one of the prophets,
    Stood upon the Temple steps
    Speaking words of future things,
    The child’s fame through suffering.
    Mary’s joy one day would mourn
    For this promised one now born.
    The Light to the Gentiles had come
    As foretold, to Bethlehem.
    
    Mary pondered personal things in her heart
    That very first Christmas night!
    Anna, a widow of many years
    Saw in Him that mercy was here
    With a song of thankfulness
    Celebrating God’s faithfulness
    She shared the news of God’s grace
    Which had come to the Human race,
    As foretold, to Bethlehem.
    
    Mary pondered so many things in her heart
    That very first Christmas morn!
    Told that her heart would be pierced
    As though by a sword sharp, fierce.
    This child, when grown, would be rejected
    Though no fault in Him was detected.
    Jesus would taste the people’s scorn
    By whip, sword and a cross torn,
    And yet to triumph, He had come
    As foretold, to Bethlehem.
    
    © Raymond N. Hawkins. Dec 2017