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
Wynyard Carols 2021

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

READ MORE IN THE NOV/DEC 2021 ADVANCE | STEP BY STEP

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