Walk the World Winners!

Walk the World = Baptist Mission Australia

Baptists At Our Best

Congratulations Lifeway Baptist

Baptist Mission Australia award for praying, walking, driving and time in the garden! 

Last November, Baptist Churches nationally were encouraged by Baptist Mission Australia to pray for their community, neighbourhood and the world in the Walk the World campaign.

Lifeway Baptist in Devonport took up the challenge, and their efforts so impressed Baptist Mission Australia, that they won a prize!

Jenny Mountney of Lifeway Baptist explains what happened.

Baptist Mission Australia’s November initiative of “Walk the World” and praying over a three-day period really captured the heart of the Lifeway community.

There were people praying as they drove the streets, walked the streets and undertook activity across the state, country and overseas. The intentional prayer focus was for our community, state, country and intercultural teams, wherever they were.  

From the youngest in Sunday Tribes, to the most elderly, it is thought over 60% of the community took part. Nothing inspires people more than a challenge – and an amazing purpose – to bring our world to the Lord. We asked for healing and peace, strength and vision.

Baptist Mission Australia provided prayer guides, and children’s resources and activities. Our insomniacs prayed through their nights. The workers took moments in their day to walk and pray. The bushwalkers marvelled at God’s glory while counting steps and kilometers. 

Watch Lifeway’s video report

Excited responses

It was an amazing weekend filled with hope and joy. Plus, we are excited to receive the award for Australian Baptist Churches Walk the World winners! So many amazing stories came from the initiative, and it is quite surreal that Lifeway Baptist was selected. A huge thank you goes to every person who supported, prayed, walked and rode praying for our world. 

Teagan Dwyer-Riviere, Communications Manager at Baptist Mission Australia, said “Our team was so blown away by the amazing report you shared about how your whole church community got involved in Walk the World in November last year! It was so encouraging to read of the creative ways people of all ages, abilities and interests engaged in prayer. It sounds like it was a very rich time of prayer and community engagement.”.

Senior Pastor Nicholas Alexander was ecstatic. “It’s super encouraging for Lifeway, both for the mission’s team who work so hard, and for all of us in our prayer life.”

We at Lifeway are looking forward to receiving our first prize of a whole of church morning tea and guest speaker from Baptist Mission Australia. Fingers crossed this can take place in May Missions Month! 


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    Aboriginal Sunday 2023

    In 1938 Aboriginal leader, William Cooper, asked Australian Christian churches to set aside the Sunday before January 26th every year as Aboriginal Sunday. 

    While many would see the controversy around Australia Day as a comparatively new thing, William Cooper and a number of other Aboriginals first met for a day of mourning on January 26th 1938, and it was this event that prompted his call to the churches. 

    This year, on Sunday 22nd January, the three Citywide congregations gathered at the Domain Amphitheatre for an Aboriginal Sunday service led by proud Lia Pootah man, Paul Dare.

    Paul says, “If churches want to take the teaching of Jesus seriously, then they can’t ignore the pain and injustice that Aboriginal people continue to experience, which gets focused at this time of year.

    “Here in Tasmania, in particular, we need to face our past in order that our future can be different.”

    Paul Dare speaking; Citywide gathered at the Domain amphitheater.

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    Marrawah Thanksgiving Service

    Sunday 5th February 2023

    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 65 years of Christian work and mission that has taken place through this fellowship. 

    SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2023
    10 – 10:45am Pre-service cuppa
    11am Service begins
    A light lunch will follow in the Marrawah Memorial Hall

    Are welcome to share food, stories and memories

    MAP: Marrawah Baptist Church, 826 Comeback Rd, Marrawah TAS 7330

    Rodney Marshall and Michael Henderson (behind camera) recently met with the Marrawah leadership team to plan the best way forward.
    Rodney Marshall and Michael Henderson (behind camera) recently met with the Marrawah leadership team to plan the best way forward.

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    Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Events 2022

    Services and Events

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      NB: Every effort has been made to list Christmas info about as many Tas Baptist churches as possible. 

      Northern Tasmania

      North: Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Events 2022
      LOCATION
      click name for map
      WHENEVENT
      Beauty Point – “The Point”7pm, Fri 16th DecStephen Atkins Christmas Concert
      5pm, Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      George Town6pm and 7:30pm,
      Wed 14th Dec
      Christmas Parade and Carols George Town community event. The church will run a Christmas Quiz en route.
      10:30am, Sat 17th DecChristmas Carols with The George Town Combined Churches, across the road from Woolworths
      10:30am 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      Launceston – “City”Sat 24th DecThe Drop-In Centre will be in operation at the Red Dove Cafe
      9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Gathering Theme: Prince of Peace
      Launceston – “Gateway”10am Sun 18th DecA Christmas Concert and Carols with Stephen Atkins. Morning Tea to follow
      9am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      Sun 1st JanNo service today
      Longford – “Riverlands”6pm, Sat 17th DecCommunity Carols followed by Supper.
      Free family event
      10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service
      Newstead5pm Sat 17th Dec Neighbourhood carol singing in the streets of Newstead
      10am Sun 18th Dec Carol singing in the church grounds, followed by a BBQ lunch. BYO Salad to share. Everything else supplied. Giving Tree envelopes supplied for giving to City Mission
      9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      Christmas offering to Baptist World Aid
      PerthFrom 4:30pm Sat 17th DecCommunity Picnic and BBQ followed by
      Community Carol Service from 7pm
      10am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Family Service
      Summerhill7:30pm Sun 18th DecBlue Christmas Reflective Time A space for people who struggle at Christmas, and a chance for the God of comfort to meet us in our grief and sadness.
      9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service

      Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Events 2022

      Northwest Tasmania

      Northwest: Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Events 2022
      LOCATION
      Click name for map
      WHENEVENT
      Burnie10am Sun 18th DecChurch Christmas Lunch (12pm) after the service – all welcome!
      10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service
      Devonport – “LifeWay”10am Sun 18th DecFamily Christmas Service led by the children followed by BBQ lunch, homemade donuts and Christmas stalls.
      6pm Sat 24th DecReadings and Carols service led by the Exhale Choir.
      10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service
      Lower Barrington10am Sun 18th DecCarol Service celebrating the birth of Christ
      10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service
      Penguin9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service A short service so attendees can travel for lunch
      7pm Wed 4th JanCombined Penguin Churches Prayer Monthly meeting at Penguin Uniting, hosted by Baptists in January
      Ulverstone7pm Sat 24th DecChristmas Eve Together
      Sun 25th DecNo service today
      Sun 1st JanNo service today
      WynyardSat 24th DecCarols in the Garden will be in Guttridge Gardens after the street parade on Christmas Eve.
      10:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      Yolla9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service

      Southern Tasmania

      South: Tasmanian Baptist Christmas Events 2022
      LOCATION
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      WHENEVENT
      Claremont6:30pm Sat 17th Dec A celebration of the Christmas Story
      In scripture and song
      9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service
      Hobart10am Sun 18th DecFeaturing the Empty Christmas Tree. Bring an unwrapped gift for donation to City Mission
      9:30am Sun 25th DecChristmas Day Service, continuing the Great Expectations sermons series
      Lenah Valley – “Citywide”10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service
      Mornington – “Citywide”10am Sun 18th DecChristmas Carol Service
      5:30pm Sat 24th DecChristmas Eve in the Paddock A family time of carols crafts and games in the paddock behind Citywide
      10am Sun 25th Dec Christmas Day Service

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      AROUND THE CHURCHES November 2022 Find out what’s been going on!
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        Tas Baptist Dates, 2023

        NB: The dates published in the TB Handbook 2022 have been updated, as below

        DATEEVENT
        10-11 FebruaryNO LIMITS Women’s Conference. See Below
        20 FebruaryPastors and Leaders Muster, Hobart Find Out
        25 MarchTas Baptist Council
        17 AprilEaster Sunday
        5-6 MayMid-Year Assembly, Newstead
        17 JuneTas Baptist Council
        11-13 July Pastors and Leaders Muster, Northwest Find Out
        23 SeptemberTas Baptist Council
        12 SeptemberPastors and Leaders Muster, Launceston Find Out
        20-21 OctoberAnnual Assembly, Riverlands Longford
        18 NovemberTas Baptist Council

        EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH THEOLOGY

        Women’s Symposium

        This symposium is for women who are interested in what the Bible teaches about women.

        HOSTED BY
        Baptist Women of the Pacific
        WHEN?
        10-11 February 2023, Friday evening and all-day Saturday.|
        WHERE?
        Riverlife Baptist Church, 47 Jennifer St, Seventeen Miles Rocks, Qld
        SPEAKERS?
        Dr Christa McKirland; Marg Mowcsko; Rev. Megan Powell du Toit; Rev. Sela Havili
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        A CAROL OF HOPE IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR

        I Heard the Bells movie

        Christmas is not always merry. Indeed, the season’s festivities can make some people’s despair feel particularly bitter.

        This was the case for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of America’s best-loved poets of the 19th century – and the subject of a new film I Heard the Bells, to be released in select Australian cinemas on 1 December.

        READ more about it > (Eternity News)

        BOOK tickets (Hobart and Launceston): iheardthebellsmovie.com.au

        WATCH the trailer, below.

        STEPHEN ATKINS – CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

        A Christmas Concert

        Beauty Point, Launceston, Smithton, Devonport

        Stephen Atkins Christmas, TB News December 2022

        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.

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        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)  

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        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
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        • 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.

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        November/December 2022

        Christmas Events Tasmanian Baptist churches celebrate! (from 14th December)
        Deep Thought Dec 2022 The Change Makers by Melissa Lipsett BWA
        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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        Deep Thought December 2022

        Self-help group in Bangladesh; change makers

        Pictured Above: A self-help group meets

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        The Change Makers

        Melissa Lipsett, CEO Baptist World Aid, explains the impact of women empowered to change their world.

        It’s illegal, but 40 per cent of girls in Nepal are married before they turn 18, and seven per cent before they turn 15.  The Nepalese government is hoping to eradicate child marriage by 2030, but is this even possible?  Will this ever change?

        I believe it will. Here’s why

        I recently returned from Kapilvastu in West Nepal. It’s a region that has major development challenges and a general lack of adequate services. For example, there are no toilet facilities or running water in people’s homes. There are few opportunities for people to generate income and, sadly, high levels of gender-based violence and child marriage.

        The challenges are overwhelming, but here’s the thing: communities ARE overcoming them. Baptist World Aid works with local Christian Partners who share our belief in the dignity, value and equality of all people (Gen 1:26-27).

        Our Partners bring the locals together in community groups, and it’s the locals who lead the transformation of their communities. Ninety per cent of these community leaders are women. They’re known as self-help groups, and they’re courageously changing their world.

        Our Partners bring the locals together in community groups, and it’s the locals who lead the transformation of their communities.

        What self-help groups do

        Working as a committee, with elected positions such a chairperson and treasurer, members collaborate to make the changes they want to see in their community. These women showed me how they had depolluted their pond and water source.

        Some of them have started small businesses.  And I heard stories of how they confronted perpetrators of domestic violence as a commanding group of 17! I saw leadership, determination and courage from the same people who were, until recently, considered less than their husbands, brothers and sons.

        "Kumari" Self-help group Nepal, change makers

        Emerging from poverty

        Every one of these women, these “change makers”, has a story. Many were married as children and didn’t have the opportunity to go to school. Quite a few are now mothers, surrounded by little people with constant needs that are hard to meet. In the past they might have given a daughter in marriage to ensure she—and her remaining siblings—would survive.  

        But the gains they’ve made in emerging from poverty means they now say, ‘No more! We will not allow our daughters to suffer as we did’. And they mean it.

        ‘No more! We will not allow our daughters to suffer as we did’.

        As I travelled through the area, it was evident that wherever poverty was effectively diminished, girls were in school.

        One extraordinary facet of these self-help groups is that are made up of traditionally antagonistic social groupings, but there is no infighting. They are too busy changing the world.

        I wonder if what would happen if we were too?

        Melissa Lipsett, CEO BWA

        Melissa Lipsett is the CEO of Baptist World Aid

        More Deep Thought, 2022

        The Sound of Silence by Denise Stephenson
        A Change in Thinking for Changing Times by Laurie Rowston
        Courage to Make a Difference by Mark Wilson
        Just Mercy by Michael Henderson
        On Becoming Wise Elders by Mike Frost


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        How did we do in 2022? From the Mission Leadership Team
        CHRISTMAS IDEAS For Baptists from Crossover
        AROUND THE CHURCHES November 2022
        ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
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          Faith and the Arts Summer School

          Returning to the Hive of Inspired Creativity

          POATINA: Sunday 8th to Friday 13th January 2023

          W: faithandthearts.org.au | poatinaarts.org.au
          E: fata@poatinaarts.org.au
          M: 0425 275 013
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          FATA 2023 promo

          This year’s theme: Hive.

          After two years online, the annual faith and the arts school in Poatina will be held in-person!

          Whether discovering FATA for the first time or returning – you can explore how to infuse faith with art, and art with faith.

          The FATA team are praying for God’s grace on the time of encouraging, up-skilling and living in community.

          Get ready to continue your creative journey …

          The Gatherings Team are planning a spiritual and creative journey that will have attendees chewing on how, why and what we communicate, with our diverse creative languages.

          Keynote Speaker: Lucinda Coleman


          TOM and PAT

          A new book by Ivan Jordan (Yolla Baptist)

          Forward by Rev. Tim Costello AO

          Front Cover

          Tom Fleming is one of my heroes; a man who suffered under the Japanese in WW2 but turned his suffering into service of the Warlpiri people at Yuendumu. I am proud to be a Baptist Minister because of the character and witness of this spiritual giant. Ivan Jordan has given us a jewel in providing understanding of one of the most significant chapters of Christian mission in this nation’s history

          Tim Costello

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          News from Crossover

          Helping Australian Baptists Share Jesus

          News from Crossover - Streams of Living Water Spring Appeal 2022

          Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them

          John 7:38 (NIV)

          The recent Crossover Spring Appeal, Streams of Living Water, is a huge success! A big thank you to those who signed up to give to Crossover on an ongoing basis.

          Ask questions about supporting: crossover@baptist.org.au.

          Director of Crossover Andrew Turner (who conducted Tas Baptists’ recent leadership review) explains what the appeal is all about in this video.
          OR you could read Andrew’s letter to churches.

          The generosity of supporters gives Crossover the ability to:

          • Create new resources (like the new Christmas resource, Missing Peace?)
          • Run events (such as hosting the recent online Australian Baptist Prayer Gathering)
          • Provide encouragement to Aussie Baptists (it’s time to read the new article about young adults exploring church!)
          • And offer invaluable training (more and more churches are using the Plan A resource).

          Every dollar given is a blessing. Each donation comes closer to Crossover’s goal:

          To see our Baptist movement baptising twice as many new believers each year by the end of the decade.


          Streaming GOOD. Television

          Find out about GOOD. TV

          Australian Christian Channel have a free streaming service to provide positive entertainment options.

          In an ever-changing world it’s great to know some things do not need to change. There is so much good to look forward to, which is why the people at GOOD. are committed to providing positive entertainment options so people can always watch something they can trust and rely on.

          This is more than just a wide variety of programs. It includes a standard of viewing bringing more goodness into your life, with content to provide you with peace of mind. And will make you feel good at the same time.

          GOOD. provide quality movies, TV series, documentaries and much more. You have the choice you want, without the stress of the not-so-good stuff that you do not want for your family.

          As well, GOOD. is FREE, without any hidden costs or monthly bills.

          Check GOOD. out here > (https://watchgood.com/)


          World Women’s Day of Prayer

          Day of Prayer event at Claremont Baptist Church
          Women gathered to pray at Day of Prayer events around Tasmania

          On Saturday 22nd October, women gathered at Claremont and Ulverstone Baptist churches to pray for women around the world. They also gave funds to assist with Baptist projects in our Pacific region.

          In each location, small groups prayed for international regions about specific prayer requests. These included prayers such as:

          • Nations recovering from COVID (Carribean and Asia)
          • Domestic abuse (Pacific and Caribbean)
          • Unexpected pregnancy support programs (Latin America and Canada)
          • Shelter for victims of human trafficking (Asia/Azerbaijan)
          • Reconciliation for indigenous people (Australia and NZ)
          • Peaceful elections (Africa)

          Baptist women are doing astounding work across the globe!

          Tasmanian funds raised 2021: $560
          Tasmanian funds raised 2022: $869
          (updated)

          Day of Prayer events in Tasmania were re-started in 2021 after an underwhelming Australian response to raising funds in 2020 of only $365.

          It’s not too late to participate!
          You can pray or donate any time until the week of 13th November 2022.


          Australia’s Aid Increases

          From Micah Australia

          In the recent budget, the Government announced $1.4 billion of additional aid to our region over the next four years!

          Micah Australia welcomes these increases while continuing to call strongly for further urgent aid to help fight famine in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria.

          WATCH: Micah Australia’s Tim Costello (Exec. Director) and Matt Darvas (National Director) respond to the Budget from Canberra

          READ how Baptist Word Aid are helping in the fight against famine in the Horn of Africa >


          Fostering Hope

          Fostering Hope’s vision is to find a family for every child who needs one.

          Fostering Hope recruiting now!

          Tasmanian Baptists work with Fostering Hope to encourage churches and families to both provide, and support, foster carers.

          Along with recruiting new carers, Fostering Hope supports people on the journey with connection, training, pastoral care, and mentors for children. As well, they offer trauma-awareness training for churches so they can be safe places for all children and adults. 

          Currently, Fostering Hope are looking for more fostering families to offer homes for children who need them.

          There is also a need for respite carers to offer extended family and community around full-time foster and kinship families and we just don’t have the families to ask.

          Children without the protection of their parents are the most vulnerable in any community. These children need families and communities to offer them hope, healing, and a childhood free of adult stresses and full of fun. 

          If you would like to know more about Fostering Hope’s work, or have someone from the team talk at your church or run a trauma-awareness training, please get in touch. 

          Mary Dickins

          Mary Dickins
          Fostering Hope
          mary@fosteringhope.community


          Christian Book of the Year Award

          The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis

          SparkLit winner, Christian book of the year award, 2022

          The winner of the Christian Book of the Year Award 2022 is The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis, by Tony Rinaudo.

          The book tells the story of a revolution in reforestation that is transforming the lives of subsistence farmers around the world. An inspiring and irresistible story of one man’s obedience and God’s faithfulness.

          The awards are presented every year by SparkLit.org, who aim to advance God’s Kingdom by empowering Christian writers, publishers and distributors.

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          October/November 2022

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          AROUND THE CHURCHES October/November 2022
          ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
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          PRISON MINISTRY By Cameron Brett of Prison Fellowship Tasmania
          DEEP THOUGHT The Sound of Silence By Denise Stephenson
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          Around the Churches this year

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          North

          CITY BAPTST, Launceston

          City’s Sunday Gatherings are well settled in our temporary home at Worldview College, St Leonards. On Sunday 6th November, Sunday Jenna Blackwell coordinated a picnic in Princes Square and led a great devotion before we wandered the city centre on a prayer walk.

          Our Saturday ministry to street community is thriving in its partnership, and has a new home with Pilgrim Uniting Church.

          Jeff McKinnon concludes 46 years of pastoral ministry on 31 December. A ‘handover service’ will take place on 9 January 2023.

          Next year is looking like an exciting adventure under the pastoral leadership of Anthea Maynard and Jenna Blackwell.

          City Baptist, Around the Churches October-November 2022
          L to R: Jeff McKinnon, Anthea Maynard, Jenna Blackwell

          Northwest

          ULVERSTONE 

          Father’s Day
          Father’s Day was a day of joy and as we honoured and celebrated our UBC men. An entertaining video presentation was created by some of our UBC family members re-enacting their own father’s sayings and behaviours.

          Dr Kameel Majdali
          We enjoyed the teaching and wisdom of Dr Kameel Majdali (pictured) who, with prophetic insight and practical spiritual encouragement brought Biblical clarity to the times that we are living in today. 

          Church Anniversary
          On the 25th September, our Sunday service celebrated 117 years of God’s goodness and faithfulness to UBC. A video presentation took us back in time reflecting on all the pastors that have served with us up to present day.

          The choir presented an item they had recently prepared and performed for a Bible Society concert. Of course, it’s not a celebration without food, so a BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all.

          Table Tennis
          Our table tennis season came to an end with about 30 people participating this year. The grand final night concluded with a trophy presentation and pizza.

          T.U.C.K 
          Between the months of June to the end of September it has been a privilege to host a space for TUCK (The Ulverstone Community Kitchen) to operate. Partnering with businesses, organisations and members of our community, we were able to provide a safe space for those in need to enjoy a free meal.

          We look forward to being part of the TUCK team with the hope of being a blessing and encouragement to whoever may be reached throughout the winter months of 2023. 

          Ulverstone Baptist Around the Churches October-November 2022
          Gabe, and Pastor Louis Fife
          FAREWELL: Josephine Viney

          26th September 1936 – 23rd August 2022
          By Glenys Preston 

          After many months of failing health, we at Ulverstone Baptist Church were saddened when our dear friend Josie passed away.

          Together with her husband Neville, they ministered on the African Continent for 19 years with service at a Leprosy Hospital in the Sudan, on a medically equipped vessel on Lake Chad, and finally house parents to missionaries’ children in Nigeria.

          In 1979, the family returned to Tasmania and settled in Ulverstone where Josie’s nursing expertise saw her employed at the Ulverstone Hospital, followed by assisting in the establishment of the Palliative Care Unit, based at the Mersey General Hospital in Latrobe.

          Josie became a much loved and respected member of UBC with involvement including leading a ladies bible study group, a member of the missionary team, deaconesses and Sunday school teacher.

          Hospitality was a prominent part of Josie and Neville’s lives, providing meals and fellowship to many, as well as spiritual support to countless needy people in their home, while added hospital visitation of encouragement was administered during times of suffering.

          We thank God for the blessing which has been ours in having Josie in our personal and Church lives, knowing that she is at peace and rejoicing in the presence of her Lord and Saviour who she loved and faithfully served.

          MARRAWAH

          Marrawah Baptist leadership team with Rodney Marshall, Around the Churches October-November 2022
          The Marrawah leadership team recently met with Rodney Marshall and Michael Henderson to plan the Thanksgiving Service.

          Marrawah Baptist to Close
          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 in to Smithton, and are now attending the Baptist church there. Now, the membership has decided it is time to permanently close their doors.

          Thanksgiving Service
          Marrawah Baptist will host a thanksgiving service early 2023. During the morning there will be time to say farewell and celebrate all the years and work and mission that has taken place through this fellowship. 

          Thanksgiving Service at Marrawah Baptist Church
          DATE: yet to be confirmed – stay posted!
          9.45am Come for a cuppa
          10:30am Worship Service
          All are welcome to attend.
          MAP: Marrawah Baptist Church, 826 Comeback Rd, Marrawah TAS 733

          Around the Churches October-November 2022


          South

          CITYWIDE

          Church Camp
          We had another successful family camp at Poatina at the end of September. Well over 100 attended with great interactions between our three congregations. Our focus for the weekend included some Psalms for teaching and reflection, including Psalm 23 alongside the riverbank.

          The highlight of the many activities was the soccer match between the Australian and Nepalese congregations – a cause of much fun and spectator delight. The Saturday night family concert also brought forth some special talent.

          L to R: Citywide Soccer teams; Saturday night concert; Walkers near the top of kunanyi

          Mission Trip to Nepal
          Pastors Paul Rai and Dan Evenhuis embarked on a two-week mission trip to Nepal at the end of October. The purpose of the trip was to visit the rural pastors and the children’s home we support, and to firm up the registered local supports to ensure that our charity status is not compromised.

          In addition, this is a fact-finding venture to ensure our support and ministry into Nepal can be focused where it is most needed. A climb from Lenah Valley to the summit of Mt. Wellington/kunanyi on Saturday 15 October in support of Nepali mission was well supported.

          Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
          On 16 October in our service, our congregations engaged in packing 200 shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child ministry. We have an active collection for the boxes throughout the year in which many engage generously to make and donate goods.

          Farewell Service for Peter Clarke
          Peter Clarke

          It was with much sadness that we celebrated the life of Peter Clarke on 12 October. Peter served many years as an Elder at Lenah Valley, and then at Citywide after our merger.

          At the service, tributes to Peter acknowledged his life from as far away as Zambia. Many people’s lives were blessed and impacted by Peter’s ministry, all of which flowed from his close relationship with Jesus and his desire to serve him well.

          Peter has left a hole in our lives at Citywide, but we know that he is now excitedly fulfilling his faith and rejoicing with his Lord.

          HOBART

          HBC Sancturary Sunday 2-22, Around the Churches October-November 2022
          From top: Mabuhay singers Children’s talk; Vietnamese fellowship; Karen choir

          Sanctuary Sunday, 25th September
          The first Sanctuary Sunday since Covid was a wonderful morning. For those who hadn’t experienced one before, it was a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity and international nature of the HBC family – all together in the one place at the one time.

          During the morning we welcomed the Korean Hobart Vision Church, now meeting in the Tab on Sunday afternoons. And also the Vietnamese Fellowship, who in September, became one of ‘sanctuaries’, along with the Karen church, Mabuhay (Filipino) and Anuak (Ethiopian) fellowships.

          National costumes, visiting friends, and lots of encouragement enabled all to enjoy the blessings of being one in Christ. A splendid morning tea followed the service!

          Bella Lay
          Beautiful 11-month-old Bella Lay has Leukemia, and her treatment is well underway. Bella, and parents Than Tun (Damo) and Lay Ber, have moved to Melbourne for treatment. This takes them away from their jobs/income and makes it expensive for family to visit.

          Bella Lay, Around the Churches October-November 2022

          Married for less than two years, both parents are part of our Karen community, having come to Tasmania from Myanmar via refugee camps in Thailand. You can support Bella and her parents by donating to a Go Fund Me fundraiser >


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          Prison Ministry

          Prison MInistry in Tamsania

          Prison Ministry

          Whatever you do for the least of these

          Cameron Brett

          Cameron Brett is the Tasmanian Ministry Coordinator for Prison Fellowship Australia.

          The work he does in Jesus’ name within our prison system is a testament to God’s goodness and faithfulness to even the forgotten ones in our state.

          Read on to find out about his work, his passions, his heart fro prisoners, and how you can support him.

          Hi! My name is Cameron Brett, and I am the Ministry Coordinator of Prison Fellowship Tasmania. I have been a Prison Chaplain with Anglican Health and Welfare (3 days/week) for two years. And with Prison Fellowship (2 days/week) for one year.

          I was born in Brisbane and am a proud Queenslander! I loved growing up in Brisbane, where I attended Church since birth. Firstly, at Sandgate Baptist, and then Bracken Ridge Baptist Church where my family and I were Foundation Members.

          My father and stepmother are still active members of Bracken Ridge Baptist which is now a large contemporary Church. I loved the warm temperatures in Brisbane, especially those cooling summer storms following a hot summer day. It was great to be close to beaches and I enjoyed the busy lifestyle of a medium sized city.

          After eight years working with Westpac Bank, I studied at the then Baptist Theological College of Queensland, now Malyon College, training as a Baptist Minister. I was ordained as a Queensland Baptist minister in 1999. I then served as Associate Pastor at Moore Park Baptist Church, then Majestic Park Baptist Church.

          My father, sisters and their families continue to live in Brisbane. We moved to Hobart to be closer to Karen’s family in 2010. During this time in Tasmania, I have ministered as a High School Chaplain until the Lord called me into Prison Ministry as a Chaplain in 2020 with Anglican Health & Welfare.

          The call to Tasmania

          My wife, Karen, and I are blessed with four adult children. Three are now married and all are living around Hobart and active in different churches. Karen home-schooled our children for varying lengths of time. They have all now gone on to university, with the three eldest working in their chosen fields.

          When our children were younger, we sensed God’s call to school chaplaincy. So we packed up and moved to Tasmania when I was appointed full-time Chaplain at Montrose Bay High. Later I served as Chaplain at Jordon River Learning Federation Senior School. Finally, I was chaplain at Elizabeth College. All this, over a period of ten years.

          These days, my focus is with Prison Fellowship Tasmania. It is a volunteer-based missionary organisation which seeks to reach men and women for Jesus, who are incarcerated in Tasmania, by sharing the Gospel with them.

          I spend the majority of my time inside the Prison listening to inmates about whatever is on their mind.

          Cameron Brett

          The Work of a Prison Chaplain

          I spend the majority of my time during the week, inside the Prison listening to, and talking with, inmates about whatever is on their minds. I also help them with any spiritual matters. There are very few things prisoners have control over in their lives. So, for them to choose to speak with me, is a real privilege.

          More broadly, I prepare messages and presentations, speaking at churches around Tasmania who want to know more, and support, Prison Fellowship. We have a fantastic team of volunteers, whom I work with to run Chapel Services in most Tasmanian Prison facilities. As well we run other Christian programs such as The Prisoner’s Journey and Alpha. Because I am a Prison Chaplain and PF Ministry Coordinator, I assist Prison Fellowship volunteers from inside the Prison.

          Also, I help bless children of inmates by providing birthday and Christmas gifts to those who participate in our Angel Tree program. I assist other volunteers by facilitating their visits with inmates, write letters or provide post-release support to men and women who request help.

          As a Prison Chaplain, I see how Prison Fellowship volunteers encourage inmates who request a visit. Prison is a very lonely place, especially as most inmate’s family don’t want anything to do with them once they are incarcerated.

          A question of TRUST

          Many prisoners receive no contact from friends or family. I’ve witnessed how unconditional love and acceptance from a Prison Fellowship volunteer can powerfully provide the basis for open, caring but frank conversations. The kind which inmates can’t have with other prisoners, nor prison staff.

          I enjoy sitting with inmates and listening to their stories – not so much about their crime, as most don’t talk about that. Instead, it is about their family, where they grew up and what they hope to achieve upon their release.

          Once I gain an inmate’s trust, and that I am interested in them and not their crime, they begin to open up. They can then share what is on their heart. This is a rare and valuable opportunity, because for many inmates, it is difficult for them to trust anyone inside, or outside, the prison.

          Representing Jesus

          I see myself as Jesus’ representative in the Prison. Being ‘present’ with inmates enables me to share God’s love and acceptance with them. I regularly share (not preach) with inmates how God sees any crime as sin, and that we are all sinners in God’s eyes. And that none are any worse than others, and how forgiveness is available to all who truly turn from their old ways.

          Accepting that Jesus has paid the penalty for our sin, enables us to be free, on the inside. Even though inmates are required to pay the earthly penalty for their sins, their heavenly Father will accept them as His children when they ask for His forgiveness – and that’s the forgiveness which counts, which truly sets us free, to be the person God designed each of us to be.

          The best advice I have is to “Treat everyone with respect”. When visiting people in prison, I remind myself that “there but for the grace of God, go I”.

          Honestly, we are all sinners and are all deserving of God’s judgement. Acknowledging this helps me to respect each one I talk with, regardless of their crime or the length of their sentence. When you show respect for an individual, I find they reciprocate that respect to you.

          Love, care and support

          My primary responsibility is to visit with inmates. As well, I coordinate with the Tasmanian Prison Service for volunteers to enter (and exit!) the prison. The volunteers then minister to men and women by running The Prisoner’s Journey, Alpha and our Chapel Services.

          I also arrange to visit churches, seeking to share with them the work of Prison Fellowship. I share how Tasmanian churches can be involved in ministering to fellow Tasmanians in prison and their families in the community.  This can be done either by financially supporting the work, or volunteering with Prison Fellowship Tasmania.

          Volunteers assist in our Chapel Services, visit with inmates, help wrap and deliver gifts at birthday and Christmas time, or cover our programs and people with prayer. If you would like to volunteer, I’d love to talk with you about where you sense the Lord is leading you to serve.

          Bringing hope, in Jesus’ name

          We have some fantastic resources such as The Prisoner’s Journey which is a video- based group discussion program, based on Christianity Explored, developed specifically for prisoners. The Angel Tree program seeks to bless the children and families of inmates by providing a gift at Christmas and birthdays. However, all these resources cost money to develop, facilitate and promote. That’s why I visit with churches and other groups to share with them how they can partner with Prison Fellowship Tasmania by volunteering or financially supporting our work.

          I’m excited that I can help empower ordinary Christian men and women to be God’s messengers of hope and love to people in our Prisons, who receive very little love, attention or care from others.

          Many inmates have lost hope. I find that so sad because without hope, what do you have? Simply, daily existence. I, and we as Christians, can be God’s Presence in our prisons and thus bring hope. Hope is powerful. Hope is life-changing. We have hope in Jesus – it’s our responsibility to share that hope with those who have no hope.

          You can bring hope by visiting with or writing to prisoners. Or by supporting them upon release. Or if you’re unable to do that, at least financially support those who are caring for “the least of these”.

          Many inmates have lost hope

          Cameron Brett

          Prison life

          I am most challenged by the idea that I am working in a prison! Prior to working as a Prison Chaplain, I had no idea what a prison looked, or felt like, inside. Like most people, I had little experience with the courts or prison sentencing.

          As a high school chaplain, I had at least supported two or three students who appeared before Juvenile Justice. But now, I seek to share God’s love, mercy and forgiveness with people who have done some very bad things. Yet, it’s not I but Christ in me, who demonstrates God loves every one of them. And so should we.

          Pray for Cameron and the prison ministry

          Whatever you did for the least of these you did for me

          Every day I am conscious that I enter a prison facility. As a Chaplain, I am privileged to enter into an inmate’s space. Please support me by praying for my safety, and for me to have God’s Words to share.

          I’ve seen the power of a God-given, timely, kind word. We can change people’s lives because, for many, they are hanging on at the very end of their rope. Please pray our volunteers will continue their easy access to the prison to meet with inmates in the Visitor’s Centre. This is especially true with Covid still threatening our community.

          Will you join me in responding to Jesus’ words, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” Matthew 25:40

          We are looking to increase our team of volunteers to mentor men and women after they are released from prison. Can you be a friend to an ex-offender? You could help them navigate public transport, Centrelink or banking options available now. If so, please get in touch with me via email.

          Life these days is complex! Imagine what it is like to be out of touch with these changes over the past five or ten years.


          MORE INFORMATION:

          Cameron Brett: cameron.brett@prisonfellowship.org.au
          Prison Fellowship: prisonfellowship.org.au


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            Baptist Prayer Gathering

            ALL WELCOME!

            7:45-8:30pm Tuesday 1st November 2022

            Zoom GatheringSIGN UP: crossover.org.au/praywithus

            National prayer gathering 1st Nov 2022

            EmpowHer: morning tea and walk

            Northwest women invited!

            Morning tea in Latrobe

            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

            ABOVE: Rodney Marshall and Michael Henderson (behind camera) recently met with the Marrawah leadership team to plan the best way forward.

            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. 

            STAY POSTED!
            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: menuica@vom.com.au | +61 457 689 169

            Devonport
            Devonport VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
            WHERE: 156 Steele St, Devonport TAS 7310
            WHEN: 6-8pm, Friday 11th November
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            Launceston
            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
            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
            Hobart VOM Fellowship/Movie Night – Tortured for Christ
            WHERE: 8 Goulburn St, Hobart TAS 7000
            WHEN: 6-8pm, Friday 18th November
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            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.

            Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Report

            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

            Gift of Compassion - girl with goat
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            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:

            1. Choose a gift on Compassion Australia’s website
            2. Receive a beautiful card, either in print of via email for each gift
            3. 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

            Mental Health Webinar

            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

            Hunger Crisis

            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

            Assembly Oct 2021, ReCharge News October 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.

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            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/
            OR
            CONTACT: Jenny Baxter jenny@tasbaptists.org.au


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            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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