ReCharge NEWS December 2022

ReCharge NEWS December 2022

14th December 2022 | ReCharge News December 2022

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    UPDATE YOUR DIARY!

    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
    Find out more about the speakers

    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.

    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

    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

    Deep ThoughtA bi-monthly feature in ReCharge

    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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    November/December 2022

    Christmas Events Tasmanian Baptist churches celebrate! (from 14th December)
    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
    NEWS: November 2022 | December 2022

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    Change Makers

    WALK | PRAY | LOVE

    Walk Pray Love, Heartlands Events, Spring 2021

    Heartlands SPRING 2021

    Walk | Pray | Love Events during November 2021 (scroll down)
    Being an Imperfect Ministry by Jenna Blackwell
    Baptist World Day of Prayer for Women by Elissa Macpherson

    NOVEMBER 2021 EVENTS

    EmpowHer

    Join with others state-wide to walk, pray, love and enjoy the company of other women.

    REGIONDATETIMEWHEREWHAT
    NorthMonday 1st Nov7:30-8:30pmHomes and GroupsGlobal Day of Prayer
     Saturday 20th Nov11:30amHollybankHollybank Picnic Adventure
    NorthwestMonday 1st Nov7:30-8:30pmHomes and GroupsGlobal Day of Prayer
     Tues 30th Nov7:00-8:30pmUlverstone Baptist ChurchLadies Evening with Amanda Cox
    SouthFriday 5th November7:30-8:30pmHobart Baptist ChurchGlobal Day of Prayer
     Saturday 13th Nov10am-1pmClaremontWindermere Bay-Claremont Loop
    SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO

    NORTH – walk | pray | love

    Monday 1st November

    7:30-8:30pm Global Day of Prayer Informal Gatherings
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite >>>

    Global Day of Prayer, North
    Saturday 20th November

    11:30am Hollybank Picnic Adventure
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite >>>

    Walk Pray Love: Hollybank Picnic Adventure

    NORTHWEST – walk | pray | love

    Monday 1st November

    7:30-8:30pm Global Day of Prayer Informal Gatherings
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite >>>

    Global Day of Prayer, Northwest
    Tuesday 30th November

    7:00-8:30pm Ladies evening
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite
    RSVP to Yvette: admin@ub.church by 25th November | $10 pp on the night

    SOUTH – walk | pray | love

    Friday 5th November

    7:30-8:30pm Global Day of Prayer Coffee and Dessert Night
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite >>>

    Global Day of Prayer, South
    Saturday 13th November

    10:am-1:00pm Claremont-Windermere Bay Loop Walk
    INVITE FRIENDS! Download Invite >>>

    Walk Pray Love South Windermere Nay walk

    EmpowHer is an activity of Tasmanian Baptist Women
    Tasmanian Baptist Women

    OUR VISION is to see a network of women growing and encouraging each other in their God-given potential.

    Baptist World Day of Prayer for Women

    Say of Prayer, Heartlands Spring 2021

    Heartlands Spring 2021

    Baptist World Day of Prayer for Women by Elissa Macpherson (scroll down)
    Being an Imperfect Ministry by Jenna Blackwell
    Walk | Pray | Love Events during November 2021

    prayer:

    Participate in a Global Event

    Every November, Baptists from all over the planet come together to pray for women, and support them financially.

    From cities far and wide across the world, women and men join the World Day of Prayer. They pray from Cameroon, to Cambodia, to Croatia, and Canberra. They unite in one cry for women: “Lord, help the women of the world, sisters facing persecution, civil war, natural disaster, and poverty.”

    Reunite women . . .

    . . . Who live in desperate times

     Colombian Women at a Day of Prayer event
    Colombian Women at a Day of Prayer event

    The World Day of Prayer began in 1948, in response to the devastation and division created by WWII. To facilitate healing, the Baptist women of Europe organised the first Day of Prayer, aiming to reunite Baptists alienated by war.

    The movement gathered momentum, and now Baptists globally gather in groups of five, 20 and 100s. They represent over 200 Baptist women organizations, and pray in more than 80 languages. They unite in prayer under the banner of Baptist World Alliance Women (BWAW). This is a global collective representing Baptist women from 145 countries. They have networks and projects across the world, but this is the one day they focus on the most important activity of all: PRAYER!

    Just like the devastation of WWII, our world is once again in a global crisis with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, there are Baptist women bravely giving free medical care amid the coup in Myanmar; leaders dealing with devastation caused by earthquake in Haiti; Baptist sisters volunteering as midwives in remote villages in PNG; and yet others providing a 24-hour helpline for women feeling distressed by unplanned pregnancy in Argentina.

    Inspire HOPE

    Leading prayer in Nigeria
    Leading prayer in Nigeria

    Being a light to the world is integral to the call of BWAW. Consequently, as part of the Day of Prayer, an offering finances the ministry and support global projects. This year’s financial gifts will support a frog farm in Thailand, sewing clubs in Vanuatu, a library in Cameroon and a resource kit addressing mental health issues in the Philippines.

    These projects will inspire hope and enable women to flourish.

    You are invited to be part of this day. Why not gather a group to pray, and let the voices of Tasmania join the global movement?

    Elissa Macpherson President, Baptist Women of the Pacific

    Elissa Macpherson
    President, Baptist Women of the Pacific
    Contact Elissa for more information and support.
    (president@bwpacific.org)

    Complete guide to running your own World Day of Prayer: BWA World Day of Prayer >>>

    What to do next

    The World Day of Prayer can be held on any day in November.
    HERE ARE SOME PRE-ORGANISED TASMANIAN EVENTS!

    PARTICIPATE WITH WOMEN IN TASMANIA

    NORTHWEST
    7:30-8:30pm Monday 1st November
    Gather in homes and groups to pray.
    DOWNLOAD FLYER >>> |
    Contact Gabe Fife (gabfife@gmail.com)

    NORTH
    7:30-8:30pm Monday 1st November
    Gather in homes and groups to pray.
    DOWNLOAD FLYER >>> | Contact Wendy Marston (wendy.marston@iinet.net.au)

    SOUTH
    7:30-8:30pm Friday 5th November 2021
    Coffee and Dessert evening at Hobart Baptist Church.
    DOWNLOAD FLYER >>> | Jenny Baxter (jenny@tasbaptists.org.au)

    READ THE 2021 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER PROGRAM >>>

    Baptist women in Cambodia
    Baptist women in Papua, Indonesia at a Day of Prayer gathering, 2021