Sunday, October 28th, 2018
I came across these words (printed below), affirming the basis of our assurance of salvation, as I was curious as to how many references came from the Book of 1 John. As we conclude our recent mini-series in the letter of 1 John, I trust that the things we have been reflecting upon, over these past few weeks, have had an impact on your soul and the way in which you live.
‘Rests on the Word of God (John 1:12), the witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16), keeping God’s Word (I John 2:5), walking like Christ (I John 2:6), not loving the world (I John 2:15), purification (I John 3:3), love for the brethren (I John 3:14), true love (I John 3:18-19), answered prayer (I John 3:22), overcoming the world (I John 5:4)’.
Check out our events calendar for more great upcoming events!
Oct 28th – Youth Discipleship (11.15am)
– Welcome Team Meeting from 12.15pm
Nov 2nd – Youth Contiki Warriors (7pm-9pm)
Nov 3rd – Youth Alive Main Event – Combined Church Service @ Salvos (6pm)
Nov 6th – North Family Church Cup-Day Picnic
Nov 10th – Next Men’s Breakfast
Nov 11th– Connect Grp Leader’s Meeting from 12.15pm
– Newcomer’s Dessert Meeting 4-5pm
Nov 17th – Youth run ‘North Trivia Night’
North Church needs volunteers to help it run each week. We have people who count, clean, sing, play, supervise, welcome, make tea & coffee, pray and much more. Getting involved is a great way to help while meeting new people. If you are interested or would like to join Team North, please contact the office for more details of how you can.help.
North Women’s Afternoon Tea
Our final Women’s Event for the year will be a casual but yummy afternoon tea on Sunday, November 25th (3pm-5pm), so save the date!! See Michelle for the venue details . Cost: Free!! Why not bring a friend?!
Love in Action Christmas Hampers
North Church is supporting Love in Action in Wallan as they prepare Christmas hampers. This week we are collecting: Cellophane (clear), snacks, biscuits. See Michelle for more details. Thankyou for helping to put smiles on the faces of the homeless and struggling families who would not otherwise be celebrating Christmas.
Combined Church Service
There will be a Combined Church Service held at Salvos 3064, 75 Interlink Drive, on Saturday November 3rd @ 6pm. Free Admission. Damien May, Director of International Rescue, will be speaking on what he and Destiny Rescue are doing in the fight against human trafficking. He will be sharing powerful stories of children journeying from ‘Broken to Beautiful”.
Cup Day Church Picnic
On Cup Day, Tuesday November 6th, we are having a North Family Picnic. Meet 11am – 2pm at Jack Roper Reserve, 217 Camp Rd, Broadmeadows. BYO Lunch (BBQ’s available), chair or picnic blanket. Cool playground, grassed areas and we will have games & races also!! Great event to invite family & friends. See Emma
North Family Trivia Night
Our North Youth are running a “North Family Trivia Night” to help raise funds for their programs and also to have a fun ‘family’ night together. Mark the evening of November 17th in your diaries!
North General Meeting
Our next North Member’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 9th at 5pm, followed by a BBQ dinner. Note time change. Pop the date in your calendar now and if you would like to come into North Membership, to be able to vote at the meeting, please see Brett M or Rob T.
Our POKITS ministry is looking for interesting guest speakers for their monthly meetings on a Monday night. If you have any suggestions, please contact the office.
Connect In 2018
Our goal for 2018 is to have 10-12 Connect Groups up and running. Our desire is to have as many adults as possible in a Connect Group. How about making it your goal to “Connect & Grow” in 2018 by joining a Connect Group? Please email Rob Tanner for more information.
Mitchell Shire Connect Group
There is a Connect Group based in Wallan for people in the Mitchell Shire to come along to. The group will meet from 7.30pm on Thursday evenings. Everyone Welcome! Please email Rob Tanner for more information.
Come along to Grand Boulevard Cafe in Craigieburn at 10.30am on Mondays during the school term for some great coffee and some wonderful fellowship time together. Please contact the office for more details.
Food Allergy Aware Church
We have children in our church with severe nut allergies. We kindly ask that you to be mindful of this by refraining from bringing any food containing nuts into the church building. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
North Church Facebook Page
Check out the North Church Facebook page here. It is a great way to keep up to date or to share upcoming events with friends and family. Contact the office for more details. The page continues to grow, with each post reaching over 100 people.
Giggles Playgroups for pre-schoolers is run on Thursdays during the school term from 10am till 11.30am at the church building. If you are interested in coming along or helping out, please Contact the office.
Little Rockets is our program for preschoolers. Our program continues this week with lots of fun activities, songs, and another fantastic Bible story in the Creche. Contact the office for more details!
North Kids is our program for school age children from Preps to Year 7s during the school term. During the service, the kids meet for a time of fun and teaching. Contact the office for more details!
North Youth is our program for Years 7 to 12s running on a fortnightly basis on a rotating program. Week 1 is a discipleship group meeting run on a Sunday from 11am at the church building; Week 2 is a fun social time run on a Friday from 7.30pm at the church building. See Advance Notice Dates above for this week’s program. Contact the office for details.
Arabic Speaking Service (North Arabic Baptist Church)
The North Arabic Baptist Church is an Arabic speaking service that runs each Sunday from 1pm. Please contact the office for more details.
Pokits – Autism Parent Support Group Parents of Kids in the Spectrum is a group to provide mutual support for parents of kids in the Autism Spectrum in Craigieburn. For more information email Susie Ball.
Women’s Ministry – North Church’s Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details!
Men’s Ministry – North Church’s Men’s Ministry meets regularly for breakfasts, teaching, and social events. Contact Pastor Brett or the office for more details!
Discover North Church – Are you new to North Church? Come to Discover North Church! We run this program quarterly each year. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending.
Discover Membership – We run Discover Membership quarterly each year for those who would like to know more about membership at North Church. If you are interested in Membership, please email Brett for more information.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42)
We would love to see as many of our church family as possible choosing one or more prayer meetings to regularly attend. For more details on any of the prayer groups mentioned below, please contact the office. If you want to start your own prayer group, please speak to Pastor Brett or email us.
Monday Mornings 9am –
Praying for people in their workplaces
Monday Evenings 7.30pm –
Praying for our church and our community.
Tuesday Mornings from 6am till 7am –
Praying for leadership and vision.
We see God leading a caring community, thriving through discipleship; locally engaged, regionally focused, globally aware and constantly giving birth to new mission.
A Caring Community
Please do not feel alone in any life problems that you may be experiencing. We have a team who would love to pray with you, no matter what challenge you are facing.
You can either write your prayer request on a communication card from the Info Desk or meet with a prayer team member who will be waiting at the front after each service. You can also make a prayer request at the website or by email because we care.
Inclusions for our Bulletin
If you have any announcements that you would like to be included in our weekly bulletin, either in print or online, please email us and let us know! Submissions are accepted up to each Tuesday night for the next Sunday’s bulletin.
For more information on North Church in Craigieburn, check out: www.northchurch.org.au