Sunday, April 29th, 2018
If I asked you to define Christianity with one word what would that word be? I’d say many of us would answer, “Love”. Today we’re looking at 1 John 4:7-11. This passage is all about love. Because God is love and loves us we are called to love one another. Because God loves us He sent Jesus His Son to set us free from the sin that seeks to take love and hope away from us. No matter who you are or what you’ve gone through remember God loves you and wants you to show people love.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11 (NIV).
God Bless, Rob.
April 29th – Youth Discipleship from 11am
May 4th – Youth Social from 7pm
May 6th – Welcome Team from 12.15pm
May 12th – Men’s Breakfast from 7.30am
May 20th – Connect Group Leaders’ Meeting from 12.15pm
June 2nd – Women’s Event from 7.45pm
North Church A.G.M.
Our North Church Annual General Meeting was held last Sunday. We voted in three new North Board members and renominated one for a further 2-year term. Paperwork is available from the foyer, or you can contact the office to join the email list or for more details.
North Church Picnic
The church picnic advertised for this Sunday, April 29th, has unfortunately been cancelled. Stay tuned for more details of an upcoming new event, Winter Warmer. If you would like more details, please contact the office.
The Connect Mitchell Shire Mission
North Church has received funding from the B.U.V. for Rob to work one day a week, focusing on the Wallan region, to establish a new faith community. Rob and Sue have begun a monthly newsletter to raise awareness and for prayer support. They invite their North Church family to join them as prayer partners in this endeavour. Please email Rob Tanner for further details and to sign up for their newsletter.
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.
North Church Women’s Event
Ladies, plan to keep the evening of June 2nd free for a special Women’s Event at North Church from 7.45pm. Get set for a time of worship, teaching, fellowship & food with guest speaker Lindy Wilson. If you would like to know more, please contact the office
Health Support Group
If you would be interested in joining a support group that focuses on healthy weight goals and accountability, please contact the office. Studies show that a group approach to health goals is much more successful than going it alone!
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.
Ladies’ Connect Group
The Ladies’ Connect Group would like to invite new members to join them on Tuesday mornings in Craigieburn. If you are interested in joining them, please email Rob Tanner.
Mitchell Shire Connect Group
We have started a new 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.
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 – The Crossway North Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details! .
Men’s Ministry – The Crossway North Men’s Ministry meets regularly for breakfasts, teaching, and social events. Contact Pastor Brett or the church office for more details! .
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.
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 Crossway North Church in Craigieburn, check out: www.crosswaynorth.org.au