Sunday, November 25th, 2018
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 There aren’t too many times in Scripture where we can find God asking someone to do something and He gives that person all the details, all the steps needed, and the final outcome. Nor does He make sure that they totally understand everything first, so they can evaluate the risks and plan accordingly before they make their decision to embark on this journey. In contrast, God makes the call and explains the first step needed at a time, without giving the final outcome, or even giving further steps. God provides us with each step separately, given at the appropriate time, and often, only after the previous step has been completed. Abraham was a wonderful example of a faithful disciple. Abraham heard God’s call, His one step plan, and without question he would do as the Lord asked, understanding full well that the Lord knew best, loved Him, had his best interests in mind, would protect Him, and could be depended on. God’s plans for us are good!! “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
God bless you,
Brett & Michelle
Check out our events calendar for more great upcoming events!
Nov 30th – Youth Social from 7pm
Dec 8th – Men’s Connect Breakfast
Dec 9th – Kids & Youth Discipleship Break-up (11am)
– North General Meeting & BBQ dinner
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.
Love in Action Christmas Hampers
North Church is supporting Love in Action in Wallan as they prepare Christmas hampers. Thanks to everyone who has donated groceries. The team continues to need all the help they can get at Nexus (7-11 High St, Wallan) from Sunday 9th December – Thursday 13th December inclusive from 10am to evening. They will be accepting donations, packing hampers, and wrapping around 450-500 presents!! Any help would be most appreciated. They are very understaffed during the day. Even one hour would be awesome!! Contact Sue
North Church 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, please see Brett M or Pastor Rob TODAY.
North Christmas Carols Service
On Sunday, December 23rd at 6pm (doors open 5.45pm) we will be running our annual North Church Carol’s Event, with a community BBQ at 7.15pm. This is aimed as an outreach and will be great to invite family & friends along to. We will be asking you to pray for this event (sign-up at the table in the foyer). See Sue or Keshia for further details.
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.
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