Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Ultimately (10 year vision), we believe that establishing an open enrolment Independent Christian School and ultimately securing enough land to build this school and accompanying facilities for our Church; along with a base for ongoing training and equipping to SEND people out to establish new missional communities of faith in this region and beyond is the mandate the LORD has laid on our shoulders.
Toward that end we need to take another step along this journey, so last Sunday, at our General meeting, those gathered resolved to commission our Board to actively search for a factory warehouse to buy, suitable for purpose (for our immediate future and to build an equity of faith and finance); to begin raising funds and pledges; and to present the best possible option to a Church meeting, at a future date to be determined, (hopefully) early in the New Year. We need God and we need to pray. God Bless Brett
Check out our events calendar for more great upcoming events!
Dec 23rd – 10am Morning Service ONLY
– North Carol’s Event (6pm)
Dec 25th – Christmas Day Service (9am)
Dec 30th to Jan 27th – 10am Service ONLY
Feb 8th & 9th Leadership Summit (for all Leaders)
Feb 10th – Vision Sunday & Ministry Launch
Men’s Group – Father/Son Camp
Date: 4th of January 2019 (Friday Night, Saturday). Where: Rowallan Scout Camp, Riddles Creek. Cost is $22.00 per person for accommodation, kitchen, bathroom facilities. Available activities: Archery, Basketball, Initiative course, Flying Fox, Table Tennis, Volleyball etc. For Details, please see Brett K, Fred M or David W.
Love in Action Christmas Hampers
Love in Action Wallan thank everyone at North Church for their contribution to their Christmas hamper project this year. With your help, the team prepared and distributed over 100 hampers to members of the community in need this Christmas. Sue and Jeremy and their team have done a wonderful job!!
Love in Action Craigieburn
Our Love In Action Craigieburn Facebook page is up and running again. If you love helping people then feel free to join our group. With our current support of the huge Love In Action Wallan ministry, we are just helping a couple of very needy families in Craigieburn at the moment. We have a family urgent need of help with Christmas presents. If you are interested in helping, please see Michelle or msg on the Facebook page.
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.
Fundraising for New Church Building.
As Brett has mentioned on the bulletin front page, our North Members commissioned the Board to actively search for a factory warehouse to buy and to begin raising funds and pledges. If you have any ideas for fundraising, then we would welcome creative and/or experienced people to share their thoughts and ideas on fundraising. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas. Please be praying for the finances to be raised quickly and for what each of our personal commitment to it should be, above our tithing.
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