North Church Online Bulletin


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Press On!!

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

Of all the Israelites, perhaps no one strove harder to please God than Saul of Tarsus. Every area of his life conformed strictly to the Law. No one could accuse this respected Pharisee of lacking zeal. He was a man with a mission, a mission to please and serve God. But on the road to Damascus, Saul’s life changed entirely. From now on, he would no longer try to please God himself. Instead, he would press on with the goal of knowing Christ. “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8. Saul (now called Paul) had a new mission-a mission that remained constant amid ever-changing circumstances. It didn’t matter whether he was preaching to a crowd or sitting in a damp prison. Paul now had one goal before which everything in his life bowed. Paul wanted to know his Lord.

How about you? Is knowing Christ, fellowshipping, trusting, and depending on Him, the goal toward which you’re striving? Ask God to help you press on to know Him today.


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Check out our events calendar for more great upcoming events!


July 21st – Youth Discipleship (10.45am) – Welcome Team (11.30am)

July 26th – Youth Social (7pm)

Aug 4th – Connect Group Leaders (11.30am)

Aug 17th – Small Group Conference (9am-2pm)

Oct 19th – Fundraising Shopping Tour


News @ North

North Church Camp

Set aside Sept 13th-15th for an all-age North Church Camp, being held at Adanac, Yarra Junction. It is going to be a great time of fellowship, fun and learning. Cost: Adults $150, Youth $130, Families $500 (payment plans available). Please fill in the expression of interest form in today’s bulletin and return it to box in the foyer. See Georgia for further details.


Small Group Conference

Please consider attending the North region Small Group Conference on Saturday August 17th, 9am to 2pm, at Diamond Valley Baptist. Speaker: Tim Piesse and other key leaders. Cost: $15 including Morning Tea and Lunch. Open to anyone interested in small groups. RSVP by August 4th. See Rob Tanner or grab a flyer on the Info Table.

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.  If you are interested in helping, please see Michelle or msg on the Facebook page.

Connect Mitchell Shire
There are some exciting things happening in the Mitchell Shire with Pastor Rob and Sue Tanner and the Connect Community. Starting in February 2019 there will be a discovering spirituality group and community meal each Sunday. This will take place at the Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall from 4 pm till 6:30 pm. The Connect Community will continue to start Connect Groups around the Mitchell Shire. If you have any questions email Please be praying for this new group.

North Finance Update for July

We are now publishing the monthly figures for the Church Building Fund & Giving. We are also falling well short of our 2019 Giving Budget, with May continuing to be well under budget. We need to alert our church to this. Please pray and ask God what your response is to this urgent need.

Building Fund Total (July 10th): $106,700

General Giving 2019 (Jan – June): $94,130

Giving Budget 2019 (Jan – June): $108,110

Giving Budget 2019 Shortfall: ($13,980)

**IMPORTANT: Service Times Notice**

Please note that  we will be having one Combined Church Service at 10am. A Community Morning Tea will be held at the end of the 10am Service each week. It is important for us to be a unified community at this time!! See Pastor Rob if you have any questions.

Sunday Connect Group Invitation

The Sunday Evening Connect Group would like to invite anyone from North Church to join us for a meal at our meetings. You may wish to come once and share a time of fellowship and food, or you may wish to join us indefinitely. Each family brings a plate/meal to share. Children are very welcome. Our next meeting date is 2nd June (5pm-6.30pm),  See Emma if you would like to come along to any of these.


Cuppa Club!
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.

InformationFood 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.

facebookNorth 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.


Our ProgramsGiggles_logo2Giggles 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.

North Church Little RocketsLittle 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_logoNorth 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_logoNorth 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 10am 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.


Autism Support Group CraigieburnPokits – 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.


nthwomenWomen’s Ministry – North Church’s Women’s Ministry meets for breakfasts, teaching and social events. Contact the office for more details!


MMen's Ministryen’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!


Disdiscovercover 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.


Prayer“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.
Everyone welcome.

Tuesday Mornings from 6am till 7am –
Praying for leadership and vision.


About Us

Our Vision

We see God leading a caring community, thriving through discipleship; locally engaged, regionally focused, globally aware and constantly giving birth to new mission.

We Care 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.

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