NEWSLETTER - BETTER TOGETHER, July 6th, 2020


One Step at a Time Leads to Maturity


“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)


Do you ever feel like you aren’t growing fast enough Spiritually? When we first become a Christian, we start growing quickly in our Faith. After a while, the growth slows down. Our Spiritual growth is like a new born baby: they double in size in their first year. However, that growth isn’t sustained. If they grew that fast every year, they’d very quickly be bigger than a house!

God isn’t in a hurry for us to grow, he’s never in a hurry. We might be, but he isn’t. He wants us to have a life deeply rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ. He wants us to stand strong so that when the rough winds of life hit us, we won’t get blown over.

In seasons of slow Spiritual growth, we may feel as though God has stopped caring about us. This is never true because he “delights in every detail” of our lives. Our Spiritual growth is a process that will take our entire life. We won’t stop growing in a week, in a month, or even a whole year.

However, if we take one or two small steps every week, we’ll be much further along at the end of the year than we would be otherwise. In fact, a slow walk with God allows us to focus and carefully take in all that God wants to teach us. This is the true value of belonging to a Life Group, where we can share with one another what God is doing in our lives.

The Spiritual growth of a believer isn’t one big leap across Bass Straight. It’s a steady journey of one step after another. God’s plan for making us into the person he wants us to be is a lifetime commitment, one that we can be confident in, knowing that God will direct our every step.


Life Groups

Our first Life (Small) Group will be starting on Wed 15th of July. At the moment we’re restricted to having five guests in our homes. So, our first Life Group is full already, but we are eager to start another one, or two or more. If you’re interested, please contact Phil. ‭5122 2917‬ ‭or 0412 881 897‬‬‬

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Prayer Meeting

Each Sunday we are holding a prayer meeting at 5.00pm in the church building. Come along and enjoy a time of Prayer together.


Please, continue to keep in contact with one another and Pray for each other.


Tithes, Offerings and Mission Donations:

Can be contributed via direct debit: Commonwealth Bank BSB 063 522 Account No. 10070479


Birthdays

  • No birthdays that we know of this week.

  • Wedding Anniversary

  • John & Gloria Vandegeer 7 July

  • Thought for the week.

  • Real servants don’t try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for his purposes.

  • Missionary Offering

    This month goes to Life FM

    In this unprecedented season of global history, COVID-19 has meant many of our normal social interactions have been limited and restricted, however community radio remains a key vehicle to maintain communication and keep us connected across the region.

    Life FM has two important roles to play during this time:

  • Reaching out to people in Gippsland.
  • We are continuing to provide content that reaches and supports broken people in our community on their journey of restoration. The immediate coronavirus pandemic has also highlighted the longer-term national issue of the condition of homes and families in our community, as domestic violence figures have increased during the lock-down. This points to the brokenness of our society as a whole.
  • Helping to keep the church body connected.
  • Life FM is providing local church teaching, music and programming that inspires our faith, encourages us in our daily Christian walk and supports the church community as a whole.

    As a station, we have been working hard to build our capacity over the last 8 months through the dedicated efforts of our local volunteers, and we are now able to produce and program our own broadcast content.

    This has resulted in our current programming that includes:

  • Local testimonies from Gippsland Christians
  • Local messages from Gippsland churches
  • 60 second inspirational Christian teaching segments from The Daily Nudge, Focus on the Family, the One Minute Life Coach and Life Matters several times each hour
  • New release Christian music
  • Quality programs such as Focus on the Family and Australian History Makers
  • We also have new programs being prepared relating to:

  • Christian business development training
  • Live local worship
  • Local youth program
  • Prophecy in modern time
  • Local documentaries on topical issues such as the 2019 Gippsland bushfires
  • This content is all designed to promote the voice of the local church, reach out to people and strengthen our faith as a Christian community to equip us in “shining like bright lights” in this season.

    While the mainstream media inundates our community with messages of darkness and fear, we know that as believers we are connected to a different source that is calling us to ‘Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you”.

    We are entering a new season as a society, one that provides the church enormous opportunity to share our message of hope, and local Christian radio has an important role to play in helping this message reach our community.

    The world is changing rapidly, and all indicators are that it will continue to change. Unfortunately, the future may well see the level of discomfort increase for many in our society as uncertainty increases in the days ahead. It is for this reason that I can foresee Christians and non-Christians alike tuning in to Life FM to connect with local church content that is offering real answers and real solutions to sustain and protect themselves and their family in the season ahead.

    I would encourage you to see your giving to the station as an investment into the message we are speaking into the atmosphere, the frequency we are tuning our community in to and the hearts and lives of individuals we are reaching.


    Mission Donations

    Can be contributed via direct debit:

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • BSB 063 522
  • Account No. 10070479
  • With your contribution add a note it is for missions

  • From the Leadership Team

    Sunday Gatherings

    Join us this Sunday morning

    Sunday Gatherings

    Our primary gathering as a Christian community is on a Sunday morning at 10am. It is made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to celebrate God.

    We experience a combination of modern music, prayers, communion, interaction and testimony plus a positive, inspiring, biblically based message that inspire us to be more like Christ.

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    Young People

    Events for the youth of Morwell

    Morwell Youth

    YOUTH

    Youth Group is the place to be for youth each Friday night. currently fortnightly. They get together and do fun activities, worship and learn more about God. Youth is for years 7-12 and runs during school terms. If you are interested in attending, then come along and check it out.

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    MOPS

    Mothers of Preschoolers

    MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

    On a Monday morning, every fortnight, mums with pre-school children get the opportunity to meet together and share with each other on how to become "great mums".

    If you’re a mum with children under school age, this is the group for you.

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