SERVICE

TIMES

Sunday Morning 9:30am: Online Service – see ‘Weekly Online Service’ link below
Sunday Evening 6:00pm: Currently Suspended – will relaunch online in new format on April 19
Good Friday 9:30am: Online Service – see ‘Good Friday Online Service’ link below
Easter Sunday 9:30am: Online Service – see ‘Easter Sunday Online Service’ link below

Revised Meeting and Ministry Plans During Covid19 Outbreak

LATEST UPDATE 24/03/2020

Dear Church,

Our Pastoral Leadership Team of Elders (Keith & Rob) and Pastors (Warren & myself) met again this morning (this time online via Zoom) for our weekly meeting which included further consideration and discussions around how the additional restrictions announced by the PM Scott Morrison, on Sunday night, and the NSW Premier Gladys Berijiklian on Monday morning, would impact the way we function as a community.

It was clear to all of us that these new changes/restrictions, designed to combat COVID-19, and which include ‘places of worship’ having to be closed from midday yesterday, meant that we have now moved to being at Red Level 3 (see graphic below used in previous correspondence). This means church closure and moving online.

As of tomorrow the following is what now changes to help us maintain being a church community in this new context:

1- Pastors are still able to work from their offices but the church building itself will be closed during the week as well, not just suspension of services;
2- Home Groups will need to shift to being online via Zoom (or Google Meet, or some other similar application/program);
3- Pastor Warren will be our go to for helping HG leaders and members to use Zoom – please contact him if you have any questions about using it;
4- Pastors Glen and Warren will work on recording an abridged online ’Sunday Service’ that will be recorded in the ‘Church Auditorium’ which will include: Prayers, Bible Reading, and a Sermon. Video will be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and the audio version on the CHBC website. See this Friday’s Bulletin for further details. Further work will be done on ways of incorporating worship (songs) in future weeks;
5- This week Home Groups work through the sermonette and questions, as per previous correspondence, but with the addition of it being done together online. From next week they can choose to continue to discuss the ’Sunday Sermon’ and passage or return to the what they were previously focused on as a group;
6- Ministry Leaders are encouraged to consider how they may be able to adapt and provide online options for their particular ministries and then share those with Rob Eyb;
7- The Pastoral Care Team are meeting this Thursday, and they will be talking about the ways that they can continue to help provide pastoral care, which will include a significant increase in pastoral care phone calls, etc.;
8- Diaconate Meetings will be conducted via Zoom; and
9- The New Bulletin will be modified further, noting the changed approach around sermons/sermonettes.

This is not forever, and we look forward to the time when we will once again be able to come together in person, to encourage one another, worship together, pray together, and open God’s word together. It will be a beautiful day! But until then we rejoice that the technology exists for us to connect and continue to gather together in a new way.

We are also very aware of those in our community who do not have access to online options and we will continue to provide hard copies and alternate electronic recording for them to continue to remain connected, encouraged and built up as a part of our community.

Also, many of you have been reacting to the changes circumstances we find ourselves in by coming up with new and creative ways of being and connecting as a community. Some of those we have been able to incorporate, while sadly others have not been possible. Please keep those ideas coming and don’t be discouraged if we are unable to say yes.

Lastly, it is really important for us to know if you are receiving the correspondence we are sending out, so please reply email (not reply all) to let us know that you have received this email (and other emails and SMS’s sent by the PLT). We don’t want anyone falling through the cracks as we boldly and bravely make our way in this new world.

Be encouraged by God’s word, in Hebrews 12:1-2:
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and … let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

On Behalf of the CHBC Leadership
Your Brother in Christ
Pastor Glen

Rev. Glen Devenish
Lead Pastor
Cardiff Heights Baptist Church
glen@cardiffheightsbaptist.org.au
0421 187 076
[Days off – Monday & Saturday]

James 1:19 – Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

OUR

TEAM

Rev. Glen Devenish
Lead Pastor

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Glen is husband to Rachel and dad to 4 amazing daughters. He is particularly passionate about discipleship, church planting, and releasing both women and men, girls and boys, to use their gifts and skills for building up the community and glorifying God.

James 1:19 – Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.

In a world where social media and electronic communications dominate this verse carries great wisdom in guiding our approach.

Warren Moore
Associate Pastor Youth and Young Adults

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Warren moved to Cardiff Heights Baptist in 2009, and is husband to Janette and a father of three married children. Warren’s passion is to teach and demonstrate the love of Christ in and through his Church, and then to share this love with his broader community. Warren’s aim is to live his life in a way that will encourage others to also want to live a life for Christ.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

CONNECT

EVENTS

CONNECT

FOR WOMEN

Women 2 Women

Date: Sunday 28th June

Activity: Bush Walk

Location: hit the ENQUIRE button for more info.

CONNECT

FOR MEN

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1st February

Mens Working Bee thanks for the hard work we have some more disability parking and footpaths Thank you for those that participated.

Go Karts Go

Date: Saturday 20th June

Well the event went well the Fraser Family excelled at driving as always. The meal at Wests Lambton was a great time of fellowship. Great event when we plan the next one its a don’t miss event.

RSVP: ENQUIRE BUTTON

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Men’s Golf Weekend

Next date TBA

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FOR YOUTH

Young people in grades 5 – 12 are welcome to join our youth group, meeting on Friday nights in the school term. Aptly named ‘Connected Youth’, our youth group aims to see young people connected into a fun and supportive community, and into a personal relationship with our incredible God. Join us to participate in games, build friendships and learn more about the significance of God in your life.

Pairs

Friday 31st July Perfect pair Night

Join us tonight to put your knowledge and teamwork to the test! Through a series of games and challenges, we’ll discover which team is aligned to truly make the perfect pair

We won’t be having supper for the moment and we plan the nights to run from 7-9pm.

WHAT: IN PERSON

WHEN: 7-9:00pm

Where: Drop off pick up @ The Church 

THink

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I pray you and your families have had wonderful time together over the School Holiday. Connected Youth is continuing in this difficult season to help give some normality to our Youth we are back in the Church hall. We will be watching closely and following best advice from our Baptist Association and Government Health warnings. We need to conduct youth in a Covid safe system so we will be following our churches Covid-19 Safety plan. To that end we would ask that parents when dropping of Youth would wait outside or in their cars we will have a leader stationed at the double doors of the entry to let our youth know when you arrive. Our leaders will follow social distancing and our games will be designed around that as well. Please if you have been overseas or in Victoria in the last 14 days for safety sake refrain form sending your youth or if they show any symptoms of Covid 19 thank you.  Our leaders have to chat about what youth group will look like for the next season so if you have ideas email me at the usual address. Our Church is continuing with online services so please email me for invites and information about our Online Service and our unconventional live Zoom gatherings at 6 pm.

For details contact Warren via the ENQUIRE BUTTON

 

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FOR YOUNG ADULTS

All young adults are invited to take part in our monthly social events. These relaxed gatherings are designed to provide an opportunity for young adults to build friendships and enjoy sharing life together! In addition, young adults are welcome to join a weekly bible study.

Friday 17th April

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Where: Your Place

What: Online Board Games for PC links and info will be received on our Young Adults face book page if your not a member ask for an invite.

 

 

 

 

Activities TBA

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic 

we need to come up with creative ways to connect

we continue to meet as a Young Adults group in Bible Study Thursday evenings

Sunday Pm services both on ZOOM for more info contact Pastor Warren on the ENQUIRE button thanks.

REGULAR

EVENTS

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Messy Church

Occurring on the fourth Sunday of each month, Messy Church is for the whole family – young and old! Join us for craft, games, a puppet show and dinner. It is a relaxed and entertaining way to make new friends and learn about Jesus.

Time: 4PM – 6PM
Location: 35 Main Road, Cardiff Heights NSW 2285
*Cannot cater to dietary requirements.

What is Messy Church?

 

Messy Church Sunday 23rd February

Join us at 4PM on Sunday, as it’s time for Messy Church again! The topic for this month is all about a very Messy Journey. Why not come and find out what that’s about. Messy Church is a fun time for the whole family, including grandparents. We have craft, games, music, puppets and dinner for everyone to enjoy.

It’s a free afternoon of family fun, and we want to celebrate and enjoy learning more about Jesus with you!

Playtime

Time: 10am – 12pm each Wednesday during the School Terms
Location: 35 Main Road, Cardiff Heights NSW 2285
For preschool aged children and their carers.

Football

Time: April to September, Saturday Games
Location: View website
Watch games for free
To play, please RSVP by MARCH 2020

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Arts & Craft Group

Time: Wednesdays 10am
Location: 35 Main Road, Cardiff Heights NSW 2285 – Upper Hall

Connected Youth

Time: Friday nights, 7PM – 9:30PM, during school terms
Location: Mostly @ 35 Main Road, Cardiff Heights NSW 2285 but it changes on the night
Cost: $2 Grade 5 – 12 only

2020 Holiday Club

Time: 9am – 3pm Sept TBA Oct
Location: 35 Main Road, Cardiff Heights NSW 2285
Cost: $5 per child per day
Age: K-6
Craft, singing, puppet shows, games and food.
RSVP to office@cardiffheightsbaptist.org.au or call Office 4954 5895

Church Christmas Dinner

Time: 14th Dec

Home Group Bible Studies

MON 10AM @ Church – Leader Mavis Hatcher
MON 7:30PM KYB @ Lynden Grove  Retirement Village – Leader Rosmarie Tsousis
TUES 7:30PM Leader – Chris & Judith Ratcliffe
WED 1:30PM Leader – Roy Fitzsimmons
WED 7:15PM Leader – Lindsay Mason
THURS 7PM Leader – Diane Perkins
THURS 7PM Young Adults Home Group – Leader Ps. Warren Moore

OUR

SPACES

Church Auditorium

Our Sunday 9:30am and 7:00pm services are held in our Church Auditorium. This is a space for our congregation to join together in communal worship, prayer and bible teaching. We have a Children’s Corner reserved in the Church Auditorium for families, and our Parents Retreat room also adjoins our Auditorium with a window and speaker system to allow families to listen to our services with greater privacy.

Children’s Space 

Our children enjoy a custom-built Children’s Space for their Sunday morning Children’s Church, and Wednesday PlayTime sessions. This space includes an area for games, craft, a kitchenette and a quiet babies’ room. The Children’s Space also opens onto a playground and large grassed area for outdoor games.

Parents Retreat

Our Parents Retreat is a sanctuary available on Sundays for families to utilise. This space includes comfortable couches, a range of toys, and an area for parents to feed and change their children. Our Creche is also held in the Parents Retreat during our Sunday Morning service for pre-primary aged children. Parents are able to see into the Church Auditorium from the Parents Retreat through a tinted window, and can choose to listen to the service in the Auditorium through a speaker system. We value our families and prioritise a space reserved for them to care for their children while still feeling part of the service.

Church Hall 

Our Church Hall is a wonderful meeting area, where we host Sunday Morning Tea. This space is also utilised for our Youth Group, Messy Church, Craft Group, and other community activities. Our Church Hall and adjoining commercial Kitchen have recently been renovated to allow for sound-proofing, which means there is plenty of space for our young people to play active games in this area!

Playgound

Adjoining our Children’s Space is a large playgound with swings, a sandpit and a fully enclosed grass area. Children are welcome to use this space, and particularly love to stretch their legs on a Sunday morning after our church service.

Ministry Centre

Our Ministry Centre is located next to our main church building. This Centre contains our church offices, and a room available for ministry meetings and bible studies.

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