Weekly News 9 December 2018

Leading up to Christmas 2018 we have a 4-week exploration of the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. These are the opening words of the New Testament that set the scene for the Good News of Jesus, and links it to the stories and characters in the Old Testament.

Nov 25th: 4 women
Last week: 3 eras
This week: 2 heroes
Next week: 1 mother
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IBPC & Community News and Events

•    Nativity play and Christmas lunch
Next weekend our kids will be leading the service and performing their nativity play. The service will be followed by our Church Christmas lunch. All welcome. Please bring a plate and maybe a beverage. A Christmas ham will be provided.

Community Carols and BBQ: The same afternoon from 4pm is the Island Bay community carol service and picnic at St Hilda’s, with our children again performing. The picnic will be inside or outside (depending on the weather.) . Bring picnic food and a mat. Sausages, sauces and ice-cream provided. Games for the kids too!

•    Today we are again collecting non-perishable food for the DCM Foodbank.

•    Pew change: Our Board of Managers will report to the congregation on Sunday Dec 16th and seek authority to proceed. After careful consideration we are proposing that instead of moving the front pews, we remove just the two at the back on the north side completely. This gives space for Girls Brigade and other groups, that is self contained, doesn’t change the overall look of the church and does not cost much to implement.

•    The church has bought a copy of Ian Logan’s new book, which combines his mother Mary’s poetry and his father John’s art. You are welcome to borrow it, or buy a copy for yourself – $30 from  Ian at barrlogan@yahoo.com.