Hearing God Through the Year

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Uncategorised, Update

Dallas Willard urged us to learn and practice prayer as a two-way dialogue with God. These excerpts from his best-selling book Hearing God, assembled by Jan Johnson, are an invitation to meet God, to allow his voice to shape your choices, and to encourage your heart. As you begin this four-week reading plan, thank God that he promises to meet … Read More

DON’T FORGET TO INVITE SOMEONE 

Alice YoungUncategorised

Would you throw a party, but not invite anyone? Well, maybe, but that is not usual for parties. Normally you make sure those closest to you know about it. Hopefully not via Facebook. Otherwise, I at least will never know. Over the coming weeks we have Christmas ‘parties’ it would be great to invite your family friends too. They could attend in-person or online. For young families we have our Kids Christmas concert next week (Dec 5). Our … Read More

Church Update – 1 Aug 2021

Jason HoetUncategorised

Hi Church, This update on what is happening Sunday is a regular fixture! We continue our relationship series and I am really looking forward to our guest speaker from Melbourne, Kim Smith. Kim will be speaking on “understanding singleness in God’s family”. Restrictions for Sunday are: People over the age of 12 will need to wear masks No congregational singing … Read More

CV19 update – 18 July 2021

Jason HoetUncategorised

Hi Church, Now for something new…a covid update! As before, we can’t have congregational singing this week. Room numbers have also changed, but we think we can spread out across the various overflow spaces we have available. No congregational singing, but still we can worship together, be lifted by vocal & instrumental items, hear from God’s word (I am preaching … Read More

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Jason HoetUncategorised

Scroll down these bible passages. Is there a favourite or one that speaks to you now? If so, share with one another why? If you are online why not share in the chat. The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.Exodus 34:6 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For … Read More

ONE IN CHRIST JESUS

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor, Uncategorised

We’ve had a challenging and encouraging May Missions month! The passage I offer you to memorise for June is intended to hold in our minds and hearts all we have experienced in May. “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There … Read More

A Promise to hold on to…

Alice YoungUncategorised

As we begin our Advent series on the names of God in Isaiah 9:6, the passage I’m encouraging you to memorise this month is the beautiful prophetic promise these names come from – Isaiah 9:2-7. This promise is a glimpse of hope, peace and joy sandwiched between some very gloomy and hopeless passages, which only emphasises its opening statement – … Read More

People make churches

Alice YoungUncategorised

Heather Waldron finished serving as our Office Manager on Tue 30 June. At our recent Member’s meeting we gave this minute of appreciation:  “Over the past 13 years, Heather served sacrificially as Unley Park Baptist Church’s Administrator and Office Manager. Heather was integral in supporting volunteers, coordinating events, and organising the life of our church. Heather’s contribution through this time includes the success of our wonderful Christmas … Read More

How has our church innovated?

Alice YoungUncategorised

As age-old institutions, churches are not famous for innovation. But I thought as an exercise of thankfulness it would be good to reflect on just how our church community has responded in these past few months. On March 22, we shut our building and live-streamed for the first time. This was done with just over a week turnaround, while we maintained business … Read More

Essential 100 Bible Passages

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Uncategorised

The Essential 100 Challenge (E100) helps you get an overview of the Bible… without getting bogged down. The Plan guides you through 50 Old Testament passages and 50 New Testament passages — The Essential 100 — so you can see the big picture of God’s Word, and form a daily Bible reading habit in the process. E100 is an achievable … Read More