Notices

March 3

Morning Service

Rev Jordan Born will bring us the message from Mark 2, ‘Feasting Sinners and Fasting Saints’.

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this morning

Evening Service

We extend a warm welcome to Rev David Cook who is our guest preacher this evening. David is a retired Presbyterian Minister who divides his time between an itinerant, around-the-world preaching ministry and working as part-time pastoral assistant to the minister of the Chinese Presbyterian Church at Surry Hills, NSW. He has served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and was also the Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 25 years. David is a gifted preacher and teacher. Through Our Daily Bread Ministries, we are privileged to have David bring us God’s Word from John 12, ‘The Cross - The Key To Life’.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children, and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Church/Sunday School Picnic: Sun March 24 @ 1 pm, Halliday Park. Please keep this date free.

Holiday Club

Our annual Holiday Club program which runs during the mid-year school holidays is well received by parents and children. It is a great opportunity to share the gospel with children. This year, the theme is ‘Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good’. To run this program, we need helpers, lots of helpers! We are having an Information session on Sunday March 17 at 12.30pm, Ministry Centre. Please come and check it out without any obligations! After the talk, if you are interested, we will be delighted to have you on board. So please keep this date free! For more details, please speak to Erlina or Kate.

Mission Action Council

AGM will be held on Wed March 13 @ 8 pm, Ministry Centre. All welcome!

Elders Meeting

 Saturday March 16 @ 8 am.

Box Hill Outreach

When: Sat March 16, 10 am to 3 or 4 pm.

Where: Box Hill Central, near the ATMs.

Men’s Ministry

Calling Men of Donvale! Join us from Sat Mar 16—Sun Mar 17 for an overnight stay at Shoreham. We’ll have outdoor activities (weather permitting), watch movies, do bible study and more. Great time of learning and fellowship. Cost $25 per person. Rego closes on Sat March 9, so please sign up in the foyer today! For more info, please speak to Malcolm, Dirk or Scott.

Fellowship Bus outing

Wednesday March 20, departing DPC car park at 10 am and returning 3pm. Seniors, if you are interested, please place your name on the list in foyer. The limited places are fast filling up. Details? Contact Grenville

W2W Supper

Saturday March 23 @ 7.30 pm, DPC.

“An evening with Janelle and Joy ”

Please bring a plate to share.

Playgroup

Tuesday, 10 am to 11.30 am.

ESL Classes

Tuesday @ 7 pm.

Enquiries: Noelle

Youth Group

Friday @ 7.30 pm, DPC.

Prayer Meeting

Friday @7.15 am & 2 pm, Ministry Centre.

PTC Graduation & Commencement Ceremony

Friday March 22 @ 7pm, Werner Brodbeck Hall, 156 Collins Street Melbourne.

Guest speaker: Dr Stuart Piggin, Associate Professor from Macquarie University.

All welcome! Please RSVP by Friday March 8, if you plan on attending.

For more details, visit ptc.edu.au

Morning tea

We need help with the morning tea on Sunday April 21 Easter 9.30 am service, and on Sunday April 28, 10.30 am service. If you are able to help, please email the office.

February 3

Morning Service

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Mark 2, “What is Your Greatest Need in Life?

Evening Service

Rev Jordan Born will bring us the message from John 11, “Is Death Really the END?”

Sunday School

As we commence another year of learning today, pray for the Lord’s hand on the work of the Sunday School. We thank God for the teachers - pray for wisdom for them. Pray for the children that they will grow in knowledge and love of our Lord.

Parents, if you have not done so already, please return  your child’s updated and signed 2019 enrollment form to Liz. This is a Safe Church requirement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz.

Chinese Service

From today, the Chinese Congregation will be moving temporarily to the Presbyterian Theological College (PTC). To mark the occasion, we will be holding a Commencement and Thanksgiving Service at 2.30 pm today at PTC, 684 Elgar Road, Box Hill North. English translation will be provided. Following the service there will be afternoon tea and fellowship. All welcome! Regular Chinese worship services will be at 9:00 am every Sunday at PTC.

Please continue to pray for this ministry. Any enquires can be directed to Rev Dr Felix Chung our Chinese Pastor, or at the contact form.

Youth Group

The Youth Group will be hosting a Barbecue with Parents today following the 10.30 am service.

ESL Team Get-together (Training) 

Tuesday February 5, from 7.30-8.30 pm, in the church hall. Others interested are also invited.

Prayer Meeting

Friday February 8 @ 7.15 am & 2 pm.

Safe Church Basic Training

 A Safe Church Basic Training session will be held at Donvale PC on Saturday 2 March 2019 from 9:30 am sharp until approx 11:30 am. This course is for all Church leaders and individuals involved with children ministries, including ESL teachers who have not previously completed the Basic Training course. For further details and to register, please contact our Safe Church Representative Ian.

Playgroup

 Recommences on Tuesday February 12, 10 am to 11.30 am, for children from 0 to 5 years old. $25 per term per family.

For more info, please speak to Erlina.

ESL Commencement Dinner & Enrollments

Tuesday February 12 @ 7 pm.

We have vacancies for the classes. So if you know of anyone who may be interested to learn or improve their conversational English, please speak to Noelle.

Growing Families

Come and join us for a picnic and bike ride!

When: After church 24th February

Where:  Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe.

Further details via email. If you would like to join the group or find out more information, please contact Emily.

Next Sunday

Next Sunday February 10, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the evening service.

Young Adults (18-30)

...will be meeting at 5 pm for a kick off BBQ on Saturday February 9 at Ruffey Lake Park Picnic Shelter, Victoria Street entrance. Contact Jordan for further info.

January 13

Morning Service

Pastor Craig Richardson will bring us God’s Word from Psalm 1, ‘Meditate until you reach water’.

Chinese Service

Mr Xien Yao will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

We will continue to watch the DVD sermon series by Alistair Begg on Titus 3—For goodness sake: How the Gospel Compels Good Works.

Sunday Night After Church (SNAC)

Following the evening service there will be supper at La Porchetta in Tunstall Square. Please come prepared to join us.

Worship Services

January 2019—Combined morning service at 9.30 am and evening service at 6.30 pm.

From Sunday February 3, all services are back to normal—8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

Chinese Services in 2019

From February 2019, Donvale Presbyterian Chinese Church service will meet at 684, Elgar Road, Box Hill North, 3129.

  • Mandarin Sunday Worship Service: 9:00am

  • Children Sunday School: 9:30am to 10:30am

  • Adult Sunday school: 11:00am-12:00noon.

For more information please contact Rev Dr Felix Chung.

當威長老會中文堂將於2019年2月開始於  684, Elgar Road, Boxhill North, 3129 舉行。

  • 普通話祟拜: 逢周日 9:00am

  • 兒童主日學: 9:30am-10:30am

  • 成人主日學: 11:00am-12:00noon

查詢: 鍾富力牧師博士, 中文部牧師

Chinese Thanksgiving and Commencement Service

at Presbyterian Theological College on 3rd February 2019 at 2.30 pm. English translation will be provided. Following the service, there will be an afternoon tea.

Sunday School

Parents, please return  your child’s updated and signed 2019 enrollment form to Liz.

Children who will be three years old by the end of March 2019 can be enrolled in the Preschool class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz.

Korean Connect Group

Rev Sung has commenced a new Korean Connect Group. If you would like to have more info about this new group, please speak to Rev Sung

Duty Roster

We are in need of morning tea helpers for the 8.30 am and 10.30 am service for the next duty roster (February to April). If you can help, please contact the office.

Elders Meeting

Saturday January 26, 2019 @8am.

Lost property

There is a pile of lost property in the hall. Please check the Lost Property box, next to the table tennis table. All unclaimed items will be donated.

December 9

Morning Services

Pastor Craig Richardson will bring us God’s Word from Luke 1, ‘Redemption Song’.

Chinese Service

Rev Tamloy Lai will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

Rev Dr Tony Bird will preach on Psalm 66, ‘Come and see what God has done’ (Psalm 66:5).

Next Sunday

Next Sunday Dec 16, at the 10.30 am service, we will be having a Special Sunday School Service.

The children and teachers will come dressed in their ‘Christmas best’. We invite the congregation to join them. Rev Gerald Vanderwert will be preaching in the morning services.

Christmas Events @ DPC

Christmas Carols on Sunday December 23 @ 7.45 pm

Speaker: Rev Gerald Vanderwert

Come early at 6 pm for free sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting… A fun-filled family evening.

Christmas Day Service on Tuesday December 25 @ 9.30 am

Preacher: Rev Jordan Born

Plan to invite your family and  friends to our Christmas celebrations!

INVITATION CARDS

There are invitation cards to our Christmas events available in the hall and foyer. Please take some and hand them out in your streets this week. Thanks!

January 2019 Evening Service DVD Series

Title: "Titus 3—For Goodness Sake: How the Gospel Compels Good Works"
Speaker:  Alistair Begg

Please note these dates!

  • Sunday Dec 23

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • Christmas Carols at 7.45 pm, sausage sizzle starts at 6 pm.

    • No evening service.

  • Christmas Day Tuesday Dec 25

    • One service at 9.30 am.

  • Sunday Dec 30

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • No evening service.

  • Sunday Jan 6 to Jan 27, 2019

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • Evening service at 6.30 pm.

  • From Sunday February 3

    • All services are back to normal—8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

PYV Summer Camp

Thursday Dec 27 to Tuesday Jan 1
@ Campaspe Downs Resort Rev Toby McIntosh will be preaching from the Gospel of Luke. Registration is open.

Visit www.pyv.org.au.

Please be praying for all those involved in the Summer camp, whether they are a leader, a camper, or helper.

LinC

Items needed: sugar, honey, juice, pasta sauce, long life milk full cream, shampoo, toilet paper, tinned vegetables (eg pea/carrot, carrots, not corn) single toothbrushes.

Cash donation is also appreciated for their Christmas appeal. Place in an envelope marked “LinC Christmas” and put in the offering plates.

Angel Tree

Thank you to all who contributed gifts for the Angel Tree program, remembering the children of prisoners this Christmas.

What’s right for me? Workshop

(for High School to Young Adults)

Subjects! Courses! Jobs! How do I choose? Am I making the right choices? Come along to a workshop on Sunday 16th December, 2-3:30pm in the Ministry Centre. We will look at what God says about this and learn practical ways that help you make these decisions. Contact Rowena for more information or to register your interest.

December 2

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from John 13, ‘Love...sometimes an emotion, but always an action’.

We will celebrate the Lord’s supper this morning.

At the 10.30 am service, we will ordain and induct into the eldership, Daniel and John. Please pray for them as they join the eldership team. 

Chinese Service

Rev Tamloy Lai will bring God’s Word this morning. We will celebrate the Lord’s supper.

Evening Service

Rev Jordan Born will preach on John 10, ‘Following the Shepherd: Jesus' I Am Sayings’.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children, and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service. We’re having our Sunday School service on Dec 16. The children will be dressed in their ‘Christmas best’.
We invite the congregation to do likewise.

Christmas Events @ DPC

Christmas Carols on Sunday December 23

Come early at 6 pm for free sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting… A fun family evening.

Christmas Day Service on Tuesday December 25 @ 9.30 am

Plan to invite your family and friends to our Christmas celebrations!

INVITATION CARDS AVAILABLE IN THE HALL! We need volunteers to hand them out in your streets if you are living in the Manningham area. Please take enough for your street and plan to hand them out next week. Thanks!

Alexandra Gardens Carol Service

Saturday December 8 @ 4 pm, Alexandra Gardens Nursing Home, corner Springvale & Old Warrandyte Roads. All welcome! Singers are needed. Please speak to Bert.

Please note these dates!

  • Sunday Dec 23

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • Christmas Carols at 7.45 pm, sausage sizzle starts at 6 pm.

    • No evening service.

  • Christmas Day Tuesday Dec 25

    • One service at 9.30 am.

  • Sunday Dec 30

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • No evening service.

  • Sunday Jan 6 to Jan 27, 2019

    • Combined morning service at 9.30 am.

    • Evening service at 6.30 pm.

From Sunday Feb 3, all services are back to normal, that is, 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

What’s right for me? Workshop

(for High School to Young Adults)

Subjects! Courses! Jobs! How do I choose? Am I making the right choices? Come along to a workshop on Sunday 16th December, 2-3:30pm in the Ministry Centre. We will look at what God says about this and learn practical ways that help you make these decisions. Contact Rowena for more information or to register your interest.

LinC

Items needed: sugar, honey, juice, pasta sauce, long life milk full cream, shampoo, toilet paper, tinned vegetables (eg pea/carrot, carrots, not corn) single toothbrushes.

Cash donation is also appreciated for their Christmas appeal. Place in an envelope marked “LinC Christmas” and put in the offering plates.

Prayer Meeting

Saturday at 7 am, Ministry Centre. 

Box Hill Kiosk

Join a small group from our church to staff the Kiosk in Box Hill Central (near the ATMs) on Saturday December 8, from 10 am to about 3 or 4 pm.

Angel Tree

Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program provides gifts to children on behalf of their imprisoned parent. Donations of gifts (around $30 value) suitable for children aged 10-16 years, will be distributed at the prison’s Christmas parties or delivered to the child’s home. We require gifts for every age.
Thank you for remembering the children of prisoners this Christmas. Could you please bring the gifts to church by next Sunday 9th December and place them in the box in the foyer. 

November 25

Morning Services

Rev Jordan Born will preach on John 8, ‘Out of the Darkness: Jesus' I AM sayings’.

Chinese Service

Pastor Tao Li will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

Pastor Craig Richardson will bring us God’s Word from Galatians 5, ‘True Freedom’.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children, and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Growing Families Christmas Party

at 1pm, Halliday Park, Mitcham. Food, games and family fun to be had! RSVP to Emily

DPC Christmas Dinner

This Saturday 1 December 2018

Come at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

TODAY is the last Sunday to get the tickets for the Christmas dinner.

Get your tickets today from Michalina or Iain (8.30am), Natalie (10.30am) or Christa (6.30 pm).

Elders Induction

Next Sunday December 2, we will ordain and induct into the eldership, Daniel and John. We look forward to this wonderful occasion in the life of our church. Please pray for Daniel & John as they make their promises and join the eldership team.

Open night with Rosie...

“Media to Movements”
This Wednesday November 28,
from 7.30  pm to 9.00pm @ DPC.
Please bring a small plate to share.

Christmas Events @ DPC

Christmas Carols on Sunday December 23

Join us for our Carols Evening at 7.45 pm. Come early at 6 pm for free
sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting …

Christmas Day Service on Tuesday December 25 @ 9.30 am

Plan to invite your family and friends to our Christmas celebrations!

Combined Morning Services @ 9.30 am ...

from Sunday December 23, 2018 to Sunday January 27, 2019.

No Evening Service ...

on Sunday Dec 23 & Dec 30.

Donvale Youth Formal

Friday November 30, from 7 pm to 9.30 pm at DPC. Cost: $12. Dress code: formal.
Friends are more than welcome! Please email Craig with details and any other questions.

Box Hill Kiosk

Join a small group from our church to staff the Kiosk in Box Hill Central (near the ATMs) on Saturday December 8, from 10 am to about 3 or 4 pm.

Can you help?

The Carpenter family is moving & they need help to pack, relocate and clean up. They are seeking a couple of friends to help:  
When - first 2 weeks Jan 2019      
Where - Nhulunbuy NT      
Accommodation available.    
If you can help, please contact the office.

What’s right for me? Workshop

(for High School to Young Adults)

Subjects! Courses! Jobs! How do I choose? Am I making the right choices? Come along to a workshop on Sunday 16th December, 2-3:30pm in the Ministry Centre. We will look at what God says about this and learn practical ways that help you make these decisions. Contact Rowena for more information or to register your interest. 

Lord’s Supper

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper next Sunday at the morning and Chinese services.

Beach Missions

Portarlington SUFM, running Dec 27-Jan 4 and Jan 4-11. If you are interested or would like some more info please speak to Scott or Ellen.

Angel Tree

An initiative by Prison Fellowship that provides gifts to children on behalf of their imprisoned parent. If you could donate gifts suitable for children aged 10-16 years that would be appreciated. Please bring your gifts to church by Sunday December 9 and place them in the box in the foyer. For more details, please see the notice board.

November 18

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will preach on Genesis 34, ‘Rape, Repayment & Retaliation’.

10.30 am service: We warmly welcome family and friends of Tim and Yolanda who are here to witness the baptism of their children, Ana and Eliora.

Chinese Service

Gerry Drew will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

Pastor Craig Richardson will bring us God’s Word from Galatians 5, ‘Hungry for Honor’.

We extend a warm welcome to family and friends of Biju and Anita who are here for the baptism of their son, Jonathan. Please stay for supper after the service.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children, and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service.

Debt Reduction Sunday

Our current building loan for the Ministry Centre works is about $228 000 with a monthly repayment of about $8800. The Board asks that you prayerfully consider making a donation (in addition to your normal giving) to help reduce this loan quicker so that it will free up capacity to undertake other work or activities that may arise. Your gift can be made electronically to DPC’s No 1 bank account (BSB: 033 389 Account No: 255191) marked ‘Debt Reduction’ or by using the marked envelopes provided last week. More envelopes are available in the foyer. 

Christmas Events @ DPC

Christmas Carols on Sunday December 23

Join us for our Carols Evening at 7.45 pm. Come early at 6 pm for free
sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting …

Christmas Day Service on Tuesday December 25 @ 9.30 am

Plan to invite your family and friends to our Christmas celebrations!

Growing Families

Christmas Party: November 25 at 1pm

Halliday Park, Mitcham. Food, games and family fun to be had! RSVP to Emily.

Open night with Rosie...

“Media to Movements”
Wednesday November 28,
from 7.30pm to 9.00pm @ DPC.
Please bring a small plate to share. Thanks!

DPC Christmas Dinner

Saturday 1 December 2018

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. 2 course meal. Cost: Adults $16, Seniors & students $13, family of 2 adults and 2 primary school aged children $45. Extra children - $8 each, kids under 5 years, free.

Limited places! Tickets available today.

See Michalina or Iain (8.30am), Natalie (10.30am) or Christa (6.30 pm).

Box Hill Kiosk/Outreach

Join a small group from our church to distribute tracts and talk to people about Jesus in Box Hill Central (near the ATMs) on Saturday December 8, from 10 am to about 3 or 4 pm.

Please pray for this outreach.

Board of Management

Wednesday November 21 at 7.30 pm.

Seniors Luncheon

Thursday November 22 at 12 noon in the  church hall. Seniors welcome! Cost: $10. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.

Youth Group

Join us this Friday November 23 at 7.30 pm for fellowship and a study on ‘Talking to God’. Grade 6s, you are welcome to join us.

Prayer Meeting

Saturday Nov 24 at 7 am, Ministry Centre.

 LinC Christmas Appeal

Due to logistics difficulty, this Christmas LinC is asking for cash donations which will be used to buy supermarket gift cards for the needy families instead of giving out hampers. If you would like to donate to LinC, please place your gift in an envelope marked “LinC Christmas” and place in the offering plates.

LinC Pantry

Pantry items needed: Tinned fish, breakfast cereal, school snacks, honey, jam (not marmalade), juice, oil, UHT full cream milk, pasta sauce, biscuits sweet and savoury, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, men and ladies deodorants, tissues.

Can you help?

The Carpenter family is moving & they need help to pack, relocate and clean up. They are seeking a couple of friends to help:  
When - first 2 weeks Jan 2019      
Where - Nhulunbuy NT      
Accommodation available.    
If you can help, please contact the office.

November 11

Today

Today is Remembrance Sunday, a day to commemorate the contributions of our servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Today we especially remember the centenary of the armistice that ended the first World War. We thank God for the brave men and women who valiantly fought for our nation and their enduring legacy of sacrifice for our freedom. 

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 33 & 34, ‘A foot in both camps?

We warmly welcome Rosie Timmins who will share with us at our Mission Spot.

Chinese Service

Rev Tamloy Lai will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

Rev Jordan Born will preach on Ruth 4, ‘A Genealogy that Matters: Lessons in Ruth’.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children, and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service at the Ministry Centre. Enquiries? Please speak to Liz.

Debt Reduction Sunday

 18 November 2018

Our current PCV loan stood at $227,586.87 as at 30 September 2018, this amount is what is owed for the Ministry Centre works. The monthly repayments are $8,759 and so the Board is asking you to prayerfully consider making a donation to help reduce the loan quicker than budgeted. This will free up capacity to undertake other work or activities that may arise.
Donations can be made electronically to DPC’s No 1 bank account (BSB: 033 389 Account No: 255191) marked ‘Debt Reduction’ or by using the envelopes provided on 18 November.

Christmas Events @ DPC

Christmas Carols on Sunday December 23

Join us for our Carols Evening at 7.45 pm. Come early at 6 pm for free
sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting …

Christmas Day Service on Tuesday December 25 @ 9.30 am

Plan to invite your family and friends to our Christmas celebrations!

Prayer Meeting

This Friday Nov 16 at 7.15 am & 2 pm. This will be the last Friday prayer meeting for the year.

Youth Group

Join us this Friday November 16 at 7.30 pm for fellowship and a study on ‘Listening to God’.

Grade 6s, you are very welcome to join the Youth Group this term.

Christmas Dinner

Saturday 1 December 2018

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. 2 course meal. Cost: Adults $16, Seniors & students $13, family of 2 adults and 2 primary school aged children $45. Extra children - $8 each, kids under 5 years, free.

Limited places! Tickets available today.

See Michalina or Iain (8.30am), Natalie (10.30am) or Christa (6.30 pm).

Can you help?

The Carpenter family is moving & they need help to pack, relocate and clean up. They are seeking a couple of friends to help:  
When - first 2 weeks Jan 2019      
Where - Nhulunbuy NT      
Accommodation available.    
If you can help, please contact the office.

LinC Christmas Appeal

“The LinC Pantry has had to move upstairs due to renovations work at Pathway Church. Christmas cakes etc are popular but they are heavy. Carrying these upstairs for packing and downstairs for our clients is hard work. So we hope you could give a monetary gift to LinC this Christmas, and we will distribute Woolworths gift cards for our clients to buy their own Christmas food.”

If you would like to donate to LinC, please place your gift in an envelope marked “LinC Christmas” and place this in the offering plates over the next few Sundays.

LinC Pantry

Pantry items needed: Tinned fish, breakfast cereal, school snacks, honey, jam (not marmalade), juice, oil, UHT full cream milk, pasta sauce, biscuits sweet and savoury, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, men and ladies deodorants, tissues.

Engage

The Engage Leaders Conference will be held on 25th-28th January 2019 at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre and Dr Peter Adam (St Jude's Anglican Church Melbourne) will be speaking on Exodus on the theme of "Deliverance". 

Please visit the website for more information: engageleadersconference.com.

November 4

Morning Services

Rev Jordan Born will bring us God’s Word from John 6, ‘Who Is: I AM: Exploring Jesus' I am Sayings’.

Chinese Service

Rev Tamloy Lai will bring God’s Word this morning.

We will celebrate the Lord’s supper.

Evening Service

Robert Koh will bring us the message from John 6, ‘Satisfied forever’.

Sunday School

There is no Sunday School today due to the long weekend.

Debt Reduction Sunday

 18 November 2018

Our current PCV loan stood at $227,586.87 as at 30 September 2018, this amount is what is owed for the Ministry Centre works. The monthly repayments are $8,759 and so the Board is asking you to prayerfully consider making a donation to help reduce the loan quicker than budgeted. This will free up capacity to undertake other work or activities that may arise.
Donations can be made electronically to DPC’s No 1 bank account (BSB: 033 389 Account No: 255191) marked ‘Debt Reduction’ or by using the envelopes provided on 18 November.

Youth Group

Join us this Friday November 9 at 7.30 pm for a Pool Party at the home of Scott and Isobel. We rejoice with Laura and Natalie who will be baptised. May they grow in knowledge and grace of our Lord. Grade 6s, you are very welcome to join the Youth Group this term. 

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to all who participated in Operation Christmas Child. Your gift is an opportunity to touch a child’s heart and share the love of Jesus. Any late boxes can be dropped into the church or rear of Mitcham Baptist Church, 8-12 Simla Street, Mitcham VIC 3132.

Pray for the safe arrival of the boxes to the children who will receive them, that they will have hope and know God's love in their lives. 

Questions? Please speak to Chris.

Elders’ Meeting

Saturday November 10 @ 8 am.

Prayer Meeting

Saturday November 10 @ 7 am.

Christmas Dinner

Saturday 1 December 2018

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. 2 course meal. Cost: Adults $16, Seniors & students $13, family of 2 adults and 2 primary school aged children $45. Extra children - $8 each, kids under 5 years, free.

Limited places! Tickets available today.

See Michalina or Iain (8.30am), Natalie (10.30am) or Christa (6.30 pm).

Growing Families

Christmas Party

SAVE THE DATE—Sunday November 25th. Growing Families Christmas Party. Details to follow.

Belgrave Heights

  • Seniors Convention—16-18 Nov 2018
    Psalms for Seniors.
    Speaker: David Cook.

  • Summer Convention—Fri 28 Dec 2018— Tues 1 Jan 2019
    Journey Outward, Journey Forward
    Flyers are available in the foyer.

Prayer

Pray for students facing exams in the coming weeks; for them to work hard as to the Lord and to trust Him.

Uphold our missionaries, serving here and overseas. Pray for encouragement, good health and  the Lord’s protection and provision in their lives.

October 28

Morning Services

Rev Gerald Vanderwert will bring us God’s Word from Genesis 32, ‘Wrestling with God’.

Chinese Service

Pastor Paul Li Tao will bring God’s Word this morning.

Evening Service

Rev Jordan Born will bring us the message from Ruth 3, ‘Rest for the Restless Soul’.

Sunday School

For all primary aged children and runs concurrently with the 10.30 am service at the Ministry Centre. There will be no Sunday School next Sunday due to the long weekend.

Prayer Meeting for State Elections 

We are planning to come together this Wednesday, 31st October at 7.30 pm for an hour at the church to pray for election of godly leaders and government in our state. Please join us to pray.

Operation Christmas Child

Every Christmas shoebox gift is an opportunity to touch a child’s heart and share the love of Jesus. Boxes & flyers are available in the foyer and hall. Please return the boxes by next
Sunday November 4
. For details, speak to Chris. Pray for this outreach

Youth Group

There is no Youth Group this Friday due to the long weekend.

Elders’ Meeting

Saturday November 10 @ 8 am.

Christmas Dinner

Save the Date—December 1

OM Australia

Presents—What you were made for. A free event to challenge your ideas of reaching
others with the gospel… this Tuesday October 30, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at Crossway. Get a promo card from the foyer for details.

State Election Volunteers

Our state election is on Saturday Nov 24. Australian Christian Lobby (a grassroot movement of over 110 000 people seeking to bring Christian influence to Australian politics) is calling for 1000 volunteers. If you can help, please email ACL, vicoffice@acl.org.au.

Book Launch

You are invited to join Morag Zwartz for the launch of her book Being Sam TODAY @ 2.30 pm, The Ballroom, Armagh, 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak. See the notice board for more details.

Growing Families

SAVE THE DATE—Sunday November 25th. Growing Families Christmas Party. Details to follow.

Belgrave Heights

Seniors Convention—16-18 Nov 2018

Psalms for Seniors. Speaker: David Cook. Flyers are available in the foyer.