8th December 2019 Weekly Update

Friendship Group and Playtime are finishing up for the year this week, but Youth is continuing until next week. The Christmas Spectacular is on this Sunday afternoon! Make sure you arrive a bit early, as the show will start right on 4pm. There will also be lots of fun activities after the show finishes, from 5:15pm. This is an event for everyone in the community, so we hope to see you there! At our service Pastor Barry will be preaching on “The Foundation and the Cornerstone” from (1 Corinthians 3:10-17) & (Ephesians 2:19-22).

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1st December 2019 Weekly Update

Girl’s Brigade has just finished their program for the year, and on Wednesday night is our final Church Prayer Meeting this year. Our Christmas Spectacular community event is coming up next week! We’d love you to join us, there’s still plenty of seats available. See our Facebook page for more details. Join us on Sunday as we look continue looking at (Ephesians 2:11-22), with a message on “The Church and God’s Family.”

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24th November 2019 Weekly Update

Girl’s Brigade have their Presentation Night this Tuesday. Saturday night is our end of year Church Dinner! We’re excited to celebrate the year that’s been and look towards the year ahead. At Sunday’s service the sermon will be exploring (Ephesians 2:11-22), with the topic of “The Church and God’s Kingdom.” Sunday School will also be celebrating their anniversary during the service. Hope you can join us!

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17th November 2019 Weekly Update

There will be no Youth this Friday, but we hope to see you back next week! All our other programs are still running this week. We’re looking forward to our end of year Church Dinner next Saturday - make sure you hand in your payment for the meal as soon as possible! On Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on “Destroying the Wall of Shame” from (Ephesians 2:14-18), and afterwards we’re having a Church Business Meeting.

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10th November 2019 Weekly Update

On Saturday we’re having a church Working Bee - please join us if you’re able to! Don’t forget that our Christmas Spectacular event is coming up in a month’s time! Make sure to book your free ticket at https://www.trybooking.com/560724 This Sunday we’re continuing our series in Ephesians, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “Look At What Jesus Has Done!” from (Ephesians 2:11-18). We hope to see you there!

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3rd November 2019 Weekly Update

Join us this Wednesday night for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting, starting at 7:30pm. At our Sunday service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on “Saved For Good Works By Grace” from (Ephesians 2:6-10). After the service we’re gathering for our last F.I.S.H. lunch for the year.

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27th October 2019 Weekly Update

This Saturday the Revesby Craft Fair is on, and a team from our church will be running the BBQ stall as usual. We’re starting a new sermon series on Sunday called “God’s Way of Reconciliation,” starting with “Saved From Death to Life, By Grace” from (Ephesians 2:1-5). We’re also having a Church Values Forum on “Gospel-Centredness” after the service. Please join us!

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20th October 2019 Weekly Update

Our weekly programs are back up and running for Term 4. This includes our brand-new youth group, East Hills Youth, which is starting this Friday night at 7pm! On Sunday we’re having a baptism service and Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching about “Why Should I Get Baptised?” from (Matthew 3:1-12). Please join us for this extra special service!

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13th October 2019 Weekly Update

Join us for our Sunday service as Pastor Barry preaches from (Proverbs 4:20-27) on “Wisdom’s Spiritual Check-Up.” Make sure you also SAVE THE DATE for our first ever Christmas Spectacular! It’s on Sun 8th Dec at 4pm and will feature a range of local performers doing all the Christmas carol classics, plus food trucks, a jumping castle and fun activities for the kids! Save your seat by booking your free tickets at: https://www.trybooking.com/560724

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6th October 2019 Weekly Update

Our weekly ministries are now having a couple of weeks off over the school holidays. We hope to see you back next term at Playtime, Friendship Group, Growth Group or Girl’s Brigade! We’re also starting a new Youth Group next term - check out our ministries section of the website for details. This Sunday we’ll be joined by Brett Robinson who is preaching on “All Things New” from (John 13:1-7). Kids Care is on again for children up to Year 6. Make sure you wind your clocks forward as Daylight Savings begins on Sunday!

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29th September 2019 Weekly Update

29th September, 2019 This is the last week that our regular ministries will be on before going on a break over the school holidays. On Wednesday night is our monthly church prayer meeting, starting at 7:30pm. A team from our church will also be running the BBQ stall at the Revesby Craft Fair this Saturday. At our Sunday service we will be having the final sermon in Haggai, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “A Promise and a Prophecy” (Haggai 2:10-23). Kids Care will be running for the next three Sundays for children aged 2 to Year 6, offering a great program of relevant teaching and fun activities. We would love to see you this Sunday!

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22nd September 2019 Weekly Update

Last Sunday our church library had it’s grand opening! We hope that it will be a blessing to many, as there are lots of great books to read! This Sunday we’ll be looking at part three of our current series as Pastor Barry Morris preaches on “The Best is Yet to Be” from (Haggai 2:1-9). After the service we’re having a church forum to share ideas about how we can develop our facilities in the future, particularly for children and youth ministries. Hope you can join us!

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15th September 2019 Weekly Update

This Saturday Girls’ Brigade will be holding an afternoon tea fundraiser for the organisation “Days for Girls.” At our Sunday service we will be continuing our series in Haggai, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching about “Beginning the Work” (Haggai 1:12-15). We hope to see you there!

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8th September 2019 Weekly Update

On Sunday we’re beginning a sermon series in the book of Haggai, starting with “A Call to Build God’s House” (Haggai 1:1-11) After the service our F.I.S.H. lunch will be on, where we meet in small groups in different people’s homes to eat a delicious lunch and build relationship.

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1st September 2019 Weekly Update

Join us for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, starting at 7:30pm. The Revesby Craft Fair is on again this Saturday, with some volunteers from our church running the BBQ stand. On Sunday we will be joined by David Pym from Petersham Baptist Church, who’ll be preaching about “Being Jesus’s Witnesses Near & Far” (Acts 1:1-8) & (Acts 17:16-34). We would love to see you there!

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25th August 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching another message based on Resolving Everyday Conflict, called “Get Together on Lasting Solutions” from (Matthew 5:21-26). We will also be having a Church Forum after the service, looking at our value of “Godly Leadership.”

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18th August 2019 Weekly Update

Last Sunday we enjoyed having our East Hills Girls’ Brigade and their families in our service. The church Working Bee is on Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm, please come and help out if you can! On Sunday we’ll be looking at the topic of “Gently Engage Others” as Pastor Barry Morris preaches from (Galatians 6:1-10). We would love to see you there!

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11th August 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday, our Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on the topic of “Seeking Guidance” from (Proverbs 3:1-6). Girls’ Brigade will be joining us for their annual Parade during the service, and afterwards they’ll be holding a BBQ lunch as a fundraiser. Please stay around to support their program!

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4th August 2019 Weekly Update

Last week our regular ministries resumed for Term 3 and had a great time being back! Growth Groups have also started up this week. After discussing our Church Value of Persistent Prayer after our last service and seeing how we can participate and move forward in this area, don’t forget that our monthly Church Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday at 7:30pm. This Sunday we’re excited to be starting the second instalment of a sermon series called “Our Topics” looking firstly at “Meeting Together” from (Hebrews 10:19-25). We hope to see you there!

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28st July 2019 Weekly Update

Last Saturday we had a wonderful evening at our first annual ‘International Night’ celebrating the diversity in our church community! Thank you to all who helped to organise the night and attended. On Saturday we will have a team running the BBQ stall at the Revesby Craft Fair. Come down and say hello! At our Sunday service Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching on the final part of our series in Matthew 12 about “Didn’t You See the Sign?” (Matthew 12:38-50). Sunday School is back on, catering for children aged 2 to Year 6. After the service we are having another Church Forum, discussing our Church Value of Persistent Prayer.

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21st July 2019 Weekly Update

This Saturday we are holding an “International Night” for those who are a part of our congregation, to celebrate the growing ethnic diversity in our church! Make sure you have RSVP’d if you’re planning on coming. Join us on Sunday for our service at 9:30am, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching a message titled “The Big Truth or The Big Lie?” (Matthew 12:22-37). Kids Care will be available during the service, providing a fun and stimulating program for children aged 2-12. We’ll also be having our Church Business Meeting and AGM afterwards.

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14th July 2019 Weekly Update

Our weekly programs are now on break for the school holidays. This Sunday we’ll be continuing our series in Matthew 12, with Pastor Barry Morris preaching on “Jesus: Servant and Example” from (Matthew 12:15-21). Kids Care will be running during the service.

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7th July 2019 Weekly Update

We had a great service last Sunday, looking at the final part in our series in Ephesians! This Sunday we will be joined by a guest preacher, David Jackson, who’ll be preaching from Matthew 12:1-14 on “All of Life is Personal.” We would love you to join us! Sunday School will be on break for the next three Sundays, but we have a Kids Care program available for children aged 2-12 years during the service across these weeks. This is the final week for the term that our regular weekly ministries are running, before taking a couple of weeks off over the school holidays.

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30th June 2019 Weekly Update

This week we have a few extra things happening. We’re looking forward to gathering together for our monthly Church Prayer Meeting on Wednesday night, starting at 7:30pm in the Church Library. We will also be running the BBQ stand at the Revesby Craft Fair on Saturday. Come down and say hello! This Sunday we’d love you to join us for our service as we hear Pastor Barry Morris preach from Ephesians 1:19b-23 about how “Jesus Christ is Lord of All.” After the service we will be having a forum, where everyone is invited to discuss our Church Value of “local evangelism” how we’re doing with this and how we could do better!

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23rd June 2019 Weekly Update

Last Sunday we had a great service and enjoyed spending time in fellowship over lunch in multiple peoples homes! Join us this Sunday at our service as we hear from Pastor Barry about how “We Can Know God Better” from Ephesians (Ephesians 1:15-19a). All our regular weekly ministries are also running - Friendship Group, Girl’s Brigade, Playtime and Train Club.

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16th June 2019 Weekly Update

Join us this Sunday morning as we meet together to worship God and hear a message about how “Three marks of God’s people” from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:11-14) by Pastor Barry Morris. Following the service we are having our once-a-term F.I.S.H Lunch, where we meet in small groups in someone’s home to eat a delicious lunch and build relationships.

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9th June 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:1-10) and the sermon title is “Every spiritual blessing is ours in Christ.” We’d love you to join us!

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2nd June 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from the Ephesians (Ephesians 1:1-10) and the sermon title is “Christians are saints.” We’d love you to join us!

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26th May 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday we have a guest preacher Grae McWhirter will be preaching from Acts (Acts 10:1-8) and the sermon title is “Two Joppas.” We’d love you to join us!

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19th May 2019 Weekly Update

No service this Sunday as we are having our Church Weekend Away. Normal Sunday morning services resume 26th May, 9:30am - Please join us

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12th May 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Philippians (Philippians 4:4-9). The sermon title is “Do not be anxious”.

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5th May 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Philippians (Philippians 3:1-11). The sermon title is “Rejoice in the Lord”. Please note we have our Values Forum #2 on this Sunday after the Church service

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28th April 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday “David Jackson” will preach from the Psalms (Psalm 29:1-11) and Matthew (Matthew 8:23-27). The sermon title is “Lord of Littlefaiths”.

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21st April 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Luke 24:1-12) and the sermon title is “Risen for us”.

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19th April 2019 - Good Friday

This Friday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Luke 22:39-62) and the sermon title is “Betrayed for us”.

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14th April 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Mark 11:1-26) and the sermon title is “A house of prayer”.

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7th April 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Mark 12:28-34) and the sermon title is “Love God Wholeheartedly”.

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31st March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Matthew 11:25-30) and the sermon title is “Accepting an invitation”.

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24th March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the New Testament (Matthew 11:1-6) and the sermon title is “Dealing with our doubts”.

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17th March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday we have a guest preacher. Rev. Steve Wakeford will be preaching from (John 6:1-34) and the sermon title is “Fed by God”.

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10th March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 3:1-21) and the sermon title is ” Judgement or Blessings ?”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on this Sunday after the Church service .

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3rd March 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:18-32) and the sermon title is “Rejoice in the Lord”. Please note we have our Values Forum #1 on Sunday 10th March 2019.

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24th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will preach from the Minor Prophets (Joel 2:1-17) and the sermon title is “Return to the Lord” Also we have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) lunch. If you are visiting, you are most welcome to join one of the group. we would love to have you in our fellowship at lunch, please speak to Pastor Barry or Joy for more information. Our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.

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17th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday Pastor Barry Morris will commence a four-week sermon series from one of the Minor Prophets, Joel. The Bible reading will be (Joel 1:1-20) and the sermon title is “Cry out to the Lord.” - Also, We have our first FISH (Fellowship In Someone’s Home) Sunday lunch on 24th February. - And our next Church Prayer Meeting is Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm in the church library.

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Term 1 Growth Groups for 2019

Our first term growth groups are doing the training course “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Over eight sessions, teaching will be provided by Barry Morris along with a 30-minute video, followed by a group discussion time. The topics include: The root cause of conflict, when to overlook an offense, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, and how to deal with difficult people. Joining a Growth Group, by the way, is a fantastic way to connect with others. Each group aims to grow together in their knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.

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10th February 2019 Weekly Update

This Sunday, 10th February, Pastor Barry Morris will be preaching from Psalm 85:1-13 which leads us to pray with hope, “Revive us, O God.” Note too, our first term growth groups are doing the training course, “Resolving Everyday Conflict.” Teaching will be through the course DVD and our pastor, Barry. Joining a Growth Group is fantastic way to connect with others and grow together in our knowledge and love for Jesus and one another (John 13:34-35). Please speak to Barry if you’d like to join one.

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Sunday 3rd February 9:30 Service

Our guest preacher this week is Lachlan Deck. Lachlan will be seeking to answer the challenging question raised in our modern world, “What makes the hope of Christ still relevant today?” In Paul’s letter to the Colossian church, he carefully demonstrates for us how “The hope of Christ remains above all else”—i.e., it is not only relevant but central to life. We’ll be focussing in on Colossians 3:1-4.

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Diary Dates for Term 1, 2019

Our regular groups resume in term 1: Playtime resumes Friday 1st February, 10:00am Friendship Group resumes Tuesday 5th February, 10:30am. Regular Sunday School resumes Sunday 3rd February(*). (*) NB: Our holiday Kids Care is aimed at giving the kids an understanding of salvation, how they themselves can be saved, and how to explain this to friends and family.

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Sundays 13th & 20th January, 9:30am Services

Our guest preacher Rev. Geoff Case will be speaking from Ecclesiastes. On the 13th, Geoff will address the common exclamation “I don’t have time” from the famous passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. On the 20th, Geoff will speak to the observation that “Life is Unfair!” from Ecclesiastes 3:16–4:3. NB: On the 27th, our guest preacher will be David Jackson.

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8th & 9th December: Christmas Greatest Journey

Come along as East Hills Baptist presents The Greatest Journey, an interactive musical journey through the Christmas Story. Join us at 3pm, for a 3:30pm start on the 8th and 9th December, 2018. We will go on a voyage of discovery A musical journey through the Christmas story, Various Christmas carol classics, and Colin Buchanan festive season favourites We will find the REAL meaning of Christmas. Entry is free to the show and complimentary light meal in the hall afterwards. So come along for a captivating evening of fun for the whole family. Children can come dressed as their favourite Christmas story character or animal for a chance to win a prize. For more information contact Cindy on 0401 472 290.

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29th July - Join the Road to Freedom

Sunday July 29th 6:00 PM Come and join the road to freedom. Doug Macfarlane is one of Australia’s most travelled and enduring Gospel Artists and Christian communicators. Macfarlane will be visiting our church for our 6pm service on Sunday, July 29th 2018. You are most welcome to join us and to bring your friends. There’ll be singing led by our band and personal stories followed by Doug with a simple message of hope. “This will be an event for all ages, and we’re hoping to see as many locals attend of all backgrounds and ages. Everyone’s welcome.” In 1989, Doug took the step of faith into ‘full-time’ Evangelistic Ministry. This coincided with the release of his debut album ‘Innocence’. In over 16 years of ministry, he has performed in almost 2,000 Churches Australia-wide.

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Join us for Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Come and join us as we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Service Times: 9:30am NB: Sunday School is available for your kids after Easter Sunday’s Kid’s Talk as follows: Ages 2 to 4 (Discovery Time) Kindy to Year 2 (Infants) Years 3 to 6 (Primary) Free Screening of Risen, 3pm Sunday Come and join us at 3pm Sunday for afternoon tea. We’ll also watch ‘RISEN’ from 3:30. NB 1: A supervised kids’ movie with activities will be on simultaneously. NB 2: You may find “Just three days between despair and gladness” a helpful read in considering why Good Friday and Easter Sunday are so central and such a cause for celebration! ​We look forward to seeing you then!

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Three Days Between Despair and Hope

Have you ever wondered, “Why do we call it Good Friday?” It seems ironic that we would celebrate as Good a day that was full of distress, agony and deliberate injustice; a day that resulted in the painful execution and death of a man who had done so much good and in whom so many had pinned all their hopes on! A harrowing account That irony is well captured by Luke in the harrowing account of Jesus’ crucifixion: A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!

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