Congratulations to John Gamble: Best Nativity Scene

Congratulations to John Gamble: Best Nativity Scene

Congratulations to John Gamble and his mission project "Christ's Lights" as he was awarded 'best nativity' in the The Chronicle Christmas Lights Competition (read the awards online). This is an amazing initiative that John has led for some years now. Thousands of people visit these lights and hear the GOOD NEWS of Christmas in Jesus. There is also an amazing team of volunteers, with a large contingent from St Bart's, who welcome visitors and share the GOOD NEWS. If you haven't visited the lights yet, make sure you check them out at: 8 Grant Close, Middle Ridge.  

Christmas Services

Christmas Services

We'd love you to join us at St Bart's this Christmas as we celebrate that JESUS is GOOD NEWS of GREAT JOY. Everyone is welcome! Christmas Eve (6.00PM and 11.00PM) and Christmas Day (7.30AM and 9.30AM). 

2018 Sermon Plan

2018 Sermon Plan

As a church we're passionate about making and maturing disciples of Jesus. As part of that, we love digging deeper into the Bible and applying it to our lives for God's glory. In 2018, we have some exciting preaching series planned that will cover parts of both the Old and New Testaments (see below). Previous sermons are available on our sermons page.

2017: A Year in Preaching

2017: A Year in Preaching

If you want to catch up on any of our sermon series from 2017, they are all available on our website. It's a been a great year (still going of course!) looking at Matthew, 1 Peter, Joshua, Habakkuk, the Creed, and some really tough questions. Each of the links includes audio, sermon transcripts, small groups questions, and other going deeper resources. Follow the links for all of the talks for each of the series.

TEAR Useful Gifts Guide (Total Raised)

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been the opportunity to purchase cards from the TEAR Useful Gift Catalogue after our morning services. With great thanks, a total of $1305 was raised towards various type of projects and community engagement initiatives (a total of 89% goes directly to these projects). As we celebrate Christmas and give gifts as a reminder of God's greatest gift in Christ, how wonderful to have such amazing gifts to give that will have a significant effect in places desperate in need! If you would still like to purchase a gift from the TEAR Useful Gifts Catalogue, you can do so at: www.usefulgifts.org

Beanies for Mission to Seafarers

It was wonderful this morning to send another batch of 100s of beanies off to the Mission for Seafarers. Each of these beanies is lovingly made and then sent down to the port of Brisbane to be an encouraging blessing to seafarers. Thank you to Elizabeth Dutton and the amazing team for the incredible effort. We pray that these will be of great encouragement to those who receive them.

Carols by Glow Stick Thank You (+ Follow Up Ideas)

Carols by Glow Stick Thank You (+ Follow Up Ideas)

Thank you to everyone who was part of our Carols by Glow Stick team or came along. It was fantastic to welcome over 560 people! The team of over 70 people (including setup, music, welcoming, sound, lighting, data, car park, present wrapping, hospitality, the kids’ Christmas video, photo booth, children’s ministry and so much more) did an absolutely fabulous job with a clear focus to point to Jesus being GOOD NEWS of GREAT JOY. It was a joy to see them serve together and what a blessing to be served by them!

Bible Verse of the Week

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope." (Isaiah 42:1-4)

Carols this Wednesday Night! (7-8PM) [With Car Parking Arrangements]

Carols this Wednesday Night! (7-8PM) [With Car Parking Arrangements]

Our Carols by Glow Stick are on this Wednesday night (December 6, 7-8PM)!We’re hoping that we can completely fill the church and welcome many visitors from outside of St Bart’s. This will be a fantastic night as we sing, hear from the Bible, have a kids' talk, watch a video of our kids telling the Christmas story, and so much more! There will be also a photo booth and delicious refreshments (fruit and Christmas cake) after the service. This will be an amazing night to celebrate that Jesus really is GOOD NEWS of GREAT JOY! Please keep inviting friends along and join us on Wednesday night.

Ordination of David and Zoë Browne

Ordination of David and Zoë Browne

With great thanks to God it was wonderful to witness and affirm the ordination of David to the Priesthood, and Zoë to the Diaconate, on Saturday at St John's Cathedral (Brisbane). Zoë will continue her ministry at TACAPS but now officially as chaplain (rather than 'student mentored chaplain') along with being an Honorary Assistant Curate at St Bart's. David of course will continue at St Bart's but now as a Priest (now being able to lead the Lord's Supper and conduct marriages). Please give thanks to God for the Browne family and pray that God will continue to be at work in and through them for his glory. What a joy it is to be in Gospel partnership together!