Listen to the talk (from George Savvides) and watch other media made available at our FRONTLINE Breakfast for Medical and Allied Health on June 13, 2019.
Thank you to everyone who was part of FOCUS 2019! It was an amazing weekend growing as passionate followers of Jesus in community. We’re so thankful to God for the ways in which he is at work and the for the phenomenal ways in which people serve on so many frontlines. The talks from the weekend (by the Rev’d Dr Graham Stanton) will be available on our website soon.
We have an incredible ministry and admin team at St Bart’s, and we’re currently inviting applicants for two roles to join the team. The first role, Assistant Minister, will be to replace David Browne as he leaves to take up leadership of Dalby Anglican in late June. The second role, Music and Communications Intern/Minister, will be to replace Michael’s role as (God willing) he will be ordained in early December and take up a position as Assistant Curate at a place determined by the Archbishop.
Anglicare SQ asked that we passed on the following opportunity for the role of Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator.
Is God calling you to serve others through listening, care and support? Are you a good listener? Do you have a desire to care for and serve others?
If so, an opportunity to exercise this vocation is available at Anglicare Toowoomba in providing care and support to a range of clients, including older people and those with disabilities, working with people to explore new options, open doors and create solutions that enable them to live well in their own homes as a Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator. The ministry position of Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator is for 16 hours per fortnight. Remuneration is according to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, starting from $29.42/hour. We will support you in your response to this vocation through education and supervision.
So, if you are a good listener, enjoy working with people and feel God is calling you, Anglicare invites you to get in touch. We are happy to receive calls from anyone interested to answer any questions and can be contacted by mobile or email as listed below.
The Reverend Ray Clifton: 0403 754 462 or email@example.com
On June 13, we’ll be hosting the first of a series of frontline breakfasts to help encourage people as they seek to serve Jesus through their work. With that in mind, on June 13 (6-7.30AM) we’re inviting medical and allied health professionals to join us for our first frontline breakfast with keynote by George Savvides (former CEO of Medibank).
This Monday night, we will gather together as a church to express our dependence on God in prayer. Prayer is absolutely fundamental to who we are and what we do as a church; without prayer, we’re simply seeking to go ahead - or stray beyond - God’s own will and ways (we’ve been reminded already in our 1 Samuel series how perilous that is!). So Monday night, we will gather from 5.30-7.30PM (first to share in a meal from 5.30PM, and then to pray from 6.30PM) at St Bart’s. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so that we can ensure sufficient catering. If you are unavailable, you can download the pray booklet that will help give focus to our prayer on the night and this term.
In just a few weeks, over 100 people will be heading up to Coolum Beach for our FOCUS Weekend Away! There are a few exciting surprises planned, along with great teaching from Graham Stanton (& KIDS program), plenty of time to explore the beach and spend time together. It should be a great weekend to focus on God and his role for us as Disciple Makers.
On the 2nd Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of every month, St Bart’s Care is looking for a musician to accompany songs at various local aged care home services. These short services are amazing opportunities to encourage older people in their relationship with God and to share the good news of Jesus with them. If you are interested, please contact Suzie Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marriage Course is a fantastic seven week course for married couples who want to be growing in their marriage. Each night consists of a two-course meal, a practical video, and (private) time for discussion as a couple (there’s no group work!). Topics are practical and the course comes from Holy Trinity Brompton (in London) - the same church as Alpha.
We of course pray in many ways, but one of the special ways that we do so is together each term at our prayer nights. This year, we’ve been running these prayer nights a little differently, starting with a meal. After the meal, we have a focused one hour of worship and prayer, with interactive stations with various focus areas. These nights have been designed to be intergenerational and flexible. You can pray by yourself, in a small group, with no pressure at all to pray out loud. The evening meal will be at 5:30PM at a small cost of $5, with prayer starting at 6.30PM and finishing by 7.30PM sharp. We would love to see you there!
Sincere thank you to everyone involved in our Easter services who prayed, served, and joined us across the weekend. Over the course of a few days, we welcomed over 1200 people to St Bart’s and Picnic Point. There was such joy in journeyed through Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day, as we were reminded of God’s great love fo rate world poured out through his son on the cross. We also rejoiced that just as Jesus has risen, all to who trust in him will be raised forever! There also have been some fantastic contacts made and some fantastic conversations about Jesus. Please be praying that the Gospel seeds planted may take root in people’s lives.
It was great this week to read an article on the ABC about the Lean’s recent move to PNG. The article, “Doctor relocates young family from Toowoomba to work in PNG hospital as an expression of faith” is such an encouragement, particularly as we partner in mission with the family. You can read the article here.
If you’re interested in coming along to the FOCUS weekend, I’d really encourage you to get your registration in early. With over 60 people already registered, we’ll soon need to decide if we book more of the accommodation facilities available at Luther Heights. You can register there or on our website today.
From Friday May 31 – Sunday June 2, we’ll be heading to Coolum Beach for our FOCUS Weekend Away. We have some amazing plans for the weekend and I’m really excited to share that the Rev’d Dr Graham Stanton (Lecturer in Practical Theology and Dean of the Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry at Ridley College, Melbourne) will be joining us as our guest speaker for our two Saturday morning sessions (there will also be a concurrent children’s program Saturday morning):
If you're new to St Bart's, we'd love to invite you to our next welcome lunch on Sunday March 31 (11.30AM-1.00PM). We'll share a delicious meal together and also have a brief opportunity about the life of St Bart's. RSVP's are essential. Please phone the office (07 4636 2922) or email email@example.com
On Thursday we joined together in giving great thanks to God for the life of Dot Edwards who went home to be with her Lord the previous week. Dot was an incredible women - some 98 years old - of faith. Some may remember that Dot was one of three (along with Vi and Bob) featured in a pair of videos in 2014 on faithful witnesses. If you missed them, they are a must watch!