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05 February 2023

Say G’day to Unley Park Kids!

This Sunday, Kids Church is back with a new look and a new name, Unley Park Kids! Myself and the team are super excited to be back for a new year and a new term. A big welcome to any new kids and to those starting school this year! We’ll be kicking off Unley Park Kids this Sunday, after Church News. And at the end of each service, please remember to sign out and collect your kids from their Imagine (K-2) and Wonder (Year 3/4) groups. Dive (Year 5/6) will be dismissed at the end of their small group time.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat, please feel free to contact me (Chris, Generations Pastor) at 0414 758 616 or chris.bowman@upbc.org.au.

Youth Group is BACK!

Youth is back this Friday with Beach Volley @ Glenelg…

  • Time: 6:30-9pm
  • Drop off/Pick up: Glenelg Rotunda, Colley Terrace
  • Bring: Clothes that can get sandy + a jumper (the weather will be cooling down to 15C 🥶).

Each year we require updating our registration information form. We have simplified the process now. If you have not done so already, please complete our online registration formfor 2023. This helps us ensure we provide a safe ministry and have updated medical and consent information.

Monday Night Young Adults is back!

Every Monday night, our Unley Park Young Adults meet together here at UPBC to explore faith, study the Bible, share life together and all sorts of other adventures. If you’re a young adult (18-25) and would like to join in or find out more, we’d be super keen to make you feel welcome! To get connected, feel free to contact me (Chris, Generations Pastor) at 0414 758 616 or chris.bowman@upbc.org.au.

ReFrame Prayer – Engage Work Faith Event

  • February 11, 2023, 8.30am – 12.30pm, Tabor College
  • Cost: $65 or $45 concession (includes workers in first 2 years of work), Register by Tuesday 7 February

Do I pray enough? ReFrame Conference unpacks Prayer Andy Green, pastor at CityReach West, will explore the theme of prayer, sharing about the joy of connection with God and the power of prayer, from a foundation of grace.

Take a morning to dwell and learn with fellow Christians about the joy of prayer.

More information: https://engageworkfaith.org.au/event/reframe-prayer/

40 Days of Prayer 20 February – 6 April 2023

Join us for 40 Days of people praying each day of Lent for our church and her ministry. For more information https://upbc.org.au/40days/ and sign up to pray for a day.

  • The first week of Lent (Mon Feb 20 – Fri Feb 24) join us for evening prayer meetings 7.00pm – 8pm. Each day that week there are focus prayer points available at church, in the lInk insert or on the website.
  • More detailed prayer matters will be shared to the churches email prayer network. To join this network either complete a Care Card or the online form at our 40 Days of Prayer Page. Prayer requests can be made via a Care Card, or emailing jason.hoet@upbc.org.au.
  • Regular Weekly prayer meetings are held Tuesday 7am (church), Tuesday 6.30pm, Sunday 9.30am (Church).

Church Family Picnic, March 5, Heywood Park

Join us for our fun Church Family Picnic, following the AM service. This is a great to time connect and build friendships. There are activities to participate in such as the classic Church picnic games (ie 3 legged race). BYO lunch, drinks, picnic rugs and chairs etc. Dessert will be provided.

40 Days of Prayer 20 February – 6 April 2023

The Youversion Bible is a popular bible app we encourage you to use. Our church and growth groups use it to encourage people in bible reading. We use it to help people grow in faith. Our church now has a profile in the app, which you can connect to. Once linked to our church, we can encourage one another as we read the bible together. Click here to link to our church profile or scan the QR code.

Receiving our Thanksgiving Offering

Each financial year our church receives a Thanksgiving Offering to support our ministry. This offering is a pledge or gift over and above our current regular offering. We are grateful for God’s work among us. This year we are investing in people as we have staffed for growth. Our faith target is $50,000 and currently we are less than halfway. It is not too late to contribute in faith to our Thanksgiving Offering. Help us achieve our target and meet our staff budget.

Giving Details

  • Pay Id: admin@upbc.org.au
  • Account BSB 704 922, Account No. 100006488
  • Include transfer description: ‘Thanksgiving’

Go to https://upbc.org.au/thanksgiving/ for further giving information and options.

COFFEE CART

We are looking for some more people to go on the coffee cart. Training and support will be included.  If you are interested please speak to Alice Young.

GROWTH GROUPS FOR 2023

Miranda is interested in hearing from anyone who is currently thinking about joining, starting  or facilitating a growth group in 2023. Some plans are in the pipeline for a few new groups and now is the time to be part of the conversation!

Growth Groups are a vital way of sharing our lives, building relationships, and growing in faith together. Now is a great time to join! We have a wide range of Growth Groups to suit different needs.

MONDAY

  • Young Adults Group – 7pm. Speak to Jason Hoet
  • Monday Men’s Group – 7:30pm. Speak to Kristin Lewis
  • Retirees Group – fortnightly 10:00 am. Speak to Helen Flavel.

TUESDAY

  • The 3D’s “Deliberately Digging Deeper” 7:30pm. Speak to Tim Badger
  • Forty Niners – Second of month 1:30pm. Speak to Laurie Lucas
  • Coffee & Connect – First of month 9:30am. Speak to Marg Humphrys
  • Women’s Prayer Group –fortnightly 6:30pm. Speak to Debra Vinecombe

WEDNESDAY

  • Weeknight Women’s Group – 7pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon

THURSDAY

  • Men’s Group –fortnightly 7:30pm. Speak to Jason Hoet
  • KYB Women’s Group –fortnightly 9:30am. Speak to Miranda Dixon

SATURDAY

  • Saturday Night Live – First Saturday of the month 6pm. Speak to Chris Graves

SUNDAY

  • Sunday Women’s Group – 9am. Speak to Tara Kimber
  • Young Families Group – lunch / afternoon monthly. Speak to Naomi Beames
  • Girls Prayer Group – fortnightly 5:30pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon
  • Junior Girls Prayer Group –fortnightly 4:30pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon

If you are interested in a group, speak to the listed facilitator – they would love to talk with you.

If you are unsure what group might suit you or can’t find the right group, please speak to Miranda.