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25 September 2022

Thanksgiving Sunday

This Sunday we are excited to celebrate a special Thanksgiving service, where we will take time to reflect on the goodness of God in our lives and in our church community. We will share a BBQ lunch together at 12 noon and all are welcome to join us as we celebrate together.

Youth: BYG is this week!!

This Friday, we’re going to the tropics with BYG (Baptist Youth Gathering…or Big Youth Group as we call it)!

Held beneath the balmy eaves of Edwardstown Baptist Church, we’ll all be wearing our their tackiest tropical attire as we enjoy an evening of festivities (read: fun, games, food).  

☀️ September 23, 6:30pm
🏝 Edwardstown Baptist Church
🥥 Dress tacky tropical

Youth: Next Week

Next Friday (30 Sep) is our last Connect Night for Term 3!

Join us 6:30-9pm at UPBC as we conclude an awesome term with our final session exploring, “How to change the world.”

Expect good food (arrive hungry!)…good food for thought (see what we did there?)…good chats…good friends…and good fun!

See Chris Bowman, Generations Pastor, for more info.

CROQUET

Would you be interested in an afternoon of croquet?  The Unley Park Croquet Club has kindly offered for anyone to come and have an afternoon with them on Sunday 23 October. Open to all ages, only 40 spots available.  If you’re interested, please let Alice Young know. Alice.young@upbc.org.au

WESTCARE

Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre is in urgent need of towels for use by people who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk at homelessness, who visit us to have hot showers.

They have almost run out and really need your help. They don’t need to be new. If you have any towels you can donate, please bring them on Sunday or drop them at 11 Millers Court in Adelaide between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Thank you.

Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox gifts

Operation Christmas Child provides a shoebox of gifts to children in countries like Cambodia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea. It is a project of Samaritan’s purse. Local churches are also resourced to offer children ‘the greatest journey’ program to help children follow Jesus. Packing a shoebox can be a family project, or for $30 you can pack Shoebox online. If you want to pack a shoebox, resources and boxes are available at church. You can ‘pack’ online at https://occdonations.samaritanspurse.org.au/. Boxes will be collected at the start of October. For more information, contact Jason.

Schoolies Operation Volunteer Applications are Open!

Every year the Church rallies to be a part of the largest local mission trip in South Australia with our state’s young people heading to Victor Harbor to celebrate the end of their schooling.

We have an amazing opportunity to mobilise Christians into local mission in this space; to be a friendly face, a helping hand, or a dance battle opponent 🕺🏻💃🏻

Encounter Youth Volunteer Application Form (tfaforms.com)

Kids Quest

Kids Quest is back! It’s a fun holiday program for 4-11 year old. It will be held on Monday, October 10th as an all-day event (9am-3pm). We’ll be going on an adventure into the Jungle, looking for treasure that is true and will last!  For information and registration details please go here:

https://upbc.org.au/kidsquest/  or speak with Sarah Ames if you have any questions.

CE CAMP registrations OPEN

Senior Camp (Years 7-12)

Marvellous

29 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023

Cornerstone College, Mount Barker

Senior Camp exists to give as many young people as possible a genuine encounter with Christ Jesus, encouraging and equipping them to serve Him wholeheartedly.

Junior Camp (Years 4-6)

Glow in the Dark

5 Jan – 9 Jan 2023

Cornerstone College, Mount Barker

Junior CE Camp is for those of you who have known Jesus for a long time, a short time, have only heard about Him or know nothing about Him you are most welcome!

When you come along you’ll join other young people in games, craft, sport, worship, teaching, small group discussion and a camp concert.

You can register with early bird prices at www.ce.asn.au

GROWTH GROUPS

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.