At the ministers fraternal I discussed the possibility of a carolling event on one of the days just before Christmas. Namely, we would commence at the Kmart centre, and make our way through town stopping and singing songs along the way until we arrive at the civic centre lawns. We would contact cafes beforehand asking if they would like us to come and sing out the front of their stores.
One other church has expressed interest in this idea. I have also spoken to the council who have said the only requirement is to let the police know of our activities. If you would like to be involved in this event, please fill in this form.
Tanith is currently working on getting our Christmas Lunch plan together. By God's grace, the restrictions announced last week by the premier on certain people won't impact our plans. If they do, we may have to organise some people to host smaller lunches at their own house. But until we have the final word on what is allowable, we will continue to plan for a Christmas service on Saturday followed by lunch. We will have a more low-key service on the 26/12 after a big day on Saturday.
This coming Sunday is a Brigade's service. It will be somewhat different to our normal services. We will acknowledge the work of Brigade's, commission leaders, and I believe there are awards handed out.
There will of course still be the normal aspects of the service, worship and a message.
This is a good way to connect with our Brigade's families.
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH THIS...
The grass and weeds will begin to grow around the church a lot fast in the warmer months. I have organised for a contractor to come in once a month for the next several months and will do so on the FOURTH WEEK of the month.
That means we will need some volunteers to come in on the SECOND week of the month to help with this job. Let me know if you can help, we have a mower onsite as well as a weed sprayer.
Emma and Hannah have volunteered for this task on the second week of December.
Help is needed once a week over December & January with the following:
- Clean toilets
If you are able to assist please let Tim or Tanith know which week you are available so that we can put a roster together.
Please chat with Tim if you are available to volunteer.
SMALL GROUPS, ROSTERS & RESOURCES
One of the best ways to get involved at Mount Isa Baptist Church is to join a Home Group.
Blokes & Bibles - Monday nights at 7 pm | Contact Jesse Churchhill
Ladies Group - Tuesday nights at 7 pm | Contact Christie Jones
Christianity Explored - Tuesday nights at 7 pm | Contact Tim
KYB (Know your Bible) - Thursday nights at 7:30pm | Contact Janette Lewis (KYB is now closed for 2021 and will recommence on Thursday, 27th January).
Mount Isa Baptist Church is a transient community, with people arriving and leaving regularly and so our rosters always need filling. Please consider your availability to serve in the church. Indicate your availability here.
Resources Faithlife products:
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- Elvanto (Church Database)
Please pray for the following people:
Update on Patricia
- Patricia had a successful hip replacement on Monday in Townsville and has now returned to Mount Isa and is on the surgical ward. Please continue to pray for her and she would appreciate a visit if you are able to visit her
PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY
A prayer request will be made for three of our church families every week. This is to encourage us to pray for our church family.
This week’s Families to pray for are:
- Boy & Holly Page, Elizabeth, Hamish, Slaton, Tobias
- Josh & Sarah Prior, Samson, Tiffany, Benjamin
- John Frederick Riley
Our upcoming birthdays are:
- 15 November - Eliza Grant
- 22 November - Hamish Page
- 29 November - Benjamin Beard
Grace and Peace to you!
(If your birthday doesn't appear, it means we don't have these details in our database).
Wednesdays, 9-11 am
You and your child (0-4) find delight in shared experiences and educational growth.
This is a relaxed time to get together and socialise with other mums while the kids have an opportunity to play. Occasionally there will be a story time, rhyme and song.
If you would like to come along, please join our Facebook Group:
Due to Covid, you will need to bring your own food and drink.
We hope to see you there!
WHAT TO EXPECT
You are welcome to join us at our weekly morning service:
- 9 am start time.
- Approximately 60-90 minutes service time.
- Preaching, Bible Reading, and Prayer.
- Communion (first & third Sundays of each month).
- Songs (A diverse range, from hymns to contemporary choruses).
- Morning tea provided afterward.
- Sunday School during the school term.
- A parent's room is available.