To the Petone Baptist Church family,
You are all cordially invited to our very own Petone on a Plate Buick Street Diner, a fabulous fifties extravaganza! Come and enjoy an American diner style meal with your family and friends. Be waited on hand and foot, and treat yourself to an evening with the whole church community. This is an opportunity to connect with others in a party atmosphere. Enjoy fun surroundings, good food, music and dancing (if you like). All ages catered for with a nice early start.
Tickets available from Anita Martell or Anishka Kunanayagam on Sunday mornings. Numbers needed for catering purposes, so if you forget to bring some cash, please make a booking. Feel free to invite friends and neighbours.
Numbers are limited though, so get in quick!
Alpha is a fantastic course run all over the world providing an opportunity for people to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting. Literally millions of people have done this course (19 million worldwide). Why not come along and discover it for yourself? At Petone Baptist we will run the Introductory night at 6.30pm on Sunday 4th August.
Check out the Alpha page for more information
Petone Beach Cleanup
How much difference could we make if PBC hit Petone Beach en masse after church this Sunday and did a big post-storm clean up? I phoned the council and they were really rapt with the offer and can provide us with rubbish bags and gloves. I asked a few PBCers and they were all keen – so what do you think – can you make it? This felt like a great opportunity for us to get out and do something worthwhile for our community together.
To make it work well we thought we’d shorten the service a bit then spend around an hour or so clearing the beach together, then come back for a shared lunch. (Hard core folks can carry on after lunch if they’re keen, but I want to make this workable for as many people as possible.)
So here’s what we’re asking:
Can we all wear shoes that work for the beach and a warm jacket?
Can we bring a plate of something simple (finger or fork food) for a light shared lunch back at PBC when we’re done?
I realise that not everyone will be able to be part of the beach clean up, so the service will be close to normal, just a little shorter, to cater for all.
Final Note: If it’s raining or too windy obviously we won’t do this but the weather forecast is looking reasonable at the moment.
Home Groups Connection Night is Tonight!
The inter home group 10 Pin Bowling event is tonight, 7.30pm at ‘Strike’ which is at 399 Hutt Rd. Our home group has been practising regularly (yeah right)! Hope your group is good to go. And we hope some folks not currently in groups can come also. We’ll make it work well for all who can come.
Alpha is coming!
We are looking to run a 7 week version of the Alpha course early in term 3 on Sunday nights 7 – 9pm. For some time Alpha has been the best tool available to churches, to help people discover Christianity. If you have friends or colleagues that may be interested then grab the opportunity and ask them if they want to join us. If you’re interested in being part of the organising or catering for Alpha just email me back. Thanks!
The marriage course has been postponed. For more information please contact Carl or Merran at email@example.com.
Starting May 10, Carl and Merran Bakker will be running The Marriage Course. It is a very popular course world-wide, designed for any couple who want to invest in their relationship, whether you are considering marriage, have been together 1 or 61 years, and whether you have a strong relationship or are struggling. It is a very casual, low-key course, and all the interaction you do is between the two of you while watching a DVD.
There is more information from this downloadable document.
If you are interested please contact Carl or Merran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bula!! This coming Sunday (14 April) Petone Baptist Church is having a combined service with our local Fijian Church. Come enjoy some joyful music, singing, celebrating and a service full of surprises! We will have a shared lunch following the service, please bring a plate of finger / fork food if you can. Service starts at 10am as usual.
Having just collected 4 Academy Awards, this movie claims to be ‘a story that will make you believe in God’. But how is that so? And what do you make of the two possible endings? If you’ve seen this film or read the book and are interested in the spiritual themes in it, make sure you join us for our service – 10am, Sunday March 17!