The Parable of the Growing Seed – 17 June

He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.
The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

 

Community News:

Frank Rees is away on holiday and study leave until mid July. For these weeks, our preachers will be as follows:
June 17: Sherry and Geoff Maddock: Sherry has been appointed as community outreach worker with the Collins Street Baptist Church and Geoff serves with the BUV as a mission catalyst worker.
June 24: Rev Dr Ken Manley, former Principal of Whitley College.
July 1: Rev Dr Ken Manley.
July 8: Rev Ross Morgan, from Grovedale Baptist Church, whose ministry has a particular focus on engaging with community needs, including amongst older people. Please be in prayerful anticipation of the contribution each of these friends will bring to our services and our ongoing discernment of God’s

 

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There is a great new freedom here…

…a freedom that allows us to play, to grow, to try things out, to become who we could be—not just individually, but in a community of growing, helping each other to grow, learn, become.
In the household of God, the Spirit invites us to be at home.

Story Name: Ramsey Garden

Announcements:

Church Conversation Today!
Following Morning Tea in the Barn, we will hold a Church Conversation.
All are welcome!
Most will have received an email regarding the Conversation during the week. If you are not available via email, please collect print materials from the foyer today.

BHBC has a prayer chain
if you would like to request prayer, please contact the co-ordinator, Glennys.

New Church Directory
A draft of the new church directory will be laid out today in the Barn during morning tea. Please take a look and make any necessary additions, changes, or suggestions!

The new Church Roster
is now available for the months of June-August.
We have some gaps so if you would like to get involved anywhere please speak to Lorraine or Teang.

Travellers June Event
Change of date! Now Sat 23 June. Shirley Valentine at Whitehorse Theatre.
RSVP: 30 May
Contact: John or Pat