Be uplifted...

Lockdown Devotions

Each morning during this 7-week lockdown we are releasing a new 'lockdown devotion' from Simon, each one based on a Psalm and around 10-12 mins long.
Check them out on our new 'Lockdown Devotions' YouTube playlist here. Make sure you're notified when they're released and subscribe here.

Singing Samoans

Post from the ABC Hobart FB page - do you recognise the song...?
How beautiful is this?! 🇦🇺🥰🇼🇸

Around 200 seasonal workers from Samoa are about to finish two weeks quarantine in Hobart, before heading to work on farms around the country.

They sang this song from their balconies, as a thank you to Hobart for hosting them.

They’ve all tested negative to COVID-19 ahead of leaving quarantine in the coming days.

How beautiful! 😍

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course

7.30-9.30pm Tuesdays from... unsure!
CoroUniting Chapel

Whilst we are unsure when we will be able to start the course, we would still love to be able to offer it in-person if at all possible.

As such, if you would like to do the course, please still sign up (just don't pay yet...).

If the COVID restrictions are such that we are unable to offer it in-person in the near future then we will look at online options. Whilst it's not quite the same, we ran the course quite successfully online back in August last year.

See below for more details incl. promo videos and links to register
Church Camp 2021
Church Camp registrations close very soon...!

Full details of the camp available on our web/app event.

We acknowledge that there is some uncertainty around pretty much everything at the moment, and this may well impact your thinking about Church Camp.

Whilst we would very much like to get away, church leadership is exploring possible options for Church Camp should it not be possible to head to Victor in 3 weeks' time.

Thank you to all who have signed up and paid. If you were hoping to come, but haven't yet signed up, it would help us enormously if you were able to sign up now (so we get a good measure of intent) but hold off on paying at this time.

Note: Refunds will be offered if we need to cancel/postpone.

Register your interest for Church Camp now
Online worship this weekend
Note that we'll send out another email 9am Sunday with all the details for engaging online including simple 'click to play' buttons...

Worship service
10.00-11.00am Sunday 25 Jul

Psalm 91

Join us this morning as Phil leads us in worship, Seg in prayer and Simon brings an encouraging message on Psalm 91.

We're looking forward to you joining us 10am online on our livestream or later on our YouTube channel.

More info? See our Service Recordings page for the Bible Passage, Message Slides, Questions for Reflection and Audio/Video recordings.

Streaming info: Engage with our live stream from 5 minutes before the service start time (includes service host, chat function and live prayer), or stream the service from our YouTube channel.
Keen to re-watchFind previous service recordings on our YouTube channel (includes kids and mainly music sessions recorded during lockdown), or on our Service Recordings page.
Regular gatherings: weekly & monthly
Life Groups are key to how we grow and mature as followers of Jesus. Let us know if you're not in a Life Group and would like to know more.
Check out the below regular opportunities to gather together - weekly and monthly - and follow the link for more details or to RSVP.

Note that you may need to be logged into the website to access some links. Find out how to do this here.
Weekly: Monthly:
At some stage soon...!
Register now to express your interest... we'll be in touch!

The Marriage Course

7.30-9.30pm Tuesdays from... unsure!
CoroUniting Chapel

Join David & Kate Buxton for our first in-person Marriage Course for over 2 years!

COVID-19 has affected us all in many different ways, and the additional pressure can take its toll on our closest relationships as well.

See below for more details incl. promo videos and links to register.

The Marriage Course - new material (filmed 2019)
The Marriage Course is a wonderful chance to spend some quality time together in a relaxed date-night setting. There is no group work and each session focuses on a different area of relating.

Topics covered: Strengthening Connection – The Art of Communication – Resolving Conflict – The Power of Forgiveness – The Impact of Family – Good Sex – Love in Action

If you've wondered about the course but not yet taken part, or are keen for a refresher, you'll love this all-new version (filmed in 2019). See more (including this flyer) on our Marriage Course page and register on our web/app event. Limited to 12 couples.
Find out more and register here...

Care Team mini-workshop

12.00 - 1.00pm Sunday 1 August
CoroUniting Ministry Centre

This mini-workshop will help us learn how to effectively care for and build one another up through praying and serving one another. 

There will be practical tips on being a great listener, asking appropriate questions and how to pray for and with others.

Light lunch included.

GENTS Father & Sons SA Camp

- ONE heart and mind
5.00pm Fri 5 - 3.00pm Sun 7 November
Gillwell Basecamp, Woodhouse Activity Centre

Got boys aged 8-12? GENTS Father & Sons SA Camp is a weekend away for fathers (or father-figures) and boys aged 8-12.

Check out this video and our web/app event or chat with David for more info.

This is our 2nd camp for the year (our 1st camp in May was booked out) and we are already over half-full - book asap to secure your spot.
Register here ($70pp)
Family News & Updates

Welcome Jordan Parker!

Praise God for the safe arrival of Jordan Samuel Parker, born 8.28pm on Tuesday 13 July (stats: 3.5kg / 50cm). Both David & Erin and Jordan are doing well. Do pray for the family (including Zoe and Kayla) as they adjust to life as a family of 5!

Got kids?

Several of our kids and youth serve in a variety of ways on Sunday mornings, connecting with the wider body and ‘being church’ together. Their gifts are used for the good of the whole and all of us are richer for it!
We’d like to encourage you to ask your kids how they might like to be involved if they’re not already - there are many opportunities - either up-front or behind the scenes, eg. helping with communion, being part of the worship band (incl. singing), helping with the Coro Juniors (from Year 5) or morning tea, assisting the stewards etc.

We’re not looking to fill the roster, but are simply being intentional about being intergenerational :)

Interested? Have a chat with David

Council Minute Taker

Uncle Sam (aka Sam Cheesman) is keen to hear from anyone who is willing to explore the role of Church Council minute-taker.

All willing applicants (and any non-willing...) can email Sam who will happily discuss the role and it’s requirements.

Note that effective from the beginning of 2021, Church Council is meeting quarterly with Elders meeting monthly.
Minutes from our Church Council meetings from Jan 2020 - March 2021 have now been uploaded to the website and can be viewed here.  We apologise for the delay in getting these to you.

Finance Update

We are a generous church and are keeping you up to date with our current financial situation both for transparency and encouragement.
Please see below for an update on our regular giving, currently around $18K (10%) behind budget.

More info? Contact our Treasurer David Parker

To give: Visit our Giving web page for all the details or Give Online.
July figures:
     Actual: $26,701    Budget: $30,000     Variance: -$3,299

Year to date figures:
     Actual: $161,993    Budget: $180,000     Variance: -$18,007
Community & Other

The Coromandel Valley Institute

Graham Buxton writes that he has been thinking for some time that it would be great to have some sort of casual drop-in centre for the local community, featuring arts and crafts, coffee, background music, historical interest stuff, that sort of thing.
Read on here if you're interested in this opportunity not only to display – and sell – all sorts of art and crafts but also to offer another form of Christian presence in the community.

Walk a Mile in my Boots

Beacon Volunteers are taking part in this walk to help end homelessness during National Homelessness Week, August 1-7.
Carol Knight writes: "Please join us or support us by making a donation to end homelessness." She and others plan to walk on Fri 6 Aug. Contact Carol (8278 7410) to make a donation or for more details.

The Chosen

If you haven't yet started watching 'The Chosen', can we encourage you to do so?
If you want to find out more, check out this review (from America's leading Catholic magazine), head to thechosen.tv or start watching from episode 1. You can also download the app (which you'll need to continue watching from Season 2).
Some light relief...
Enjoy these fun videos poking a bit of fun at the current lockdowns... some classic lines in the first one... just brilliant!
Connect with us...
Check out this new digital launchpad - a one-stop shop to connect with us online, including subscribing to our e-news (ummm...). Look out for these around the church building and give it a go!
Email the Church Council or Elders with any church matters you'd like to discuss.
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