Are you interested in reading and disussing excellent Christian books? Carolyn would love to see you at the book club on Saturday 30 March at 2.30pm at church!
This month the book to discuss is ‘Heart of a Lioness’, the true story of ‘Mama Irene” Gleeson,: sacrifice, courage and relentless love among the children of Uganda. It’s an amazing read!
Copies available from Carolyn Kinsela for $16.99, or order online at koorong.com
Join us for a very special women's breakfast.
We'll be joined by International Justice Mission, the largest international anti-slavery organisation in the world. Hear the inspiring story of those redeemed from slavery and IJM's mission to free all victims and shut down slavery for good.
Venue: Bayview Golf Club
Date: Saturday 23rd February
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Cost: $30 (includes breakfast)
Join women from Narrabeen Baptist Church for this illuminating and mobilising breakfast event.
REGISTER: We have reached maximum capacity… registration is now closed sorry!
PAYMENT: Please transfer $30 per person to the NBC Account and add 'WOMENSBF' and your last name to the description field. BSB 704 922, account 100 012 961.
Summerkids is coming for January 2019!
SummerKids is a free holiday activity club run through the organisation Scripture Union and Narrabeen Baptist Church. We are a small team of 50 young people and adults from around the Northern Beaches that have a passion for serving the community - specifically kids.
We provide a safe, exciting environment for all kids aged 4-12 to enjoy at Lakeside Park, North Narrabeen, between 8:30am - 1pm each day from 2-4 January 2019. While they are with us they will be involved in lots of fun games, be provided with morning tea and lunch each day, and will hear the good news about Jesus in our very first Mini Olympics! Be sure to put on those runners and tighten them weightlifting belts for this iconic championship event, as we look at what it means to run the race of life with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
Each of our leaders are trained in child safety and have all received Working With Children Checks from the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian. We also have a number of team members with current first aid! We cater for kids of all dietary requirements.
Registration is free and will take place on the morning of each event day at 8:30am. If you have any questions, please contact the NBC Office. We cannot wait to meet you!
Come and enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan feast of curries, sweets and tea... hear about how God is moving in Sri Lanka from our friend Roy Francis... and have the opportunity to donate to the work of their local churches.
Sunday 2nd December
Narrabeen Baptist Church
ED CENTRE 7pm
(after 6pm service)
Warringah Christian Bookshop will be at DeckTime with a bookstall on the 25th November. There will be a range of Bibles, Items for Scripture Teachers, Christmas Gifts and much more.
All proceeds from the bookshop go to the Missions.
Come and get your books and support this little light in Dee Why!
Narrabeen Baptist Church would love to invite your family along to Lollypalooza, a Halloween event. On the 31st of October from 4:30-7pm, we are transforming the place into fun space for parents and kids 0-12 years old to come, play games, get lots of lollies, make crafts, get their faces painted, have a sausage or two and even watch a professional puppet show. And all of it is FREE! You don’t need to sign up, just come along and be ready for lots of fun. You can find us at 13 Grenfell Avenue in North Narrabeen.
Here is the schedule of events:
4:30-5:45pm - Games, Activities and Craft Stations all open!
5:45-6:15pm - The Fabulous Puppet Show (Games/Crafts/Activities are put on pause)
6:15-7:00pm - Sausage Sizzle and Games, Activities and Crafts resume!
*Due to limited parking on Grenfell Avenue, we suggest parking on the surrounding streets or at either the Narrabeen Woolworths or Tramshed car parks.
If you’d like more information, please contact:
phone: 0435 564 314
NBC is hosting a night to think about the issue of Science vs God.
Has science disproved God? How does a working scientist make sense of the supposed conflict between science and faith?
Join us to hear from Western Sydney University Astrophysicist Dr Luke Barnes and then we’ll open the floor up for a question and answer time.
He will discuss an astronomers view of the natural world, our attempts to understand it, and whether there is anything more than the universe we see.
This will be a different presentation to last year and for those that heard him previously will know it's well worth your time.
Please come with all questions you've ever wrestled through about Christian faith relating to science. It promises to be a great evening for all inquiring minds.
Feel free to invite friends, all are welcome.
For a teaser, here is last years presentation https://vimeo.com/219327431/sciencevsgod
Who is our presenter?
Luke Barnes is a John Templeton Fellow at Western Sydney University. With a PhD in astronomy from the University of Cambridge, he has published papers in the field of galaxy formation and on the fine-tuning of the Universe for life. He is the coauthor with Prof. Geraint Lewis of "A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely-Tuned Cosmos", published by Cambridge University Press.
NBC is passionate about equipping parents to do the hard work of parenting. Whether you are a parent, or hope to be in the near future, this event our upcoming parenting seminar is worth your while.
Our speaker is Harriet Connor author of Big Picture Parenting. Discarding the guilt usually associated with parenting tips, her wisdom is gracious, thoroughly Biblical and wonderfully practical. You will walk away with tools to prepare for and enhance your parenting.
The evening will also include a supper and time to chat with others as well as a Q and A panel.
We understand that there may be a few of you who don’t have family nearby to help with baby-sitting. We don’t want you to miss out, so please contact Kieran (0422 734 830 or email@example.com).
For more about Harriet and a free book excerpt, follow this link: http://harrietconnor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Download-Excerpt-Now.pdf
“‘All we want is for our children to be happy’ is the absolute unchallenged axiom of our time. But what if, ironically, by chasing this elusive goal we are making not just our children, but ourselves less happy? This book gives parents a wise framework for understanding our children, ourselves, and our world. In doing so, not only will the parent be happier, but so also will the child.”
—SAM CHAN on Harriet Connor's book
What does it mean to live as a Christian in the sexualised world of today? Can we bring God’s view of gender, relationships and marriage to a world which screams out the message that every desire must be met – whatever the consequences? Patricia looks at what the Bible teaches us about sexuality and relationships, and applies it to life.
Dr. Patricia Weerakoon is a Sexologist and Writer. She trained in medicine in the University of Sri Lanka. She is married to Vasantha and her son Kamal is a Presbyterian minister. Patricia retired in 2011 after a twenty three year career as an academic with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney. The last eight years of which she was the director of an internationally acclaimed graduate program in Sexual Health.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is seminar for you whoever you are. Are you a teenager? Engaged to be married? Long married? Single? Come and be challenged.
Here is a sample of Dr. Weerakoon's teaching, or you can listen to the Parents Seminar she did for NBC in 2017 here.
Membership. What is it all about? What's in it for the church? What are the benefits to me? What does the bible have to say about it?
Come along to our membership information session and speak to our pastors and elders about what it means to be a member of NBC.
What's the best news you've ever heard?
Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think? Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn't dare hope?
Christianity Explored is a relaxed and informal way of sharing the best news you can ever hear, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life.
Over seven sessions in Mark’s Gospel, guests find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.
The sessions will be held on Thursday mornings at 9.30am at Narrabeen Baptist Church, 13 Grenfell Ave, Narrabeen, on the following dates:
- 21 June - Week 1: Christianity is Christ
- 28 June - Week 2: Identity
- 5 July - Week 3: Mission
Break during school holidays
- 2 August - Week 4: The Cross
- 9 August - Week 5: The Resurrection
- 16 August - Week 6: Grace
- 23 August - Week 7: So What?
Fill in the form below to be a part of it! It's ok to come along once to see if you are comfortable.
We’re running a fellowship event for NBC and we’d love for you to be a part of it.
WHAT IS A LIVING BOOK? When we go to a library, we borrow a book. But what if we could go to a library and ‘borrow’ a real person who tells us what would otherwise be written in that book. In a small group, with an audience of 3-4 people sitting together, one person shares a 10 minute story of an aspect of their life with their audience. The audience has 5 minutes to then ask questions of their ‘book’.
‘Living Books’ are where the books are real people with real life experiences. We’re hoping it provides an opportunity for individuals at NBC to connect with people they may not know well. We hope it will allow us to better understand the life experiences of others. It provides an organic environment and encourages active and engaging conversations so that people can develop a greater understanding of each other’s stories.
See you 4pm in the Education Centre at Narrabeen Baptist Church.
Islam is no longer a distant, foreign faith in Australia. All of us have Muslim friends, classmates and sporting teammates. But what do they believe? The media sends us very mixed messages about this, being full of stories about Muslim terrorism on one hand, and Islamophobia on the other. Some say that Islam is inherently violent; others that it is peaceful. Which is true?
This seminar will explain the basic beliefs of Muslims consider what it means to have Islam in our backyard.
Calling all coffee afficionades to come and learn more about coffee! We will start with an introduction to the mightly coffee bean over a light lunch (did someone say pizza!!), followed by a hands-on session on how to brew the perfect cup.
The event will be held at NBC and will start at approx. 12.30pm (once the 11am service is finished).