Welcome to 2020. It’s been a dramatic start to the year and the events of these few weeks will no doubt cast a long shadow over the year moving forward. The fires have dominated our news and is weighing heavily on our national consciousness. It has also thrust us into global prominence in a way that is discomfiting and challenging to our international reputation and self-identity.
While our immediate concern is on the ongoing fire threat to life and supporting the communities that have been most affected by them to date the time will come when we will be required to make some sense of what has happened and to chart a course forward.

This will take courage and will be a real test of our national character and of our leadership. As people who have placed our faith in Jesus, who believe that the plan of God is the restoration and renewal of all things, and who have been invited to participate in that work this tragedy provides an opportunity for us to look to what God may be doing and to join in.

As we continue to pray for rain, for protection of communities, for rest for our fire fighters, for wisdom for those who are at the forefront of the crisis, etc., pray that we might be aware of where God is at work in this too, that we might be part of the response to this crisis. Let’s keep our eyes and ears open to how God might invite us to part of his renewing work.

Marc Rader


SUNDAY 12th January 2020

Mark Coleman: Associate Pastor

Services: 8.30am|10.30am

The Feels: FOMO

Marc Rader: Senior Pastor

The Feels: Shame

Services: 6.00pm
SUNDAY 19th January 2020

Marc Rader: SeniorPastor

The Feels: Workaholism

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm


Announcements and Upcoming Events

Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign
The Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT has set up a Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis. 

You can read more about the campaign here.
Hopefield Op-Shop Donations Needed
Please donate all good quality, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, books, DVDs, CD’s &  bric a brac to Hopefield Op shop.

Please take all donations to 9-11 Gosport St Cronulla or drop into the offices at Hopefield.

All proceeds from the Op Shop go to support the work of Hopefield
Hopefield Op-Shop Cronulla needs you!
If you have a spare 3 hours during  the week, perhaps every fortnight and you would enjoy connecting with our local community, we would love to have you in our Hopefield Op-Shop (located at 9-11 Gosport St, Cronulla). No previous experience necessary, just a welcoming friendly smile and a heart to serve others and show them God’s love.

Our Opening Hours are from 10am Wednesday - Saturday

We are looking at putting together a roster of wonderful volunteers that would be rostered on 2 volunteers per 3 hour shifts, you can choose whether you come weekly, fortnightly or monthly and either morning or afternoon.

Talk to your friends, sister or mum and come and be a part of this wonderful new ministry.

All proceeds from the store go directly to the work of Hopefield
Please call Hopefield on 9545 0299 or email the office.

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2-10 Tea Gardens Ave, Kirrawee
02 9521 4611

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