25 January, 2021

Michele Black Newsletter January 2021 - In lock down

Michele shares her current situation and requests prayer for the many whose circumstances have become much more difficult as Rwanda is in a second lock down due to the Coronavirus.

Open Michele's Newsletter below for details.

25 January, 2021

Securing our Future - Teaching series commencing 7 February 2021


February 7 “Only in Community”

Gen 2. "Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone.'"

(Service will include Communion)

February 14 “Crucial Conversations”

Lev 19. "Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the Lord. Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbour frankly so you will not share in their guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbour as yourself."

February 28 Unity... Liberty.... Charity

"In Essentials unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity."

February 28 “When Fellowship Becomes Real”

Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together...not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

March 7 “Life Together”

Psalm 133:1 " good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity."

30 December, 2020

Merry Christmas from Michele and Flora

Merry Christmas from Michele and Flora

Hello Friends,

Here is our Christmas newsletter to share with you.

We are now both on school holidays until January 18th and are so looking forward to some down time together. Pools were open but closed after like a week, hotels are open but now you need a negative COVID test to stay anywhere - so we really are not sure how we will fill in our days after the big guy visits! Just not rushing to get out the door will be nice.

Many blessings to you all for a blessed Christmas. Who knows what 2021 will bring, so lets enjoy the day we have with those around us,

All our love,

Flora and Michele xo

20 December 2020

18 December, 2020

Thanks from the Hay family our partners in South Africa

This message has been received from David, Janenne and Rachel Hay on 18 December 2020:

Today we saw the deposit to our bank account from Tuggeranong Baptist Church. Thank you once again for partnering with us. TBC is such a blessing and we thank God for your prayers and support for us.

This extra gift will help as we plan to have a couple of weeks break away at the KwaZulu-Natal south coast in February. This will be the first opportunity for a proper break in over 18 months and we are very much looking forward to it.

Please pass on our thanks to all at TBC

As of Monday this week, South Africa has officially entered the “second wave” of Coronavirus infections. Numbers of new cases have been rising exponentially over the last few weeks. While we have not returned to the extremely severe lockdown we were in earlier in the year, there are some further curtailment of what we can do. One disappointing aspect is that we can no longer meet together at our local church. We were especially looking forward to a carols service this coming Sunday in which several of our kids were to be singing and others were in a Christmas play.

We hope you have a wonderful and joy-filled Christmas.


David, Janenne & Rachel

14 December, 2020

Restoration and rest - a break from physical services - 26 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 (inclusive)

Physical services at the Garratt Street Centre will be suspended to give the teams who have expended extraordinary amounts of time and energy through the pandemic, so far, a time to be restored and re-energised for whatever is in store.

Church On-line will continue throughout the same period, when the series The Ripple Effect will be uploaded each Sunday via the Website and App. The series will include songs, information and a teaching session from Jesus, the Game Changer 2.

There will be no physical services at the Garratt St Centre on:

Sunday 27 December 2020

Sunday 3 January 2021

Sunday 10 January 2021

Sunday 17 January 2021

Sunday 24 January 2021

Sunday 31 January 2021

Care and Administration Ps Ian Reid will be available throughout January and can be contacted on 0401 301 193

14 December, 2020

The Ripple Effect - Every Action Matters - Church On-line series for January 2021

The series is called "The Ripple Effect" will be uploaded each Sunday morning in January and includes songs, info and a teaching session from "Jesus, the Game Changer 2"

Join us for Church On-line from 3rd to 29th January where there will be no physical services at the Garratt St Centre.

Jesus the Gamechanger sessions:

Sunday January 3 Paul and the Early Church

Sunday January 10 Bible Translation

Sunday January 17 Reformation

Sunday January 24 Jesuits

Sunday January 31 Persecution

29 November, 2020

Hay family November 2020 News from iKhethelo Children's Village, South Africa

David shares some thoughts on the difference between worry and anxiety as he reflected on Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To read about it and the full November Newsletter to catch up on all the news from the village, download the file listed below.

27 November, 2020

Michele Black - 26 November 2020 - Newsletter

Read Michele's email message received on 27 November 2020 and open the PDF to read her newsletter.

Hi Friends,

Yes, I know you haven't seen my name in your inbox for a while - but MAN - what a year - I could write pages about it but have hopefully kept it short as a quick update and a hello from us.

I deliberately didn't mention Christmas as we hope to send you a greeting as December approaches.

We trust you are all well and surviving this season of Covid - please do send us some of your news too and how we can be praying for you and your family.

Much love,

Michele and Flora.

23 November, 2020

TBC Vision - a video message from Ps Ian Reid

Click on the link below to watch Ian's explanation of the church vision as we move forward.