DEC 16 // JAN 17
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
185 Frederick Rd â€˘ Seaton SA 5023 T 08 8356 6999 F 08 8235 1891 E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.familycentre.org.au
WELCOME I want to welcome you to Christian Family Centre, Seaton. Itâ€™s great to have you here. If youâ€™re visiting please introduce yourself to a Pastor or Usher and join us at the Coffee Shop in our Community Hall after the service. I trust that you will be spiritually encouraged and helped by God through one of our events or services this month. Pastor Bill Vasilakis Senior Minister
CFC EARLY SERVICE 8:30am
MORE THAN CONQUERORS
worship, Word and ministry.
An acoustic-style early service of
CFC TOGETHER 10:30am
A celebration worship service for the
Becoming an overcomer
Great Promises (no 8:30 service) Jan 8
Why God came to Earth among us Dec 4
The All Creating One
The Ruler of Heaven and Earth
The Righteous Judge
God Our Saviour (9am only)
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By Moving Forward with Confident and Courageous
whole family with CrÃ¨che, Children's and Youth programs.
By Knowing the God of
Faith Jan 15
By Living In God's Word Guest Jeremy Steel
By Developing a New Mindset
By Making a Fresh Start with God
CFC LIVE 6:00pm
A contemporary service for our community.
'TIS THE SEASON
A month of celebrating our life with Christ Dec 4
The 'Christmas' Chat
Baptisms and Testimonies
Christmas in the Square
Watchnight - 11pm
DEATH TO SELFIE
Finding Our Identity in Christ - Video teaching with Steven Furtick Jan 1
Just Call me Jacob
When God Shows Up in the Middle of Nowhere
Call it What You Want
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Sunday, December 18th Main Event starts at 7:30pm
Located at Henley Square Carols Extravaganza
Huge Fireworks Display
Find out more at www.facebook.com/christmasinthesquare Page 6
WATCHNIGHT 11pm Christmas Eve A traditional one-hour service with reflective carols and a gospel message CHRISTMAS MORNING 9am Christmas Day A family friendly one-hour service for all ages with carols, children's items and an encouraging Christmas message.
School years 6 - 12
Check for the latest details. Dec 2 out facebook Beach Wars Dec 9 Break Up Event Dec 18 Christmas In The Square
Join us in putting a night aside to praise and worship God, reflect on the year, dream about the year ahead, devour a few pancakes and bring this busy season to God in prayer. 7:30 pm, 13th December in the Shed. Bring a friend... and an appetite! For more information visit facebook.com/CFCYoungAdultsSeaton
Parents with Babies and Toddlers
We have a parents room available during our Sunday service at 10:30am for 0-1.5 yr olds. If you need to be with your child and are
MOPS Whether you are an expectant mum or a mum of a pre-schooler, you are invited to attend this group designed especially for you.
unable to make use of the parents
At MOPS youâ€™ll experience
room, you can watch the service in
authentic community, mothering
the Community Hall, which is also
support and gain practical
available during our 8:30am service
parenting tips while the children
for parents of pre-school children.
are cared for in a MOPPETS program, all to help you be the
best mum possible.
We have a Kids Church during our 10:30am service that caters for children aged 2-10 yrs. Sonbeams (1.5-3 yr olds) can be registered
Dates for Term Four: 2nd December
upstairs (via the Main Entrance Foyer) while Sonrays (3&4 yr olds) & Sonshiners (5-10 yr olds) can be registered in 'The Shed'. Each of these programs caters for the specific stages of childrenâ€™s development & we love welcoming first time families. Page 9
SITES Let your friends know where our CFC Churches and outreaches are located across Australia ... and keep them in your prayers. Metropolitan Adelaide
Blackwood Blackwood High School Pastor David Bland Service Times: 10:00am
Alice Springs CMS Hall 56 Milner Rd, Alice Springs Pastor Ben Matson Service Times: 10:00am
Le Fevre Le Fevre Community Centre Pastor Allan Cleanthous Service Times: 10:00am
Risdon (Hobart) 550 East Derwent Highway, Risdon Pastor Norm Reed Service Times: 10:00am
Rural South Australia Kingscote (outreach) 3 McLaren St, Kingscote Mr Chris Banks Service Times: 10:00am
Central Australia Outreaches Amata Ernabella Warnan Docker River Contact Pastor Allen Steel email@example.com
Barossa (Nuriootpa) 16 Scholz Ave, Nuriootpa Mr David Mace Service Times: 10:30am Murray Bridge 168-170 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge Pastor Josh O'Callaghan Service Times: 10:00am and 6:00pm
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MISSIONS CAR BOOT SALE Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00am. – 1.30 CFC car park - 185 Frederick Rd, Seaton. Entry is Free on the day so come down to grab a bargain and help our support of Overseas Children’s Homes. There is a $20 seller cost that includes use of trestle table. Time to clean out the garage/shed/locker – any unwanted items bring along to sell on the day. Items may be books, tools, jewellery, DVD’s, plants, prints, furniture, used clothes and bric-a-brac. Contact: Bruce Hambour 0438663241
SING MOVE GROW
1in10 is helping to make our
SING MOVE GROW is a music and
community a better place by
movement class for preschoolers.
setting aside 5 Saturday mornings
Parents, Carers and Grandparents
each year to serve people through
are welcome to attend with the
gardening, painting, landscaping
children, each fortnight on Fridays
and rubbish removal in schools and
at 10am in the The Shed. For more
private homes. No skills needed,
information check our facebook
just a desire to help others and a
willingness to do some physical work. To join 1in10 or get more info contact Peter at 1in10@familycentre. org.au or phone 0433 150 212
fb.me/singmovegrow Dates for Term Four: 9th December
2017 Dates: February 18, April 1, June 17, August 19, November 11 Page 12
CONNECT GROUPS People can easily feel disconnected from a church. Being part of a Connect Group provides the opportunity to get involved, make friends, develop spiritual gifts and be connected in a practical way. Connect Groups meet fortnightly during school terms. There are groups for young adults, young marrieds, singles, parents, adults, families, business people and a variety of age groups. To join a group: • Let us know on your CONNECT card • Check our website familycentre.org.au • Email Pastor Janet Brice at firstname.lastname@example.org • Or call 8356 6999 Connect Groups will be in recess during the school holidays. familycentre.org.au/programs/connect Page 13
REGISTER NOW! 2017 GLOBAL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2ND TO 5TH - ADELAIDE
UNLEASHING MINISTRY in the Church UNLEASHING MISSION for the lost UNLEASHING MOMENTUM through the Spirit
3 CONFERENCES IN ONE! - Main conference [CFC Seaton] - WILDHEARTS Youth Conference - KIDZ ABLAZE Kids Conference
REGISTER AT CRCCHURCHES.ORG *STUDENT RATES AND GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE*
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. A FEW PEOPLE CAN CHANGE A COMMUNITY. TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! Page 14
PS BILL'S TRAVELS
Please pray for Pastor Bill Vasilakis
as he travels across Australia and internationally to teach ministers, leaders and churches. December Dec 11: Alice Springs CFC Dec 18: Lefevre CFC January Jan 15: Hills CFC Jan 29: Melbourne - South Eastern Christian Centre (CRC Church)
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Readings for December
More than just the first book of the New Testament, Matthew's Gospel is a powerful narrative of how Jesus came to earth and sent disciples to preach good news to the world. We finish the month with the Old Testament prophet, Joel. 1st
Readings for January 2017
We're starting 2017 with the book of Joshua followed by some Psalms. Immerse yourself in the poetic language that beautifully describes the relationship between God and people as we pour out our heart to Him, and he responds to us. 1st
I NFO Prayer Groups
Meet the Pastors
Women: 8:30am – 10am
The next lunch will be on the first
Wednesdays in the Frederick Rd Lounge.
Sunday of the month at 12:15pm in
Contact: Merron Spence
Pastor Bill’s office upstairs. Contact Ps. Janet Brice email@example.com.
Men: 6:45am – 8am Monday,
au or ring the church office on 8356
Wednesday and Friday in Activity Room
3 upstairs. Contact: Zane Pitt Pre-service Prayer Meeting: 9:45am Sundays in the Crèche. For more info contact the Church office.
Water Baptisms The next Water Baptism service will be on Sunday 11th December at 6 pm. If you would like to be baptised contact Ps. Janet Brice janetb@familycentre.
org.au or ring the church office on
A traditional service held in the
83566999 for more details.
Frederick Road Lounge from 11am Fridays. This service is open to all ages and is followed by a meal on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. New to CFC? Come visit us at the Info Desk in the foyer and we’ll shout you a free coffee from the CFC cafe! We hope you enjoy the service today.
Hampers of Hope Our annual Hampers of Hope is on again for 2016. Drop in your food and gift items Sunday 4th and 11th. Let's be a blessing to our community this Christmas.
FINANCIAL UPDATE To October 31st 2016
TITHES Weekly Average Tithes: $12,581 Weekly Budget: $13,500 MISSIONS Missions Giving YTD: $116,944 FACILITIES GIVING YTD: $149,364 Current Program Update: 177 commitments for $294,391 Program Goal: $430,000
DIRECT DEBIT GIVING DETAILS TITHES BSB 105 900 AC 9544 637 40 (Ref: Tithes - Your Name) MISSIONS
BSB 105 147 AC 0221 709 40 (Ref: Mission Area eg Philippines, Steel's, General, etc) FACILITIES GIVING BSB 105 099 AC 0461 915 40 (Ref: Your Name) BPay Giving If you wish to give via BPay, please contact the church office at 8356 6999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the necessary details.
Dear Church Family, Thanks for your amazing generosity this year re World Missions and for our need for new Air-conditioning in our facilities. We hope to have the Auditorium cooling/heating completed by February. Our Church Budget for 2017 has been set on seeing our Tithes reach $13,500 per week which is an 8% increase on 2016. Church friends I encourage you to be consistent in your regular practice of tithing which can easily be overlooked. With me ministering away so often, I have found giving electronically has solved this regularity issue for me...you may want to do the same. Thanks again for your faithful financial support and let's all work together to reach that $13,500 tithing target in 2017. Pastor Bill Vasilakis Senior Minister
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CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL • 16/12/16 • $7 with afternoon snack • Reception - Year 5 • 4pm - 6pm • Neon Dance Party, Bouncy Castles, Fun Games, Face Painting & Gospel Message Registrations open 1st December at familycentre.org.au/breakoutcarnival