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Our Vision Sunday is one service you don't want to miss! Find out what is planned for 2011 and hear Pastor Damien’s heart as he shares where He believes God is taking us this year. It’s a Sunday that gets everyone excited and sets a real foundation for what happens this year. If you missed it, both messages will be available on our website to listen to or download.

FROM THE PASTORS Hi church. It’s vision time… As we head into 2011 with purpose and meaning, our year’s theme is “TRANSFORMATION” and we are excited to launch our “Jesus Series”, to start the new year. Prayer and fasting is also a part of our unity building and foundation. I would encourage you all to be a part of this exciting time. “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder; and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.” 1Cor.3:10 We need to realise that we are all involved in building the church. It is reflected in our own life, our family, our school, our work place…in fact we build for our future in everything we do. Let’s commit together, to take Paul’s advice and lay an expert foundation. Looking forward to a brilliant year with you all….loving God’s house Damien & Tanya Warren

IN THE COMING MONTHS THURS 3 MARCH // DISTRICT EVENT // GENERATIONS CHURCH // $10 // RSVP TO DYLAN SAT 19 MARCH // DNA CLASS // 12PM-4PM // CHURCH OFFICE // RSVP TO PASTOR DAMIEN THURSDAY 6 APRIL // LEADERSHIP TRAINING NIGHT // 7.30PM // VENUE TBC CLOSER TO DATE TUES 12TH - FRI 15TH APRIL // PLANETSHAKERS CONFERENCE // MELBOURNE // RSVP TO LUKAS SUN 24TH APRIL // SPECIAL EASTER SERVICE // EPICENTRE CHURCH // 4PM

FEBRUARY 2011

21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING This is the first time that we have done this as a church and as we launch into 2011 as the “Year of Transformation”, it is vitally important to bring our whole church together with one heart and one mind. The idea is simple, from the 7th to the 21st of Feb everyone has an opportunity fast. You can fast 1-2 days or even a week or the whole 21 days! We want every day of the 21 days to have people committed in covering it with prayer and fasting. Please put your name down on the master calendar in the foyer with the days you would like to cover. This period of time will be amazing. It is God inspired and will change the life of our church and community. Let’s believe for people to meet Jesus, for a more intimate encounter with Him, and a renewed passion for His heart and church. For more information about fasting or to get more involved please see Pastor Damien.

(running during our 4pm church service)

Epic Kids is back with a brand new program! All babies that are crawling - 3 years old are now all our JITTERBUGS! All the 4-6 year old are now MOVERS! All the 7-11 year olds are now SHAKERS! Parents can sign in their baby to the JITTERBUGS program 15 minutes before the 4pm service commences. Movers and Shakers will be participating in the praise & worship in the 4pm service. They will have the same reserved seating with their group leader every week. We would love you to encourage your child to sit with their group leader who will teach them and lead them in this time. We hope the epic kids program is a blessing to your children and your family.

FOR ALL EPIC KIDS LEADERS // FEB 8TH // 7PM TRAINING NIGHT AT LIBBY’S HOUSE // 2 WESTWOOD PL. ECHUCA // RSVP TO LIBBY ON 0448275220 INSPIRATION // TEACHING GAMES // FREE PIZZA // FUN DISTRICT EVENT THURS MARCH 3 // $10 // GENERATIONS CHURCH Our district events are always a powerful nights. When likeminded leaders get together from across the North Central region, God does something in the lives of His people. There is always a great word spoken, great worship and great food. There are only 3 of these events in our District each year. Why not make them a priority! We will car pool across leaving from the Op Shop @ 6.30pm. RSVP to Dylan either at church or on 0402266362.

THE JESUS SERIES INVESTIGATING THE MAN WHO IS GOD This year we are gong to preach Jesus. We are starting on the 13th of February and we don't know when we will finish. We are doing this because we need more of Jesus. This may sound very simple yet it is profoundly true. In the past we have done specific topical sermon series’, which have been great, but now its time to investigate the man who is God - Jesus. If you have a question related to Jesus you would like us to try and answer in this series please txt 0402266362 and we will try and cover it. Eg... How come Jesus didn't have a wife?

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EPIC KIDS

VOLUNTEERING What can you do? How can you help? There are so many areas for you to volunteer in including: Café, Music, Sound, Cleaning, Kids Ministry, Youth Ministry, Administration, Hosting, Helps, Op Shop… etc. etc... It takes a great volunteer base to build a great church, from the week to week services to our big community events. If you would like to get more involved please see one of the team on a Sunday or email : info@epicentrechurch.com.au

SERVICE TIMES

GARDENS OF HOPE

ARENA Every Friday night there is a buzz in the atmosphere as young people gather from all over Echuca / Moama to get to Arena. They come together to hang out, rock out and be inspired and challenged to take life to the next level.

7PM // ECHUCA COLLEGE GYM // COLLEGE DR // CONTACT LUKAS ON 0413668261 // FACEBOOK.COM/ARENAYOUTH

PRAYER MEETING 7.30-9.00PM // THURS FORTNIGHTS 53 SCHEOFFEL DR. ECHUCA Prayer’s powerful tool that God gives us. As a church we believe when we gather together to pray with faith and unity, our God hears our prayers and responds. Our fortnightly church prayer meeting needs to be seen as something we NEED to do, never something we have to do! Come along for a powerful time of prayer each fortnight as we pray for our families, friends, community, leaders, our church and our nation. 2 Chron. 7:14

What an amazing time at Epicentre as we partner with our sister Church in South Africa; Garden of Hope. The church is currently growing rapidly and really needs our support and prayer. We will be doing a trip over to Africa later in the year so stay tuned and start saving! Also if you would like to sponsor a child, or would like more info on what we are doing in Africa please see Pastor Damien.

Every Sunday. All year round. Epicentre’s Sunday services are full of life, joy and an inspiring message. Bring your friends and family along, grab a hot beverage before or after the service and meet new people! Echuca College Performing Arts Centre, Butcher St Echuca.

LINKS We currently have Links for Young Women, Young Couples, Ladies , Men and various Youth Links. If you’d like to be involved in a Link or if you’d like details, please contact Paul or Kerry Parry or email links@epicentrechurch.com.au Why Links? They are: A place to encounter Jesus - God has a purpose for each one of us, to become more and more like Jesus. When Links meet our goal is to encounter Jesus and in that encounter experience His life changing power. We do that as we pray, worship, learn from the bible and share honestly together. A place to belong - A Link is more than a meeting. A Link is part of our Epicentre church community that is built on strong, caring relationships - a place where we can be open and transparent without fear of rejection. Just as each member of a family looks out for each other, so too, do Link members. A place to grow - the apostle Paul said it was his goal to present everyone mature in Christ. We want to create an environment in our Links that facilitates growth in every individual's life. A place to give - Each person has gifts and talents they can contribute to their Link. Links are a place where we can learn to exercise spiritual gifts in a safe environment, where we can serve one another and encourage one another. A place to reach out - everyone is welcome! Open House Dinner On the first Friday night of each month @ 6.30pm we will be having an Open House Links Bring & Share Dinner at Parry’s place. Anyone involved in Links (or people who might like to be involved in Links as well as friends, family, etc. are welcome!) This is an ideal opportunity to invite along a friend to have fun with us on a Friday night.

DNA CLASS

MUSIC

MARCH 19TH 12-4PM @ THE CHURCH OFFICE

FOR THOSE OF YOU WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN THE MUSIC TEAM CONTACT TYLER ON 0428664655 // OUR PRACTICE NIGHTS (MMA) ARE ON WEDNESDAY FORTNIGHTS // MIKEY MIKES JAM PAD // 7-9PM

If you are interested in finding out what it means to become a member of Epicentre Church this course is for you. The class goes for 4 hours, includes lunch and covers what we believe, our history, heart, vision, core values, goals, ministries, structure, and responsibilities of a member. Please pray about this & book in now with Ps. Damien if its for you!

Hey Church, 2011 is under way and what a year it is going to be. As a worship team, our goal is to move from chit-chatty, small talk with God, into deep conversation with Him. We only gather together for corporate worship 52 times in a year so every time we enter his presence we want to go deeper than the week before. As our relationship with him grows, so will our desire to praise and worship him. I want to encourage you to come prepared to give Him thanks every week. This will maximize His presence amongst us, for He promised to inhabit the praises of his people. As a worship team, we commit to come prepared as well. We haven't come to entertain you, or put on a "Godly Rock Concert". We've come to say thanks for all He is. And if face melting guitars and gut busting drums happen to be our way of saying thanks, its simply the overflow of our hearts, not the desire to put on a show. Don't be confused. As His bride, I look forward to sharing great conversations with our God this year. Love You Church! Tyler Hudson.


EPICENTRE OP SHOP’S

EPICENTRE COLLEGE

ECHUCA / 75 OGILVIE AVE / 54802116

OFFERING CERT. 4 IN MINISTRY

MOAMA / 44 MENINYA ST / 54800344

The Certificate 4 provides a unique opportunity to develop and connect the body of Christ. Based upon Alphacrucis' excellent e-learning modules, students spend time reflecting & studying in the comfort of their local church. The program is designed to resource individuals and is further complemented when a group of students join together in their local church to discuss what has been learned. It is at this point the local church has an integral part to play. 8 subjects are covered, providing the students with a sound, practical grounding in the Word of God. The fieldwork component of the course provides 25% hands-on training in the local church, a valuable asset to any Senior Pastor. This program is an amazing opportunity to not only empower the individual but to also provide a safe environment in which to develop relationships. For any information regarding this course please contact Phillip Brown on 0447437155

Both our Op Shop’s have been busy over the summer. Our Moama store is now being run by John and Jenny Le Clerc, and we are planning on making some big changes in the shop over the coming weeks. A big thank-you to Mrs. Denise Hargreaves who finished up there this month. Echuca is also doing fantastically well. We recently had a large amount of antique furniture donated to the store which has sold very well. So why not call in, say hello, and check out what's going on… There are 3 ways that you can support our stores. 1. Volunteer a few hours in either of our stores. 2. Donate good quality goods for us to sell. 3. Shop in our stores and snap up a bargain.

AXIS DANCE

CHURCH CALENDAR Link Week

Link Week

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Start Date: 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

TUES

1

8

Epic Kids Training

WED

2

9

ONLINE GIVING MMA

EVERY TUESDAY // ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL // 4-6PM // $3 Axis Dance is a group of young passionate people who love to express their creativity through dance. Each week members get together to choreograph new dances and work on existing ones. Performances at various events around the community are a real highlight for all those involved. For more information on Axis please call Danya Hargreaves on 0437037650

A convenient and easy way of giving. If you use internet banking and would like to set up a one off direct deposit or regular giving to Epicentre Church, our details are: Account Name: Epicentre Church BSB: 063 511 Account Number: 10325679

THURS

3

Prayer Meeting

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FRI

EPICENTRE CHURCH

Website: Email:

Office Address: Address: Phone:

MMA

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AGM

4

17

24

Prayer Meeting

11

Arena

CONTACT DETAILS

Church

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25 Arena heading to Regional Rumble

Arena

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SUN

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13

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75 Ogilvie Ave, Echuca Vic 3564 Echuca College Performing Arts Centre, Butcher St, Echuca 54802517

www.epicentrechurch.com.au info@epicentrechurch.com.au

27 End Date: 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

For more information regarding anything you’ve read in this update, please speak to one of our friendly team at Church on a Sunday or contact our church office on 54802517.

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FEBRUARY 2011 - EPICENTRE CHURCH

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FEBRUARY 2011 - EPICENTRE CHURCH

ISSUE 5

FEBRUARY 2011 - EPICENTRE CHURCH

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