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Avalon Baptist Peace Church

 May – October 2021

Theme: developing a trellis                                           for our spiritual growth

Being a Disciple

For grapes to be fruitful they need a structure. For us to bear fruit, we too need helpful structures. We will look at some of these and see what we can put into practice, to avail ourselves of God’s work in us and through us.

* For further details please contact Sally on sallylongley07@gmail.com or 0423 474 002.

* Church building is opened Sunday at 10am, meeting commences at 10:30am. Zoom link is advised on the Friday beforehand.

* Wild Church is on 5th Sundays and meets away from the church building at a location advised at least the week before. These services do not have a Zoom link.

* Retreats are held at the church building with no Zoom. Please RSVP for provision of materials and catering.

*Bible Reflection Fellowship: Time: 2:30pm, Day: Wednesday, and Place: Church hall. Afternoon tea will be provided..

* Jacaranda Group meets 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly in the Church at 10:30am, and also has a weekly Wednesday prayer meeting at 7pm. Contact Jeff Kendal 0447 475 791.

Pastors Sally Longley and Jim Longley will be leading the following services and activities

Date                     Day   Activity      Topic                                                Notes

April                18        Fri        Church            The Great Omission                            Matt 28:16-20

May                 2          Sun      Church                        Guest Speakers                                  Mark and Mary Hurst

                        5          Wed    Fellowship       Jesus and tough issues                        Conversation

16        Sun      Church                       Being a Disciple 1 – Meditation         Eph 2:8-10, Psalm 119

                        19        Wed    Fellowship       What would Jesus vote?                     Conversation  

                        30        Sun      Wild Church   Being a Disciple 2 – Prayer                 Mark 1:35-37, Acts 2:42

June                 6          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 3 – Fasting                Matt 6:16-18

9          Wed    Fellowship       Science Social Media & Faith             Conversation  

20        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 4 – Study                 Phil 4:7-9, 2 Pet 3:14-18

23        Wed    Fellowship       Dawkins The God Delusion                            Book Discussion

July                  4          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 5 – Simplicity           Luke 12:13-34

                        7          Wed    Fellowship       How deep is racism?                           Conversation

                        18        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 6 – Solitude             Matt 26:36-46

                        24        Sat       Retreat           Cycle of Grace: Living in Sacred Balance  9:30am-12:30pm

August                        1          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 7 – Submission         Phil 2:3-8, Phm 10-17

                        4          Wed    Fellowship       S. Longley Conversations with Silence           Book Discussion

                        15        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 8 – Service               John 13:3-17

                        18        Wed    Fellowship       Aboriginal Christian Faith                  Conversation

                        29        Sun      Wild Church   Being a Disciple 9 – Confession         1 John 1:5 – 2:2

September       5          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 10 – Worship           Heb 10:19-25, Col3:12-17

                        8          Wed    Fellowship       W.P. Young The Shack                                   Book Discussion

                        19        Sun      Church                        Guest speaker

                        22        Wed    Fellowship       Was Jesus a pacifist?                           Conversation

October           3          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 11 – Guidance         1 Cor 14:26-33a, Acts 15

                        6          Wed    Fellowship       C.S. Lewis The Lion Witch and Wardrobe     Book Discussion

                        17        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 12 – Celebration      John 15:11, Psalm 150

23        Sat       Retreat           “Pockets of God Everywhere: Noticing and Receiving the  Everyday Presences of God”           9:30am – 12:30pm

                        31        Sun      Wild Church   Holistic Discipleship

                                                12 noon Lunch

20 April 2021

Quest for a Deeper Life

Avalon Baptist Peace Church

Are you on a quest for a deeper life?

This is our theme until Easter.

First and Third Sundays of each month, 10.30am.

Special events: Fellowship discussions; Taizé service; Tenebrae Service; Lent Retreat …

(See over for details)

Jim and Sally Longley Ph: 0423474002

Email: sallylongley07@gmail.com

Avalon Baptist Peace Church

Date                     Day   Activity      Topic                                                Notes

April                18        Fri        Church            The Great Omission                            Matt 28:16-20

May                 2          Sun      Church                        Guest Speakers                                  Mark and Mary Hurst

                        5          Wed    Fellowship       Jesus and tough issues                        Conversation

16        Sun      Church                       Being a Disciple 1 – Meditation         Eph 2:8-10, Psalm 119

                        19        Wed    Fellowship       What would Jesus vote?                     Conversation  

                        30        Sun      Wild Church   Being a Disciple 2 – Prayer                 Mark 1:35-37, Acts 2:42

June                 6          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 3 – Fasting                Matt 6:16-18

9          Wed    Fellowship       Science Social Media & Faith             Conversation  

20        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 4 – Study                 Phil 4:7-9, 2 Pet 3:14-18

23        Wed    Fellowship       Dawkins The God Delusion                            Book Discussion

July                  4          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 5 – Simplicity           Luke 12:13-34

                        7          Wed    Fellowship       How deep is racism?                           Conversation

                        18        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 6 – Solitude             Matt 26:36-46

                        24        Sat       Retreat           Cycle of Grace: Living in Sacred Balance  9:30am-12:30pm

August                        1          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 7 – Submission         Phil 2:3-8, Phm 10-17

                        4          Wed    Fellowship       S. Longley Conversations with Silence           Book Discussion

                        15        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 8 – Service               John 13:3-17

                        18        Wed    Fellowship       Aboriginal Christian Faith                  Conversation

                        29        Sun      Wild Church   Being a Disciple 9 – Confession         1 John 1:5 – 2:2

September       5          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 10 – Worship           Heb 10:19-25, Col3:12-17

                        8          Wed    Fellowship       W.P. Young The Shack                                   Book Discussion

                        19        Sun      Church                        Guest speaker

                        22        Wed    Fellowship       Was Jesus a pacifist?                           Conversation

October           3          Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 11 – Guidance         1 Cor 14:26-33a, Acts 15

                        6          Wed    Fellowship       C.S. Lewis The Lion Witch and Wardrobe     Book Discussion

                        17        Sun      Church                        Being a Disciple 12 – Celebration      John 15:11, Psalm 150

23        Sat       Retreat           “Pockets of God Everywhere: Noticing and Receiving the  Everyday Presences of God”           9:30am – 12:30pm

                        31        Sun      Wild Church   Holistic Discipleship

                                                12 noon Lunch

20 April 2021

 January – April 2021

Pastors Sally Longley and Jim Longley will be leading the following services and activities:

Date                     Day   Activity      Topic                             Notes                                                

January            3          Sun      Church                        John 1:35-39               What are you looking for?      

                        5          Tue      Fellowship*:  Wealth  and Inequality

17        Sun      Church                       John 1: 43-50              Come and See

                        20        Wed    Fellowship       Conflict resolution                 

                        31        Sun      Church                        Special service

February          7          Sun      Church                        John 3:11-16               Facing our Fears

9          Tue      Fellowship       Whose History?         

                        17        Wed    7pm Church Ash Wednesday:         Taizé Service

21        Sun      Church                        Mark 1:9-15                Lent 1 

March              7          Sun      Church                        John 2:13-22               Lent 3

                        20        Sat       Half Day Retreat                                Lent Reflection 9am – 12:30pm

                        21        Sun      Church                        John 12:20-33             Lent 5 

April                1          Thurs   7pm Church  Maundy Thursday:      Tenebrae Service

                        2          Fri        9am Church   Good Friday

                        4          Sun      6am Gathering                        Avalon Beach for sunrise 6:09am

Church                                    Easter Sunday

                                                12 noon Lunch            Celebration of Easter

                        18        Sun      Church                        Matt 28:16-20             The Great Omission

Note: Services and meetings will be Zoom only as advised due to Covid restrictions. Please contact for updates and Zoom link.

*Bible Reflection Fellowship: Time: 2:30pm, and Place: Church hall and Zoom Please bring own tea/coffee in thermos, and with Covid restrictions meetings will be Zoom only as advised.

Jacaranda Group meets 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly in the Church at 10:30am.

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