Church Newsletter - 23 September 2012.1 | Prayer | Religious Behaviour And Experience

PRAYER AND PRAISE

 Please pray for the Thomas family as they grieve the loss of their beloved father and grandfather, Jim Thomas. Pray also for Jim's wife as she copes with this difficult adjustment after 60+ years of marriage. Pray that the Lord would raise up the perfect Head Teacher for our childcare, and that those in leadership would recognise His choosing. Please pray that the renovations to our facility would move ahead with excellence, and would end up being considerably under budget. Please pray for God's hand of blessing in the establishment of two upcoming ministries: 'The Playroom' Cafe and the 'Mainly Music' program. Both of these ministries are slated to begin shortly after the Kindy opens, and their leadership needs God's wisdom, guidance, and favour. Last week, a women’s conference in Indonesia was nearly postponed due to threats by the breakaway group (GKIP). The Alliance family prayed, and GKIP members said that the group would not make trouble and to go ahead with the planned conference. The conference went ahead with a peaceful outcome.

West Harbour Alliance Church 145 Moire Road, West Harbour, Waitakere 0618 (09) 416-8991 www.whac.net.nz

Pastoral Team
Pastor Matthew and Sharilyn Mordaunt 832 3922


Elders Board
Jacob Lauaki – Joh Remiens – Barry Thomas

Executive Committee
Tom McKean (Treasurer), Naren Nanjan, Pauline Thomas, Matthew Mordaunt, and a representative from the Elders Board.

WEST HARBOUR ALLIANCE CHURCH
23 September 2012 www.whac.net.nz

Church Office

416 8991 Pastor Matt’s office hours are 9am – 11.30am Tuesday-Friday. If you would like to drop by outside these hours, please ring the church before you come.

ROSTERS for September/October 2012
Date Preacher 23 30 07 14

Are you new to this facility?
We know that it can take a lot of energy to attend a new church, so please note that:  Information on who we are, as well as on all of our ministries are available online at www.whac.net.nz Each week, we share a cuppa together after the service, and would love for you to stay for a chat.
BIRTHDAYS COMING UP ..... Betty Olsson - 28 September Naomi Mordaunt - 04 October Ryder Skellon - 13 October Sophie Thomas - 14 October

Don Matt Matt

Worship Leader Barry T.B.A. Matt

Pianist Aeran Sharilyn Sharilyn

Media Paul Thomas Natalie

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Lawns Barry Barry Ross Ross

Keren Raquel Sarah

Council Weekend

Communion 07 October 2012 – Matt Mordaunt 21 October 2012 – Barry Thomas
If you would like to include any bits and pieces for the weekly Newsletter, please email Pastor Matt at: mordaunt6@gmail.com, or phone the church office.

Helping people move from brokenness to wholeness in Christ “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” Psalm 34:18

TODAY
10.30am – Morning Worship
Led by: Barry Thomas Speaker: Don Scott
Thank you for joining us today and you are warmly invited to stay and enjoy some morning tea.

NEWS
WHAC AGM If you know what those acronyms mean, then you should probably go! Tonight at 7:00 at the church, we will have our annual general meeting of the membership. This is an important, and mandatory meeting of the membership where we look at the ministry and finances of the past twelve months, while also looking at what is projected for the coming year. Annual Reports will be available in early September. Please note: These reports and the AGM is open to anybody to attend. For years now, the combined Massey area churches have come together to bless the community with a community carnival called "Stars Party", and with over 2,000 people expected to come, we'll need some help! Volunteer sign up sheets will be made available in early October, but in the mean time, please be collecting good-quality used children's clothing for the clothing give-away. A box will be provided in the foyer. A Dance Revolution! The Youth in Massey love dance. The people at WHAC love Jesus, and so, every Sunday at 5:30pm, we're going to bring those two things together in a Hip Hop class at the church. This ministry is free, and is open to anybody aged 5-18. If interested, please talk to Aeran Jung today! Worship CDs If you have ordered a worship CD in the past few weeks, please note that this fabulous collection of music is now available, once again, at a cost of $10 per CD (one CD per household please). The Annual Alliance Celebration! On October 14th, there will not be a service at WHAC as we will be joining CMA people from across Auckland for our annual combined worship service - this year at Blockhouse Bay Community Church in honour of the Alliance's 40th anniversary in NZ! To make this easier on everybody, a bus has been hired to transport our people to and from the service, and will be leaving WHAC at 9:30 for the 10:00 service. MEETINGS COMING UP....... Annual General Meeting 23 September 2012

At WHAC, we exist to help people move from brokenness to wholeness in Jesus Christ, and it's our firm belief that that continuing journey, much like our regular lives, has a few important building blocks along the way... First is our birth, or entrance into God's family. Jesus called this being born again, and it's the new start that comes as we ask God to forgive us and to make Jesus the Lord of our lives. As babies in any family, we need love, support, nurture and care. At WHAC, that primarily happens through caring networks that happen over morning tea and in our home groups so that here "nobody stands alone". The next step in any life is to start growing in our knowledge of the world and of God. But, "I can't grow for you", and as such, we encourage people to join us Sunday mornings, in one of our growth groups, or in one of our new block courses. As we continue to mature, it's important to realize that "If it's going to be, it's up to me" because God made you unique for a unique purpose. As such, it's important to discover your gifts, and to start using them in His service. Finally, as adults, we seek to pour out our lives for the benefit of those we love. As believers, we seek to pour out our lives as living sacrifices in an act of worship to God, where we put "All that I am and all that I have" at His disposal to be used for His glory, His will, and in His way. It might be interesting for you to place yourself on this growth journey to see what new challenges are next for you, or to see what needs revisiting as we walk together towards wholeness in Christ.

If you would like to talk to or pray with an Elder, we encourage you to make yourself known to one of the Stars Party at Westgate Baptist Worship Team and they will assist you.

MINISTRIES FOR CHILDREN at WHAC
Ages 3–7 Ages 8 – 13 Our Kid’s Club is divided into two groups, for age appropriate lessons. During the renovation period the Sunday School lessons will take place at Phyllis Charlton's home (22 Tatyana Place, Massey) from 10:15am 11:45am. All the children are invited to join in. We would like to thank parents for dropping off and picking up their children. If the children are more comfortable staying with their parents, they are also welcome to remain in the service.

Reorient: Prayer
Join us in the church 27 September, 7:30pm Focus: Genuine and effective outreach through WHAC

Home Groups
Mordaunt’s: Thomas’: 4 October and 18 October th th 4 October and 18 October
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