25 March, 2024

Easter Services 2024

Do You Feel Tossed Around By Life

Do you want a fresh start this Easter?

Easter isn’t really about coloured eggs, candy, and cute bunnies.

Easter is about starting over.

Come and learn about the very first Easter through live music, inspiring messages and activities for kids, on how the story of the empty tomb really does change everything.

Together let’s celebrate New Life, Community, and HOPE.

Open invitation for friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. Prayerfully consider a plus one to bring along to a service.

Service of Shadows

Thurs 28 March 7pm inperson & online (Marion Church of Christ You Tube Channel)

Good Friday

Fri 29 March 9am inperson & online (Marion Church of Christ You Tube Channel)

Easter Sunday

Sun 31 March 10am inperson & online (Marion Church of Christ You Tube Channel)

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20 March, 2024

Welcoming people to Volunteer ...

Our church and community spaces are busy and growing so we are in need of additional volunteers:

Please contact admin@marioncc.org.au if you are able to help out - even for a short time to fill a much needed gap.

- Working with Children Checks are required.

- Child Safe Training for Youth & Kids@Marion

1.Sidgate cafe till operator Mondays & Thursdays

2.Bus driver for Element Youth Friday nights

(To drop kids home due to increased numbers of kids coming from the local school and from the MarionLIFE Youth program)

3.Female Element Youth Leaders

4.kids@marion leaders for Lighthouse and JAM

(Sunday's at 10am of the school term - on 3 weeks in a term)

Many hands make light work . Doing life together

Building Community . Serving God Faithfully

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19 March, 2024

Walk of Hope

This Easter, you can help sow seeds towards hope and restoration in our nation.

This year’s Walk for Hope Easter Appeal will support Indigenous Ministry Australia (IMA).

Your support will help Indigenous leaders to grow kingdom ministries and serve their communities. You can enable Christian outreach in communities and provide young Indigenous leaders with resources to develop their calling to ministry.

One of these young leaders is Lonny, a young, Wirangu and Wongi man from Adelaide, South Australia.

With the help of mentoring from an Aboriginal Elder, he came to faith and found greater purpose for his life. Lonny completed a diploma of ministry and is now the Associate Pastor at the Melbourne Indigenous Church Fellowship.

When Lonny was studying at Bible college , the IMA Pathways program provided Lonny with access to resources and travel. The Pathways program also sponsored Lonny’s mentor to attend his graduation.

Lonny is passionate about sharing the gospel and can see the need for support; particularly for young Indigenous people like himself. “We need young fellas to stand up. Young fellas can stand up in sports, work and trades… so who is standing up for faith?” Lonny shared.

This Easter your gift can help grow seeds of faith in the lives of young Indigenous leaders. Let’s walk together in hope.

Donations to Walk for Hope are not tax deductible and will support IMA projects including, but not limited to, the ones referred to here.

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12 March, 2024

Coming up this Sunday 17th March 2024 ...

What a great Sunday of the Long Weekend we had.

If you were away, we encourage you to connect in with the Praise and Worship, Janet's words around Communion and Ashley's sermon on being a Passionate Disciple of Jesus.

Lots of people stayed on for a cuppa and a chat - how good to hear the happy buzz of connecting together as a church family and welcoming new folk to stay.

This Sunday there is something for everyone,

10am Family Church - across the generations including Kids@Marion

6pm Cafe Church

7.30pm Prayer Gathering (now on 3rd Sunday of the month inperson and zoom)

Please contact admin@marioncc.org.au for information on the zoom process if you'd like to connect in this way.

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12 March, 2024

Friendship Club Thurs 14 March 1pm

Come along to Friendship Club this Thursday.

Our focus is Wood ... Do you have a special memory or item you could share about?

Easter is around the corner too - what does the wooden cross mean to you?

Thursday 14th March 1pm

Come early to Side Gate Cafe for lunch and Good Gear Op Shop

Love to see you here at Marion Church of Christ's Friendship Club - everyone's invited.

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7 March, 2024

Daylight Savings Ends Sunday 7 April 2am

Daylights Savings is coming to a close soon on Sunday 7 April at 2am.

Don't forget to turn your clocks backward 1 hour.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Apr 7, 2024 than the day before.

There will be more light in the morning.

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6 March, 2024

In Partnership – March 2024

As a teenager, Lonny had no sense of direction. He sought answers through drugs, alcohol, and relationships. "Being a kid, I didn't know where I'd go in the world." When Lonny's aunty invited him to church, he met Uncle Don Hayward. Uncle Don is an Aboriginal Elder who guided Lonny and helped him find a greater purpose in life...

Also in this month's In Partnership, read CEO John Lamerton's reflection on attending the Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice conference with some of our Indigenous Ministry Australia partners.

We look forward to International Women's Day on Friday by celebrating Ashwini's story, and our National Church Relationships manager, Carly, shares the heart behind education at the International Christian College Manilla, having visited and experienced this herself.

Find these stories and more in this month's In Partnership.

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6 March, 2024

Element Youth FRI 8 March 2024

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well.

This Friday we are playing Games Night, Tug of War, sack race, wheel borrow competition, and piggyback race.

We are starting earlier at 6 pm and finish at 8 pm.

We are cooking dinner BBQ for the kids and we are opening it to the Marion Life Youth as an "option" for them to join in.

This is a great way for the kids to meet other kids around the area and also to show and share the love of God and care for others around.

Please don't feed your kids, we will have plenty of food to share for the night and snacks after.

You will see us cooking BBQ in the car park area. We will start serving dinner at 6 pm and finish at 8 pm.

Please feel free to contact me or email if you have any questions or prayers.

Thank you

Kind regards,

Stephen

Youth/young adults Pastor

Marion Church of Christ

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5 March, 2024

Prayer Night : 3rd Sunday of the month

We invite you all to join us as we gather for prayer tonight.

Come - YOU are welcome! Stay after Cafe Church! 3rd Sunday of the Month Feb - Nov 7.30-8.30pm

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”

As a church one of our core values is connecting with God through prayer and worship.

With your church family, we gather together to lift up needs in the church and around the world, believing God is going to move in mighty ways.

Join us for Prayer Nights for 2024 directly after Cafe Church on 3rd Sunday of the Month - NEXT one is 17th March as we pray with faith that the Lord will help us in every area of our lives! Reach out to us, if you are unable to make it onsite and would like the link to the Zoom connection.

God Bless, see you there!

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