Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 26 Nov 2023

It's the last Sunday in November

Time to sing Christmas Carols!

Check out what's happening in the life of our Church.

We encourage you to share all the outreach events with friends and family.

Let's fill God's house with people and rejoice in Christmas together.


Church Office


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 19 November 2023

Hello folks,

These lyrics from the Worship Song : He will hold me fast, Matthew Sherman Merker

He will hold me fast, For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast

For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast

Justice has been satisfied, He will hold me fast

Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast

Till our faith is turned to sight, When he comes at last

He will hold me fast, For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast

As we go about the next few days until we gather again on Sunday, He will hold you fast!

Please join us as 10am and 6pm to Worship and Praise the Author of our lives.

See how you can be a part of our Church Community and family by checking out the weekly newsletter attached.

God Bless,

Church office team


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 12 Nov 2023

Welcome to our weekly newsletter!

This Sunday at the 10am service as we welcome Pastor Stephen Scott back from overseas to bring the Word as we continue the new mini series "Stewardship". You can attend inperson and also connect online. Plus Alpha is into it's last week's at Cafe Church on Sunday at 6pm - come along to share in a meal, conversation and a video.

- Have you collected your Voting Pack for the upcoming Governing Council and Pastor renewals ....

- Group Leaders: Annual Reports due now - send or drop into Tracy

- Volunteer opportunities for our Church Family with Carols coming up - more info attached in survey links, in the FW and emails

- Please share the Christmas Flyers to family and friends in person, in mailboxes, on socials - we'd love shops to have posters, so if you like walking we are happy to print for shops and for homes in your local areas.

- FYI the Church Office will have minimal staffing on Wed 15 Nov, as Pastors and some office staff will be at a offsite planning day

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ Job 37:5-6 (NIV)


Church Office Team


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 5 Nov 2023

Hello and welcome to the weekly newsletter here at Marion Church of Christ.

There's lots of updates and ways that you can be involved and a part of Building Community here.

Come along this Sunday to hear the first of the new sermon series on Stewardship.

We'd love to see you here.

10am Marion Family and 6pm Alpha at Cafe Church


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 29 October 2023

Hello and welcome to the Friendly Word, our weekly church newsletter.

We give thanks to God for His hand on the events and happenings in our neighbourhood.

Please continue to pray for people to come and be a part of the Light Party. To be curious, to come for a sausage, to have a conversation, and have some fun.

We welcome you to join us.

See you here on Sunday at 10am and 6pm.


Church Office Team


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 22 October 2023

Hello and welcome to our news this week!

It's BBQ Church Sunday 6pm.

Looking forward to seeing the Lord's house filled to the brim.

Come along Sunday morning to hear Pastor Stephen bring The Word and Kids@Marion is back too.


Friday night Element Youth is back 7pm

Annual Reports are due

Music Team practice is next Thurs 26 Oct 7.30pm

LOTS more in the FW.


Church Office


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 15 Oct 2023

Welcome to our weekly newsletter!

How good is our God! We are a busy church - serving our community in many different and varied ways. We give thanks for the opportunities that You gracious Lord provide in this Your mission field.

This week we had Side Gate Cafe open during the holiday and what a busy day they had on Thursday - thank you to Poppy and the team of volunteers who served a great number of meals. A great turnout in the Cafe and also for Friendship Club. Their theme was toys - lots of attendees brought along toys from their childhood and shared stories about them. Held on the 2nd Thursday of the month - if you're free come along to the next one in October - the theme is 'what makes you happy/laugh'. Everyone is welcome!

This Sunday at the 10am service Sunday Pastor Sonya is bring the Word on Esther - for such a time as this - as we continue with the series 'Ordinary people of an Extraordinary God'. You can attend inperson and also connect online.

There will be no Kids@Marion program this Sunday but we are back with Term 4 next week. Join in the service with your family, with the Lounge being available for parents of young ones as normal with the service 'Live Streamed'. Colouring and Activity sheets are available in the family corner.

We look at seeing you back at 6pm for Alpha at Cafe Church. If you haven't been before - come along and join in - there's a seat for you!

- Referendum this Saturday - you can vote at any polling booth for a Referendum - so why not come down and join us here at Marion Church of Christ. 8am - 6pm. We have Coffee/Tea/Sausages available from 8.30-1.00pm and Good Gear is open too. A great opportunity to connect in with one another and build community here at MCC. Huge Thank you to the team of people who have volunteered to serve at MCC for the Referendum - you are appreciated.

- Governing Council Nomination Forms are needed by the end of service this Sunday night! Check the FW and there's copies on the Welcome Desk.

- Join us this week at our Church Prayer Night - in person and ZOOM

- School's Back this week - which means lots of our groups are back for Term 4 - check out the starting dates in the FW.

- Annual Reports for all our groups are due by the end of the month - check your emails for a guide to fill them in.

- BBQ Church is next Sunday 22 Oct 6pm with the fabulous Immanuel College Concert Band joining us - Community outreach event - invite someone to come along with you.

- Volunteering Special Event opportunities available for the Light Party and Pre-Carols Market/Kids Fun - Tracy would love to hear from you :)

"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 106:1


Church Office Team


Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 8 October 2023

Hello and Welcome to the Friendly Word Newsletter for this week

The first week of the school holidays is on - please pray for our families, students and teachers as they take their feet off the pedal and enjoy a change of pace, but also for those parents still working (or students studying) and juggling the demands of children at home or in holiday programs. Please be in prayer for people and families in our community who are unwell and dealing with health issues, grieving, struggling with financial issues, lonely and unconnected. Help us to reflect God's love to others, to be His hands and feet in our community.

We have lots on over the coming months, so check out the diary section and jot down the dates.

We look forward to seeing you at the 10am service and the 6pm for Alpha.

Let's fill our Lord's house with worship.

This Sunday morning Pastor Stephen Scott will be sharing with us all about Barnabas. You'll want to hear about his story.


Church Office Team


Long Weekend, Daylight Savings and School Holidays

It's all happening ... don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour on Saturday night heading into Sunday.

Check out all the news in our Friendly Word Newsletter - there's lots to catch up on.

We have a number of events that you can be a part of.

- Last Week Term 3 Element Youth

- Referendum

- Friendship Club

- Prayer Night

- Light Party


- Carols

Remember there is only the 10am service this Sunday due to the Long Weekend.

Enjoy the sunshine and the school holidays.


Church Office