Our current series we are working through at Church is based in Romans 12 and titled Authentic Christianity. It has been challenging , so far, to be reminded that we each have our part to play in helping our Church Community to be authentic. We are being changed by God, through His amazing grace, to be fundamentally different to the world. As John says, "We love, because God first loved us."
This series has a special focus on Spiritual Gifts. We are going to be challenged about our understanding of Spiritual Gifts and how they are a gift. Not simply from God to us, as individuals, but a gift from God, through us individually, to the Church. Authentic Community comes about when we each use the gifts entrusted to us to build up those around us, so that they are loved, and thus empowered to be loving!
Along with our usual Church time on Sunday morning at 10am, Cafe Sete will be happening from 6:30pm. We launched this terms series of discussions (Tough Topics) last week with live music from "Jade" and "Sound of Chocolate". This week we will have our first discussion, which is titled "the Heart of Sexuality".
Is sexuality about who we are, or is it about what we do? Come along, join the discussion, drink coffee, listen to SlamD live, and make some friends. It is hard to believe it is free!
Next Sunday, the 5th of May, is the launch of our next series of discussions, "Tough Topics". The launch night features live music from Jade and The Sound of Chocolate. We will also be sharing a bit about what we will be doing over the term.
Cafe Sete starts at 6:30pm. There is nice coffee and supper available. Cafe Sete is a free event designed to be informal, fun, thought provoking and relevant. Feel free to join us!
This weekend (19th-21st April) is the RPC Church Weekend Away. This means that there will be no Church at Bowden St Ryde this Sunday at 10am. Instead we will be having Church at 10am at Camp Wannawong in Loftus. Everyone if welcome to join us there!
Sorry for any inconvenience due to our change of place this Sunday.
Tomorrow, Cafe Sete is hosting Church. That means nice coffee while we do church together! Following Cafe Church is a BBQ. It should be a great way to spend the morning at RPC. Cafe Church kicks off at 10 am!
From 5pm we have our Teens program for High School age peeps. This meets in the hall. Fun!