Sundays over Christmas and in January
Over the summer period, as a community, we like to take a break! God has made us to be people who need to retreat with him, as well as people who he uses to do great things. In the Bible we see that Jesus modelled taking time out of busyness to be with his father, and he states quite clearly in John 15 that it is in abiding in him that we are able to produce fruit. Therefore, our Sundays will look quite different in January. We see this as a time for us all to re-connect with family, friends, and most importantly, with God, so that we can be renewed for the year to come.
Please come along to the following venues for BBQ / picnic at 11am on the following dates. These will be low key gatherings, and are a great opportunity to invite friends who are not part of Barney's to join us as well. See you there!
Sunday 21st December - Family Christmas Service, 10am, Barney's
Sunday 28th December - No gathering
Sunday 4th January - Rhododendron Gardens, 247 Lalla Road, Lalla (opposite Providence Vineyard). Map here
Sunday 11th January - Lagoon Beach, Low Head. Map here
Sunday 18th January - Laver Grove Park, Newnham (access between nos. 8 & 12, Laver Grove). Map here
Sunday 25th January - Mowbray Bowls Club, 1, George Town Road (behind Mowbray Sport n' Skate). Map here
Family and friends of Barney’s - come and join us for our grow: weekend. Our hope and prayer is that grow: will be a great time for all of us to grow in different ways:
- grow: in our experience and understanding of Jesus
- grow: in our relationships with each other
- grow: in excitement and passion to share Jesus with the world
The grow: weekend is for everyone who is part of the Barney’s family, as well as friends from other places who like the idea of spending the weekend with us!
Missional communities are at the heart of the way we hope to do church at Barney's. Missional communities are groups of Christians setting out to share life together, to learn more about Jesus together, and to be good news in the real world... together. Each community forms around a particular vision for mission and that vision shapes and defines their life together. Our vision is for Barney's to become a network of missional communities, each seeking to be salt and light in their own way.
I feel rested. It’s a strange feeling - one which has not been as familiar as it might have been over the last few years. But it’s a good feeling. Coming out of the summer break, ready to jump with both feet into the year ahead, I’m encouraged and I’m refreshed… because I’ve rested.
We encourage our whole Barney’s community to carve out some space during January for rest, relaxation and restoration. As I’ve pushed in to this over the summer, I’ve gathered together a few thoughts which have helped and shaped my resting…
Listen again to talks from our Sunday gatherings...