Category Archives: around the place

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This Sunday – This Sunday the ladies are running the show with Kerryn speaking and Danelle leading. We are still in Exodus and Kerryn will be focussing on the theme of ‘Blessing and Responsibility’, as we lead into discussion on membership and covenant. Next Sunday – We will be taking some time to consider this […]

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Who Am I?

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I wrote this for the QBC  school newsletter… I’m guessing some of you may occasionally wonder who the person is who writes these columns on the back of the newsletter so I thought I’d take this week’s space to give you a brief introduction to myself and my own life journey. To begin in the […]

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Church Membership

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Sometimes its good (and important) to revisit some of the things we take for granted and ask ‘why?’ In the coming months we plan on doing this with the subject of church membership. As a growing community we have several families asking ‘how do we become members?’ and ‘what does it mean to be a […]

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Coffee Anyone?

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New to Quinns? Come along on Thursday April 14th for some great coffee, cake, chat and a chance to meet some new faces. There will be a little people’s corner too. Day: Thursday 14th April Time: 8.40 ‘til 10.30am Place:  The Cosy QBC Church Lounge (two doors along from the uniform shop). Can’t make it but would like to […]

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Thinking Differently About Church Planting

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Its my hope that QBC will be a church that ends up planting a number of other churches.  The question often asked is ‘how will that happen?’ I’m honestly not too sure, but I am absolutely sure that ‘one size does not fit all’. There will be people in our community for whom the QBC Sunday gig […]

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Brighton Moonlight Markets Friday Night

The Moonlight Markets will take place on the corner of Kingsbridge Blvd and Wadhurst Rd, in Brampton Park on Friday 11th March from 6pm – 8pm. Come on down and check them out and maybe meet a few local folks as well

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QBC Connecting – This Weekend

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One of the things we said we wanted to do more of this year was to create regular spaces for us to connect as a church community outside of Sundays. Our first opportunity for this will be on Saturday Feb 12th at Brampton Park in Butler. Its an evening when Satterley are putting on a free […]

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Easter Family Camp in Busselton

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This year we will be running another QBC Family Camp down at Camp Geographe in Busselton from Easter Thur night to Easter Monday afternoon. A big thanks to Karla D who will be coordinating the event for us this year. You will hear more soon, but for now pencil it in the diary as it […]

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Free Fitness Classes in Quinns Rocks

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If you’re keen to get in shape then we can help you out. Jackie is new to Oz, a qualified fitness instructor and is running regular fitness classes in Quinns Rocks for anyone who is interested. WHERE: Belhaven Park @ Quinns Beach Primary,Quinns Rocks WHEN: EVERY Monday – Body Definition EVERY Wednesday – Circuit Training TIME: 6am – 7am […]

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How Do We Measure Spiritual Growth?

I think Dallas Willard has a great handle on some of the core issues we face if we are to be effective as the church. If we can get our eyes on the ball (discipleship) and help people become genuine followers of Christ rather than simply church attenders then despite the pain it may bring, […]

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Maybe Moving

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The Hamo’s might be moving house. We are hoping to buy a place in Yanchep, but it depends on us selling the place we are currently in. We have it on the market now, so if you know of someone looking for a place in Butler be sure to let them know about our place. […]

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QBC Connecting

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One of the things we said we wanted to do more of this year was to create regular spaces for us to connect as a church community outside of Sundays. Our first opportunity for this will be on Saturday Feb 12th at Brampton Park in Butler. Its an evening when Satterley are putting on a […]

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2011 in Pictures

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For those who like to see things simply and visually the post below is here as a collection of images in pdf form.

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“I’ll Have What She’s Having”

Thursday lunchtime. North Island café, Fitzroy North, Melbourne. 8 women, 8 prams, 8 babies, 8 variations of ‘coffee’. One of those women, Susan Campbell (mother of Lucy), explains how loving church and engaging in mission go together like poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The addition of one tiny person to my family has lead to […]

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Leavers

A few years back we arranged a family holiday at a time that coincided with the year 12 ‘Leavers’ celebrations. We rang to book a chalet in Prevelly and were offered a substantial discount if we were willing to ‘keep an eye’ on the young people who were going to be occupying the other chalet […]

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Stupidity on Steroids

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I’m looking at you Target… This weekend Danelle, Ellie and 7 other girls from our church community head off to Bali to get involved with some of the work that is going on in orphanages over there. As they go they take as much good second hand clothing as they can carry to give to […]

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‘All Play Church’

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If you’ve played Pictionary you’d know that there are two ways the game operates – either one pair take a turn while the rest of the table watches on or the whole group engage in what is known as an ‘All Play’ where everyone draws and guesses at the same time. There is value in […]

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Quinns Baptist College Open Day

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The church was a part of the Quinns Baptist College Open day,  sponsoring the small animal farm and holding stalls that sold some amazing cupcakes as well as general ‘garage sale’ type gear. At the end of the day around $2800.00 was raised for the Bali Orphanage projects.

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Be Not Content

“Be Not Content Merely to Look Upon Atrocities” “The first time you go to Afghanistan, people think you are crazy. The second time, they consider you heroic. The third time, you are disciplined and committed The fourth time, it confirms that you are, in fact, crazy.” (source: http://itinerantindigent.wordpress.com/) This week an old mate of mine […]

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