Hello MCC family and friends

I hope you have all had a great week! Lots of information for you this week!

THIS SUNDAY 3rd June  AT 7:00PM

We would love to welcome you to MCC Brisbane, the friendly church where you are loved and affirmed. Our church meets at 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. Check our website for details: http://mccbris.asn.au

Share in our joyful worship, prayer and faith-building fellowship. Hear an inspiring message from our speaker this Sunday - Tracey Nickols.

Kevin will be leading us in our Communion Service this week – everyone is invited to join in, whether or not you are a member of the church. Just so you know we use gluten-free bread and non-alcoholic wine.

After the service, join us for supper as we continue our fellowship together, chat, laugh and meet new friends. We would love it if you bring a plate of food to share. See Matthew if you can help prepare supper or help wash up afterwards!

NOTICES

MCC Brisbane has zero-tolerance for harassment of any kind, especially sexual harassment. Please read our Code of Conduct on our website: www.mccbris.asn.au

Please note that pets are not allowed on the Uniting Church premises; please see a member of the board should you wish to bring a registered service animal.

PLEASE ensure your phones are either off or switched to silent during our service.

Our prayer fellowship meets before the service, starting 6:30pm each Sunday. Join us in the courtyard as we pray together in preparation for worship. Everyone is invited to join in prayer or just listen to others praying.

We are still looking for someone to step up and be our next Social Coordinator for MCC Brisbane? Please see Brett if you think you can organise events for the Church fellowship.

Alex Pittaway will be with us from Sunday 1 July 2018. If you would like to connect with Alex Pittaway on Facebook, you may add him to your social media. Alex will be posting a weekly devotional to his Facebook page. Just go to: https://www.facebook.com/alex.pittaway.1

Meet with women from MCC Brisbane on the third Sunday of each month. For details contact Tracey.

Our very own Neil Forster is finalist for the Volunteer award at this year’s Queen Ball. Search Brisbane Pride Festival for more details of how to vote for him and to get tickets to this fabulous event.

Lots going on at the moment …..

Join us for our church retreat from the evening of Friday 31 Aug – lunch time on Sunday 2 Sept (Fri evening to Sun lunch) at the Qld Dept of National Parks recreation centre at Currimundi. There will be times for prayer and meditation, planning and goal-setting, games and social activities. The cost will be around $130 this  includes two-nights’ accommodation (dormitory style, all bedding and linen provided), six meals, morning and afternoon teas, conference facilities and access to the beach (3 min walk). If you wish, you may pay by instalments starting now – see Adrian for details. Car-pooling will be available where possible. The normal Sunday evening church service will still meet at 7pm on 2 September.

The MCC Network Conference for 2018 will be held from 27-29 July at MCC Sydney (Petersham). There will be separate meetings on Friday for both the pastors and for active lay leaders. The combined Network conference featuring guest speakers will take place all day on Saturday, with representatives from MCC churches in New Zealand, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Sunday’s program includes the morning service at MCC Sydney. For information and registration go to: www.mccsydney.org

Sponsored by the Uniting Network for LGBTIQ people, their families, friends and supporters in the Uniting Church, the Daring 2018 National Conference is being held from 8-10 June 2018. There is a Friday evening service and all day workshops on Saturday being held at the Merthyr Rd Uniting Church. Registration is $65 (Fri service free). For more details visit  www.unitingnetworkaustralia.org.au/daring-2018/Information or contact Damien Stevens, email: info@unitingnetworkaustralia.org.au or  ph: 0418 511 562. Bookings close 3  June 2018.

The Trivia Night and Silent Auction supporting Fight With Me Inc. is being held on Saturday 23 June from 6-11pm at Norman Park Bowls Club. There will be face painting, prizes and a lucky door prize! Food and drinks are available. $10 pp at the door or how about booking a table at  www.fightwithme.com.au/trivia

CHURCH GIVING ONLINE

You can support our ongoing ministry at MCC Brisbane by internet banking. The bank account details are as follows:

Bank of Queensland; BSB: 124 – 001 Account No: 93 020 321

Mark your gift as “donation” or “offering” – it can be anonymous if you prefer, but if you provide your name, your gift can be acknowledged appropriately.

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Please feel free to forward this email; if you know of someone who needs to make a connection with Christian friends and find a church home; please forward this email to them. All emails from MCC Brisbane are sent as BCCs to protect your privacy.

Thought for the Week

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.
-Anonymous

Psalms 119:133 reminds us “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.

We hope to see you on Sunday for fellowship, fun and worship.

Blessings for the rest of the week

Kevin  Director – MCC Brisbane