1. Carol Dobbe

We’re delighted to announce that Carol Dobbe has been appointed as our new Children and Families Pastor.  Many of you will already know Carol through her recent work in India  with NZBMS.  Carol comes with a vast range of experience and skill for the role, which will be of great value to our church and community.  The role is two days per week and Carol will join us early in October.  We look forward to having her on the team.  

2. Communication about church AGM

Our church AGM will be held on 25th September, straight after the morning service.  Just a reminder, if you have names to recommend for the Treasurer or Leadership Team roles, please contact leaders@fbc.nz, or discuss with anyone in the leadership team as soon as possible.  This enables an opportunity for the leadership team to discuss details about the role with individuals, to prepare for nominations.  

Minutes from the last church meeting and previous AGM will be confirmed and emailed in the next week. Please note that Monday 5th September is the deadline to let me know about any other voting information, so that we can communicate this to the church in advance before the AGM.  The AGM is an important opportunity to celebrate what God is doing in our church community.  I’d like to emphasise significant milestones in life and in ministry.  Please let me know if there are important celebration points that you would like to make note of this year.  You can email any of this information to leaders@fbc.nz or tim@fbc.nz

3. Courses

There are a few courses coming up that I believe will be timely and beneficial to many.  The CAP money course and the Alpha marriage course.  See the newsletter for more details.  Both of these, marriage and money, will be helpful and strengthening to anyone.  In other words, you don’t have to have a problem or to be in crisis to attend.  These courses are well presented and very helpful.

I’m really looking forward to Sunday, as we begin a new series about Prophetic Encouragement.

See you then!

Grace and peace,


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