Advent Readings & Activities

Advent Readings

If you're looking for a new Christmas tradition for your family, or perhaps just eager to steer a course through the commercialism associated with Christmas, why not spend the days in December reading through the story of the birth of Jesus with our Advent Readings? 

Each day will take you to part of the Bible's story of the birth of Christ, along with some suggested things to pray about, and optional craft activities if you're looking for ways to help your children engage with the good news of the Christmas story.

This set of readings and activities has been prepared by Wendy Lin. We hope you find them useful and encouraging!

Download the PDF file here, or collect a copy on Sundays.

Advent Readings

You're Welcome This Christmas!

Christmas 2017

A Light Has Dawned

Christmas speaks to us of hope, as a light in a dark place.

Please join us to celebrate the light and hope of Christmas!
Whether you're a regular church attender,
Just passing through town for the holidays,
Visiting with family or friends,
Looking for connection and community,
Or seeking an opportunity to reflect and give thanks,

We'd love you to join us at Trinity this Christmas!  We have 3 services this Christmas, and you're welcome!

 

Please join us:

Christmas Eve Morning
10 AM Family Carols Service

Christmas Eve
10 PM:  Tea, coffee & mince pies
10:30 PM: Communion Service


Christmas Day
9 AM: Family-Friendly Service.


Cornerstone College
Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
See here for location and parking information

Christmas 2017

 

Bible study guides for the Beginnings teaching series are available to download.  

Download the most recent studies, on Genesis 23 - 32, for the 2017 series.  The Sunday teaching will start on June 11 and run through until July 30.

You can also download previous study guides for the earlier sections of this series:

Genesis 1 - 7

Genesis 12 - 17

 

1 JohnHow do you guard yourself from those who try to lead you astray?
How can a church ensure that it is holding to the truth of Jesus, even if people inside and outside claim to have the "right' or "true" message?

1 John points us in the direction of an answer!

So, fortunately for us, our "Life in the Light" teaching series in 1 John commences on August 6!  We will be looking together at four sections from the Apostle John's first letter to Christians in the first Century AD.  There is much in 1 John that is profitable for us today, especially the importance that John places on the person and work of Jesus.  If we understand Jesus rightly, we know and understand God.  Conversely, if we get Jesus wrong, we'll find ourselves far from God.

This teaching series is split, divided by a short series from the Sermon on the Mount, and a one-off talk on same-sex attraction.  An additional study guide is included in the booklet if groups need an extra study to stay in sync with the Sunday teaching.

Aug 6, 2017 1 John 1:1 - 2:6   
Aug 13, 2017 1 John 2:18 - 27  
Sep 10, 2017 1 John 4:1 - 6   
Sep 24, 2017 1 John 4:7 - 5:21
 
Copies are available from the office or the Welcome Desk on Sundays, or download Life in the Light here.
1 John Social Card

 

We're gathering to pray on Wednesday June 7, 8 - 9 PM at Cornerstone College.

While we pray in all sorts of ways and on all manner of occasions, it is especially good to join together in prayer.  Gathering as a church to pray gives us an opportunity as a family to bring our concerns to God, and to join with each other in thanking God for his goodness to us!  Of course, lots of Christians also find it really encouraging to listen to others pray, and to learn from the prayers of other believers.

And you can be part of it!

Please join us Wednesday June 7, at 8 PM, in Paideia at Cornerstone College, where we meet on Sundays. There will be no evening TMB Bible Studies during the week of Monday 5th - Friday 9th June.  All groups will be joining in the Prayer Gathering.You'll be able to pray for a range of areas in our church life and beyond, sing some songs, enjoy quietness for reflection and prayer, and be encouraged through the prayers of others.  You can pray out loud, or not.  And if you come 15 minutes early, at 7:45, coffee will be served! 

Prayer Gathering

 

 


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