GiG kicks off for 2018 on Friday February 2!

Everyone in school years 7 -  11 is invited to join us Friday nights to think about "Weird Things Jesus Said."  Ever thought some of what Jesus said, or what Christians believe seems a little  odd?  We think so too!  Come along, invite your friends, and find out what Jesus says!

GiG runs 7:30 - 9:30 Friday nights in school term, in the Cornerstone College Middle School building, Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker.  Bring a friend, $3, and your Bible if you have one.

Collect a program on Sunday to stick on your fridge, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more!

 
 

GiG Term 1

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

 

GCMIf you're new to Trinity, there's a great way for you to find your place in our family, and to make this your home: God, Church and Me.
 
God, Church & Me is a group for people who are new to Trinity, people who are stepping into leadership in our church, and for anyone who just wants to find out what makes TMB tick.  God, Church & Me will run over the four Wednesday nights in February.  It's our opoprtunity to look at the life of our church in the light of what the Bible says about a range of themes like leadership, teaching, prayer, God's Word, and lots more!

We believe that God speaks very clearly on these themes in the Bible, not just in abstract terms, but in ways that can (and should) shape our lives and our life together.  So each session of God, Church & Me start in the Scriptures and then we move into a workshop time where we discuss how life and ministry at Trinity Mount Barker are shaped by what we’ve just seen in God’s Word.

God, Church & Me is where you can find out why we do what we do, how our leadership works, what the Trinity Network is, why we're committed to planting new churches, how finances are handled, where you can get involved, and who to speak to in order to do that!  On top of all that, you can ask any questions you have about our church, and how we do life and ministry together.

God, Church & Me runs in the Middle School building at Cornerstone College from 7:30 - 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, 7, 14, 21 & 28 February.  Please let us know you're coming by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via a Communication Card on Sunday.

God, Church and Me

Easter picnic & egg hunt

We'd love members and guests to stay at Cornerstone after our service on April 9 for a social picnic and children's Easter egg hunt.

We'll have a sausage sizzle on offer or you can bring your own lunch. 

The fun will begin at about 12.30 PM. 

 

An opportunity to be surprised and challenged

Simply Christianity
Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? 
Have you got questions about Jesus?
Do you wonder if we can trust what the Bible says?
Are you new to the Christian faith?
Do you have a friend who's interested in what you believe?
 
Then Simply Christianity is for you!
 
Simply Christianity is a five-session introduction to the Christian faith, based on the historian Luke's account of Jesus' life.  The goal is to surprise and challenge ordinary people, (whether 'churched' or 'unchurched') with the unique story of Jesus.
 
There are three types of people we're inviting to Simply Christianity :
1) Christians who want to think seriously about what they believe.
2) People who are interested in learning about the Christian faith.
3) Anyone who will come because a friend would like to be part of it.
 
TMB is hosting Simply Christianity across five TUESDAY evenings: March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3 at 7:30 PM in the Cornerstone College Middle School building.
 
Simply Christianity is an opportunity to ask questions.
Simply Christianity is a chance to listen and discuss.
Simply Christianity is for anyone.
Simply Christianity is free.
 
Places are limited, so please contact the church office as soon as possible if you and/or someone you know would like to be a part of it.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out a Communication Card on Sunday. We'd love to see you there! Simply Christianity
 

Join us for Easter

We'd love you to join us at Trinity Mount Barker this Easter!

We're holding a service of prayer and reflection on Good Friday, April 14 at 10AM, and a family-friendly communion service on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 10AM

Both services will be held at Cornerstone College, 68 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker.

Children's activity packs will be available on Easter Sunday, and hot cross buns will be served after the service.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information. 

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

An opportunity to be surprised and challenged

 
 
Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? 
Have you got questions about Jesus?
Do you wonder if we can trust what the Bible says?
Are you new to the Christian faith?
Do you have a friend who's interested in what you believe?
 
Then Simply Christianity is for you!
 
Simply Christianity is a five-session introduction to the Christian faith, based on the historian Luke's account of Jesus' life.  The goal is to surprise and challenge ordinary people, (whether 'churched' or 'unchurched') with the unique story of Jesus.
 
There are three types of people we're inviting to Simply Christianity :
1) Christians who want to think seriously about what they believe.
2) People who are interested in learning about the Christian faith.
3) Anyone who will come because a friend would like to be part of it.
 
TMB is hosting Simply Christianity across five TUESDAY evenings: March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4 at 7:30 PM in the church offices.
 
Simply Christianity is an opportunity to ask questions.
Simply Christianity is a chance to listen and discuss.
Simply Christianity is for anyone.
Simply Christianity is free.
 
Places are limited, so please contact the church office as soon as possible if you and/or someone you know would like to be a part of it.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 8398 2827, or fill out a Communication Card on Sunday. We'd love to see you there! 

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

 

Impact Youth Camp 

 

Youth in years 7 - 12 are invited to attend Impact Youth Camp 2017 at Victor Harbor on the March long weekend. 

They'll join youth from Trinity Hills and Trinity South Coast to study, discuss and take part in activities focused on 'Ruth: Under the wings of God'.

Duncan Andrwes will be the guest speaker.

The camp starts at 5 PM on March 10 and finishes at 2.30 PM on March 13. 

Register by February 19 for the early bird rate of $170, or pay the late lizard fee of $195.

Please see Matt Kerrison or Clayton Fopp if cost is an issue, as we don't want this to stop you from attending. 

See the Impact 2017 event page  to register and find out more details.

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

 

TMB turns 7 

 

We'd love to see all our members on February 26 to celebrate TMB's 7th anniversary.

We'll serve cake and coffee after the regular service to show our thankfulness to God and to you, the people who call TMB your church home.

We also welcome guests and would love to meet you/see you again.

 

 


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