I want to comment on two things this week.
Firstly, as I sit in my office writing this (Friday morning), there’s a great hive of activity over in the church kitchen as Sue, Carolyn, Harriett, Ruth, Lyndsey and Paul prepare for our AGM Dinner. I want to express my very sincere thanks, on behalf of you all, to this team for all they’ve done to make our AGM a great night. It’s a wonderful thing to have a team of enthusiastic volunteers “champing at the bit” to get into a project and do the very best job they can – and that has been the case with this group. I’m sure we’re going to have a great night, and an outstanding dinner. (By the time you read this, you’ll know whether I’m right!) Special thanks too to Viv and Dawn who have put a lot of time and effort into AGM preparations.
Secondly, we have another special event coming up in the life of KBC. It starts in a couple of weeks, and will be spread over a month. Chris Marshall is going to be doing a preaching series here entitled “Jesus Matters: Exploring What Mattered to Jesus and Why It Should Matter to Us” (see separate insert). Chris is the Head of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University, and previously was New Testament Lecturer at the Bible College of New Zealand in Auckland (now Laidlaw College). An outstanding Christian communicator and teacher, he will be speaking in our morning services on June 12th, 19th and 26th, and July 3rd and 10th; please note that there will be just one morning service on these dates, starting at 10.30am.
We are greatly privileged to have Chris giving us his time and expertise for these five Sundays. I want to strongly urge you, young and old and everyone in between, to come to these services – and commit yourself to all five of them if you possibly can.