9 months ago

Annual report1

wondering type

wondering type conversations. ICONZ ADVENTURE Building kiwi boys into kiwi icons Another great year for Iconz Adventure Otumoetai unit We have three great leaders; Brett Worthington, Dean Bateman, and Sam Wakerley. We had approximately 10-12 kids. These are all local kids, and about a third of these do not come from a Christian home. Numbers were down, but it is all about the kids, not how many we have. However I would like some more!! We had some fantastic events during 2017. Some of these include the HUNTA- we went fishing and shooting air rifles, PATRIOTZ - we visited the Redoubt, HELPIZ, WORX, HOBBEEZ, OLYMPIX AND BUSH- MANS-where we made rafts and had a raft race. We also did a night of fencing which was great fun. The main Iconz Camp was held at Finlay Park and 7 boys had a great time. A big thanks to the mums and dads who have helped out this year with transport and activities. We are keen to have new leaders, so if you are interested please come and see me. Please pray for us as we teach, share and lead the boys in 2018. God bless, Brett Worthington Ministry We have enjoyed a great year with on average 23 families attending a week (which is on average 32 children)! The team have had more opportunities to pray for some of the families and seen an increase in God/faith 16 We have enjoyed celebrating theme days including Teddy bear picnic, Matariki, PJ day, and bring your own instrument day, with the families as well as our key celebrations of: Easter – We were able to give the families the ‘God made me’ book based on a popular song we sing with the kids! Mother’s day – with high tea, fancy china cups, blessing the mums with a mainly music designed ‘mum and me’ colouring book. Father’s day - best turn out of Dad’s and Grandads (over 13 best blokes!) to our Best Blokes day with a building theme! Christmas - we blessed the families with Christmas advent trees, a ‘C is for Christmas’ book and we had Wendy Vowels (our new team member) take special family photos in the nativity scene and presented them to the families as a Christmas gift in a special folder with a Christmas verse, nativity graphics, merry Christmas from the team. The photos were well received by many families. Some big praise points for us this year and thanks go to: Zero gravity, who through their random act of kindness in August (with a BBQ) raised enough money for our team to be fitted out in new logo mainly music t-shirts – much appreciated! Beth, one of our mainly music mums, who is a food blogger with a blog ‘hungry cub’ and Lisa Crowe for providing Christmas card making supplies. Both these ladies helped us put on a fun ladies night/ mainly music fundraiser to cover Christmas gift costs for our local families and to raise money for the vulnerable communities initiative through mainly music NZ that provides mainly music to teen mums/refugee families and takes mainly music to the prisons (connecting children to their parents). Leonie (an ex-OBC mainly music helper) who made the nativity scene we use each year, this year instead of just lending it to us she has permanently donated it to the OBC church!

Prayer needs for the coming year would include new helpers on our kitchen team, and for families to want to seek the God space in their lives. For discernment, boldness, wisdom for the team on how we can share God’s unconditional love and hope with the children and families in tangible and practical ways. Katrina Hudson and the mainly music team. belong too. We are open to opportunities in 2018 to assist children develop in their learning in all areas. If you would like to assist the trust and are interested in being involved, please approach Ian Chitty. We are seeking additional trustees in 2018 to help with this community initiative. Trustees: Ian Chitty & Brian Cochran Linkt Community Trust (a registered charity) The Linkt Community Trust was formed in 2010 to work in the Community as follows; (a) To provide leadership direction and resources which will enable the Church to minister to its local community by seeking to meet the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and educational needs of the people of its local community. (b) To establish such service centres, programmes and facilities as will enable the Trustees to provide appropriate community social services. Initially the Trust worked to establish an Intermediate age after school care programme for the local community. This evolved into peer support for this age within another organisation. In 2016 the Trust established after school Ukulele music lessons on Thursday’s for primary aged children alongside the primary age after school programme operating at Otumoetai Baptist church premises. This activity was a self funded initiative with parents paying for the tutor’s income. Community funding and donations are also sought to allow for any expanded programme. In 2017 group drum tuition was established for a Home School group who needed a facility to 17 The Oasis Trust is a valuable resource available to assist our Community. We have deposit capital invested to make available interest free loans to assist individual & community needs. The Vision for the trust is as follows; The Oasis Trust exists for the demonstration of Christian care in the community. It is an enabling trust providing interest free loans to individuals or organisations. It will remain sustainable through loan repayments and through charitable donations. The trust will be guided, but not restricted by the following factors; Providing seed funding for Christian activities that impact the wider community. A preference toward the needs of children, families and young people. Focus toward the underprivileged in our community. Support of activities where there is an active involvement of OBC Church members or members of any other church that has trust involvement. We have approved a number of previous loan requests and are available to assist with future enquiries. Our special thanks goes to John Payne for his valued input to the trust over many years having retired as a trustee this year. If you see a need that the Trust can assist in 2018 or you would like to support the Trust in some way, please approach one of the Trustees. Trustees: Gareth Hudson, Trevor Poulgrain, Margi Baldwin, Ian Chitty, Brian Cochran Community ministries report continued on page 21...

POWER CONNECTION - American Baptist Home Mission Societies
September 2012 for the web.pdf - Alaska Baptist Convention
2012 May.pdf - International Baptist Convention
Read Online Now - International Baptist Convention
The Wave of Worship - International Baptist Convention
MACEA 35th Annual Convention
Black Church Conf 2009 booklet_Layout 1 - American Baptist Home ...
2008 Annual Reports - Hamilton Square Baptist Church
Sept 07 News - First Baptist Church of Norwich
annual all retirees' retreat - Arkansas-Louisiana Conference
Spring 2012 Texas Challenge - Texas State Association of Free Will ...
Thought for the month
Jul-Aug 2007 - Seventh Day Baptist | General Conference of the ...
Church Reflections.qxd - American Baptist Home Mission Societies
We - Baptist Bible Tribune
Serving faithfully - Park Cities Baptist Church
Sept 07 News - First Baptist Church of Norwich
July 2012 Newsletter - Clyde First United Methodist Church