Whānau News: 26 August

Hi FBC whānau!

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord!
    Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
    Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God,
    a great King above all gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
    and the mightiest mountains.
The sea belongs to him, for he made it.
    His hands formed the dry land, too.
Come, let us worship and bow down.
    Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
    for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
    the flock under his care.
As we approach our weekend and into next week, let us approach it with the joy of the Lord. Let us be thankful for the things He has done. (even the small things) If you are in a time of sadness or burden give these things to God and receive His joy. We are His people and he cares for us.
Kia pai tō rā whakatā
Prophetic encouragement and discernment: Part 2
by Tim Palmer

Based on 1 Corinthians 14, we look at tools to nurture healthy prophetic ministry for all believers. Join us at 10AM in-person or follow this link for the online service.
For the Kids this Week...  
We have great children’s programs running during the service and we look forward to seeing your children there.  Pre-school room (0- 5 yrs), Discovery kids room (yrs 1-6) and FBI (yrs 7-8). Please remember to sign in your children as you enter the building. 
Have you joined our Facebook page yet? Just look for FBC kids on Facebook. You will find information sharing and resources on this site. If you need any further information please contact Penny at
The Alpha courses have begun, but it is not too late to join in the fun. If you have questions or you know someone that has questions, invite or better yet, bring them along.
Next meeting: Wednesday 31st Aug at 6.45pm in the church cafe. Light refreshments provided. Please invite someone to come along. Register at the info centre.
NOTE: Alpha Monday morning sessions will no longer be running. 
Alpha Marriage Course
Starting on 15 September at 7pm in the cafe. This will be for 7 consecutive Thursdays.
The Marriage Course is designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Topics covered include: 
Strengthening Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Intimacy and Love in Action. Register your expression of interest here or sign up at the info desk.
This Wednesday, the 31st of August, the group will be going to Waiuku Museum then to the Kentish Hotel for lunch. Meeting at church at 10am. Cost will be $15.
Fuel Focus
A two-monthly newsletter from the Global Action Team. Click here for the JUL-AUG newsletter. A printed copy is also available at the Info Centre.
CAP Money Course
Unfortunately, CAP will not run this term and is setting up for the next term instead. For more information, please check out or contact Chris Caldwell on 021 818 376. Please register your interest at the Info Desk. 
Whānau Worship Night Update
Last Sunday was such a special time of creative worship. It was incredible to see people journaling, praying for one another and most importantly just taking a breath to listen to the voice of God. We have one more Whānau Worship Night scheduled for this grab your phone or diary and pencil in this date: Sunday, October 16th, 7pm in the Cafe.
Treasurer position
Jan Day has served as the Treasurer of Franklin Baptist Church for many years but now feels to step down from this role. Thank you, Jan, for all your hard work and time you have invested into this role. The church is now looking for someone to pick up this voluntary position of Treasurer. If you are interested and want to know more about this role, please contract
Covid Reminder/Update
There was a Covid-19 case during last Sunday's service. Read letter here
We are aware that there is a lot of Covid-19 and flu cases in the community at present. We would love to have you join us online for the service if you are unwell.
Prayer Chain
If you would like to submit a prayer request to the Prayer Chain, please email Arlene Hutcheon on or send a text to 0274726198. All prayer requests are treated as confidential.
Are you Isolating? 
We want to support you during this time, so if you are isolating please jump on the 'Church Center' app. Find the 'I'm Isolating' event in the events tab and follow the instructions to sign up your whānau for some practical and spiritual support during this time. 
You can give online, by automatic payment or direct debit. Our church bank account: 01 0403 0013842 00 or click here to donate now.
If you have a celebration you would like to share with everyone, please send it through to To make sure your birthday is given all the celebration it deserves, update your details in our Church Center app. 

As an encouragement to all of you while you're at home...check out some of the songs we're currently singing on Sundays and a few new ones we might sing in the future. If you have a Spotify account, this is the link to FBC Worship on Spotify

Franklin Baptist Church  128 Victoria Street West, PO Box 52, Pukekohe 2120
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