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Weekly SNAC, 17 June 2018 - What does ‘KHC’ stand for?

There are many reasons you would think that KHC stands for ‘Kids Holiday Club’. One obvious reason is that you will find the words ‘Kids Holiday Club’ written on every piece of advertising for KHC. However, I wish to suggest that, contrary to popular opinion, the letter ‘K’ in KHC actually stands for a very unusual word that you’ve probably never heard of. This word is ‘Kidsteensadults’. You wouldn’t have heard of it because it’s a word that was only recently invented. The word means people from every age group. The reason this word was invented is to remind us that KHC involves people of every age group including kids, teenagers and adults. There are many reasons you would think that KHC stands for ‘Kids Holiday Club’. One obvious reason is that you will find the words ‘Kids Holiday Club’ written on every piece of advertising for KHC. However, I wish to suggest that, contrary to popular opinion, the letter ‘K’ in KHC actually stands for a very unusual word that you’ve probably never heard of. This word is ‘Kidsteensadults’. You wouldn’t have heard of it because it’s a word that was only recently invented. The word means people from every age group. The reason this word was invented is to remind us that KHC involves people of every age group including kids, teenagers and adults. 

Of course, it’s easy to see why kids are involved in KHC. They are the ones who enjoy a week of learning about Jesus, games, craft and Star Wars themed fun. However, they are also the ones who invite their friends, welcome kids from our community and share the good news of Jesus over morning tea and in discussion groups. But KHC is not just for kids.

KHC is also a great opportunity for many teenagers in our church to proclaim the gospel, grow as disciples of Jesus and serve together. They set up, clean up, plan and run games, help kids with craft, lead singing, and provide a HUGE amount of energy for the week. It’s also an opportunity for them to lead small groups of kids, teaching them the gospel and modelling what it looks like to follow Jesus. 

KHC is also a great opportunity for adults across our church to serve. From praying to small group leading, cooking to chatting to parents, setting and packing up - there are ways for everyone at SNAC to be involved in KHC. Here are a few different ways suggested by Sarah and the KHC team:              

1. Parents Café
- Each day at KHC as parents sign their kids in they are invited to hang around for a cuppa and some morning tea. 
- We need bakers to provide morning tea before or during the week.
- We need people who are available to help out taking orders and making pod coffee.
- If you are available to do either of these things please contact Heather (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

2. Craft
- Each day our kids take home a themed craft. This is a highlight for many kids! If you’re crafty (or if you can use a pair of scissors) and are happy to help with things before or during the week please contact Carmel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3. Design
- Each year we transform the church to fit the theme (Star Wars). If you’re interested in designing or constructing some of the decorations then please contact Avril (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
- We could also use extra help on Set Up Day (Monday July 16th) so if you’re free please let Avril know.

4. Kitchen
- Each day at KHC we provide morning tea for over 200 kids and leaders. This is a mammoth task and we need people who can help in the kitchen each morning at KHC.
- Or if you can’t be there the week of perhaps you could pre-cook food for the week? If you’d like to help contact Carmel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

5. Family Evangelism
- Each year at KHC over 100 families come onto our church site. This is a fantastic opportunity to build connections, welcome them warmly and share the gospel.
- Whether you have non-Christian friends coming along to KHC this year or not we would like to invite your family to come and think about how to make the most of the opportunity for evangelism through KHC. We will share ideas, afternoon tea and pray together. 
- The family evangelism training will be on Sunday 8th July at 2:30-4pm at St James Carlton (Cnr Henry & Percival Sts Carlton)
- If you’d like to be involved in this training please contact Jana (0414 248 887 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
- This year, we’re also setting up a whatsapp group where people can share encouragements and prayer points for KHC. If you’re interested in joining the group, please contact Jana. 

So next time you see the letters KHC … you just need to think … ah they’re talking about Kidsteensadults Holiday Club.

Kevin Stepniewski

Weekly SNAC 10 June 2018: CMS Lasting Hope appeal

As well as praying for and supporting our own church, we encourage all members of SNAC to be praying for and supporting world mission. In particular, we want to be supporting our link missionaries with the CMS. As the end of financial year approaches, CMS has launched its Lasting Hope appeal. Please use the forms in your Weekly SNAC this week to consider your support of world mission.As well as praying for and supporting our own church, we encourage all members of SNAC to be praying for and supporting world mission. In particular, we want to be supporting our link missionaries with the CMS. As the end of financial year approaches, CMS has launched its Lasting Hope appeal. Please use the forms in your Weekly SNAC this week to consider your support of world mission.

In addition, here are two prayers you might like to use or adapt for your own prayer for our link missionaries this week.

We praise you, Lord of all, for the gifts of Christ our ascended King:for apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.Hear our prayer for all who do not know your loveand have not heard the gospel of our Saviour Jesus Christ.Send out your light and truth through the messengers of your word (especially … )and bring many to saving trust in Christ.Help us to support them by our prayers and offerings,and to commend the gospel ourselves by what we say and do.Hasten the coming of your kingdom,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

Heavenly Father,the harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.May you open the doors for the message throughout our worldand raise up labourers to go.May those who go proclaim the mystery of Christ clearly and fearlessly.Give them a genuine love and deep understanding of the peoples they live among.May they speak as one speaking the very words of God,may they serve with the strength you provide,so that in all things you may be praised,through Jesus Christ. Amen

Weekly SNAC, 3 June 2018 - Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON)

Please be praying for the upcoming GAFCON conference in Jerusalem from 17-22 June. This is a coming together of worldwide Anglican leaders who wish to maintain Biblical orthodoxy within the Anglican Church. The Sydney Diocese and especially our former Archbishop Peter Jensen and current Archbishop Glenn Davies have played an important role in this movement. Please be praying for the upcoming GAFCON conference in Jerusalem from 17-22 June. This is a coming together of worldwide Anglican leaders who wish to maintain Biblical orthodoxy within the Anglican Church. The Sydney Diocese and especially our former Archbishop Peter Jensen and current Archbishop Glenn Davies have played an important role in this movement. 

As Phil shared at the Big Day Out, he will be attending as one of the representatives of our Diocese at this conference. The Parish Council believes that this is a wonderful opportunity for Phil and a way that our parish can support the wider church in a tangible way. In that light we have encouraged Phil to attend, agreeing to support him in so doing. However, this will cost around $4,000. If you would like to support Phil attending the conference please feel free to make a contribution marked ‘GAFCON’ for this purpose. Please also pray for James Flavin who will be attending as a lay representative.  

After GAFCON the Colgan family will be taking some Long Service Leave until 22 July. Please pray that this will be a good time of rest and recharging. During that period Jason Veitch will be the acting Senior Minister.

Weekly SNAC, 27 May 2018 - Kids Holiday Club - God’s Kingdom Awakens

“A long time ago in a galaxy far away…” No wait, that’s not right! “A long time ago in a galaxy far away…” No wait, that’s not right! “In 7 weeks’ time in a church right near us… 150 children and their leaders will descend ready to hear all about how God’s Kingdom Awakens.”

As many of you know, I’m talking about Kids Holiday Club. KHC is SNAC’s annual 4-day holiday program for kids in K-6. We spend the mornings singing, playing games, eating delicious food, doing amazing crafts and most importantly hearing from God’s word. This year our theme is Star Wars: God’s Kingdom Awakens and we’re looking at the Bible’s teaching on God’s Kingdom. With 7 weeks to go, preparations are well and truly underway and we are getting excited! 

One of my favourite things about KHC is that there are opportunities for every member of SNAC to be involved. Below are a few suggestions for how you could serve. I would love you to prayerfully consider how you might like to be involved. KHC is an incredible opportunity to reach out with the gospel to children and families in our community (plus it’s an absolute blast!) We want everyone at SNAC to be part of it! So contact someone below, or if you have a different way you’d like to be involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me! And… may the force be with you!

1. Pray- Praise God for another opportunity to encourage Christian kids and reach out to those in our community.- Please pray that kids and families in our local schools would be bold in inviting friends to come. Pray that many would come and hear the good news of Jesus.- Please pray for the team as we prepare. Ask God to give us creativity and boldness as we dream about what KHC will look like this year.- Pray for those teaching as they prepare talks and discussion group material, that God would give them understanding and clarity as they read his scriptures and creativity as they write.

2. Register and invite- Register on the SNAC website at snac.org.au/khc- Or use a paper form and hand them back to Emily (Bex Nth), Rick (9am) or Carmel (10:30 Carlton)- But just as importantly, talk with your kids about who they could invite to KHC to come and hear the gospel. Pray for them with your kids every night from now until KHC! And grab some extra forms to pass on to their parents.                  

3. Craft- Each day our kids take home a themed craft. This is a highlight for many kids! If you’re crafty (or if you can use a pair of scissors) and are happy to help with things before or during the week please contact Carmel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

4. Design- Each year we transform the church to fit the theme (Star Wars). If you’re interested in dreaming up or designing some of the decorations then please contact Avril (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

5. Construction- We have some ambitious activities and design concepts that need to be constructed. If you’re handy with a power tool or hammer and nails please contact Avril (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

6. Kitchen- Each day at KHC we provide morning tea for over 200 kids and leaders. This is a mammoth task and we need people who can help in the kitchen each morning at KHC - Or if you can’t be there the week of perhaps you could pre-cook food for the week? If you’d like to help, please contact Carmel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

7. Activity planning- If you’re a Star Wars fan we’d love your help with ideas for Star Wars themed activities. If this is you please contact Jess (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For any other ideas on how you might serve please contact me!      

Sarah Munns          (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)