Great time at our shared lunch

combined lunch

Last Sunday we had a great time sharing food and fellowship with the Morning English-speaking congregation and the Mandarin-speaking congregation. Several times a year we enjoy eating and chatting together and celebrating our NBC church community. A definite highlight is the delicious Chinese food!

Summer BBQs—Friday nights

We make it really simple for the host…guests bring some meat for the barbeque,
something to share in the way of salad, bread and drink, their own plates and
cutlery. This is a really easy way to gather and mix in a relaxed setting, have
some fun as a family and make firm friends.
Contact Janice if you would like information about where the Barbeque is this
Friday. We are also looking for homes to host each week—contact the office or


Learn what is involved in reading the Bible faithfully and accurately in a 6 week course led by Carey College lecturer and Biblical scholar, Tim Bulkeley.
When: 6 Wednesday evenings starting Wed 24 from 7.30-9.15pm
Where: Mezzanine floor, NBC
Cost: Free

Home Groups

Home Groups are an important part of church life and we
strongly encourage everyone at NBC to be in one.
If you would like to join a group, or open up your current
group to others, or want any information about what’s
available – please put your name and details on the
clipboard in the foyer, or leave a message on Glyn
Carpenter’s phone (09) 4199 9699.

Family Camp 2016

Family Camp 2016 is coming up! Friday 29 April from 7 pm, to Sunday 1 May, 2 pm.
Camp is for anyone and everyone associated with NBC who want a weekend of fun, fellowship, great food and great people!!
There will be heaps of cool activities including: archery, mini golf, campfire, heated pool, waterslide, kayaks sports and much more
The weekend will include several worship and speaking sessions, and we will be running a programme for the kids (Years 1 – 8) as well as a crèche during these times
Venue: Christian Youth Camps Ngaruwahia, approx 1hr 20min drive from NBC. (148 Waingaro Rd, Ngaruawahia, just past Huntly).
Please bring a container of baking/food to share for morning/afternoon tea times.
Cost: $75 adults (18+), $55 child (3 – 17 years), Under 3’s are free. Maximum fee of $250 per family. There is some sponsorship money available. Talk to Lauren Cowie if needed.
Please pick up your registration forms from the church foyer or office, or email

We still require people to help in the kitchen and to help supervise in the children’s programmes. Please contact Lauren or Janice (via the office).

More Than Music

More than Music is under way again! Our very popular music, movement and craft morning for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers runs every Wednesday 10-11 am during school terms. It is still only $2 per child and includes morning tea!

Advent Calendar Project

Advent Calendar Project cover page

Advent is a time when we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Different groups within the church and community have contributed to giant Advent Calendar that is on display at Northcote Baptist Church throughout the month of December. Each group has taken one aspect of the Advent theme and presented it in a box, one for each day leading up to Christmas Day. Everyone from preschoolers to professional artists got involved – the result is a fabulous and fun retelling of the Big Story of the Bible. The exhibition will be open to the public on the dates below, or otherwise please contact the church office to arrange for your group to come and enjoy the display (allow up to one hour).

Thu 10 Dec 2015, 3:00pm–7:00pm
Sat 12 Dec 2015, 4:00pm–6:00pm
Thu 17 Dec 2015, 3:00pm–7:00pm
Sat 19 Dec 2015, 4:00pm–6:00pm

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