Stable on the Strand
18 – 22 December, 2016
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Strand Park, The Strand, Townsville
If you would like to know more about God or the Christian faith, please call us or visit alpha.org.au/questions.
Willows Presbyterian Church are running the course Christianity Explored on Monday nights from the 15 February.
All welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Anglican Parish of the Ascension (Heatley) are running the Alpha Course commencing in early May.
All welcome. Email email@example.com for details.
Bible Story Crafting & Sharing Workshop
Learn how to communicate the Bible effectively through storytelling!
February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22
5.30pm for 6pm – 9pm
Plus an evening session on Friday 18 or daytime session on Saturday 19 March
(day and time to be decided by the workshop group).
8 sessions of really useful teaching for just $150 $100.
The price of $150 $100 will be reduced depending on the number of attendees,
going as low as $75 per person if we have 40 attendees.
Why not attend as a home group or small group?
Register your interest now by calling 4774 4542 or 0411 756 273
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt Louisa House of Praise 485 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa
Workshop materials included. Suitable for ages 12+. Limit of 40 people.
Catering for dinner can be made available at additional cost if there is enough interest.
Click to read testimonials about Bible Crafting & Sharing
Stable on the Strand News
Stable 2015 Archive
To everyone at this venue: It has been so interesting especially the entertainment from the stage.
We have had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much. ~ Helen & Peter
The Birth of Jesus
Luke Chapter 2
About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.
There were shepherds camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:
Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed.
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Stable 2015 Sponsors
SILVER SPONSORS Catholic Education Office DakTech Grace Law Solicitors Honeycombes Property Group Morleys Funerals PakMag Regional Certification Group
BRONZE SPONSORS 7 Natural Physicians ATCO Structures & Logistics Belgian Gardens State School BM Webb CHEP Chubb Fire Safety Dave’s Tilt Tray & Transport Services Doo Town DPM Water Energy Power Systems Aust Fuji Xerox Business Centre Townsville Gough Plastics Harold’s Seafood on the Strand Hastings Printers Inspirations Paint JD Technical Jessups Launch Zone Livingstone Automotive Loloma Jewellers McDonalds North Ward Not Just Numbers NTP Forklifts Nu-edge Solutions Australia Scripture Union QLD Sk8way The Cathedral School The Youth Network TNG Constructions Pty Ltd Townsville Scaffold Hire Tropic Petroleum Tropical Ice Vastcom Weinheimers Baling Service William Talbot Ophthalmologist