Christmas Break-up BBQ

Time:   7.00pm  Time:   7.00pm  (BBQ FIRST – Then the Music & Short Reflection – will follow)

Cost For BBQ:  $10 per head   (Please see Nick/Niv/Sophie or one of the Leadership Team if this is a problem)

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PLACE YOUR BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT ASAP FOR CATERING PURPOSES.

PLEASE NOTE:

This will be a joint venture with the Ladies Fellowship.

Therefore, Ladies and Families are invited to this event.

Theme: “A Christmas message from REMAR.”

Speaker: Ps Luis Brito (REMAR, Christian Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMAR Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab is located just 93 km from Melbourne CBD in Nyora, South Gippsland.  http://remaraustralia.org/

They receive people from places in Melbourne, Geelong, and regional Victoria, and are dedicated to helping those who have been marginalised by society. 

Remar Australia (part of Remar International) provides long-term support and residential rehabilitation to people, who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.

As an organisation, we are passionate about seeing lives transformed and communities flourish.  

We work primarily with individuals suffering with problems of addiction and provide a long-term residential rehabilitation centre where these individuals can turn their life around.

In addition to this work, we also raise funds for social development projects and ship humanitarian aid to South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “What MSM Means to Me.”

Speaker: MSM Leadership Group  =========================================================================================== Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow) And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments…. 1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others) Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there. Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889 Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Entropy to …..”

Speaker: Steve Perera 

Steve is an Operational Excellence Consultant by profession. He is a former member of Prison Fellowship State Council, and remains involved in promoting restorative justice systems within Victoria.

Steve recently retired from full-time business in Lean Sigma Institute, though still involved in various business pursuits.

His passion is in the alleviation of community trauma through initiatives in Social Impact, with past involvement in Rotary, CEDA and political affiliations. 

Steve & Xiao live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and have three children who are living independently away from home. His story will impact you, so endeavour to attend this meeting.

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Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Giving Thanks —Sharing and Testimony Night.”

Speaker: Nick Holod 

Nick is a local western suburbs man from Williamstown. He has played both footy and cricket for Williamstown and captain & coached cricket teams in the west & north of Melbourne. He is married to Sophie and they have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Nick works in the Disability Employment sector. He is also Pastor of the Williamstown Gospel Mission Church and in Leadership at the Men’s Support Mission. Nick has always embodied a “never give up” attitude throughout his schooling, sporting achievements and in supporting communities, including many years a volunteer with Prison Fellowship, visiting and running programs in prison/s. Nick has a passion for helping people and getting the best out of them, and has shared his faith locally, interstate, overseas, and continues to do this where and when he can.

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Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Words”

Speaker: Niv Neyland 

Niv is a retired Safety Consultant by profession. He is a former member of the Prison Fellowship State Council; Inaugural Chair of Friends of Dismas church for prison ex-inmates; Secretary of Men’s Support Mission; A former prison inmate; and has facilitated courses in two maximum-security prisons. Niv has also just written a book about his prison experience, called Finding Myself Inside: When a prison sentence becomes God’s gift of Love.The book has a strong focus on forgiveness. Niv and his wife Heather, live happily in Sydenham Victoria. (Sadly, Niv is a Collingwood fan!! Lost by a point!)

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Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Being a Good Father.”

Speaker: Nick Holod 

 

Nick is a local western suburbs man from Williamstown. He has played both footy and cricket for Williamstown and captain & coached cricket teams in the west & north of Melbourne. He is married to Sophie and they have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Nick works in the Disability Employment sector. He is also Pastor of the Williamstown Gospel Mission Church and in Leadership at the Men’s Support Mission. Nick has always embodied a “never give up” attitude throughout his schooling, sporting achievements and in supporting communities, including many years a volunteer with Prison Fellowship, visiting and running programs in prison/s. Nick has a passion for helping people and getting the best out of them, and has shared his faith locally, interstate, overseas, and continues to do this where and when he can. ===========================================================================================

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “My Recent Trip to Uganda.”

Speaker: Gavon Bourne (Gideon’s International – Regional Officer, Africa South, Uganda

Gavon Bourne is a retired Lecturer in Turf Grass Management, and resides in Heathcote Junction, Victoria with his wife, Patricia. Gavon has been a member of The Gideons International in Australia since 1993, and served as state president for Queensland, and as National Development Director for The Southern States including Victoria and Tasmania. Gavon has also served on international teams including Peru. Since 2012, Gavon has served as a Regional Field Officer with assignments in in the Pacific Rim, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tuvalu Islands and Tonga. In the 2018-19, Gavon was appointed to Asia—Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia. Currently, he accepted the “Pilot” Regional Field Officer Assignment to Uganda, Africa South. Gavon will be sharing with us, what he has been doing in Uganda of recent, including photos on the data projector. Should be very interesting. ===========================================================================================

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “A Life Worth Living.”

Speaker: Ian Campbell (Carpenter, Missionary, Singer/Song-Writer, from Launceston Tasmania. 

   Ian Campbell is a carpenter, missionary & singer/song-writer, who has spoken and sung several times at this men’s group (MSM), and held mini-concerts in prisons. Over the years, Ian has also been on mission trips to Nicaragua, China, and Thailand. Also, he has gone on several trips to Haiti where he and his wife Lee, have been able to assist in getting school houses built and organising finance for uniforms for children. Ian has been a close favourite & friend to many, in his visits to us. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Ian share about life, including a few songs! ===========================================================================================

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Resilience.”

Speaker: Mark Bateman(National Director of Rapid Response Ministries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Bateman is the National Director of Rapid Response Ministries. Hubby to Barby, Dad to John, Tasman, Tracey & Denae. Mark Bateman is the son of a Minister; he grew up with his family in South Australia, where his father ministering to our indigenous Australians. He has over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, critical incident/disaster response, suicide negotiation and he founded and pastored several Churches in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. Mark is a Chaplain to Motorsports at Phillip Island, Sandown International Raceway, Winton, Avalon and Rolling Thunder Speedway. He is also a “Rev-Head”: Knows and loves his cars. ===========================================================================================

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!

Theme: “Life, The Law, and a Parallel Career.”

Speaker: Philip Simpson (Criminal Barrister)

Phil Simpson is a criminal Barrister. He has been a member of the Victorian Bar for over 20 years. Over his career, he has appeared for thousands of people charged with criminal offences.

Phil has, for many years, maintained a parallel career as he worked as a Primary School Chaplain within his local community. Over a period of 13 years, Phil immersed himself in the local Primary School where he supported staff, students and their families. Phil now splits his time between his Court appearance work and his role as a volunteer at The Shed Door.

The Shed Door is a registered charity that operates in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Phil and a few close friends founded The Shed Door in response to the needs of individuals (particularly men) within the local community.

The Shed Door operates from a factory space in an Industrial estate in Mitcham. The factory space is the home for a variety of programs focused on the well-being of youth and young adults as well as men and their families. Phil is married with four children and loves  going on adventures with his family.

They travel as a family to participate in Mission work in The Philippines. This has become an annual event for Phil and his family. They often take other family groups as well as youth and young adults when they travel to The Philippines. Phil has a passion for cars and bikes and enjoys tinkering with some of his automotive projects. ===========================================================================================

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping others)

Thanks, fella’s….. we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please add your name when you deposit so we can say thanks!