Scarborough Baptist Church

After Easter


Easter is often such a high point in our church calendars. We meet more often than we usually do; we relive (or try to gain some inkling of) the traumatic period in the life of the disciples of Jesus nearly 2000 years ago; and then the triumph of the resurrection in all of its emotional turbulence enters our hearts and minds on Easter Sunday morning. This can sometimes bring us to a place of emotional tiredness.

Someone at church asked me: so, what’s the next big occasion?

Christmas? I thought…

But inside my tired head a smile broke through – Easter is just the beginning, and we are now sent out once more to live our lives in the knowledge of his love and saving power; to make disciples; to do the work he started so long ago.

Christmas and Easter are both beginnings. In fact, isn’t the Christian life just a series of multiple beginnings, of being forgiven and starting over? The joy of never-ending beginnings…


Breakfasts at Lark – on Saturdays from 8-10.30

Waffles with marscapone cream and berry compote – new on the menu

Lark now serves breakfasts every Saturday from 8am. Apart from the eggs, bacon, sausage and our own version of baked beans, we also do smoothies, French toast and Lark’s special granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit. This week we are giving away three free breakfast menu items to church folk! See Chad to book yours, or write to

Power to change!

Friends course

For the first term of this year, 12 of our members are taking a course with Power to Change (who you might know as Campus Crusade for Christ). Fiona Dunn, from their Melbourne team, is leading us in a nine week course on practical ways to change our attitudes and actions regarding our friends, or the social spaces which we each traverse.

What a privilege it is to be encouraged and challenged in this way!!