20201212Christmas Service

Jadwal Kegiatan

20201212Christmas Service

Pdt. Budy  Setiawan

Waktu: Sabtu 12 Desember, 3.30pm
Tempat: 552 City Road , South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
Pembicara: Pdt. Budy Setiawan

Kami mengundang seluruh jemaat untuk menghadiri Christmas Under One Roof GRII Melbourne.

2020Christmas Event

Event name Christmas Under One Roof for IREC Melbourne and IREC Auckland
Dates Saturday, 5th December 2020 (Teen / Youth / Young Adults)
Saturday, 12th December 2020 (Families / General*)
Note: Children will join the parents for the Christmas service, there will be no separate classes organised.
Time AEST 3.30 PM invitation for 4.00 PM start
NZT 5.30 PM invitation for 6.00 PM start
Speaker and Language Saturday, 5th December 2020: Vic. Lim Yi Jin.
Saturday, 12th December 2020: Rev. Budy Setiawan
Both services will be conducted in English. Sermon on the 12th December will
be bilingual (Indonesia / English)



The main objective of this Christmas event is to invite guests and newcomers and evangelise them through the singing of hymns / carols, short sermons and dinner fellowship. Normally we would have this as a KKR / Revival Service + Dinner at Church.

However with the COVID19 restrictions currently in place in Melbourne, we have adjusted the event to be ‘home-friendly’. Especially for 12 December event, we need to accommodate both the adults and the children of various ages to follow the service together in our home lounges – where the TV is usually located (i.e. less formal, shorter duration, more singing of familiar hymns / carols and gospel messages presented in multiple segments).

Each household also need to host and prepare dinner for the guests. We leave it up to each household on what dinner to prepare. Without providing dinner, we feel that the guests may not have a compelling reason to come to our place and just watch the service from their own place (if they really do join the service..). This also provide unique opportunities a more personal evangelistic conversation during dinner fellowship.

What the event is not.. The focus of this event is to invite guests and newcomers, not for gathering or fellowship among the congregations. We will have a separate opportunity for this fellowship on the 25th December 2020 (Christmas day celebration).

IREC Melbourne:
As the Church building will not be able to accommodate all congregation due to COVID19 Safe Plan, this year’s Christmas service will be conducted via online streaming, similar to the weekly Sunday services.
For 5th December, a few youths may gather at someone’s place and together host the guests for the service and dinner fellowship instead of at each individual’s place.
For 12th December, each household will follow the service and invite guests / newcomers to their own home.
In the case where you are not able to host guests at home and prefer to invite them to Church, you can register yourself and your guest(s) to attend the service at Church. Registration details will be provided closer to the date, following the state government limitations for religious gatherings at the time.

IREC Auckland:
Congregation and their guests will attend the service at Church or a specific gathering place determined for this event.

Proposed plan for the day

IREC Melbourne:
AEST 3.30 PM – 4.00 PM: Guests start arriving, welcoming.
AEST 4.00 PM – 5.15 PM: Christmas service via online steaing
AEST 5.15 PM – 7.00 PM: Dinner fellowship (+ personal evangelization if possible)

IREC Auckland:
NZT 5.30 PM – 6.00 PM: Guests start arriving, welcoming.
NZT 6.00 PM – 7.15 PM: Christmas service via online steaing
NZT 7.15 PM – 9.00 PM: Dinner fellowship (+ personal evangelization if possible)




Contact Person Arie Cahyono – WhatsApp +61 401 521 199, a.cahyono@gmail.com
Preparation and Briefing A preparation, briefing session and prayer for this Christmas service will be provided via Zoom on Saturday 7th November 2020 @ 4.00 PM – 6.00 PM AEST / 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM NZT.