During the current coronavirus crisis our church building is closed, but church is very much open! Join us here each week for an online service – lots of us watch at the usual service time of 10.30 on a Sunday morning and then get together for a virtual coffee time on Zoom afterwards (email Paul for details) but you can watch the services any time you like.
Here’s what we were doing before coronavirus…
We meet at 10.30 every Sunday morning. We focus on worshipping together, teaching from the bible and time to pray and respond to God. We don’t want services to be going through the motions – we believe in a powerful God who meets with us, speaks to us, answers prayers and changes us… and that’s what we expect to happen when we gather together!
Morning services usually last about an hour and a quarter and finish with coffee, tea and time to chat. About once every six weeks we have an all age service with the children and young people in for the whole service – these are shorter, we aim for about an hour. Other weeks there is a crèche, Xtreme for children of primary school age and Transform for secondary school age young people. For those who are exploring faith or who prefer a discussion based format we have a group called “Dialogue” which people go out to half way through the service.
We currently have two very different styles of evening service…
On the first and third Sundays of the month at 6.30 we have “Refresh”. The emphasis is on encountering God, usually with an extended period of contemporary worship, times of testimony and opportunities to listen to God and receive prayer ministry. It’s a very relaxed and informal time together with no teaching as such but plenty of time and space for everyone to share what they believe God might be saying.
On the fourth Sunday of the month at 6.30 we have an evening communion service. This is rather more traditional and reflective in nature and takes place in the lounge room at the rear of the building.
We also host a monthly youth service called Encounter, which is run by a group of churches for young people in the area. This happens at 7.30pm on the fourth Sunday of the month.