Although most of us no longer live off the land, we can still thank God for his bountiful provision to us via this wonderful long-standing tradition of celebrating the ‘Harvest’.
This year both Sunday services will come together for a combined service at 9am in the stone church (there will be no 5.30pm service that Sunday). Up the front we will create an instillation of canned and other non-perishable food items bought from home. As an act of thanksgiving these items will later be donated to Wollongong Mission’s meals program for the needy. Please come along armed with a contribution from your pantry ready to add to the stockpile.
We will host this annual inter-denominational event in 2014 which will focus on believers in Egypt. All welcome.
Gerringong Uniting Church will host a service of remembrance and thanksgiving for Eric and Lillian Wagstaff on Friday 7th March at 2pm. Eric and Lillian were valued members of our congregation and active contributors to many local community organisations. The service will celebrate the extensive contributions Eric & Lillian made to our community over many years.
No question will be too big or too small, too simple or too challenging this Sunday night (March 2nd) as we embark on another of our ‘Q&A’ nights. This time around, not only will you be able to ask the questions, you will be able to answer them as well in a new ‘open panel’ format. All welcome.
Our Wednesday night kids clubs, BiG (Boys in Gerringong) and GiG (Girls in Gerringong) start up again for 2014 on Wednesday 5th February.
BiG & GiG run in parallel from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday nights during school term. Occasionally they combine for events such as the monster water slide (which will again be operating on the 2nd week back – Feb 12th).
DiG (Disciples in Gerringong) is our Friday night youth group for young people in years 7-12. If you are in high school, we’d love to see you at any of the nights this term. See here the term 1 program: 2014 Term 1 DiG
Join us at the 5.30pm Evening service throughout February for an exciting teaching series drawn from the pages of the Old Testament. Each week we will examine a different example of God revealing himself to people and ask what it teaches us about God, and how we should live in response to him. As always, a kids club and creche is provided, and a yummy meal follows the service.
Each Sunday throughout January our 5.30pm Evening Service is held at Emery Park, Gerroa. This is a great chance to relax amongst a caring and fun community of faith. We enjoy a BYO picnic dinner (free BBQs available) and share in a brief time of informal worship and teaching. A game of cricket usually follows, as does a swim at the beach for the really keen!
So if you’re not into all the trappings of ‘church’ but are interested in exploring how Jesus is still relevant in 2014, this is the least ‘churchy’ option around – basically a BBQ dinner with friends & a short, creative message. All welcome.
There will be no Evening Service on December 29th, but please join us next week (Jan 5th) at Emery Park Gerroa for ‘Church at the Beach’.
We have two services on Christmas Day this year – 8am and 9.30am. Both services will last around an hour and will include a selection of Christmas carols as well as being family friendly (kids can bring along a Christmas present they have received for story time).