We warmly welcome Jeanette Kallimer back to Gerringong. We all enjoyed Jeanette sharing with us last time she was with us and look forward to hearing her again. As always, a yummy afternoon tea follows our time of worship and teaching. All ladies welcome – please bring a friend!
After an awesome weekend at KYCK (see below), our youth group for high school peoples, DiG gets back in the saddle tonight (Friday 1st May). DiG runs on a Friday night between 7 & 9pm. Call Pete & Carlie for more info.
Celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ with us this Easter at one or more of our creative worship services:
- Maundy Thursday (April 2nd) – 7pm: A candlelit communion service remembering the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. The service concludes with a Tenebrae mediation – a series of seven bible readings during which the sanctuary grows darker reflecting the declining loyalty of the disciples during Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion and death
- Good Friday (April 3rd) – 9am: A sombre yet creative worship experience remembering the death of Christ.
- Easter Sunday (April 5th) – 9am & 5.30pm: Both services will be joyous times of celebrating Jesus’ resurrection.
Our annual combined service will take place this Sunday (March 29th – Palm Sunday) at 5.30pm. Please note there will be no 9am service this Sunday.
Just as at a regular 5.30pm Evening Service, dinner will be provided following the service, as will creche and Kids’s Club. We look forward to seeing all our church family this Sunday, as well as any visitors, at 5.30pm.
Although most of us no longer live off the land, we can still thank God for his bountiful provision to us via the long-standing tradition of celebrating the ‘harvest’.
This Sunday (March 15th) both our 9am and 5.30pm services will celebrate the harvest via the creation of an instillation of food items (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.
Starting tonight and running throughout March, our 5.30pm Evening Service will be embarking on a new series we’re calling ‘Church = me’. We will be looking the biblical understanding of church and asking ourselves how we can best be God’s church today. What needs to change? What needs to stay the same?
Our Wednesday night kids clubs for boys and girls, BiG & GiG, kick off this week at 6.30pm. See below the full programs for term 1…
Members of Gerringong Uniting Church, Welcome to Australia and Christian Surfers are hosting a day to welcome our recently arrived refugee friends on Saturday 31st January from 8.30am at Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa. The day includes a learn to Surf Session with local surfers and a BBQ lunch. Please contact Marty Richardson on 0402 374 175 if you would you like to be involved on the day by assisting with the surfing, cooking the BBQ, or just praying or hanging out and getting to know people who want to do what Aussies do.
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 2015, this is the least ‘churchy’ option around – basically a BBQ dinner with friends & a short, creative message. All welcome.