Each summer members of our church get involved in helping to welcome refugees to Australia by doing what Gerringong residents do best – surf!
‘Surfers for refugees’ was birthed out of a desire to use this great Aussie pastime to show hospitality to newcomers to Australia, many of whom have experienced great trauma prior to reaching our shores. Now titled ‘Surf Together’, this exciting ministry will take place for 2017 this Saturday 11th March at Seven Mile Beach (conditions allowing). We will gather from 9am at Emery Park, Gerroa.
Those who have joined us in previous years loved the day in the water, but even more so loved being welcomed to our great country. A number of relationships have come about via this ministry which have deepened throughout the years – always good to make new friends.
All are welcome to join us – for more info please call Marty Richardson on 0402 374 175.
The importance of mentoring when following Jesus is found throughout Scripture, and in February and March we will be challenging ourselves to ‘Pursue a Paul, Be a Barnabas, and Train a Timothy.’ Join us at either our 9am or 5.30pm Sunday services to find out more.
Boys in Gerringong (BiG) and Girls in Gerringong (GiG) are our Wednesday night kids clubs for primary school children, and one of the ways our church seeks to bless and serve the Gerringong community.
We hope that through the activities each week the kids can learn more about themselves and about the loving God in whose image they are made. As well as nurturing our childrens’ physical, emotional, social & spiritual development, we also want BiG & GiG to be a time when everyone has lots of fun! Each week involves some games, an activity related to the night’s theme, as well as a Bible story which speaks to that theme (you can see the BiG program for term 1 below). The evening concludes with a light supper. All the leaders are active members of the Gerringong Uniting Church family, and are committed to helping the children of Gerringong grow into strong, confident & Godly young men and women.
We ask that a parent or adult carer sign the kids in at the start of the night (6.30pm) and out at the end (8pm). A donation of $2 each week covers materials & supper. Please call Peter ‘Swanny’ Swann on 0401 666 468 for more info.
Our awesome youth group, DiG, kicks off this Friday night (Feb 3) at 7pm. All high school aged peoples welcome! Call Swanny if you have any q’s – 0401 666 468.
Each Sunday throughout January our 5.30pm Evening Service is held at Emery Park, in Park Road, 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 following Jesus will be the best way to spend 2017, this is the least ‘churchy’ option around – basically a BBQ dinner with friends, some fun acoustic music for the kids, and a short creative message. All welcome.
Join us this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Christ…
Firstly, come and check out our Christmas lights display each night in the week before Christmas starting Monday 19th. From dark till around 10pm we will use our white stone church building as a canvas to display a series of colourful, meaningful, challenging and sometimes humorous Christmas messages. You are welcome to stay for a chat or simply drive by.
Our two family-friendly worship services on Christmas Day will be at 8am and 9.30am, with offerings going to the ‘Light Home’ orphanage in India. All welcome.
For more information please contact Pastor Peter Swann on 0401 666 468.
This coming Sunday (11th Dec) we have two very special celebrations happening:
9am Morning Service: Our wonderful church choir will be presenting their annual Christmas concert. Titled ‘The Wonder of Christmas’, this presentation is the culmination of months of preparation. Anyone interested in hearing beautiful music and singing will love this event.
5.30pm Evening Service: This Sunday night all our children’s and youth ministries (BiG, GiG & DiG) will come together to show mums and dads know what we’ve been up to in 2016. There will be items, photos & videos, and we will finish with a free dinner and our famous giant waterslide, so bring your boardies, a rashie and towel.
Tomorrow (Sunday 4th December) at both 9am and 5.30pm services we’ll be considering why we make such a big deal about this whole Christmas thing, and what it means for how we live…
Tonight at our 5.30pm Evening Service we begin a new series working our way through the book of Daniel as part of our ‘Strangers in a Strange land’ theme for the 2nd half of 2016. Kids Club & creche is provided, and dinner follows the service. All welcome.
In Term 4 we are launching a brand new Sunday worship service designed specially for families with young children.
Titled ‘Kids church’, the new service will be held every Sunday at 10.30am in our newly-renovated ‘Sunday School’ hall, and will be aimed squarely at pre-school and infants age children. There will be singing, craft and lots of fun & creativity as we teach kids (and Mums & Dads) a different story from the Bible each week.
For more info please contact our Next Gen Pastor, Peter Swann on 0401 666 468.