About us

We are a vibrant inter-generational church family who are committed to following Jesus and doing life together.

Our strength is our sense of community. We are all about being a community of faith where people are loved and supported as they enjoy life to the full with one another (see John 10:10 for more info). Our mission is to serve both our local community and our world by focussing on the older generation, youth and young families.

There are many different groups and activities taking place via which we encourage and serve others, and there is a worship service and special interest group to suit just about everybody. We would love to see you at any one of our gatherings or functions that take place at our Fern St centre and around town.

Our church continues to enjoy a strong association with Mayflower Village, our local Uniting aged-care facility. Many of our members either live at Mayflower or volunteer their time there in a wide range of capacities.

We also operate Chittick Lodge conference centre here in Gerringong as part of our service to the community. You can visit the Chittick Lodge website at www.chitticklodge.org.au

You can find out more about the Gerringong-Gerroa community at www.gerringong-gerroa.com.

We exist to serve our community, our nation, and our world in the name of Christ. In short, we love because he first loved us (see 1 John 4:19). As such, we actively support the following local, regional, national and international ministries via prayer, financial and practical assistance:

  • Uniting Mayflower Village
  • KBECET (Kiama Board for the Employment of Christian Education Teachers)
  • Wollongong Mission
  • Welcome to Australia
  • Frontier Services
  • The Gideons International
  • Light Home (Andhra Pradesh, India)
  • Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child)

We are part of the extended Uniting Church family, one of Australia’s largest Christian denominations. This means we can receive (and offer) support and accountability from the broader church when needed. The Uniting Church sits within the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Christian traditions. We are part of the NSW Synod and the Illawarra Presbytery. We are also part of the Catalyst network within the Uniting Church, and as such believe the following…

We believe…

  1. We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  2. We believe God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is the creator
  3. We believe human beings are created in the image of God
  4. We believe the essence of sin is rejection of and rebellion against God
  5. We believe this sin resulted in a broken relationship with God, each other and creation (Gen 3: 8-24); and is further reflected in a broken world and in idolatry, immorality, dishonesty, greed, injustice, abuse (self, others and creation), selfishness and the like
  6. We believe in the Centrality of Jesus Christ: a. Fully God, fully human
    b. Lived a life of perfect obedience c. Died for our sin d. Was physically resurrected e. Will come again as the judge of all
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the gift of eternal life through Christ
  8. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives and indeed the whole of creation
  9. We believe we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone
  10. We believe the bible, including the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. Our faith, teaching and lives are nourished and regulated by the truth of the biblical witness.
  11. We believe the bible (the word of God) points beyond itself to Jesus Christ (the Word of God) on whom alone our faith, hope and salvation rests
  12. We believe our purpose in life is to love God fully and to love others as Christ has loved us and so participate in building God’s Kingdom of love, peace and justice
  13. We believe we are called to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in word and action, in the power of the Holy Spirit
  14. We believe we are called to turn away from sin (see 4&5 above) and to grow in Christ-like character exemplified in the fruit of the Spirit
  15. We believe we are called to celibacy in singleness and loving faithfulness between a man and woman in marriage
  16. We believe that through faith in Christ we are united with all other believers in Christ’s Body – the Church – and that this finds expression through our participation in a local church
  17. We believe we are called to unity within the local church and throughout the whole Christian Church
  18. We believe all believers (regardless of age, gender, social standing or culture) are gifted by the Holy Spirit and all gifts lead to service that builds God’s kingdom
  19. We believe Christ gave us two sacraments – baptism and the Lord’s supper – both of which remind us of and connect us with Christ’s death and resurrection
  20. We believe prayer is communicating with God (listening and speaking) and a means by which God connects us with and includes us in His will and purpose

Note: these statements are based on and subservient to the Christian Scriptures, the Basis of Union of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.

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