Drive-in Church: the sequel – Sunday 5th July

July 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Join us for church done differently this Sunday 5th July at 11am as we gather for ‘Drive-in church’ – the sequel!

Our ‘feature presentation’ this month is a new take on an old story – how a deacon named Philip was attentive and obedient to God’s call to share the good news of Jesus with a strange foreigner! We will come together at our church’s home base (24 Fern St) and remain in our cars as we watch the service live from a temporary stage on the front steps of the stone sanctuary & listen in via our car’s radio (tune in to 99.7fm). We will share in communion (you can BYO bread & wine/juice, or we can provide safely prepared elements for you), and generally connect as best we can while adhering to current distancing guidelines. 

If you have any questions please contact Rev. Peter Chapman on 4234 1044 or minister@gerringong.unitingchurch.org.au. We look forward to seeing you there! 

My Testimony – Marge Hartas (online worship 28/6/20)

June 28, 2020 at 7:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This week we hear from the delightful Marge Hartas who tells of her inspiring journey of faith. We are also blessed by some beautiful gospel music courtesy of ‘The Petersens’.

For more information on our international mission partners at Light Home, India, visit www.lightkids.org. If you would like to support their work, please call Pete Chapman on 043 999 1980.

If you want to hear more of The Petersens, check out their YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9C. If you would like to help them to continue to produce their gospel music, visit their Patreon page – https://www.patreon.com/thepetersens.

Do not worry! (online worship 21/6/20)

June 21, 2020 at 8:16 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our online worship this week continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount. Swanny will speak to Jesus’ command to not worry in Matthew 6:25-34.

‘Rosemary’s Way’ can be rented online here. Pete also alludes in his introductory comments to some online articles & essays that might help us to better understand the cultural challenge we face today as followers of Jesus – they can be found here, here, and here.

Online worship – Sunday 14th June

June 14, 2020 at 7:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In this Sunday’s online worship, Swanny draws on Matthew 6:19-24 to challenge us to consider what we truly value in this life (and the next).

Drive-in church: 7/6/20

June 7, 2020 at 11:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Church done via a different route! Today members of our church family came together for ‘drive-in church’. We studied 2 Samuel 5:17-25 where God grants David victory on two occasions via two different sets of tactics. We followed distancing guidelines by remaining in our cars and listening via our car radios. Thanks to Brian Warren for the broadcasting expertise, and Kye Furlong for the staging.

Drive-in church – Sunday 7th June

June 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Join us for church done differently this Sunday 7th June at 11am – we will gather at our church’s home base (24 Fern St) and remain in our cars as we watch the service live from a temporary stage on the front steps of the stone sanctuary & listen in via our car’s radio – BYO Fantales & Jaffas! If you have any questions please call Rev. Peter Chapman on 4234 1044 or minister@gerringong.unitingchurch.org.au – we look forward to seeing you there!

The Ministry of Reconciliation (online worship 31/5/20)

May 31, 2020 at 7:19 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Being both Pentecost and Reconciliation Week, our online worship this Sunday explores our call to the ‘ministry of Reconciliation’ that Paul describes for us in 2 Corinthians 5.

For those keen know more, in his message this week Pete references some reading he’s been doing on Australian history – these are the wonderfully humorous (yet informative) Girt and True Girt by David Hunt (you can borrow them if you ask nicely – or even if you don’t), and a balanced, honest & compassionate online Quillette article by Australian lawyer and historian, Adam Wakeling.

Online worship – Sunday 24th May

May 24, 2020 at 8:22 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This week’s online worship begins a new series on the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, Jesus most famous message. Today Swanny will challenge us to not lose our saltiness, and we say farewell to Peter & Carolyn Campbell who are heading north to begin a new chapter in their ministry.

‘Here be Dragons’- Online worship 17/5/20

May 17, 2020 at 8:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Recording from our brand new ‘Home base for Mission’ for the first time ever, as well as on location around Gerringong, our worship today is titled ‘Here be dragons’. Drawing on the famous story of Jesus calming the storm, and Max Lucado’s wonderful book, ‘Fearless’, Rev. Peter Chapman today addresses the fear that is currently strangling our nation and our world, and suggests a pathway to live free of fear for good!

New Home Base for Mission: OPEN DAYS!!

May 14, 2020 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Dear precious church family,

Like the wandering Israelites finally taking possession of the promised land, it is with great joy that I can announce that we are ready to unveil our new ‘Home base for mission’!!

Sadly we are unable to gather as we had originally hoped in a large-scale worship and celebration event to mark the opening. In its place, we are offering members of our church family the opportunity for a guided tour of the new facilities this weekend (Sat & Sun 16th & 17th) from 1-4pm.

In the interests of public safety, we are asking members with surnames beginning with A-K to visit on Saturday, and L-Z on Sunday.

Your friendly tour guides, Helen Harrison and Peter & Di Moxey will be on hand to walk you though the premises in groups of no more than 4-5 people (observing physical distancing), and answer any of your questions.

We are technically considered to be a workplace, and are thereby allowed to have up to 10 people on the premises at a time. However we obviously wish to model best practice for our community, so if you pull into the driveway and you see more than a few cars already parked, can I please ask you come back at a later time in the afternoon.

If these times do not suit you, we can organise a private tour at your leisure.

I am aware that some of our folk do not have email or a social media presence, so please pass this news on to any members of our church that you know that fall into that category.

Yours in a land flowing with milk and honey,

Rev. Peter Chapman.

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