Spirit Filled Scripture

The Uniting Church Assembly advises that ‘one of the most important needs facing the Church is to practice a way of reading the Bible and living the Christian life that is authentic to the Gospel’s content and meaning for our time.  What we really need today are not new and more intellectual techniques, but reliable…

Alive – Daily Devotional

Romans Chapter 8 has been described as the greatest chapter in the greatest book in the Bible. This 39 day daily devotional was written by Rev Stu Cameron of Newlife Church on the Gold Coast. It invites you to read through Romans Chapter 8 in full each day, and then to focus your thoughts on…

COVID-19 The Changing Path Out

Step 3 UPDATE We continue to work through the requirements associated with the path to reopening activities at our property. The information below has been updated to reflect the progress made this week. Government COVID Sage Step 3 Plan – became effective on Monday 29 June, with 1 person per 2sqm. Sign in sheets and…

We Are Back!

We are so excited!! Church Council has set a date for our return to gathered worship! Worship is person at the Church will resume at 9:15am and 6:00pm on Sunday 5 July. Worship at 11:00am will not resume yet because of the vulnerable nature of that community and because our friends who attend from Resthaven…

Tech Team Opportunity

With the live streaming of worship, the tech team has become more important than ever. In previous days, if the microphone stopped, we could always talk louder. If the data projector stopped, we could always drag out the hymn books. We never had need of a camera operator or someone to check the internet connection…

Come, Holy Spirit Study

‘Come, Holy Spirit’ is our next church-wide study. This seven week study will commence on Sunday 7 June, the week after Pentecost Sunday. The purpose of the study is not only to increase our knowledge about the Holy Spirit, but to help us grow our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Each weekly topic will be…

Church Council Report

Church Council met on Monday evening, 18 May. Simon led us in a devotion based on Acts 2:42-47, The Fellowship of Believers. It was lovely to meet in the same place again together after months of navigating the ‘online’ space. The devotional of choice being particularly pertinent as we came together for the first time…

Congregation Meeting

If you’re one of the 160 people who missed the congregation meeting last Sunday then you’ve missed an exciting information packed session laying out the future foundations for the growth of our church. Our treasurer, Peter, detailed the state of finances which, while reserves are declining at an alarming rate, should remain steady for the…

It’s the Mission Not the Method

Jesus promised his disciples that he would never leave them, and promises us that he will never leave us. Whatever circumstances we face, Jesus is with us, living within us through the Holy Spirit. Although at the moment people are physically distancing themselves from us, to protect the vulnerable in our society, Jesus never seeks…

Westbourne Park Uniting Church COVID-19 Response

UPDATE 22/03/2020 WORSHIP: CHURCH OR HOME? Worship is vitally important in our Christian life and witness as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. Worship uplifts, centres and refreshes us for the journey. The thought of life without the sustaining corporate fellowship with God found in Sunday worship is confronting at the least. The decision to…