Our morning service begins with a few songs, prayer and announcements. During this time, kids and adults worship together. Our families tend to sit on the left of the auditorium (as you walk in) where we have activity tables for the kids stocked with colouring pages, book and toys. We also pause for a moment early in the service to greet each other and have a quick chat. This is sometimes followed by a sharing time, in which members of the church share how God has been working in their lives.
More songs are sung as the offering basket is passed around. A brief children’s story generally comes next, and kids are invited to come up to the front of the church for an interactive session that ties in with the themes they are studying in Kids Church. The children are then invited to head off to Kids Church.
Meanwhile in the auditorium, the sermon begins. Individual sermons often form part of a sermon series that runs across a few weeks or even months. To catch up on past sermons, head to the Watch, Listen, Read page.
After the sermon, we sing a few more songs, close in prayer and head out to the foyer for a cuppa and a chat. Parents and kids often end up in the Tinies room – feel free to join them!
Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. This is a special time for our church in which we break bread together, just as Jesus and His disciples did some 2000 years ago. People of any age are welcome to take part in communion and you need not have been baptised to do so.
We take a collection during the service and you are welcome to contribute to this if you feel led, but there is no pressure to do so.