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Category: Weekly News

1st Sunday Lent –Telling Tales & Punchy Parables Finding the Lost

Are you a jigsaw puzzler? Are you easily drawn into an amusing tale or an absorbing parable? Do you enjoy music and singing? Worship this coming Sunday will be a little different as Chris Jaensch refreshes us with a different angle on the Gospel. The focus will be on three of Jesus’ parables, his lost…
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A Surprising God

This week we continue our interview series with people from our community sharing their faith and prayer journey. This week Perry Campbell shares how God has placed him in a place where he can use his Gifts to share his faith with young people and use his personal interests to witness to others. Come and…
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God’s Heart for Us

The Church makes many claims about God – about who God is and what God does and what God is like—and the biggest claim of all, the one that is at the core of all its claims is that God is love—above all else, God is love. We sing songs and hymns about the God…
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Come As You Are: Unique

I have two little ones at home. Little Miss Wiggles and Mr. Poops-a-lot are growing up really fast! They rely on me and Mrs Kupke for protection, for guidance as they learn and grow, and ultimately, for love. But sometimes we as parents don’t get it right because we’re not perfect.   Thankfully, we can…
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Choose Kindness

We live in an increasingly polarised and cynical society. There is deep division, mistrust and hurt. Sometimes we find ourselves caught up in this fragmentation and we find it seeping into our lives, our homes, our schools, and our churches. When Saint Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, he was writing to a church…
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Love Comes to Life Where You Are

I was at a youth camp recently and the young people were talking about wanting to do something for God – to live out their faith in a truly meaningful way. They talked about various missions they would like to go on. They were inspiring in the vision they had for how they could serve…
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Celebrating the Reign of God in 2023

Jesus was the Messiah, the promised Saviour, who ushered in the Kingdom of God (the reign of God).  The Scriptures tell us that the Kingdom of God exists, wherever Jesus reigns as King – wherever people acknowledge him as their Lord and Saviour. Usually, royal power is exercised in a way that benefits the one…
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Safe Zone or Faith Zone?

This Sunday we look at Moses who was possibly the greatest person in the Old Testament. Moses led the people of Israel out slavery from Egypt to the promised land. It was an incredible fete. Moses spoke directly with God. God gave us the 10 commandments through Moses. Yet none of us would have known…
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Joy

A blessed Christmas to all of you as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child and share in the joy that only He brings to all the world. Bible Readings: Christmas Eve- Isaiah 9:2 (NLT), John 1:4-5 (NLT), John 1:9 (NLT), John 1:29 (NLT), John 12:46 (NLT), Luke 2:10-12 (NLT), Luke 1:26-28 (NLT), Matt…
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Immanuel – The Power & Possibilities of Presence

The alarm blared at 5 am. It was a cold, foggy autumn morning. I wasn’t overseas on a ministry trip heading out early, there were no appointments in my diary, and I only planned to start writing at 8.30. Why the early start? There was no hesitation, however. I leapt out of bed, dressed appropriately,…
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