Sunday 10:00 AM
After singing together and sharing items and issues for prayer, brothers will lead the group in a time of prayer. Our time together finishes around 10:40 so that we can prepare for the Sunday Gathering.
Sunday 11:00 AM
We gather together on a Sunday in order to worship God and encourage one another, remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ by celebrating the Lord’s Supper. This is the way Jesus asked his followers to remember and proclaim him until he returns (see 1 Corinthians 11:26) and involves sharing bread and a cup together.
We begin with a brother welcoming those gathered, opening our time of worship together by praying, sharing from the Bible and giving out songs for us to sing. After around ten minutes, this brother will explain how we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper before sitting down.
The Lord’s Supper involves sharing bread and a cup together. However, before doing this we spend time thinking about Jesus Christ, whom the bread and cup remind us of. This occurs during an open time of worship, lasting around 40 minutes, where brothers who are going to share from the bread and the cup are free to lead us in prayer, give out songs for us to sing or teach us from the Bible (see 1 Corinthians 14:26). No set form is followed during this time and, as a result, each week is different. As this open time of worship time draws to a close, we give thanks for the bread and cup and share them around.
After celebrating the Lord’s Supper, a brother will come to the front, read a passage from the Bible and then preach a sermon based upon it. The sermon usually forms part of series, typically one that works through a book of the Bible, and will always include an explanation of the good news of Christianity, that we can inherit eternal life and receive forgiveness for our sins by trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation. As a result, if you are not a Christian, or want to understand what Christianity is all about, our Sunday Gathering is the perfect service for you to attend.
After the sermon, we may sing a closing song before the brother who opened our time together returns to make any necessary announcements. Our time together usually finishes around 12:30 PM, when we have a chance to catch up over refreshments together.
Please note that parents are able to take young children into our Creche throughout the service if they would like to. Additionally, midway through our time together, children who are between 4 and 11 years old can leave and go into another room for Footprints, a children’s club we run on a Sunday complimenting what we do together at Footsteps on a Friday.
Footsteps and Bigfoot
Friday 6:30 PM
Footsteps is a weekly term-time children's club for children who are at least 4 years old. Beginning at 6:30 PM, we seek to teach children the good news of Christianity through Bible stories, memory verses, songs, quizzes, games and activities. Footsteps finishes at 7:30 PM. Much of the material we use at Footsteps comes from a curriculum called The Gospel Project, more information about which can be found here.
Bigfoot is a weekly term-time group for those of secondary school age. Beginning at 6:30 PM, it provides young people with an opportunity to make and spend time with friends. During the evening we look at a message from the Bible together. Bigfoot finishes at 8:00 PM.