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We are:

all about following Jesus. We are a community of imperfect people who have experienced the love and forgiveness of a wonderful God.  We are a local expression of God’s eternal and universal church, called to be God’s people who love, worship, glorify, and serve our living King, Jesus Christ;

part of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations of the Uniting Church, joining with other Uniting Church congregations in contending for the Biblical faith: Confessing the Lord Jesus Christ, Proclaiming the Truth and Renewing the Church; and

“evangelical” Christians, which means that Jesus shapes the heart of our worship, the Bible shapes the heart of our life, and the Gospel (the Good News about Jesus) shapes our heart for a broken world.

Our Statement of Faith & Core Values

Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mark 4:41)

The Gospel writer Mark records for us an incident where the disciples of Jesus, though hardened sailors on the Galilean Sea, feared for their lives when a “furious squall came up” and nearly sunk their boat (Mark 4:35 – 41).

They were astounded when Jesus calmed the storm and the raging seas with a simple command: “Quiet. Be still!” (v 39). In fact, Mark records ‘They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (v 41). Jesus got their attention!!

Throughout the months of May to July, we will be exploring this same question: “Who is this man?”

As we journey through Mark’s Gospel with the Christianity Explored series, we will be confronted with someone we cannot ignore. Perhaps our preconceived ideas of who Jesus was (or is), and why he came, lived and died, may be confirmed, or even shaken! As Jesus challenged his followers: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29); so also we may be challenged with the same question. What will be your answer?

Over the many years of my Christian journey I have come to a conclusion about Jesus that I think is expressed well by the great academic and fantasy author C S Lewis who once wrote:
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg–or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse…. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” (Mere Christianity 1952).

Why not join us on Sunday mornings at 9.30 am to discover for yourself information about Jesus that may help you make your choice about him.

Ian Weeks

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