IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID 19
To ensure the safety of our members and the community, we have suspended our Sunday morning services for the time being. However, we are excited to let you know you can join us online! Please visit our website each week to hear our weekly sermon on YouTube. Our YouTube Channel can be found by clicking on this link: Living Faith Uniting Church YouTube Channel
Alternatively, LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for up to date information and access to sermons: Living Faith Uniting Church Facebook Page
1. Are you or anyone you know in need of prayer?
Prayer requests can be emailed to either Iris or Norelle. These will be shared with a confidential prayer chain that will pray for you.
2. Balance Builders has been postponed for time being.
3. Membership Course / Foundations to Christianity Course
Our Foundations to Christianity Course / Membership course is in the process of being produced for online access. We will keep you updated on the progress and accessibility of the course in the coming weeks. We are so excited about this project as it will be a refresher of all that we believe and will also be a beneficial way to spend our time while we are home-bound. Watch for further announcements.
4. EASTER SERVICES
All Easter Services will be recorded and accessible via our website in the coming weeks.
LETTER FROM REV IRIS MARAIS
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Dearest members and friends of Living Faith Uniting Church
We are facing an unknown season, yet we are facing it with a known God! This gives us great confidence as we move into new territory and creative thinking about how we can do church differently during these times.
I am very aware that there is an air of fear around the world which may be affecting some of us too. We are having to change not only the way we do church, but the way we live and function as humans. In all of these changes, we keep ourselves anchored firmly to Jesus Christ and our Christian faith. More than ever, the promises in Scripture are relevant to us and available for us to recite and call upon in times of fear or insecurity about the future.
I am available for pastoral care conversations or prayer via phone or email and would welcome your contact. My contact details are 0432 067 227 or email@example.com
I am delighted that our Sunday sermons are available in various formats to you; namely video or hardcopy. Our Church Council letter outlines how you can access the sermons but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Please let us all keep each other and our families in our prayers. In this way we can propel a powerful and sweeping chain of prayers across our community!
I stand with you during these times. As members of God’s family we are always connected through Christ, despite self-isolation or any other physical form of separation - we are never alone!
With Christian love,
MESSAGE FROM LIVING FAITH UC CHAIRPERSON
Dearest members and friends of Living Faith Uniting Church
We are writing to update you on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our church.
You will find attached a letter sent by the Queensland Moderator, Rev David Baker, to all Uniting Church congregations in Queensland. The Moderator has advised that all Uniting Church public worship services will cease, effective immediately. Speaking on behalf of the Living Faith Uniting Church council, we endorse this decision of Synod which is consistent with Government and public health policy; and with Scripture, which calls for us to care for our neighbour in love and with concern for their well-being.
In light of this, we are also suspending all meetings or ministries in the church building for the time being.
This is not a decision to “stop church.” Rather, it is a decision to “transform church” i.e. going beyond the walls of our church building on a Sunday morning. We have an incredible message of hope, love and peace for a world in desperate need.
We will be identifying new ways in which we can maintain and grow a very active ministry, discipleship and pastoral care program to support both the Living Faith congregation and the wider community. As a first step, Iris’s sermons will be available online via You Tube. This provides a wonderful opportunity to repeatedly listen to the sermons and to spread them far and wide to family, friends and even the broader community! Our YouTube Channel can be found by clicking on this link: Living Faith Uniting Church YouTube Channel
A link will be emailed out each week for the coming week's sermon, so do keep an eye out for the sermon notifications.
The ministry of Iris and Living Faith Uniting Church is more mission-critical than ever. We need your support. If you have not yet registered for online tithing or giving, we ask that you would prayerfully consider doing so. Our church bank account details for direct debit are as follows:
Living Faith Uniting Church
BSB: 014 010
Account number: 191452412
If you have needs, questions or creative ideas on how we can transform our world by the transforming power of our Lord Jesus Christ, please do not hesitate to phone or email Iris or any member of church council. We welcome your contact.
In the love and grace of Christ,
Living Faith Uniting Church Chairperson
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Living Faith Uniting Church is a community-based church that seeks to share God’s love with others. We believe that God meets us in our vulnerabilities and brokenness, and that as we surrender our lives to Him, He brings about healing and transformation in our lives and circumstances.
Please feel free to join us as we journey through life together, helping each other to find purpose and meaning through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are various ways to connect with us. Feel free to visit us for our Sunday morning services at 8:30am. Our welcome team would love to introduce you to the minister, Rev Iris Marais and other members of our community. Alternatively, call our office if you would like to access pastoral care services or if you would like an appointment to see our minister.
We hold various events and programs during the year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in receiving our monthly newsletter which outlines all of our activities, programs and upcoming events.
We look forward to your questions and company should you be interested in connecting with us.
Our Vision and Mission
Our Vision and Mission as a Christian Church is:
“We are a living witness, shining the light of Jesus Christ to bring FAITH, HOPE and LOVE to the community”