The Worship Committee seeks a worshiping life that is responsive to the presence of the Spirit of God. In worship, we give God praise, are confronted and comforted by the scripture, seek meaningful fellowship with others and are empowered to turn our worshiping life into witness in God’s world. The convener of this committee is Mrs Wendy Ratawa. You are most welcome to come to our meeting at 7.00 p.m. in the Bay Room every first Tuesday of the month.
One of the greatest rewards of belonging to a faith community is the caring ministry it provides. The minister with the help of our elders visits our members in the nursing and retirement homes, hospitalised and housebound. They spend time with each person they visit and deliver the Sunday newsletter. In addition, every first Sunday of the month, home communion is taken to those in nursing and retirement homes and the housebound.
Uniting Church Adult Fellowship (UCAF)
‘Adult fellowship is the coming together of women and men in the church for a wide variety of spiritual, social, educational, recreational, service and mission support activities.’
The UCAF group meets regularly featuring guest speakers and presentations by their own members. Previous meetings have included various fun and interesting topics such as how to make slices, personal treasures, ‘This is your life’ and so much more. After each meeting members enjoys time of refreshments and fellowship. This fellowship group, which at present is all women, meets on the first Wednesday of each month, usually from 1.30 p.m. in the Bay Room. Anyone, male and female is welcomed to be part of this group.
Property and Finance
Property and Finance Committee seeks to encourage our congregation in its stewardship. The committee also sets budgetary requirements for the ministry and mission of the church. The chair of this committee is Mr John Birrell.
The Church Council is the oversight committee with its main priority is to ‘building up the Congregation in faith and love, sustaining members in hope, and leading the Congregation to a fuller participation in Christ’s mission in the world’. The chair of the Council is Mr John Birrell and the Minute Secretary is Mrs Jenny Hickey.
The Hospitality Committee is the catering arm of the church. This group of dedicated volunteers works closely with Jonathan Hepner Funerals and continues to provide catering needs for their funeral receptions. They also cater for Presbytery functions and other community events. The hospitality committee has been able to continue with our tradition of being a church that serves.