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MELD meetings Held at the church at 7.30 pm. Meetings dates: 28 June 15 September 17 November. Financial Health Week August 14, 16-18 with Andrew L’Almont    

Community

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If you are interested in getting involved in any of these community activities please contact the church office. Art Class A great outlet for your creative side. Whether you’re the master, or you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, you’ll enjoy this relaxed group that meets together Saturdays 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Christianity Explored […]

Giving

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Giving is a natural response to a generous God.  The Bible says that ‘each person should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (1 Corinthians 9:7.) Your giving enables us to: support our Mission Partners around the world employ our staff […]

Pastor’s Piece

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This Sunday we reflect on the beatitudes, the beginning of the long section in Matthew’s gospel, known as “the Sermon on the Mount”.  What does “blessed” mean?  It essentially means to “be happy”.  Sounds great!  But then we look at what Jesus says about being happy and realise the he has a very different idea from ours.

I think I’m happy when I’ve got my stuff sorted.  But Jesus honours a kind of poverty of spirit.  As Eugene Peterson paraphrases, “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope.  With less of you, there’s more of God and his rule.”  “Less is more” is certainly true in Jesus’ idea of happiness.

Mourning, humility, longing for righteousness, purity, peacemaking and persecution.  These are the other qualities Jesus mentions and they seem to have little to do with the so-called “happiness” of frivolous and fleeting fun and fashion today!  Instead they speak to our deepest needs and our greatest good.  They invite us to order our lives by the new “upside-down” values of God’s  kingdom.

Andrew

 

 

 

Groups

  • Construction Zone

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    The best place to be on Sunday morning for primary and intermediate school ages!  Learn Biblical values through creatively presented Bible stories and join in activities and Bible study with your small group.  Sundays 10:30 to 11:30 am downstairs.          

  • ELG

    Life Groups

    Life Groups (or Home Groups) meet weekly, fortnightly or four weekly for Bible study, prayer and fellowship.  They are a great way to get to other people and develop a closer community than is possible on Sunday mornings.  Studies often relate to the sermon topic, or are based on a book or video series.  Supper […]

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    Discovery Zone

    Our Daystar kindy next door provides a beautiful space for the children to play.  Thery also enjoy morning tea together, hear a Bible story and do a related activity.   Parents are welcome to stay. Supervision is by an awesome parent, grandparent and friend roster.  Sundays 10:00 to 11:30 am during term time.

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    Eden Youth

    Our vision: Raising disciples to follow Christ, grow in faith and reach the community.    

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