Church and Community

Church and Community

God’s mission in the world is the reconciliation and renewal of the whole of creation. The church is a community of followers of Jesus in one place, exploring how they are invited to participate in God’s mission. Attributed to many different writers is the catchphrase “It is not the church of God that has a mission in the world but the God of mission who has a church in the world.”

To this end we hope to engage in our community by “Growing in Spirit” and “Reaching out in love.” We are asking God how we can be ‘good neighbour’ in our community. The “Church in the Trees” was built on 1997 as a community facility. We currently host a mixture of our own events and programs alongside hiring the space.

Current Groups include:
Southlakes U3A
Sustainability Group
Al Anon
Exercise Classes
Shim Jang Taekwondo
Frustration Cards
Craft and Learning
Ladies Fellowship
‘Red Dove Choir’ Music Club
‘Branch’ Op Shop stand alone onsite Tue-Wed-Thu 9.30am to 2.30pm, 2nd Sat month 10-12noon
Open Kitchen Community Meal 4th Friday of the month 6-8pm all welcome!!

Work continues on whether a "Fix It" Festival or ReCreate Expo might be held bringing together reuse, repurpose, recycle folks from the area to promote the 'common good'!!
We are also exploring possibilities for gathering children, youth & families at “Church in the Trees.” Our Minister Rev. Rob Hanks has been a mentor participating in the “Youth Frontiers” program with Year 9 students at Morisset High School in 2017 and we will plan a Term 2 2019 set of experimental events to see what flies!!