Happy New Year…
the Christian New Year that is!
Advent marks the beginning
of the Christian Calendar.
The Season of Advent
is a time of preparing for
St Matthew’s Uniting Church
in Whitegates Avenue, Peakhurst Heights
invites you and yours to a special interactive service in the church hall involving songs, story, activity and morning tea
as all ages together prepare
for this time of the year.
10.30am – 12.00pm
23rd November 2014
During the season of Pentecost we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit with the sound of wind and the appearance of fire on the Day of Pentecost, 10 days after the ascension of Jesus. Pentecost is often referred to as the church’s birthday. Since that day those who believed in Jesus receive the Spirit of God, not just a few chosen leaders.
Red is the colour for Pentecost, the colour of fire.
During Pentecost we remember that God chose to send the Holy Spirit to empower the people of God to continue the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, as well as to sustain our relationship with God. There are many words used to try to describe the Holy Spirit – such as advocate, seal, helper, comforter, guide, one who convicts of sin, guarantee. The fruit or evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, self-control, and faith.
The Holy Spirit is the way God is with us; so if God is with us and let loose to rule in our lives, then our lives will reveal the character of God.
‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them… (Acts 2: 1-4)
We hope the following FAQ answers any questions you might have about us. If not, please give us a call.
Q: What time is your worship service?
A: We have one service per week - Sunday at 10:30am.
Q: What time is Sunday School?
A: The Sunday School program runs at the same time as the service. The children join the congregation for a story and songs at the beginning of the service then move to the Sunday School after 10-12 minutes.