Our regular worship service is at 10-ish on a Sunday morning. We’re quite intentional about that because we don’t want people (especially those who have a long way to come and/or those with kidlets to organise) to feel embarrassed if they’re not here on the dot of 10am. Don’t tell anyone but, even our Minister has been known to arrive at 10ish… SSSHHH!!! Just know that we’re happy to see you whenever you turn up!
Our service is kind of a mix of traditional and contemporary with a progressive lean in the theology department. Sometimes everything goes according to plan and at other times… things seem to have a mind of their own. We’re okay with that because, y’know, that’s just life!
If we all came to church on the same Sunday, we’d almost fill the place. However, like most churches, some people come every week, some come once a month and some people turn up for specials like Christmas and Easter. It’s all good.
On the first Sunday each month, we share Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome to participate in this, regardless of where you’re at in your journey. We make a point of using grape juice (not alcohol) so that everyone is included – children too! Actually, our children often participate servers of Communion – with a little help from some grown-ups.
We’re a pretty laid back mob ranging in age from newborns to ninety-somethings and we come from all over the place! Some people come from as far north as Gawler and as far south as Morphett Vale, west to the coast and east to the hills and even Murray Bridge! We are a collection of people who’ve been here forever, people who are checking us out, people who’ve come from other denominations, people who don’t really “do” church but come with their partners, people who are “refugees from fundamentalism”, people who like our coffee and cake and so on.
Oh… yeah… most of us hang around after the service for a chat, a cuppa and biccies or cake, if it’s the second Sunday of the month which is ‘Birthday Sunday.’ We do “real” coffee and it’s all FAIR-TRADE.
On the fourth Sunday of the month, a bunch of us head down to ‘The Goody’ (Goodwood Hotel) for lunch. Some Sundays we’ve half filled the place! Meals range in price from $12 to $25, and serving sizes are LARGE. New people (whether at church or not) are always welcome. Some eat and run and others natter for hours. A GREAT way to get to know other people in the church community.