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Welcome

If you’re joining us for the first time or if you’re visiting, we hope you have a great time worshiping with us and being part of the Emmanuel family. Here’s some info that might be useful.

Emmanuel is a church that strives to live out its vision of being Real People with Relevant Faith for Our Community. We believe this is achieved through growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ, worshipping God together, being God's hands and feet in the local community, and sharing our faith with people in our lives.

We have a range of great ministries and community connections. All including Children are welcome in worship and we encourage their participation and service.

During the week we have a range of additional programs and activities for children, youth, and families including; Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Playgroup, and Youth Discipleship.

We also have a range of adult Explore Groupsthat meet to study the bible in smaller groups, and a range of adult interest groups including Tennis, Indoor Bowls, Craft, Working Bees, and Fellowship groups you can find more about these here.

On Sundays we hold two Worship Services:

Our 8am Sunday service is a traditional style of worship which is quieter and more structured and includes the great hymns of our tradition.

Our 9.30am Sunday service is more contemporary and caters for families of all types. We use modern songs from a wide range of sources, have an informal style of worship, and have a high degree of participation in the leadership of the services. Sunday School is run for children aged 3 and up within this service during school terms. We also provide Sermonfollow up and Dig in at Home materials to help resource and equip households to engage in faith practices at home and everyday life.

During both services, Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month and the preaching is biblically based and relevant to people’s lives.

Whatever your style of worship, we can assure you that you will be very welcome here at Emmanuel. Our auditorium has Guest wi-fi, a retreat room for those who need it, and a hearing aid loop on the Laurel St side.

Staying connected with what’s happening is easy via our Website, Church App,and Facebookor by contacting one of the Ministry Team listed below.

If you'd like to provide us with your details and sign up to receive church news and updates via email please connect with us here

Thank you.

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Worship In Person

Worship is one of the central activities that we participate in as a church. Each of our Sunday services are unique and inspired opportunities for us to express our love for God. Through our worship services we provide opportunities for God to speak to us and through us to inspire us in our lives of discipleship.

Through the Summer School Holiday's our 9:30 worship service times have changed.

Special services throughout December are listed on our events page.

Services in January are 8am (traditional) and 5pm (family / table worship) through until Sunday Jan 20 when we are scheduled to return to our 9:30am service, coinciding with the start of the school year.

Sunday December 31 (NYE) 8am 5pm.

Sunday 7 January (Holy Communion) 8am 5pm

Sunday 14 January 8am 5pm

Sunday 21 January 8am 9.30am

Our 8am Sunday service is a traditional style of service. This is a quieter, more structured style of service where we sing the great hymns of our tradition. We share together in communion on the first Sunday of each month.

Our 5pm Sunday service will be a more casual service based around the table and will involve a shared meal and prayer and discussion.. These interactive services are family friendly and open to all ages and all stages of faith. Come as you are and bring a plate to share as you are able.

Our 9.30am Sunday Worship is a contemporary service designed for young families. We use contemporary songs from a wide range of sources, have an informal style of worship and have a high degree of participation in the leadership of the worship services. The preaching is biblically based and is relevant to people’s lives. Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School is run during the school terms, during this service.

If you would like to worship online please click here for more information.

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Community Helping Hand

Community Helping Hand is one way we can connect with our local Community by offering Help, using our Hands and Hearts. It seems incredible that in our community there are some people who don’t have homes but sleep in our parks, and that there are people who have to come here for food. What we offer is not fancy gourmet food, but basic things: baked beans, rice, noodles, milk, tea bags, toothpaste, etc. As well as offering bags of food, may we care for these people with our prayers, and be mindful of these people on the sidelines of our community.

We offer the food hamper service as an Emergency Relief Basis and the hours of service are as follows.

Monday and Thursday 9.00m - 12 noon (only)

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If you would like to donate to this project one way is through the containers for change scheme.

The Community Helping Hand code is

C10226106

all support is greatly appreciated.

This project is fully funded my the Emmanuel Uniting Church Community.

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

At Emmanuel, pastoral care is “for everyone by everyone” and this often happens within an Explore Group. For other Pastoral Care needs we have a dedicated team of volunteers headed by Bronwyn Kelly who can be contacted in the first instance on 3354 4961 pastoralcare@emmanueluca.org.au .

As part of our Pastoral Care we also ask members of our congregation to complete the Directory & Emergency Contact Details form.

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Worship Online

Online Worship occurs via zoom. You can now join us live online on Sunday Morning:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9332095036

Meeting ID: 933 209 5036

At 7.50am for our 8am Worship Service

At 9.20am for our 9.30am Sunday Worship.

Worshiping with us in Person

If you want to worship with us in person please click here for information

Recorded Services

If you missed a service, we record and make available our services for up to eight weeks.

They are available here

NOte that our 5pm services will NOT be available online

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Share Your Journey

'Share your Journey' is when we hear about peoples' walk with God and celebrate the ways in which God has worked throughout our lives.

If you would like the opportunity to share your walk with God, please contact Rev Brian Hoole.

The link will take you to our Youtube Playlist with recordings of our 'Share Your Journey' Segment.

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Service Catchup

Missed a Sunday service ? Our most recent Sunday Service's are held for up to 8 weeks.

Sunday June 9 Hannah- "Growing in character through difficult people"

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

Sunday June 2 Moses - "Growing in Humility through testing"

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

Further reading - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/the-humble-leader/

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/greatness-humility-servanthood

https://www.cslewisinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/CSLewisOnHumilityPride.pdf

https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/torah-exodus-1/

Sunday May 26 Mary - "Growing in Humility through testing"

Combined service

930audio only click here.

930am full video click here.

Sunday May 19 Pentecost

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

930audio only click here.

930am full video click here.

Sunday May 12 "Forgiveness through mistreatment" Joseph

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

930audio only click here.

930am full video click here.

Sunday May 05 "Forgiveness through mistreatment" John 8

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

930audio only click here.

930am full video click here.

Sunday April 28 "Faith in Uncertainty" Abraham

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

Sunday April 21 "Faith in Uncertainty" Ruth

8am audio only click here.

8am full video click here.

930audio only click here.

930am full video click here.

If you would like to see previous 8am services (pre Oct 2023) please click here.

If you would like to see previous 9:30am services (pre Oct 2023) please click here.

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Grow Series

In 2024 Emmanuel is undertaking a journey of Growth.

We're following a book by Scholar and Pastor Rev Dr Andrew Prince called "How Christians Grow".

The study guides for this book are below.

Copies of the book are available to purchase at Emmanuel during office hours, or contact the author directly via the Brisbane School of Theology www.bst.qld.edu.au

Leaders Guide

Participants Guide - book

Participants Guide - characters

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Memorials

Memorials / funerals held at Emmanuel Uniting Church are available as requested here.

They will be held online for up to 3 months.

In loving memory of Heather McDonald, Friday 19/04/2024

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