At JPUC we engage in the life of the church by coming together to listen, tell, show and do. We spend enjoyable and meaningful times together. Our understanding of the Bible, our God, our faith and ourselves grow as we listen, read, discuss, share, question, struggle, create, contemplate, understand and quietly be. Through the sharing of God’s love we are inspired, motivated, engaged, comforted and welcomed.
Weekly 9.30am – 10.40am.
Our Sunday service accommodates all the generations of our congregation with a mix of contemporary and traditional elements. So, contemporary songs sit beside traditional hymns; moments of deep reflection are interspersed with informality and the breakout of laughter; older adults young at heart join with the banter and learning of the Kids Time.
After the sharing of peace, the children go to Sunday Morning Group (SmG) for a lively program focused on them (every Sunday morning during school terms).
On the First Sunday of each month we serve Holy Communion. The children rejoin the service for Communion.
3rd Sunday of the month after the Service
JC’s Coffee Shop is held in the hall after worship, on the third Sunday of the month.
Brewed coffee and a variety of drinks, together with special treats, may be purchased. Everyone is invited to sit, catch up with friends, welcome someone new, and relax and chat.
5pm – 7pm, on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Evolve is an interactive service and meal held on the second Saturday of each month from 5pm–7pm.
The children assist in the planning and running of Evolve which includes music, a short input time and small groups for activities and discussion. It’s an opportunity for all ages to grow together in faith. The conversation and fun continues in the hall over a meal.
2020 Evolve dates:
- 8 February
- 14 March
- 9 May
- 13 June
- 8 August
- 12 September
- 10 October
- 14 November
See the What’s On Events page for updates.
Sunday Morning group (SmG)
Weekly 9.30am – 10.40am
SmG meets every Sunday morning during school terms. All school aged children (including preschool) are welcome and parents are also welcome to help younger children settle in if needed.
The children move from the worship space to the hall after the Kids’ Talk (about 20 mins into the service) and spend time learning about and sharing God’s word, as well as building relationships with each other, through games, activities and conversations based around the focus Bible Reading for the week.
Each term the children are encouraged to consider how they can actively share God’s love through serving others, with the main event being a BBQ in September to raise funds for Frontier Services (a UCA organisation that supports farmers and people in the outback).
2020 term dates:
Term 1: Sunday 2 Feb to Sunday 5 April
Term 2: Sunday 3 May to Sunday 5 July
Term 3: Sunday 26 July to Sunday 27 Sept
Term 4: Sunday 18 Oct to Sunday 13 Dec (TBC)
Kids Club & Youth Group
Alternating Friday nights during school terms
7pm every Monday (except public holidays).
The Christian meditation group practices in accordance with the World Community for Christian meditation.
This is an ancient form of prayer which began after the early church was formed. The meditators listen to some quiet music and teaching about the practice, before moving into silence for 20 – 30 minutes. They say a mantra “Ma-ra-na-tha” which helps to quieten mind and body.
The group meets in the Community Room at 7pm every Monday night, except for public holidays. All are welcome – children and adults. No previous experience is necessary.
One night per week over 6 – 8 weeks.
Bible studies are held at various times through the year, with each study usually taking place one night a week over a period of 6 to 8 weeks.
Studies are from a variety of sources and are either based on a Bible passage, a particular theme, or perhaps ideas from a selected author.
Please contact us for information on the next study series.