Who we are
We celebrate God’s love for all the cosmos, expressed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
As Jesus shared the hospitality of God toward humankind, so we embody God’s hospitality with all.
We are a community of faith in a broader community of different beliefs, cultural, social and economic situations. As we respond to the great diversity of community needs we respect all we serve, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation or need – we share a common humanity – all are created equal in the sight of God.
Therefore, we are ‘a safe place’ for children, young people and adults, respecting difference, personal space and all ages.
In the Congregation there is a wide range of understandings about faith and life; we accept these with love, uniting around the common practices of Jesus of Nazareth.
So, we hold that every human being has limitless value and inherent capacities – and encourage the discovery and growth of our capacities for the service of others – serving our neighbourhood, both near and far.
Jesmond Park Uniting Church will be known as a faith community that shares and experiences God’s love with and through the broader community, regardless of race, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation or need.
The two key strategic areas of focus, in addition to an ongoing commitment to nurturing the existing Congregation, are:
- Community connections – engaging with our local community.
- Children and youth – engaging, nurturing & empowering younger people.
Churches steeped in the traditions of the area and with Methodist and Presbyterian backgrounds became part of the Uniting Church in 1977.
In 1998 Lambton, Jesmond and Waratah Uniting Churches took the brave step to combine on one site to form Jesmond Park Uniting Church. The transition continued when a new purpose built church was opened in 2008 to provide a larger worship space, meeting rooms and break out/casual spaces.
The auditorium, hall, kitchen and rooms all are available for the wider community to use. See venue hire for details.
The congregation is led by our Minister with the Church Council, served by our Office Administrator and Finance and Property Manager, with many volunteers.
The Uniting Church commits itself to the care, protection and safety of all people with whom it comes in contact.
At Jesmond Park Uniting Church we endeavour to provide an environment that is physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually safe for all children and adults.
Learn more: https://nswact.uca.org.au/about-us/safe-church/
We are a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia
The Uniting Church in Australia – is bigger than our congregation.
On any Sunday more than 2,500 congregations across Australia worship at a Uniting Church, including many congregations that worship in languages other than English.
The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia and the first church to be created in and of Australia. The Uniting Church in Australia was formed on June 22, 1977, as a union of three churches: the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
From the outset, the Uniting Church sought to be a loud voice for a world that is fair and equitable, to welcome everyone as they are and to protect God’s creation and the planet we live on.
Today, through Uniting, the Uniting Church is the largest non-government provider of community services in Australia.
To be a fellowship of reconciliation, living God’s love and acting for the common good to build a just and compassionate community.
To inspire, empower and support the Uniting Church in all its varied expressions to live out our Christian faith.
We affirm that this means supporting the goals of:
- Bringing people to Gods Love
- Responding to human need and strengthening community
- Transforming unjust social structures
- Continuing to learn and grow
- Protecting and renewing creation.
The Uniting Church is:
- inclusive and generous
- honest and accountable
- just and compassionate
- hopeful and courageous.
For more information about the Uniting Church in Australia visit the Assembly website.
UNITING SERVICES IN OUR AREA
- Margaret Jurd College
- Uniting NewPin Newcastle
COUNSELLING & MEDIATION
- Uniting Counselling and Mediation Newcastle > WEBSITE
- Uniting Preschool Adamstown Heights
AGED CARE > WEBSITE
- Retirement and Independent Living
- Uniting Denison Court
- Uniting Narla
- Uniting Scenic Court
- Residential Aged Care
- Uniting Lindsay Gardens Hamilton
- Uniting Irwin Hall Mayfield
- Uniting Koombahla Elermore Vale
- Uniting Garden Suburb
- Uniting Narla Belmont Nth
HOME & COMMUNITY CARE > Website
- Uniting Assistance with Care and Housing Hunter
- Uniting Home Care Hunter