What to expect

What to expect

Our approach is relaxed and friendly.

There is no  dress code for church services.  We encourage you to wear what’s comfortable for you. Summer brings thongs and shorts for some while others like to dress more formally.  You will be welcomed however you come.

Welcome

As you enter you will be greeted by one of our welcome team.  They’ll be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. They can also help you to find a seat and  provide you with information about our church and its various activities.

Overview

Worship services at CUC typically last about 70- 90 minutes. We begin with a time of worship through music.  The 8.00am service music is more traditional in focus with hymns and piano or pipe organ.  The 9.30am and 5.30pm services feature contemporary music and  are lead by a worship leader and  team.  Most people join in the worship time by standing and singing.  Some people like to sit quietly and reflect, absorbing the music and using the time to connect with God.

This time is followed by  a brief time of greeting, some announcements and prayers. Then you’ll experience solid, engaging teaching from the Bible.  Our focus is on helping people to connect with Jesus Christ. This includes supporting each other  in knowing how to live as Christ’s followers in daily life . We aim to unpack biblical teaching in ways that are accessible and applicable to the complexities and challenges of our modern world.

Giving

There will be an opportunity to contribute financially to God’s work through an offering time during the service. This money is used to support our ministries locally, nationally and globally. Our regular attenders are encouraged to give generously and consistently as God guides them to enable us to offer the hope of Jesus and serve others in his name. But there is no pressure on guests to contribute unless you wish to do so.

Kids

At our 9.30am service we also have Kids’ Church program.  The kids join us for the opening time of worship and song  and then are invited to join in age appropriate activities in our back halls.  This program covers children from 3 years of age to Year 6.  For younger children (accompanied by a parent) we have a creche equipped with a lounge, toys and a change table.  All of our children’s workers are covered by a government mandated “Working with Children Check” and also undergo regular training as part of our Safe Church protocol.   You are also welcome to keep your children with you in the main worship service.  If you have a teenager, we encourage you to attend our main service and then check-out our Youth activities, which are on Friday nights during school terms.