We have 2 Alpha courses starting this week at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Somerville! Dinner included in each. Here’s the 2 courses:
ALPHA (for all ages): SUN EVENING starting 7th May 5.30-7pm
YOUTH ALPHA (for high school students): WED NIGHTS starting 10th May 6-8pm
Alpha is a 12 week course designed to promote discussion about life; in particular, who Jesus is, what the Christian faith is all about, and what that might mean for our lives now. Please RSVP if you’re interested in attending by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to our community
There is good news. In the midst of all that is going on in the world. God loves us. God loves you. It’s pretty simple on one level, but very deep. There is a plan and a purpose. Even though life can be chaotic, there is a strong foundation for life and hope.
Here at St Andrew’s we seek to be an open and growing community. In faith and hope and love. We journey together through the uncertainties of life, holding on to Jesus, and seeking to love others as he loved us. That’s the call. We have much to learn as we move forward together.
You are most welcome to join with us, and discover more about this amazing journey, to which God invites us all.
10.00am worship gathering each week, meeting in the church hall to accommodate the numbers. All welcome.
Who we are:
As community we work together as one people. This is God’s design for the church. And we each have unique gifts and abilities to contribute.
We express it with the following acronym:
S = Scripture.
We are people of the Scriptures, the Bible. It’s our story, we are part of God’s unfolding plan of love and redemption in Jesus, and His purposes for renewing life and creation.
C = Community:
We have common unity. Jesus says, “love one another, as I have loved you”. This is the foundation of unity. People, with different personalities, backgrounds, ages and experiences, who seek to think of others before themselves.
A = Adaptability.
Through these past two years of Covid, God has really brought this one home to us. We’ve had to change, to adapt to a changing world. The future is likely to bring further challenges and unpredictability. Learning to adapt, while clinging on to an unchanging God, is a real strength as we move into the future.
T = Team.
Church is team. We are to be contributors more than consumers. Together Everyone Achieves More. We champion each individual’s potential while weaving gifts together to form a strong team.
S = Support.
The world we live in can be highly stressful. Mutual support is an expression of Community. Small groups and friendship circles are vital to nurture and encourage.both our well-being and our mission. A community which is attractive to be part of.
Our Op Shop is open, 9.00am – 4.00pm on Monday, Thursday afternoons and Friday 9.00-4.00, plus Saturday 9.00-1.00.
Community Market: Every second Saturday of the month (except January)
Mainly music – on Thursday mornings, for pre-schoolers, and parent or carer. With Fiona and team.
Small groups, for Bible learning, and encouragement and support, meet at various times through the week.
Ways you can connect with us
Small groups are great ways to build friendships and explore what the Bible says. We have a number of groups meeting through the week, including a Zoom group on Wednesday evenings.
Please join our regular emails to keep in touch. Just complete the link below.
Our facebook page also brings regular up-dates and think spots.
We’d love to have you connecting with us – no church experience necessary!
God bless you all.
You can find a number of Sunday messages on our youtube channel: