Weekly Sunday service and other public meetings during COVID19 restrictions

 PLEASE NOTE that Corrimal Community Church has enacted a COVID-19 Plan for gatherings and group usage in the Hub facilities in Augusta Street East Corrimal as restrictions are eased. Check in the latest ‘Rising HOPE’ Journal for updates on that plan or visit our Facebook page @CorrimalComChurch … thank you. 
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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT ANY ONE GATHERING BEING DEFINED BY THE 4SQ METRE PROTOCOL FROM THE NSW GOVT, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT PAGE OR OTHER CONTACT METHODS ADVERTISED TO LET US KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE INVITATION LIST TO A SUNDAY MORNING GATHERING FOR E.G. ONCE WE KNOW YOUR INTENT, WE CAN DETERMINE EACH WEEK WHO CAN BE PRESENT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT WE KNOW YOU WILL WANT TO HELP US LOOK AFTER OUR FAMILIES AND CONNECTIONS – THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE Beyond the current restrictions, we will continue ‘Live Streaming’ our Sunday Gatherings and other public meetings/events/seminars through on our Youtube Channel and appropriate videos will be uploaded onto our Facebook page.

General FAQ’s

How do I find the Corrimal Community Church (CCC) Hub? 

The Hub (as we refer to our building in our neighbourhood) is located at 9 Augusta Street East Corrimal NSW

How would you describe this church? What do you believe? 

The simplest answer is we are a Baptist Association of NSW & ACT affiliated church that believes what most main stream, orthodox Christian churches believe. A better answer is that the specific journey that we collectively believe, will, in the short to long term make more sense to everyone. Here are a few paragraphs that explain what we mean.

At Corrimal Community Church, we realize that whilst many believe in God, people are often uncomfortable with organized religion. Well … so are we!  We are a bunch of everyday people who simply think the church should look more like Jesus than anything we can come up with. 

We are Bible believing followers of Jesus. As such we are committed to declaring, representing and demonstrating God’s kingdom and seeking God’s will to be done firstly in OUR hearts and through OUR lives and then in and through our relationships with others ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, as Jesus said:

May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

We are a work in progress and we hope beyond hope that as we love and serve those we connect with, they might more clearly see Jesus and become energized about sharing this journey with us.

So, whatever previous experience you have had with either this church or some other, we’d like to think you could regard us as a friend in your neighbourhood; a friend that is willing to have a go at making some difference because we believe that Jesus came to earth to show us what we could become if we are motivated and compelled primarily by God’s love. 

Maybe that’s an idea which resonates with you? 

We are tired of being bullied by the world’s selfish agendas, so we invite you to partner with us, encourage us or even challenge us and the people around us to better reflect the culture of heaven which ONLY Jesus represented. 

We are trying to operate more like a caring family or team than an aloof institution. We admit that we won’t always get it right but it’s our intention, so we will keep working at it.

As such, we are trying to create a variety of spaces where we can safely meet together with Jesus, thank him for his sacrificial love which rescued us, and find ways to help our friends discover the life changing difference that a relationship with God can make.  

As John (one of Jesus’ first friends) wrote about in chapter 12 of his book: we are learning together how to BE present: IN love, WITHOUT judgement. We do hope you can join us on the journey soon!

Are there times other than 10am on Sunday mornings when I could attend a service or meeting? 

Yes. We recognise that Sundays might be the only day families have any time to catch up or may have a number of sporting and other activities that make attending a Sunday meeting challenging.

Our (developing) new schedule will provide opportunities for connection, faith and community-building at other times during the week. To find out more, watch the changeable sign out front or contact us via our listed contact options. 

For up to date information about our developing schedule and to see what’s on at the Hub check out our calendar

Where should I park my car when visiting The Hub? 

This Hub facility has been located here for over 60 years and now finds itself in a 100% residential zone. We partner with the council trying hard not to impede our neighbours’ parking and street access. There are usually half a dozen street parks in front of the Hub and in front of a few houses each side. We do have a driveway for dropping off anyone who has mobility challenges and a couple of cars can park on the concrete slab on the front lawn (and around this if it’s DRY). 

If you can walk from 50 to 300 metres, there are dozens of parking spots off road in the entrance ground to the Street Park about 3 doors east or on Pioneer Road further east, or west of the Hub into Duff Parade.

For larger events like Weddings / Funerals we position street signs and give directions for parking.    

THANK YOU for your support, patience and understanding. 

Do you provide for children during your meetings/services and or at other times in the week? 

We have launched ‘CCC Kids’ and can provide activities, child minding support and occasional scripture teaching during our church gatherings (and other events by arrangement); for children up to 11 years of age – currently.  There are also plenty of areas if you need ‘time out’ with your kids, including a creche, lounge area, kitchen and function room. CCC Kids also provides activities twice a week via our Facebook page.

NB: DUE TO CURRENT MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PATRONS RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU THINK YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND AN EVENT AND BRING YOUR CHILDREN. WE HAVE TO CLEAN AND PREPARE THE APPROPRIATE SPACES EVERY TIME THE HUB IS USED FOR A GATHERING OF ANY KIND. DO CONTACT US, WE’D LOVE TO ADD YOU TO OUR LIST OF PEOPLE THAT WE CONTACT EACH WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO IS PLANNING TO COME. THANK YOU!!

All our volunteer leadership team and staff have up to date Working With Children Checks with the NSW ‘Office of The Children’s Guardian (WWCC) and Safe Churches certification, so if you need assistance during one of our meetings don’t hesitate to ask!

Keep visiting our events calendar or sign up for our newsletter, or check out Facebook for developments and updates in children and youth engagement opportunities as they develop. 

Am I expected to make a monetary offering to the church if I attend any meetings?

No. Obviously, we are a not-for-profit organization that is only able to provide services based upon the commitment and support of those who give regular monetary donations/gifts BUT we believe that ‘giving’ is a person’s response to the work we do out of their own relationship with God.  If you have questions or would just like to talk about this, please make an appointment to see our minister via this link and he will gladly help clear things up for you about this issue or anything else that’s on your mind.  If you’d like to attend a meeting/service but feel you can’t donate, please don’t let that stop you hanging out with us – there’s absolutely no obligation or expectation for this.

I would like to donate to your work, how can I do this electronically? 

For a direct deposit donation, our account details are:

Greater Bank Account
Account Name: Corrimal Community Church
BSB: 637000
Account Number: 724196462
Reference: use “Donation” or “Gift” or ‘Tithe” (you can add your surname or not if you want to donate anonymously)

I have hearing and/or visual challenges, is there any special provision for this?  

Our built in hearing loop in the auditorium is currently undegoing repair and upgrade. We will change this information once work is completed.We have a large, easily viewed TV screen for data projection. For any more specific needs, please ask at reception which is located inside the northern – Augusta Street entrance to the Hub, and someone will help you as is possible. 

What does a weekly service/meeting look like? 

At our weekly 10am Sunday Gathering, the key idea is a large lounge room. We are everyday people providing a service to the community which is accessible, relaxed and hopefully energizing for daily life. As such we dress casually and comfortably. 

We do our best to provide contemporary and good quality music for worship singing or inspirational items. You can sit anywhere and we want you to be as comfortable as you need to be.

We provide a communion ceremony most weeks (i.e. eating bread and drinking grape juice to remember Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us when He died on the Cross – Jesus instigated this remembrance ceremony at his Last Supper).

We provide opportunity for people to receive prayer for any needs in their life (privately OR publicly as needed), whatever that need might be.

Our ministers share the truth that God reveals to them as they read the Bible. It’s like a big conversation, engaging and interactive. Our expectation is that all who attend will feel they can engage respectfully with what’s being shared and that what is shared is NOT something that is incontestable. We encourage people to submit their questions  after the meeting or via the pastoral cards at the end of seating rows. You can deposit this form into a designated box near the eastern entry/exit or you can email prayer needs or questions or you can submit them via the Facebook page or text if preferred to 0439 137 780.   

We invite visitors or church family members to share a cuppa or have some lunch together following our Sunday Gathering. We provide Coffee & Tea before and after our Gatherings and morning tea afterwards in the HOPE Cupbearer Cafe and the Function Room; so we can continue the conversations and ministry to one another if appropriate and desired, and or grow in our knowledge and support of each other. On the 3rd Sunday of each month we share lunch in the function room starting at 11.30am and you are welcome to join us whether you have been present at the Gathering or not.

How can I find out what’s happening, things I can pray for or other ways I can connect?

Visit our News and Information page where regular updates are posted.

If you are a regular attender you may like to subscribe to the ‘Rising HOPE’ journal sent by our minister in bite size pieces at least weekly. This journal is designed to both help clarify the story of our church’s life and mission in real time and give resources for prayerful review and action. To subscribe contact us and say you’d like to be added to the Rising HOPE journal email list.

THROUGHOUT 2020 Graeme is sending the H.O.P.E Project Daily Devotional. You can receive these right to your email inbox by subscribing via the link on the page above or contact us and ask Heather to add your email to the subscription list. If you would like to catch up on previous devotions, we will produce Graeme’s devotion as a free e-book (for subscribers only) in 3 Volumes which will be available soon after each volume of 122 devotions are completed.