Weekly Sunday service and other public meetings whilst COVID19 protocols continue

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 PLEASE NOTE that Corrimal Community Church has enacted a plan and is a registered COVID-19 Safe business. This Plan deals with all gatherings and group usage in the Hub facilities in Augusta Street East Corrimal (inside and outside) as restrictions get updated on a regular basis. The latest version is always displayed on the TWO MAIN entrances to the Hub. Check in the latest ‘News Updates & COVID-19’ blog which you will find on the ‘News & Journals’ Home Page Menu, for updates on that plan and our meeting schedule, or visit our Facebook page @CorrimalComChurch … thank you. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILST MOST OF THE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING FAQ’s ARE APPLICABLE TO SOME LEVEL AT THIS TIME, THE COVID-SAFE PLAN IS THE FILTER THROUGH WHICH OUR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT CURRENTLY OCCURS. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT ANYTHING OR NEED TO ASK A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT OUR CHURCH AND ITS MISSION, PLEASE ASK VIA OUR CONTACT US page 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO BE BACK FACE-TO-FACE AT THE HUB, DUE TO THE EVER CHANGING CAP ON MAXIMUM NUMBERS OF PEOPLE AT GATHERINGS AS DEFINED BY NSW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS PLEASE CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE INVITATION LIST TO A SUNDAY MORNING, OR OTHER GATHERING. Whatever happens or however long current Covid-Safe protocols apply, we will continue ‘Live- Streaming’ our Sunday Gatherings and other public meetings/events/seminars via our Youtube Channel. Even though Facebook page protocols have changed and NO LONGER ALLOW static videos of our meetings to be posted to our page, WE WILL LEAVE THE YOUTUBE LINK for each gathering on the FB page so you can access the gathering content in real time during the live-stream and then anytime from Monday each week.

General FAQ’s

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

The Hub (as we refer to our building and facilities 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 realise that whilst many believe in God, some people are often uncomfortable with organized religion.

Well … so are we!

At Corrimal Community Church, we realise that whilst many believe in God some people are often uncomfortable with organised religion. Well … so are we!  We are everyday people who simply think the church should look more like Jesus than any alternative 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. We seek 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 hope beyond hope that as we love and serve those we connect to, 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. We hope to be a friend willing to have a go at making a 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? 

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

Operating more like a caring family or team than an aloof institution is important to us. 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 (including online options which have become important in this season), 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 perhaps you work Sundays, or it’s your main day for sporting and other activities that make attending a Sunday meeting in-person, challenging.

Our (developing) schedule will provide opportunities for connection, faith and community-building at other times during the week. You can find updates on events on our calendar page or contact us via our listed contact options. 

Meanwhile and currently, we have a growing number of online options and you can peruse some details about these opportunities HERE.

For up to date information about our developing schedule and to see what’s on at the Hub location, 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.

Please note there is one (two at a pinch) car parks on the concrete slab on the front lawn (and around this if it’s DRY). These are RESERVED FOR QUICK MANAGEMENT TEAM ACCESS DURING THE WEEK AND OR FOR EMERGENCIES so please don’t park on this slab.

If you drive to the Hub and you are physically able to walk a distance of 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 further west of the Hub into Duff Parade.

For larger events like Weddings / Funerals etc. 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 are progressively launching ‘CCC Kids’ as community needs arise and can provide activities, child minding support and occasional scripture teaching during our church gatherings (and other events by arrangement), currently for children up to 11 years of age.  There are also plenty of areas if you need ‘time out’ with your kids, including a ‘cry-room’, creche, lounge area, kitchen and function room. CCC Kids also will ‘AT TIMES’ provide ONLINE activities during the week via our Facebook page.

DUE TO CURRENT ‘CHANGING’ MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PATRONS RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU THINK YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR EVENTS OR GATHERINGS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING CHILDREN.

We have to clean and prepare meeting spaces each time they are used for a gathering of any kind.

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 current Safe Churches certification, so if you need assistance during one of our meetings don’t hesitate to ask!

Keep visiting our events calendar, 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 you to give money.

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

For a direct deposit donations, our account details are:

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

To donate online with credit card or PayPal:

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

Our built in hearing loop in the auditorium is currently undergoing repair and upgrade. We will change this information once work is completed. We work hard to make things fairly easy to hear (our hearing impaired friends are pretty relaxed with the in-house scenario) and 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 main entrance to the Hub, and someone will help you as is possible. 

What does a weekly service/meeting look like? 

At ANY of our regular gatherings, including 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 (currently in accord with physical distancing protocols), and we want you to be as comfortable as you need to be.

We provide a communion ceremony every week as is possible during this season (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, prayer needs or other enquiry, during OR after the meeting, face to face at reception OR via the connect / prayer cards scattered with pencils around the room maybe close to the end of seating rows. You can deposit used cards into one of the red offering bags situated on the reception desk counter OR on the communion table near the stage. OR, you can use the CONTACT US page to send prayer needs or enquiries to the Secretary, who is an Associate Minister and operates confidentially on behalf of the senior ministry group, OR by message via our Facebook page which is monitored by appointed hosts OR by text if preferred to 0439 137 780 which is not as effective but our volunteer admin team monitors the phone as is possible.  We consider it a privilege to interact with you if needed.

We invite visitors and church family members to share a cuppa or have a meal together following our Sunday and other gatherings. Now we have determined Covid-Safe operation standards, we will soon provide Coffee & Tea before and after our Gatherings and currently serve morning tea after the Sunday morning gathering (when we are OPEN) in the HOPE Cafe space (between the Main Entrance and the Augusta Street lawn) and very occasionally when necessary because of weather, in the rear 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.

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

Visit our Current News Updates on the News and Journals Menu and Mission Prayer Points where regular updates are posted.

If you are a regular attender you may like to subscribe to the ‘Rising HOPE’ journal set of communiques’ (Weekly News, Covid-Safe updates, Mission Sitreps, Devotions and more) sent by our ministry team in bite size pieces via Mail-chimp. These journal offerings are 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 your email address to be added to the church’s communique email list.

Our Senior Minister Graeme Hush, wrote a couple of hundred ‘H.O.P.E Project Daily Devotionals’ through 2020-21. These were designed as discussion starters and reference points for the mission vision God has been shaping for and with us over the last few years. An E-Book and Hard Copy of all reflections so far WILL be produced as soon as the current work in this season makes it possible to spend the time. You can receive any future additions if you contact us and give Heather or Carol permission to add your email to the subscription list. If you would like to catch up on the 10 most recent devotions via THIS LINK you can, OR we will let you know if you have subscribed, when Graeme’s E-book/Hard Copy (cost price for subscribers only) becomes available.