Sunday Gathering

COVID-19 Safe.

We gather together each Sunday to make much of Jesus, worship, pray, share stories, receive teaching, share communion, encourage and enjoy each other. 

For two Sundays (October the 24th & 31st) we’ll be temporarily meeting at Blue Gum Conference Centre in Springwood from 9:30am.

Address: 6 Fels Ave, Springwood

From early November 2021 we’ll be meeting (God-willing) face-to-face in our usual location on Sundays at 9:30am.

Address: Blaxland Public School, Baden Place, Blaxland

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Soma Kids & Creche

Our kids at Soma have their own time of learning during our Sunday Gathering. Our kids ministry – for children aged from 3-7 – engages children with the gospel through stories, song and play. Parents are welcome to be in this space.

Our littles are also catered for during our Sunday Gathering. Any child who is under the age of 3 and aren’t dependant on their parents are welcome to join. Creche leaders engage with children through play, song and story. Parents are also welcome to be in this space. All of our helpers and leaders have been screened and trained through our ChildSafe procedures.

Soma Kids and Creche run during the teaching time of our gathering. Children are welcomed and encouraged to engage as we sing, share and pray as a family.

If you would like your children to participate in either of these ministries, please make sure your child is registered for their program and signed in electronically each Sunday before the gathering commences. All children also need to be signed out and collected at the end of the teaching time. Please keep your phone on hand in case your child needs you. 

We also have toys in the main gathering space for those children who would like to remain with their parents. Noise is fine!

Click the link below for more information about Soma Children…

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Preaching Program

  • God & Sex

July 25 – Sex and the story we are in – Genesis 2
August 1 – Sex, a vision for flourishing – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
August 8 – Why the Christian view of sex is good news – Monica Cook, sex therapist
August 15 – Sex and who we’re becoming – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

  • Race

August 22 – Cultural generosity – Revelation 7:9-17

  • Parenting

August 29 – Instructing a child’s heart – Deuteronomy 6:1-9 
September 5 – Disciplining our children – Ephesians 6:1-4
September 12 – Parenting Young Children – Hebrews 12:4-11
September 19 – How Does Your Garden Grow? – Monica Cook, sex therapist

  • Community Mixtape

September 26 – Stir up one another to love and good works – Hebrews 10:25
October 3 – Too much gravity keeps us from flying – Genesis 17-21
October 10 – The Comic Vision – Genesis 2-3, Job 38-42
October 17 – Cultivating singleness – Matthew 19:1-12, 1 Corinthians 7:29-35
October 24 – Extended Families
October 31 – Hesed – Exodus 32-34
Nov 7 – The gospel and gender identity – Rob Smith, PhD in gender identity and the scriptures 
Nov 14 – Communion
Nov 21 – Peacemaking
Nov 28 – Desire and pursuit

  • Advent

Dec 5 – Love – Matthew 1:17-28 – Andrew
Dec 12 – Hope – Luke 1:16-38 – Chris
Dec 19 – Peace – Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:8-15 – Cam
Dec 25 – Christmas – Joy – Luke 2:1-20 – Toby
Dec 26 – No Gathering
Jan 2 – Informal gathering at 9 Springwood Ave

  • Who is Jesus?

Jan 9 – His message
Jan 16 – His death
Jan 23 – His resurrection

  • Follow Me – Mark’s Gospel

Jan 30 – Deception of Religion – Mark 7:1-15
Feb 6 – The evil within – Mark 7:16-23
Feb 13 – A Greek woman and a deaf man – Mark 7:24-37
Feb 20 – Jesus feeds 4,000 – Mark 8:1-21
Feb 27 – Seeing Jesus Clearly – Mark 8:22-38
March 6 – Soma Camp at Attunga with Pete Greenwood
March 13 – Who is Jesus? – Mark 8:27-38
March 20 –
March 27 –
April 3 –
April 10 –
April 15 – Good Friday
April 17 – Easter
April 24 –

 

COVID-19 Safe Gatherings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  1. CHECK-IN – You will be required to check in at the entrance to the school. Parents will need to register, sign in and sign out each of their children participating in Soma Kids and/or Soma Creche.
  2. COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN – We are a registered COVID Safe business with a Covid Safe Plan (see link below).
  3. UNWELL? DO NOT COME – If you have COVID19 symptoms, are awaiting test results or have tested positive to COVID19 then please stay at home.
  4. HYGIENE – Keep good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be available. Our sanitisation team will be cleaning high touch surfaces regularly.
  5. SOCIAL DISTANCING – Please keep a 1.5m distance from each other. Please do not greet each other with physical contact, keep distant from children where practical. Masks are a requirement in indoor setting.
  6. COVID SAFE APP – Please download the COVIDSafe app and keep it open at all times when you are away from home.
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