Welcome! We're glad to meet you!
St Alban's is a community of people who are passionate about Jesus Christ and passionate about helping people from all walks of life feel welcomed and included as we pursue the life transforming adventure of following Jesus together.
We love to meet new people!
So whether you’re young or old, whether you come by yourself or with others, whether you’ve never been inside a church before or have been a Christian all your life, there’s a place for you here.
WE HAVE TWO SERVICES EACH SUNDAY:
At every service we sing, we hear a talk from the bible, and we pray. We also love hearing people share their experience of God’s work in their lives.
Both services are followed by morning tea or supper which is a small part of the rich community life that we enjoy throughout the week.
Our 10am service includes people from all ages and walks of life. This service has a great children's program that runs alongside the service for kids between 0-14 years of age.
Our 6pm service is only two years old. It combines contemporary music and creative elements with a strong commitment to being transformed by God’s word.
ARRIVING AT CHURCH
You can wear what you like, stay for as long as you like, and you’re free to simply sit back and see what we are on about.
A small tip: the entrance to our church is the side of our building that is furthest from Great North Rd ie. the entrance faces East St.
THROUGH THE WEEK
Many of us meet in weekly fellowship groups where we enjoy each other's company and explore further what it means to follow Jesus in our day-to-day lives. This usually involves opening the bible, reading it and discussing it together. It also involves praying for each other. And most of the time it involves some sort of eating.
Every few months we also run a short course for people who want to explore what Christianity is all about. You might have unanswered questions about the Christian faith, or maybe just want to take a deeper look into what we're all about. If so, then this course could be great for you!
Children are valued members of St Alban’s. Our Sunday kids church program aims to help kids to grow in faith and learn about Jesus each week.
Every Sunday kids attend church with their parents. The whole church joins together for singing and worship, including a kids’ song, before the kids head off into streamed programs.
Kids Church is for children (and tweens!) from Kindergarten through to Year 8. Children at kids church learn from the bible and enjoy games, craft and music. Our kids church program runs in three age groups, so that kids can have fun and explore their questions about God, the bible and the world with other children their age.
Little Kids Church is for preschool children aged 1-5 years. Children at little kids church sing songs, listen to a bible story, enjoy free play and eat morning tea together.
If you have any questions about Kids Church at St Alban’s please contact Alison Moffitt (email@example.com)
There are plenty of other things happening for kids midweek and during the school holidays. Find out about our other regular activities here.
We all want to live lives that make sense, that work well, that are a 'success' in some sense or other. But how can we do it?
This is the question that Ecclesiastes explores. It is an ancient wisdom book that is full of wisdom (from 'The Teacher') that is relevant for modern life.
The Teacher's basic message is that if you want to live well you need to recognise the realities of life and living in line with them.
And so much of the book is quite bracing as The Teacher confronts us with a series of these realities, for example:
- the reality that there are things we can change and but also many things we can't
- the reality that life can be unfair (e.g. bad things happen to good people)
- the reality that there are moments of great joy but also moments of great sadness
- the reality that death awaits all of us without exception
Throughout Ecclesiastes The Teacher searches for things that we might think would make his life work (eg. meaning, wealth, wisdom, power and purpose) but in the end he finds that living well is more about enjoying the good things in life as gifts from God the Creator rather than trying to treat the world as something we can control or manipulate to conform to our desires.