Here are some answers to questions often asked by visitors or a person interested in attending our church. They may help you get to know Yamba-Iluka Uniting Church better, but if you still have a question, please call our Pastor or email us. You will find our contact details on the ‘Contacts’ page under ‘About Us’.
What does the Uniting Church believe?
The Uniting Church believes that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God brings us into right relationship with God, whereby in faith we can:
- Live in a close, loving, personal, dynamic relationship with the living God;
- Participate in the worshipping, caring and serving community of Christians;
- Receive God’s gifts so that life can be what God means it to be – loving, purposeful, joyful, eternal; and
- Tell others of this good news and live it out in acts of compassion, service and justice in the community.
How big is the church?
We have a worship service at Yamba and Iluka each Sunday. Approximately 30 people attend the service at 9:30am at Yamba and 10 people attend the service at 1pm at Iluka.
What do you offer for children in your services?
We value the presence of children in our services. Each Sunday morning at Yamba, there is a special talk for the children about the theme of the day.
On the first Friday of each month from 5-7pm, we also run Messy Church which offers young families a more contemporary way to worship through games, crafts, puppet plays and skits and ending with a scrumptious dinner.
Do I have to belong to your denomination to attend?
Not at all! In fact, many in our congregation come from a church background other than the Uniting Church.
Can a visitor take communion?
Yes! We take communion on the third Sunday of each month as a tangible reminder of God’s gift to us in Jesus Christ. We believe in open communion – that means that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is welcome to take communion, whether they are a church member or not.
What kind of adult education/spiritual growth opportunities do you offer?
There are three small groups operating during the week. Two groups meet in members’ homes and one meets at the church. The format and study material vary across the groups, but all are glad to have guests join them – for more information, look under ‘Get Involved’ in the menu.