Normal Worship Times:
Sunday 10.00am including children’s program.
Holy Communion is held during the service on the first Sunday of the month.
Sunday 6.00pm music worship service.
We would like to have you join us for all of our Church Services but especially that of Holy Communion.
Usually during the first Sunday Service of each month, we celebrate Holy Communion, also known as The Lord’s Supper, The Lord’s Table or The Eucharist. We do this in remembrance of the sacrifice that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ made on our behalf. But what we do is only part of what is going on in this event.
As Christians we believe that in this sacramental action (sacred moment) the bread and grape juice become for us the body and blood of Christ. In this holy meal God comes to us and ministers to us (cares for us) through the Holy Spirit in some mysterious way which is beyond the ordinary and beyond our control.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28
The Uniting Church offers an open table and all who love the Lord Jesus are welcome to join us. Children are also invited although we ask that parents make that choice on their behalf.
May you find peace and comfort, forgiveness and transformation, as you meet with God during this celebration!
WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH
The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.
The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.
PURPOSE, MISSION & VISION
THE PURPOSE OF OUR CHURCH IS TO:
Worship the Lord God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Honour God through deep friendships
Preach the Word, witnessing to the transforming power of the Gospel
Love our neighbours and the world through acts of service
Our Mission Statement
“To draw people to our Lord Jesus Christ and to nurture them in His Love through this church.”
Our Vision Statement
“We see a Jesus-oriented church having a passion for the Gospel and compassion for the world expressed through dynamic worship, love in action, the empowering of the servant Leaders and the growing of disciples.”
The church has maintained the original simple layout of the founders with a capacity of approx. 150. This closeness fosters the family spirit encouraged in the congregation.
The congregation comes from mainly the north east suburbs and beyond. It has a very broad age range, and all sorts of people find Golden Grove a good church to belong to.
We recognise that Golden Grove Uniting Church is built on land that was originally cared for and used in various ways by the Kaurna people. We confess that the Kaurna people (along with the wider Aboriginal and Islander population of Australia) were dispossessed of their land through European settlement, as farmers and graziers extended their interests. We are thankful that the Kaurna people retain a strong relationship with their land and we respectfully acknowledge their elders.
Although many consider Golden Grove as ‘a well-planned new housing development’, it was actually settled in 1838, two years after the establishment of the colony of South Australia.
The early settlers were mostly farmers, or tended orchards and vineyards, but they were just as concerned to provide for their families, build a home, and to ensure a Christian education for their children, as many parents of today.
We acknowledge the Christian commitment, strength, vision and tenacity of the early settlers in this area.
Christian worship commenced in the home of Mr John Byers in 1846, and a Sabbath School began. Many changes have taken place over the years, and in 1977 the Golden Grove Presbyterian Church was inaugurated into the Uniting Church in Australia.
We are indebted to those who have kept the faith alive and have ensured that the vision of a church in this locality continues to be a reality. It has been maintained for worship to God’s Glory over the years, and is still here in this new millennium.
For more details of the church history, refer to the Tea Tree Gully & District Historical Society page.