SOUTHPOINT CHURCH OF CHRIST
Our vision at SouthPoint is Bless, Belong, Believe, Become. Our aim is to be a blessing to our community so that people have a place to belong, no questions asked. In doing life together, we are able to share our faith in Jesus Christ so that we can all become what God has always intended for us.
During COVID-19 we started a community garden where the community could come and be part of a project that blesses our neighbours. It was wonderful to see the community involvement. We also opened our building to Puddle Jumpers who gives out food to around 400 people on Mondays. They use our facilities to prepare the meals and it was great to see volunteers get involved.
Our men had their first get together after lock-down and it was great to have Dr. Paul Whetham speaking about the “Elephant in the Room” namely, mental health. It was amazing to see men open up around this topic.
Our young people continued to gather on a Friday night and it was a blessing to see so many staying engaged.
Our “CREATE” department also opened up for community artists to come and enhance their painting skills.
The first meeting at Point Sturt was in the tent home of William Crawford in 1855. A Church was then built, opening in 1861, free of debt. David Mann supervised the construction of the building and also built the cedar seats. The slate roof which still remains was the work of James Crabb Verco. An organ was purchased in 1925.
Baptisms were performed in the lake. In 1868 there were 53 scholars in the Sunday School.
In 1900 it was considered acceptable for a wage of 104 pounds per year for a married man and 80 pounds per year for a single man.
There will be a service at this well maintained building on August 22nd at 2.00pm. Grant Simpson will be the speaker and Daryll Telfer is leading the service. Although not in regular use for many years, we are still celebrating 160 years of the faithful witness of this Church.
Enquiries and registrations for attendance can be made to Carolyn Yelland 0412 499 302.
In this edition:
"Welcome to the Internet" - Peter Barney
Pt Sturt 160th Anniversary
A new initiative at Modbury
GMP responds to the Cudlee Creek bushfire
"Ask not what your church can do for you"
The Noarlunga Centre Church of Christ is seeking a full time minister. The proposed term of the contract is for 5 years based on the current Churches of Christ SA & NT salary package and conditions.
See details attached for further information and what is required for an application.
Applications close September 3rd, 2021.