Grocer with a Heart

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5 November, 2020

Our Brighton Church has discovered it's not only possible to maintain a strong and effective witness during this Covid season, but it's also an opportunity to actually commence one of the most important ministries in the Church's history!

Grocer with a Heart is a ministry initiative, born out of the vision of two members of the Brighton Fellowship. It involves the distribution of fruit, vegetables and grocery items which might otherwise be discarded, but which Brighton is now making available to the people of its community free of charge or at bare minimal cost. The shop, located at the rear of the Brighton complex, has been operating since the beginning of the Pandemic and its impact on both the Church and the surrounding area has been nothing short of incredible!

The acquisition of a refrigerated van and the installation of a freezer room and cooler room now make it possible for the shop to offer a wide range of frozen goods.

Opening hours for Grocer with a Heart:

Mondays 10am - 1pm

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Thursdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Fridays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Saturdays 10am to 1pm

Brighton Church of Christ is at 65 Sturt Road Brighton.

Updated: 02 August 2022

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Grocer with a heart - local hero

Caring. Selfless. Inclusive.

These are the words being used to describe Westfield local hero finalist, Grocer with a heart at the Brighton Church of Christ.

Two years ago we shared a story about this emerging community ministry which is now having a huge inpact in the community where the Brighton church is located.

Cheryle Pinkess is a member of the Brighton Church of Christ and Grocer with a heart visionary and creator. She contacted us this week to let us know that she has been recognised as a local hero finalists. Cheryle says: "To say I am over the moon after just 2 years of creating “Grocer with a Heart” to get to the Semi Finals is just amazing along with some very generous, caring people doing amazing work within the community."

Here's what Westfield Marion are saying about Grocer with a heart:

"Caring Cheryle Pinkess is the driving force behind Grocer with a heart, a local shop where people can get healthy food at little or no cost. Cheryle has connections with local supermarkets, farmers and bakeries. Along with her team, collects most of the food ensuring the store is well stocked, so people don’t go hungry.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Cheryle is successful, Grocer with a Heart will use its funds to buy a snap freezer and oven combination to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables and further stretch food donations."

Let's get around Cheryle and the Brighton Church of Christ and give them our vote and support. Cheer them on and click the link below to vote for Cheryle. It will take you less than 60 seconds. Voting closes on August 22nd.

If you want to drop in a visit Grocer with a heart their new openening times are:

Mondays 10am - 1pm

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Thursdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Fridays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Saturday 10am to 1pm

The Westfield Local Hero finalist with the highest number of community votes for each Westfield centre will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation.


Berri Church of Christ full time ministry position available

Minister Profile Role Specification

Berri Church of Christ

The Berri Church of Christ Leadership Team are seeking to appoint a fulltime Minister commencing after February 17th 2023, with an initial term of 5 years.

We are seeking someone who will provide biblically based teaching (God’s word being inherent) and who will work together with the Holy Spirit as teacher and guide to equip God’s church, to build intimacy with Christ and grow together in God. To encourage and support members to understand God’s truths and application to their lives and how to share the gospel with others.

We believe that God is calling us into a vibrant ministry that supports and reflects Christ love for one another and our wider community. This will include encouraging those who come into fellowship to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, to be baptised by full immersion and to receive and use the gifts of the Holy spirit in worship, fellowship and as individuals.


· Mature in Christ and committed to a personal relationship with Christ, being directed and led by the Holy Spirit

· Committed to work with Leadership as a team and provide oversight of the church members, supporting their vision and mission

· To be highly proficient in the teaching of God’s word and pastoral care

· Inclusive and welcoming of others within the guidelines

· of God’s word, supporting them to become ‘Christ like’ and live according to God’s word

· To participate in Church fellowship, study groups, outreach and the mission of the church

· To be an effective communicator with the young and elderly and supporting their growth in Christ and roles in the church

· Eligible for accreditation as a minister with Churches of Christ SA & NT


· Prepared to consider long term ministry with Berri Church of Christ

· Willing to work with other regional churches to support the work of God’s Kingdom

· Willing to participate in Churches of Christ SA State Office activities and planning

· Proficient IT skills

Expressions of Interest for this position, including C.V., will be received up to May 30th 2022 and should include a covering letter addressing the above essential and desirable requirements.

Expressions of interest can be initially directed to Garry Pinnington:


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