is central to our life as a Church, and we live out our mission in many
well as these formal worship
times, the Church arranges many other activities that give social,
sharing, serving or study opportunities. We
can experience the presence of God in these, too. Our
times of gathering together are designed to be as varied as possible.
You might like to join us in
Worshipping God, Following Jesus, Loving All
More details are available on the
page "Our Mission"
Our Mission Statement
We have wheelchair
buildings and hearing loops
that operates in Wesley House and the Church. There are also wheelchair
In the Dubbo Congregation there are two worship services each Sunday:
The 9.30am Service
is all-age worship.
The Wesley evening service at
7pm is a more reflective service.
is held at 9.30am in Wesley House, following a short time in the morning
worship service, and meets weekly expect for third Sunday, which is Band
Sunday. Band Sunday the young people are involved in Worship.
Sunday School is
for children aged 3 years to Year 12 at school and commences at
9.30 am in the church before moving to the hall. Sunday School
concludes at approximately 10.30 am and then all share in morning tea
the Church office for further information.
On Band Sunday people are invited to form a
band and choir to lead the music in the worship service. This is usually
held on the Third Sunday and Practice
is held the day before to learn new music and refresh memories
on previously learnt music. If you would like to learn more about
this event, please contact the Church Office.
Morning tea is served
in Wesley House at the conclusion of the services.
is a rural service monthly at Ballimore,
held at 11am on the fourth Sunday of the month. This is
faithfully attended. Monthly services are also held at the Aged
Care facilities, except during January.
Street Library is where you
can come and get a book and put an another book in for more information
A weekly Newsletter with details of current and future
events is available at each worship service. Also available are copies
of the magazine “Insights” produced by the NSW
committed to working with the other Churches in Dubbo and participate
in joint activities from time to time. These include Ecumenical
Services and training programmes. Scripture in primary
schools is also run on an ecumenical basis. If you would like to
assist with this in any way contact
the Church Office.
The worship centres are represented on the Worship
Mission Team, that discusses different ideas and determines format
relating to worship. People are invited to
participate in many areas of the worship services eg stewards, prayers and bible
reading segment, communion, technology and morning tea. For further information contact the Church Office.
Our Bible Studies Programme covers a variety of needs - and
we are always open to suggestions. We have studies
over some of the special Church seasons, like Lent, Easter and
Advent. There are also groups that run through the year, that
address a range of topics, including our weekly Lectionary Cafe. Contact
the Church Office for more information.
The Church Office is
located in the hall on the western side of the complex in Church St. Hours are
9.30am to 12.30pm Tuesday
to Friday mornings, and messages can be left
on the answering machine. Contact
the office for hall bookings, funerals, baptism and wedding enquiries
or as a contact point for other church activities. Transport to
and from Church Services or any other Church activity can also be
arranged by contacting the Church
Congregation members get together for many social events, the church fete, garage sales, gardening, working bees, organising Christmas gifts with
Target and occasional meals at a local venue. Some of our activities include a ladies' breakfast, small
groups, and our yearly Pancake Morning Tea, etc.
The Pastoral Care Committee helps to
co-ordinate wider ministry with older folk. One aspect of this ministry is Extended Holy
Communion - for those unable to come to church, whether at home, in
hospital or other care. Contact
the Church Office for more information.
Banner Centre: A small group meets as necessary to make up banner kits, that are sent all over Australia. A
catalogue is available to anyone interested. Please contact the Church Office.
There are four Mission Teams involved in the life of the
Church: Community Connections, Discipleship, Worship and Mission Support.
Feel free to speak to one of the
representatives, or contact the
A Bereavement Support Group plans and assists in the care
of the bereaved. Some members of the group are able to help in other
situations of loss, which result in grief. For more information contact
the Church Office.
The Catering Committee works on a volunteer basis to raise
funds for the church and church-related activities by catering for
functions. We always need helpers to cook at home or to attend
functions to cater and serve. Another important dimension of this
group's work is serving morning or afternoon teas after funerals. If
you would like to help out, contact the
was formed when Tea & Talk joined with UCAF (Uniting Church Adult
and they meet in
the Jacaranda Room
on the third
Thursday of each month. This is a
lunch to which everyone is invited (men & women), with activities
including craft and games.
They meet from 11.00am - 1.00pm, with everyone invited to bring along
lunch to share.
Tea and coffee are provided. For more information contact
the Church Office
are collected, trimmed and sent down to the Synod Office. Money raised
from the sale of stamps is used for mission activities of the Church (last year
over $23,000 was raised).
Conversational English is held every Thursday
during school term at 2:30pm in Wesley House. This is a time for
conservation with people whom English is not their first language in
order to improve their English. All are welcome to attend.
In July 2012 a labyrinth was added to the lawn at
the front of the church and two seats were relocated from St Andrew's:
The Phyllis and Gordon Wilcox Memorial Seat is under
the Jacaranda tree on the western side of the rose garden and looks
out over the new labyrinth.
The UCAF seat is now located on the eastern side of
the rose garden under a shady tree, just near the Alice Knudsen
GIVING & GROWING WITH GOD
giving to God through His Church
One of the privileges of
belonging to a church Congregation is participating in its various
activities at the local level and in the wider church.
One way we do this is
through regular systematic giving. This Church has dated envelopes
for this purpose and Direct Debit is another easy alternative available. By making such a commitment you are helping
the Church to plan for the future, going forwards, not backwards.
Confidentiality is always maintained.
Since the birth of
Christianity, believers have been called to be faithful stewards of
their God given talents and resources. We would encourage you to
continue in this pattern. If you would like envelopes or more information about
Direct Debit options you could contact
one of these people: Elaine
Drummond, speak to one of the
Ministry Team, or contact the