Due to the ongoing risks associated with the spread of the Corona virus the decision has been made to temporarily suspend worship services at Avondale Memorial Church and Plus One until the end of April. The decision has been made for the protection of our members and the wider community. This applies to all local church worship services, departments and activities that grow out of those departments.
Contingency measures are being taken to ensure we continue to minister to people throughout this difficult period.
Sermons will still be available this Sabbath and will be delivered via digital media or streamed into the village in the usual way. We will be sending links to online resources that we believe will be beneficial to our church family.
One of the ways we worship God each week is in giving. Tithes and offerings may still be given by placing them in a clearly marked envelope and ‘posting’ them through the mail slot in the office door. Many may choose to use the
E-Giving website: https://egiving.org.au/avondale If you would like any assistance in using e-giving, then please contact one of the pastoral staff.We encourage you to stay in touch with one another by phone, social media, Skype and other platforms. We encourage you to draw closer to God in daily devotionals and times of prayer. Our God is still with us and has promised to care for us. These troubled times will test our faith, but we can be sure that God will be faithful. We must put our trust in Him. ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.’ In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.’ Prov 3:5-6.
These times also present us with opportunities to share with those who are seeking something more than this world has to offer. I recently ran an evangelistic series called ‘Is God for Real?’ that was recorded and is now available at the following link. Please share the link with others who may be interested.
Senior Pastor Avondale Memorial Church
When are worship services held?
Every Sabbath (Saturday) morning and at other times through the week, both at the church building and elsewhere.
Do I need a Bible?
No. You don’t have to bring anything—just yourself. If you would like a Bible, you can borrow one when you get here. You can also download a free Bible app to your smartphone.
Should I go if I don’t know anyone?
Our church is a place where all people are welcome, whether you’re younger or older, a lifelong Christian or a spiritual seeker. We would love to meet you! If you feel nervous, bring a friend or just send us a message.
Will I be asked to give money?
Every week we give our regular attenders the opportunity to support a variety of causes. It’s not required or expected that you give a donation, especially if you’re visiting us for the first time.
Will I be asked to speak publicly or pray?
If you participate in a small group Bible study, you’ll probably be asked to introduce yourself and to offer an opinion on what’s being discussed. But it’s not typical for a first-time guest to be singled out in the main worship service. Prayer is an important part of worship, and you are welcome to join in, but no one will ever force you to pray.
Who do I speak to if I have any questions?
Ask if you can speak to one of the leadership team—the pastor or one of the elders. Or just start with someone who looks friendly!
Originally from the UK, Peter Watts was an atheist until his mid-twenties when he had an encounter with God and began to explore the bigger questions of life. He says, ‘I wanted to know, “Is this all there is? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God, and if so, what does that mean for my life and for those I care about?” Peter loves talking with others about life, God and the Bible. He has lived in Australia for the past 25 years and is married with one son.