Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

June is budget time for our church. Over a period of months, our staff, deacons, Church Council and lay leaders work together on the plan to steward our finances. We plan the expenses and try to sensibly predict our income for a balanced budget.   80% of our income comes from our Church offerings. We are thankful to God this has … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Westcare Centre doesn’t just need beanies, blankets, food and funds, it needs fund raisers. The Centre, run by Baptist Care SA, helps people who are homeless or in tough situations. They offer meals, counselling, emergency food, and other support. However, they often don’t get enough money from the government and need extra help to keep running. To meet this gap, … Read More

National Reconciliation Week

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

This piece has been written by Elliot Keane, Baptist Mission Australia’s First Nations Engagement Facilitator. It’s an invitation to engage with National Reconciliation Week. The above photo was taken by Elliot of Uncle, whom he writes about in this piece. As the sun sets over the low red sandhills just off the Borefield Road on Kokatha Country, I watch Uncle … Read More

The fire of God’s presence

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and … Read More

Prayer for Changing a Nappy…

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

I came across this prayer last week in the course of preparing for Mother’s Day and wanted to share it with you. While the vivid example here is nappy changing, I think we could swap in any repetitive everyday action done for the love of others… (I’ve changed ‘diaper’ to ‘nappy’ to Aussify the prayer) Heavenly Father, in such menial … Read More

How is our thanksgiving going?

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Each year we receive a Thanksgiving Offering for the ministry of the Church. A Thanksgiving Offering is a pledge or gift over and above our current regular offering. These finances help our church fund strategic outcomes in mission and developing people. Last year we set a target of $45,000. To date we have received $32,000.  Last year we improved our … Read More

Why we partner with others

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

We love working with others to help people. Our belief is God’s work is so important, and the opportunities are so great, our church must connect with others. Last year we actively partnered with 23 organisations to achieve more than we could by ourselves. We partner locally with other churches and organisations. Through our connections local schools, the community, other … Read More

The Debt of Love…

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Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honour, then honour. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.                                                                                                                          Romans 13:7-8 (NIV) Last week’s sermon skipped over Romans chapter 13 but … Read More

Renewing our minds…

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.                                                                                                           Romans 12:2a (NIV) This is one of the verses from Romans 12 which we explored last Sunday, as we discovered how to offer ourselves to God as a living sacrifice. I wonder how you’ve been going this week with renewing … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Do you want to learn how to share your faith in Jesus with others? Recently after church, someone asked me about this. The conversation must have been positive as the suggestion was, I write a book or run a workshop to help more people.  A book or resource may come, but I think the workshop is achievable, sooner. Sharing the … Read More