Alice YoungFrontPage, Pastor

Are you excited for election time? Has an election stump speech thrilled you? I admit I am yet to be excited or thrilled, at any government election. The flurry of promises, attacks, criticisms, claims, raise more questions than enthusiasm. This is disappointing, as so much of our lives are shaped by our government. I hope for something far better.   Nearly … Read More

Contributing to a wider work

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Our church is connected to a family of churches known as the Baptist Churches of SA. This is a group of 70 Baptist churches and through our shared mission we do more together than apart. The Baptist family resource pastors, church leaders, ministries, and organisations. Together we have endeavours such as Baptist Care SA, Crossover, Baptist Mission Australia, Baptist World … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Recently dear friends of mine lost their mother to cancer. Mother’s Day will be a difficult day. Their mum was the hub of the family. Her grandson named her the family’s “wisdom keeper and memory maker.” She was a powerful combination of servant, leader, softness, and strength. Her sacrifices, her tears, her joy, her faith, her love have formed her … Read More

God Can

Alice YoungFrontPage, News

The late great theologian Ray Anderson used to say that the whole Bible can be summed up in two words – GOD CAN. From the beginning, God demonstrates that he can… create a world of beauty out of nothing, raise up a people from an old childless couple, rescue his people from oppressors, bring them into a new land, defeat … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Easter Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26  A dear friend of my family passed away this week. She had been steadily declining for months, now sadly and possibly with some relief, is at rest. To my shock, another friend passed away last week very suddenly. We know death is inevitable, yet it is not something we like to talk about. We may … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: Luke 22:14-23:56  How holy will this coming week be? As you do all you must do, how will you prepare for Easter? A catholic friend told me Easter in his tradition is bigger than Christmas. For the Christian this makes sense. This is no ordinary time of year because this is no ordinary story. What begins at Christmas … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, Pastor

Lent Reading: John 12:1-8  The average wage in SA is currently around $75,000 pa. In our passage today Mary used a large amount of expensive perfume, to anoint Jesus’ feet. The estimation was its value was a year’s wages. It is difficult to find perfume that expensive. It is difficult to come to terms with using it like this.  Judas … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, Pastor

Lent Reading: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  Years ago, I was taught a helpful distinction between justice, mercy, and grace. Justice is getting what you deserve; mercy is not getting what you deserve; grace is getting what you don’t deserve. Clever. I wonder, does it capture the heart of justice, mercy, grace? Can it?  Jesus tells the parable of the ‘Seeking Father’ … Read More

Learning from bad examples

Jason HoetFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 What is the relevance of the Old Testament? This is a question we explored last Sunday as we began our series from the book of Hebrews, ‘Fixed on Jesus’. Our reading today is an example of the Apostle Paul’s approach to the Hebrew scriptures. Although writing to Jews and non-Jews, Paul sees the history of … Read More

How to put action to aspiration

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

What things do you feel you could do more? Exercise, give, serve, encourage? These are areas of our life we know are good, and if we do more often, good will be increased. In our spiritual life, bible reading and prayer might be on this list. I hear many Christians declare they don’t read the bible or prayer enough. They … Read More