The Debt of Love…

Alice YoungUncategorised

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

What is lent?

Jason HoetUncategorised

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. During this time, Christians from many different traditions fast by giving up something for Lent. Often people fast from different foods, but it can include other things.  To fast means we don’t eat something we like or don’t engage in some activity we prefer. The fast begins on Ash Wednesday and ends … Read More

Church Update – 1 Aug 2021

Jason HoetUncategorised

Hi Church, This update on what is happening Sunday is a regular fixture! We continue our relationship series and I am really looking forward to our guest speaker from Melbourne, Kim Smith. Kim will be speaking on “understanding singleness in God’s family”. Restrictions for Sunday are: People over the age of 12 will need to wear masks No congregational singing … Read More

CV19 update – 18 July 2021

Jason HoetUncategorised

Hi Church, Now for something new…a covid update! As before, we can’t have congregational singing this week. Room numbers have also changed, but we think we can spread out across the various overflow spaces we have available. No congregational singing, but still we can worship together, be lifted by vocal & instrumental items, hear from God’s word (I am preaching … Read More


Jason HoetUncategorised

Scroll down these bible passages. Is there a favourite or one that speaks to you now? If so, share with one another why? If you are online why not share in the chat. The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.Exodus 34:6 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For … Read More


Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor, Uncategorised

We’ve had a challenging and encouraging May Missions month! The passage I offer you to memorise for June is intended to hold in our minds and hearts all we have experienced in May. “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There … Read More

A Promise to hold on to…

Alice YoungUncategorised

As we begin our Advent series on the names of God in Isaiah 9:6, the passage I’m encouraging you to memorise this month is the beautiful prophetic promise these names come from – Isaiah 9:2-7. This promise is a glimpse of hope, peace and joy sandwiched between some very gloomy and hopeless passages, which only emphasises its opening statement – … Read More

People make churches

Alice YoungUncategorised

Heather Waldron finished serving as our Office Manager on Tue 30 June. At our recent Member’s meeting we gave this minute of appreciation:  “Over the past 13 years, Heather served sacrificially as Unley Park Baptist Church’s Administrator and Office Manager. Heather was integral in supporting volunteers, coordinating events, and organising the life of our church. Heather’s contribution through this time includes the success of our wonderful Christmas … Read More

How has our church innovated?

Alice YoungUncategorised

As age-old institutions, churches are not famous for innovation. But I thought as an exercise of thankfulness it would be good to reflect on just how our church community has responded in these past few months. On March 22, we shut our building and live-streamed for the first time. This was done with just over a week turnaround, while we maintained business … Read More

Essential 100 Bible Passages

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Uncategorised

The Essential 100 Challenge (E100) helps you get an overview of the Bible… without getting bogged down. The Plan guides you through 50 Old Testament passages and 50 New Testament passages — The Essential 100 — so you can see the big picture of God’s Word, and form a daily Bible reading habit in the process. E100 is an achievable … Read More