From the 9th of January our Wednesday Communion services will be running as usual at 9am.
At St Nic’s we love and follow Jesus and so love and serve one another in kindness. Kindness originally links to the notion of kindred, a family relationship. This is expressed practically as the church body lives out its life together.
We are the Body of Christ 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, serving in our homes, at work and at play. This calling is more than just gathering on a Sunday. We express being kind to one another by offering lifts, sharing meals, praying for one another, shopping for those in need, and alerting our pastoral care team to more specific needs. It can also mean serving in a more formal role within the Church community.
As a community we want to celebrate and acknowledge those who serve in these roles. By listing them here we can pray specifically for those areas in our church. If there is an area that interests you or you feel called into serving please speak to Rev Jamie or a team member.
Adapted from Opportunities in Your Church by St Nicholas Minster.
We are going to celebrate the restoration of our historic church building with a service of dedication and thanksgiving including Carols on Saturday the 15th of December in the morning followed by a sausage sizzle and hospitality. Celebrations will continue with a fete around the Op shop with an afternoon tea and various other attractions! More details to follow.
This will replace our usual Carols and Cappuccinos this year.
Exciting changes are happening here at St Nic’s!
On Wednesday, work on the historic church officially began! Praise God! This is the culmination of an incredible amount of work and dedication from the Heritage Church Committee. Congratulations and many thanks to Suzanne Saunders, Kerry Hawley, Wendy Dickinson and Ian Craig. Many thanks also to the Parish Council, the Heritage Council and Greg Meachem.
Check out the audio from the drive radio show and ABC’s online article that featured our little church earlier this week!
You may have noticed things are looking a little brighter around here… The process of changing all our existing lighting to LED downlights has begun. This will help reduce costs both in terms of electricity and replacement costs as each globe is warrantied for 36,000 hours!
Speaking of power, last week our solar panels were installed by Brett and Mitch from Sunwise. This too, is an important step toward reducing our carbon footprint and reducing our power bills! In just 5 days our CO2 savings were 37kg—the equivalent of driving 245km in the car!
Thank you and congratulations to the Parish Council, Sunwise and Electrical Experts for making this possible.
Here at St Nicholas part of our vision is to Bless. One such potential blessing is our Historic Church. In the past it has been a great blessing to many in their pathway to faith – Baptisms, dedications, confirmations, weddings and in our communion together. In the future we hope and pray this will again be the case. I have noticed that on the internet there is not a huge amount of information published surrounding our wonderful historic church – therefore an additional page has been added to our website here: https://www.stnicholasaustralind.org.au/historic-church/ it is under our ABOUT menu.
The information has been reproduced from Maidee Smith’s extensive research and writings, but like all local history is a constant work in progress as we are always in a moment of history. If you have anything that would add value to the page – information or photograph please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or I can help you scan it. I pray that the Historic Church Page will be a blessing to tourists and those researching our area, that by coming to our website they may see the community that we have built together and in turn seek their own pathway to Faith in Jesus.