Ashburton Uniting Church has a membership of about 100 people, with a wide range of ages, stages, and backgrounds. We are guided by a mission statement which says:
Jesus calls us to
enjoy God’s grace,
grow in discipleship together, and
join him in his mission to the world.
We enjoy meeting with each other and sharing worship, morning teas and lunches. Many of us are involved in study groups, and we seek to be a positive presence in the community around us. Our main services of worship are on Sunday mornings at 10.00.
Please come along and join us – visitors, explorers, and new members are welcome!
Our next Messy Church Gathering:
Sunday 18th August – Let’s Celebrate in Our Renewed LightHouse!
Messy Church: A different way of worshipping God.
Please come along! Contact us if you’d like to know more!!! Messy Church is held on the fourth Sunday of each month (excluding school holidays), from 5.00 to 7.00pm. It includes creative activities, brought together for a short time of informal worship, followed by a simple meal for everyone to share. All activities are “family friendly”, for all ages to join in.
Good News! We are back in The LightHouse!
After a long wait, the handover from the builders and insurance people occurred on Wednesday 7th August and we will enjoy sharing our first morning tea back in The LightHouse on Sunday morning, 11th August 2019, after Worship. And then we will continue the celebration with Messy Church in The LightHouse for the first time since September 2018.
The LightHouse, the old original church building was renovated and repurposed in 2005 as a meeting and all-purpose centre with ‘modern’ kitchen facilities and an art display system on its light-filled walls.
An electrical fire in October 2018 made for some major adjustments and accommodations by the whole Ashy Uniting Church community, all our hall users and worshippers.
Most work has now been done, although a few smaller jobs still need attention. Good work is now happening to restock and restore the LightHouse interior to being a useful, livable and inviting setting.
A big thank you to all the builders and other ‘tradies’, and all who are involved in co-ordinating the rebuild and making it happen. Thanks also to the many friends of the church and members of the local community that have extended offers of help, support and prayer while we rebuild.