Dear Church,

It will be a different Easter for all of us this year without the usual gathering together physically to remember and give thanks for the death of our Saviour, Jesus, and then to meet and rejoice with one another over the power of his resurrection! However, while our Easter will be unlike any other we’ve experienced before, the message of Easter remains the same! The power of the resurrection never changes! The life, death and resurrection of Jesus has changed everything! The words of the prophet Isaiah speak this truth! 

He was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

(Isaiah 53:5)

As we prepare for this Easter weekend, we want to encourage you, along with your family and friends to connect in with us online during the weekend. 

Good Friday - 9:00am & 6:00pm

Easter Saturday - 5:00pm

Easter Sunday - 9:00am & 6:00pm

Click here to join us online.

On Good Friday, we will be spending some time sharing the Lord’s Supper together, so please take some time to prepare some bread and juice / wine to remember the Lord’s death and his coming again! 

So jump online, and invite others to join you online, as we continue to proclaim this life transforming news that Jesus came to “rescue us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col 1:13-14). 

Praise the Lord. He is risen! He is risen indeed. 


Hi Everyone, 

We want to give you an update on the COVID-19 situation and the impact it is having on our church community, here at St Faith’s. As you are probably aware, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made an announcement yesterday that indoor gatherings over one hundred people are now banned and our Archbishop Glenn Davies followed that announcement by declaring that all Sydney Anglican Church services are suspended until further notice. Obviously that impacts what we’re doing as a Church here at St Faith’s, and we wanted to touch base with everyone to let people know what we’re doing so that we might continue church, even if it looks a little bit different. 

But, let’s turn to the Bible first.

We want to encourage everyone at this time to be fixing our eyes on Jesus and looking to him before anything else. In Revelation chapter one, Jesus talks with John, the author of Revelation, and he puts his hand on him and says, “Do not be afraid, I am the first and the last.” Jesus there is reminding him that He was there before the beginning of the world and he is going to be there after it ends, and he holds all of those things in his hands. He is in control both now and always. Obviously, at this time, we really need to remember that but Jesus goes on and builds on that. He says ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades’. Jesus reminds us again that he is alive right now, that he is ruling and reigning, and that even though he was nailed to a cross and died, he defeated death and holds it in his hands; just like he holds this current situation in his hands right now as well. We need to be trusting Jesus particularly at this point and putting our faith and all of our hope in him because our world really needs that and we really need that too. And so we’re going to press forward confidently as a church, trusting in Jesus and remembering these truths.

One of the things we’re really excited about is that church is still going to happen, because it’s not a building but a people. We’re going to keep gathering together as God’s people, but it will be done a bit differently. We’ll be gathering together online!! Over the coming days you’ll be able to find all the necessary information on our website. It will have information about Gathering Online, Community Groups, and our Online Resources that we hope will serve to spur us on to keep trusting Jesus during this time. We are the body of Christ and we need to keep meeting together, even online, so we can continue to live for him and serve him in this world. It’s also important that we look out for each other at this time; we already have a bunch of people in self-isolation because they have flown in from overseas. So it is important that together we check in on each other, so that we can care for one another in whatever needs there may be. 

So this weekend we’re going to be meeting with our community group leaders, and we’re going to be thinking together about our vision as a church - which hasn’t changed - but the strategies for achieving that vision are changing for a period of time. We’re really excited about what God might do with this time, in growing us individually, growing our Community Groups and growing our church family.

So we want to encourage you to stay connected at church. Stay connected on Facebook, via our website, and if you don’t receive email updates from us click on the “Stay Updated” button on our website. We want to do our best to keep you updated on what’s happening and how you can connect with other Christians at this time. As we said before, keep trusting in Christ - He is in control, He’s sitting on the throne, and we must remember these things and trust his sovereignty at this time. 

Reach out to us if you need anything - we want to continue to love and serve you as the leaders of this community. 

Take care, and God bless.

St Faith’s Ministry Team

Hi Everyone, 

We want to give you an update on the COVID-19 situation and the impact it is having on our church community, here at St Faith’s. As you are probably aware, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made an announcement yesterday that indoor gatherings over one hundred people are now banned and our Archbishop Glenn Davies followed that announcement by declaring that all Sydney Anglican Church services are suspended until further notice. Obviously that impacts what we’re doing as a Church here at St Faith’s, and we wanted to touch base with everyone to let people know what we’re doing so that we might continue church, even if it looks a little bit different. 

But, let’s turn to the Bible first.

We want to encourage everyone at this time to be fixing our eyes on Jesus and looking to him before anything else. In Revelation chapter one, Jesus talks with John, the author of Revelation, and he puts his hand on him and says, “Do not be afraid, I am the first and the last.” Jesus there is reminding him that He was there before the beginning of the world and he is going to be there after it ends, and he holds all of those things in his hands. He is in control both now and always. Obviously, at this time, we really need to remember that but Jesus goes on and builds on that. He says ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades’. Jesus reminds us again that he is alive right now, that he is ruling and reigning, and that even though he was nailed to a cross and died, he defeated death and holds it in his hands; just like he holds this current situation in his hands right now as well. We need to be trusting Jesus particularly at this point and putting our faith and all of our hope in him because our world really needs that and we really need that too. And so we’re going to press forward confidently as a church, trusting in Jesus and remembering these truths.

One of the things we’re really excited about is that church is still going to happen, because it’s not a building but a people. We’re going to keep gathering together as God’s people, but it will be done a bit differently. We’ll be gathering together online!! Over the coming days you’ll be able to find all the necessary information on our website. It will have information about Gathering Online, Community Groups, and our Online Resources that we hope will serve to spur us on to keep trusting Jesus during this time. We are the body of Christ and we need to keep meeting together, even online, so we can continue to live for him and serve him in this world. It’s also important that we look out for each other at this time; we already have a bunch of people in self-isolation because they have flown in from overseas. So it is important that together we check in on each other, so that we can care for one another in whatever needs there may be. 

So this weekend we’re going to be meeting with our community group leaders, and we’re going to be thinking together about our vision as a church - which hasn’t changed - but the strategies for achieving that vision are changing for a period of time. We’re really excited about what God might do with this time, in growing us individually, growing our Community Groups and growing our church family.

So we want to encourage you to stay connected at church. Stay connected on Facebook, via our website, and if you don’t receive email updates from us click on the “Stay Updated” button on our website. We want to do our best to keep you updated on what’s happening and how you can connect with other Christians at this time. As we said before, keep trusting in Christ - He is in control, He’s sitting on the throne, and we must remember these things and trust his sovereignty at this time. 

Reach out to us if you need anything - we want to continue to love and serve you as the leaders of this community. 

Take care, and God bless.

St Faith’s Ministry Team

All are welcome to join us as we reflect on the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection as a community this Easter.

Across the weekend we have opportunities to share communion, eat a meal together, sing and hear from God's word, as well as Kid's programs for all ages. We'd love to see you there!

GOOD FRIDAY

8.30am | Traditional Church with Holy Communion
10.30am | Morning Church with Kids Program
6.00pm | Soulies and Night Church with Communion and Dinner

EASTER SATURDAY

5pm | Saturday Church with Kids Program

RESURRECTION SUNDAY

8.30am | Traditional Church with Holy Communion
10.30am | Morning Church with Kids Program
6.00pm | Night Church

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St Faith's Anglican Church together with Narrabeen Baptist Church, are excited to launch our first ever "Journey to Jordan & Israel".

9th - 24th May, 2020.

Come and join us on a two-week journey that begins in Jordan exploring the lost city of Petra, viewing the Promised Land from Mt Nebo, and encountering Amman. We will then travel across the Jordan River into Israel and to such places as Jericho, Masada, the Dead Sea, the city of Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and to so many more places that we encounter in God's word. Leon Stead (Narrabeen Baptist) and Ben Molyneux (St Faith's Narrabeen) along with expert local guides, will help deepen your understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus as we travel in the footsteps of God's people of both the Old and New Testaments. Share in a wonderful experience which will leave you with insights and memories for a lifetime. Spots are limited!

Information Night

Thursday 4th April, 7:30pm

St Faith's Anglican Church, Clarke Street, Narrabeen

  • RSVP by 25 March by clicking here.
  • Download the full brochure and itinerary here.
  • Download the Registration Form here.

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1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…" 

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE RING THE OFFICE (9971 1048) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER. 

Our Aim:

As part of the “IMPACTING PORTFOLIO” at Narrabeen Anglican Church in 2016, we are planning on launching a short course that will help our members create confidence in their ability to share their Christian faith with the world around them. Our conviction is that, increasingly, Christians are feeling inadequate and fearful when it comes to sharing their faith in Christ. Whether that’s due to a negative experience of sharing their faith with others, or a feeling that ‘evangelism’ is a special task only for “evangelists” or trained ministers, or for the simple concern that they are not equipped to share the gospel or answer people’s questions - there is an increasing tendency for Christians to avoid conversations about Jesus and to lack any form of enthusiasm for evangelism at all.

Our hope for “TESTIFY” is that this short course will change that thinking for you and will go a long way to helping you to see the wonderful privilege and responsibility we have, as Christian people, to bear witness to the work of Christ in our lives - it is indeed good news and why would we consider keeping that private? While traditionally, evangelism has been presented as something that the church does through programs and events, this course will remind us of the truth that one or two events scattered throughout the year will have very little impact, compared to the impact that hundreds of Christian people will have, who are passionately and intentionally making the most of every conversation and opportunity the Lord gives them to engage their world in eternal matters.

Target Group:

Our target group is not those with evangelistic gifts (though, if that’s you, you’re most welcome to join us!). Our target is the everyday Christian person! It’s for Christans who want to be further equipped to make the most of any opportunity the Lord provides to share the gospel (and their lives!) with others (Col 4:5), and to be further equipped to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have in Christ (1 Pet 3:15).

What will the course look like?

The course will be based on a book called “Everyday Evangelism” (which you will receive) and has four weeks / sessions:

Week 1 - Wired for Witness

The purpose of this session is to understand that God has ‘wired’ us to be witnesses wherever we may be, using our own uniqueness and style.

Week 2 - Sharing your Story

The goal of session two is to learn some skills so that we can naturally express our faith by sharing what God has done in our lives.

Week 3 - Getting the Facts Straight

Session three will help us to think through and learn to express the basic essentials of the gospel.

Week 4 - Handling tough Questions

The final session will consider some of the common objections to the Christian faith and how to go about answering such questions.

Registration:

Please register for this course via the church office (office@stfaiths.org.au or 9971 1048) or online (below). To cover the cost of the course material, we’re asking for a $20 donation per person.

The course will run on Tuesday nights in March - 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd - 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

Reflections on Israel 2014 IMG_0509 - Version 2The two links below provide a summary reflection, along with a larger, more detailed, reflection on Ben's recent study tour to Jordan & Israel.

 

Summary Reflection

Larger Reflection - click here.

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