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Welcome to Wesley Castle Hill  

Our Vision —
To be a caring church uniting people in Christ

      Our Values:

  • Worshipping joyfully, praying and studying the Scriptures.
  • Preaching God's Word with relevance and challenge.
  • Recognising and using the gifts of God's Holy Spirit.
  • Growing as disciples of Christ and in discerning His will.
  • Acknowledging God's creation and our responsibility for its preservation.
  • Including all people as recipients of God's grace and welcome in our fellowship.
  • Caring for each other and serving the wider community.

Paama Seaside Church

In Partnership with Paama Seaside Church,
Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY

 Sunday 29th November (Advent 1)

9:30am (in church and live streamed)
Lectionary Readings
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100;
Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

Online Services can be viewed on our YouTube page
The text of the sermon will be available HERE

COVID-safe live services

Christmas services

Minister
Rev John Barr
Rev John Barr
Contact Details:
  Email Minister:     minister@wesleycastlehill.org.au
  Email Office:     admin@wesleycastlehill.org.au
  Telephone:   (02) 9894 8999      Tues - Fri,  9:30 - 2:30 
  Mail:  PO Box 515, Castle Hill 1765


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Thought of the Week:

Jesus was brought to the Temple to be presented to the Lord as the first-born son. Simeon, a devout man who attended the Temple daily, took the child in his arms, and cried to God, “I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!” Luke 2:30-32 (NLT)
The Advent or Coming of Jesus, the Son of God, into our world changed the world, and our lives forever. So often we are drawn to the depressing darkness of the world, but now let us look away from that darkness, and see the light that Simeon saw. The Apostle John wrote in his Fourth Gospel, ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.' John 1:5 (NLT)
Now hear Jesus, himself, saying to the people during his earthly ministry, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 (NLT)
Simeon saw that light in the Christ Child; a light that can never be extinguished. Do we see it also? The more we look away from the darkness, and look to Jesus, the more we shall experience his light shining brighter and brighter in our lives.


Current News

New book in Church Library
The Ark, the Reed and the Fire Cloud
by Jenny L Cote, Living Ink Books 2008
This story is written through the eyes of the animals that came to the Ark. Their story includes exciting biblical truth, and weaves History, Geography, Science and Mathematics into the adventure.
Max is a Scottish terrier and Liz a petite black cat from France, who become the brave leaders of their group along with their lovable partners and various other animals they meet along the way. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.

Do you have a cat or a dog; what comfort does it give you? In later books of this series, The Maker sends messages to them for their next missions with Prophets, Kings, shepherds and Roman soldiers, Mary and Joseph, composers and more.


Garage Sale News
We are still supplying some furniture and household items to people in need in our community.
On Fridays we start at 8.30am if you need a break come and visit us, have a chat and join us there is many small jobs around to help us with.
There will be more Garage Sale news to come shortly.


Newscope is being produced each week, and will still be emailed to members, or recent issues can be downloaded here.
Printed copies will also be available for those who return to church.


Free Verandah Library (at McPhail Cottage)
more..

Playgroups
Playgroups are suspended during the current restrictions on gatherings

Have you considered Giving Direct?
There is information and a link to download a form here.


Newscope weekly newsletter is available for download here


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Since rebuilt 2010 and 2013

Updated 23rd November 2020

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