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Dealing with Disappointment

By Ben and Caz Petersen, 31 Mar 2020

‘If we as a family are making more time for Jesus, he will help us make sense of these strange days we’re living through, he’ll help us feel less disappointed about what we’re missing out on and more excited about what he has done for...

Dealing with Disappointment

Planning time

By Steve Sammons, 30 Mar 2020

I love to plan, I love thinking about what the future holds and I love to think about what I’m going to do in light of that. And these things I’m going to do, I’ll be able to do because I’m organised enough to plan...

Planning time

Prayers of Thankfulness

By Gerry Straker, 29 Mar 2020

We’ve been thinking about the first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus. In a time of crisis, we should pray. That’s what Jesus does. In a time of judgement, we should pray prayers of repentance. That’s what God’s people do. We’ve also seen that...

Prayers of Thankfulness

Passive lifesaving... active lifesaving

By Martin Peters, 28 Mar 2020

This may be a familiar saying to you: 'People say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you’d lose it.' I’m pretty sure we’re all feeling that right now. The advice is simple...

Passive lifesaving... active lifesaving

Discipling children during Coronavirus

By Caz Petersen, 28 Mar 2020

The first week of #StayatHome is nearly done. How has it been?I just wanted to share a few things happening online to help you disciple your children...‘If we as a family are making more time for Jesus, he will help us make sense of these strange...

Discipling children during Coronavirus

More on Prayer

By Gerry Straker, 27 Mar 2020

On Wednesday night and in yesterday’s blog we thought about the first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus. In a time of crisis, we should pray. That’s what Jesus does. In a time of judgement, we should pray prayers of repentance. That’s what God’s...

More on Prayer

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus

By Gerry Straker, 26 Mar 2020

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirusby Gerry Straker Some of you have been forced to stay at home, with new routines and new ways of spending time, learning new technology skills you’d never thought you’d need. Some of you have been...

The first thing we should do in response to the coronavirus

How we can help you

By Gerry Straker, 24 Mar 2020

The coronavirus has shaken our normality hasn't it? We're living in a time of uncertainty and anxiety. At Church by the Bay, we want to tell you about the God who cares. We know God cares, because he sent Jesus into this world of suffering...

How we can help you

Reflections on Livestreaming Church

By Jon Lindsay, 22 Mar 2020

Praise God for this morning's first livestream: it worked! It's been very encouraging to see people's messages and receive phone calls (turns out phones still work!) about this morning's time 'together'. We've also heard news of various family and friends, some believers, some not, tuning in...

Reflections on Livestreaming Church

C3 kids and tots at home

By Gerry Straker, 22 Mar 2020

This morning we livestreamed Church for the first time and we heard Mark 14:27-72 read and preached.  Wonderfully, Caz our Families Worker has prepared a C3 kids and tots session at home for parents to build on, reinforce and continue to teach children from the same Bible...

C3 kids and tots at home
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