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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

Resources for Livestream

By Gerry Straker, 21 Mar 2020

Tomorrow is our first ever Church livestream. We wish we were meeting together face-to-face but this is the next best thing!  Download our resources in advance:Noticesheet and sermon headingsSong words and confessionSermon questions for 8-12sSermon questions for 4-7sPictures for toddlers And before Sunday, here's how to listen. And...

Resources for Livestream

Making the most of isolation

By Jon Lindsay, 21 Mar 2020

Making the most of isolation I went to work on Tuesday morning at 7:00. By 8:40 our family had to self-isolate. Having been pretty sure that we’d be fine through this whole situation I suppose it’s a welcome lesson to me in humility. Hey, who doesn’t...

Making the most of isolation

Cherish Christ by hearing the gospel

By Gerry Straker, 19 Mar 2020

One of our three aims as a Church is that we might  cherish Christ by hearing the gospel. It really is not the same as meeting up (see our first blog) but it is good that we live in an age when we can make...

Cherish Christ by hearing the gospel

Our only hope

By Gerry Straker, 19 Mar 2020

In this time of great fear and anxiety it is good to know that the Bible's most repeated command is this: 'Do not be afraid'. Do not be afraid of...God. Remember the Christmas shepherds? When on that hillside that dark night they are exposed to...

Our only hope

Coronavirus update

By Gerry Straker, 18 Mar 2020

Message from the elders (Church leaders)We have an all-powerful and all-loving God. We are 100% safe in His hands. We need not fear anything at all, and certainly not the coronavirus.Romans 8:37-39No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I...

Coronavirus update

Shake up!

By , 09 Mar 2020

Shake up is this Saturday! Come along for a morning fun and free event for families!

There are craft, games, storytime and a bacon bun! It's at our Church building: 91 Balmoral Road, 9am-11am. We'd love to see you there.

Shake up!

Cafe

By , 06 Mar 2020

Cafe happens every Tuesday from 9am-11am at 91 Balmoral Road, we'd love to see you there! Pop in for 5 minutes or the full 2 hours. Tea, coffee, toast and tea cakes provided.

Cafe