We believe that the church is part of the community in which it lives. This means that both as individuals and as a church we are very involved with activities that happen within that community. For some of these activities it is simply a case of us being there as a church and helping out, for others it is a chance for us to show the love and message of Jesus.
Some of our groups or activities which operate as outreach are:
Canteen Support … a school cannot survive without its canteen and for many years we have had a faithful group of volunteers who have been rostered to help out at the Tuncurry High School.
Meals on Wheels … a number of our church members have, for many years, volunteered their time to this worthwhile organization, either as drivers, deliverers or in the kitchen.
SWIM .. Social Wednesdays Including Movies .. at Tuncurry Church, 2.00pm .. All Welcome
Care and Share Morning Tea … 4th Saturday, 9.00am at Paradise Marina
Men's Recreational Evenings … It is often difficult for men to find an easy going social group to belong to. Our men's group tries to provide that environment where nothing is asked of anyone who comes along, and no religious message is structured into the events. This group is simply a chance for men to get together, share a meal and play a frame or two of snooker or similar indoor sporting game. Once a year we make the pilgrimage to Newcastle to watch the Knights take on St George, as there are a large number of Saints supporters in our congregation. Any change to this game being selected is most welcome!
Triathlon Aid Station ... Each year some of our congregation strap on their running shows, don a hat and volunteer T shirt and help out at the triathlon festival run by Elite Energy. Our job is to man one of the aid stations situated on the run leg of the triathlon and we supply water, and other refreshments to the athletes as they run past. We like to think its a friendly, supportive station, where not only food and drink is supplied but also encouragement to those who are participating. We also play some good music for the 6 hours that we are stationed there.
Christmas Carol Singing .... Being in hospital or a aged care facility can mean that the spirit of Christmas is not quite as evident as it could be. In the week before Christmas a group of carolers hop on a bus and will spend an evening singing Christmas carols at several locations in both Forster and Tuncurry. It's a small gesture but we hope that it brings some of the joy of Christmas to those who may be feeling lonely.
Hair spraying at Rotary Carol Night ... The Rotary Club of Forster has for many years organized carol singing in John Wright Park. As a church we have been offering free face painting to the younger children who come along to this yearly event. Over the last couple of years face painting has given way to hair spraying, and we now provide a range of colours which children can have placed through their hair. A small act to help brighten up a wonderful event.