Our Mission

Please note that we are striving to provide a COVID safe environment for all those who attend our services and activities. To this end, we have modified our worship services (when we are allowed to hold them). As well as complying with all the necessary hygienic procedures, we have reduced the length, limited the amount of movement during the service and we customise the music to fit with the changing restrictions and recommendations. Sadly, this has also meant putting many of our activities on hold. Our morning tea after the service is currently being held monthly, usually on the second Sunday of the month. For more details and information on our on-line services please click here.

Our mission statement is: “To show that Jesus’ love for every person invites and commits us to build a loving community of worship and service, compassion and acceptance.”

Our congregation regularly worships together and supports outreach to the community, where people are welcomed and hospitality is extended without obligation or expectation.

The Jannali UC Congregants see God as a loving, understanding and forgiving Father who encourages us to care for each other and for others.  Our main outreach, Joshua's Kitchen, a weekly community meal, is one way of putting these values and beliefs into practice in the community. Unfortunately, this is currently on hold due to COVID19 challenges.

The Congregants generally are welcoming, inclusive and non-judgmental.  We acknowledge the traditional owners of our land each week at the start of our service and we pass the peace during the service to welcome and greet each other and any new comers. Many of our activities reflect the importance we place on hospitality.

We have invested in a range of seating alternatives to cater for the less mobile and a hearing loop for those with hearing challenges.  We offer large print hard copies of the order of service to those with failing eyesight. Our church is wheel-chair accessible and we have a semi-regular attender who comes to our services as a result.

We welcome and are inclusive of all comers. Many of our congregants are aged and frail. We extend particular pastoral care to those for whom a particular need is known. We have strong connections to a local Aged Care facility where several of our congregants live.  Our strong relationship with BetterConnected Community Services (formerly Jannali Neighbourhood Aid) has resulted in a staffed bus service to safely transport our aged congregants from this facility and the local area, who would probably not otherwise be able to attend. (Sadly this service is currently on hold due to COVID restrictions.)

Worship

We hold a Sunday Worship service each week at 9:30 am.  The service has a basically traditional format with a wide variety of music including traditional and contemporary music.  We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land each week and are lucky enough to have a didgeridoo player attend and play most weeks.  Holy Communion is served on the 3rd Sunday of each month, to which all are welcome to participate, including children.  Most weeks we have a part of the service dedicated to children and at all times there are toys, colouring-in and other activities to keep our younger attendees occupied and parents relaxed. Parents, please note that we welcome children at our services and understand that they may not sit quietly and still! 

Newcomers are welcomed and invited to join in morning tea after the service.