A few words about us
WHO ARE WE?
We are part of the Uniting Church in Australia which was formed in 1977 as a union of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches.
The Uniting Church in Australia is ecumenical in nature and operates according to the Basis of Union on which the church was founded.
It testifies ‘to that unity which is both Christ’s gift and will for the Church “(Basis of Union para. 1)
Two worship communities:
at 56c Queen St,
- BELLS Faith Community at Unity College, Lomond Crescent. Bellvista.
Rev. Matthew O'Donoghue
0402 204 831
Pastor Phil Smith
Ph. 0414 823 125
Community Pastor for BELLS Faith Community
Campus Minister at Unity College
At the church in Caloundra, at 56c Queen St, members meet together on a Sunday morning, led by Rev. Matt O'Donoghue for worship which is traditional in style yet contemporary in focus.
We are an inclusive community, intergenerational in our life so that people of all ages may share together with respect, love and integrity.
We aim to be an open community which accepts all people irrespective of gender, race and culture, social and theological differences.
At Bellvista and Bells Reach, a new Faith Community called BELLS has been established and meets at Unity College, in Bellvista, each Sunday afternoon at 5 pm, led by Pastor Phil Smith (0414 823125) .
BELLS is a group of households (families and individuals) who gather for dinner church on Sunday, pool nights at the pub on Tuesday, or pottering in the community garden anytime. We occasionally have a cricket game and a party at the local park. People gather and do life together around the acronym for BELLS:
Belonging, Eating, Listening, Learning and Serving others.
Some of the group have been following Jesus and living Christian faith for a long time. Others might not have even considered that lifestyle.
BELLS is not about "going to church." Come visit us and see for yourself.
WHAT DO WE DO?
There are a number of activities within each of these groups– more information about the Caloundra Activities is provided on the Activities and Outreach page.
The BELLS Faith Community has its own webpage .
Two worship communities:
Caloundra at 56c Queen St
9.30 am Sundays - traditional, family inclusive worship & Christian Learning followed by morning tea.
5 p.m. 3rd Sundays bimonthly Explorers Reflective thought provoking Alternative Worship and shared meal.
5 p.m. 4th Saturday bi-monthly "Messy church"- family focused activity-based worship and shared meal.
Mid-week Home Fellowship & Bible Study groups.
Mid week Activities for all ages.
BELLS at Unity College, Bellvista
5.00 pm Sundays, informal, family- friendly worship round the Dinner Table.
Mid week studies and activities. (See facebook page.)
Through these groups we seek to be God's people in this time and place.