Corporate worship is a key part of our church's life and mission; it is also a setting in which God often speaks to and guides people on their journey of faith. Currently there is one service on Sunday morning at 9:30 am that follows a gentle contemporary format in which members take part in leading. This service runs at the same time as the Kid's programme. The worship leaders of our team are various ... a veritable resource of new music, a leader of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, all-age team. After the service, morning tea is served in the church lounge for fellowship. Members of the pastoral team and elders are available to pray with you after the service at the front of the church marked as "prayer corner".
" Worship at Forrest Hill is a combination of traditional and contemporary styles, especially in music. Communion services are held monthly. "
The Minister is the chief pastor of the congregation and is supported by a committee of four serving elders who share oversight of a team of 24 pastoral visitors, each of whom has a visiting list of from three to eight persons. The church pastoral care team is composed of a cross-section of ethnicities and is always ready to support the newcomer - whether Christian or non-Christian. Newcomer's luncheons are organized through the year and introduce church life. Allocation of visiting lists is based on male-visits-male and female-visits-female; mobility of visitor geography; personal affilication, etc. Visits are made as each visitor determines with encouragement to make meaningful contact around Easter and Christmas.
" Newcomer luncheons have been held with great success, to welcome folk into FHPC church life, and to explain how and why we do things. "
FHPC has a long history of support for a domestic and international support for missionary people long time ago and share with them testimony about God's great work. The victorious christian life is not about avoiding suffering. We are here to serve the will of the King, to expand His Kingdom and continue to spend ourselves to that end. One of the reasons why we do that this side of eternity is to mature us, to instil in us character traits ready for responsibilities on the other side of eternity where we may be rewarded with 'well done good, and faithful servant' . Mission is about maturity. In the opening of his letter James spells it out 'Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything' (James 1:2~4). While we seek to achieve God's Kingdom aims, he achieves His aims in us - faithfulness. (1 Gal. 5:22~23 & 1 Cor. 13:4~7) Maturity is revealed in fruitfulness and fruitfulness is the currency of heaven, the return on our life investment. In this the 'laws' of investment apply; your return is proportionate to your input. So follower of Jesus, invest wisely.
" A great big thank you,
to you, God's people
at Forrest Hill Church,
for your faithful support of our missionary in prayer and practical support, and specially financial support "
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