Our Church is not the building. Our Church is a real community of people meeting together to worship God here on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales.
Living as Christians is not something we do in isolation from each other. We become a family because God has adopted us as his children. We love each other as brothers and sisters and enjoy spending time together, encouraging and supporting each other.
We seek to be welcoming and inclusive of all people. And what we know, we seek to share. So please join us.
Coinciding with Daffodil Day, each year at Erina we intentionally create some space to
acknowledge, talk about, celebrate, grieve and pray for those whose lives have been touched by
cancer. Within our congregation there are cancer survivors who rejoice in the healing they have
received. Conversely, there are others who have recently been diagnosed and are currently
receiving cancer treatment. There are also those who have sadly lost a loved one to cancer. In
one way or another, most people end up having their lives ‘touched by cancer’, be it directly or
through connection with a loved one.
As Christians, we have a message of hope to share. Cancer does not and will not have the final
say. Even if the cancer leads to death, it still does not have the final say, Jesus does and if our
trust is placed in him, the Bible tells us there is no need to fear death. A time is coming when
people (and things) will no longer grow old, break down or fade away. No longer will we struggle
with disease, death and decay. All that’s wrong with the world will be taken away and made new.
Revelation 21:4 reminds us that God “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more
death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
This wonderful new order, in which there will be no more pain, suffering, cancer or sickness of any
kind, will replace the old. There will be no more heartbreak, death or grief. God’s people will be
complete, and will enjoy the wholeness of new life in the presence of God.