We think of our service as a big family gathering. They are informal and child friendly. We sing our hearts out. There’s great teaching. We laugh as friends.
You don’t have to believe what we believe to be part of us.
We welcome people of all backgrounds and perspectives, and encourage you to come as you are.
COVID-19 has temporarily shifted the way we run services. In line with government regulations, we have a COVID-safe plan in place, which includes the following actions:
Obligations for all attendees
These obligations are for anyone attending our services:
(a) Hand sanitiser must be used upon entering and leaving the church building.
(b) Upon entering, ensure that your name has been recorded (CheckIn Tas)
(c) Do not enter the church premises if you (or your children) are unwell (respiratory illness, cough, sneeze, vomiting, diarrhoea).
(d) If you begin to feel unwell whilst at the church service then leave the premises and notify a church leader that you feel unwell.
(e) Do not enter the church premises if you are suspicious of having COVID-19 or if you have been swabbed for COVID-19 and are still in the quarantine period.
(f) Notify the church if you have contracted COVID-19 and have ever been in the building.
(g) Masks, when required by law, are to be worn by members of the congregation, including during singing.
Entering the building:
The doors are be propped open at the start and end of each service to reduce the risks of cross-contamination using door handles.
Hand sanitiser is available and will be used upon entering and leaving the church building.
We require every person to record their name and phone number using Check In Tas.
Our communion elements have been prepared in line with food handling regulations.
Seating will be arranged to enable 1.5m social distancing between rows when required.
The program leader will ensure that all children sanitise their hands before and after the children’s program.
Soft-toys have been removed, and any toys that have been handled are put into a hard tub for professional cleaning mid-week.
Each musician / singer will bring their own instrument, including microphones and power-cords, to avoid cross-contamination. We have purchased additional equipment for those who do not have their own.
A team of volunteers are responsible for cleaning the building after each service, using a checklist (provided by the venue itself).
We love celebrating as a congregation on Sundays. It’s vibrant and joyful. At the same time, we value creating space for relationships outside of church.
Some of our micro churches (semi-autonomous house churches) choose to meet in homes on 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
There’s a bigger gathering on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month when everyone gets involved in the service.
We are big and small, structured and spontaneous, organised and organic, which is fabulous!
This may look a bit different than what you’re used to, but once you get into the rhythm, you won’t turn back.
Together Church does not own a building. We share a space with St Thomas Anglican Church, who generously partner and share their facilities with us.
3 Lorne Crescent is located off the South Arm Highway (the roundabout near Shoreline Shopping Centre). There is plenty of street parking available. Look for the “Together Church” flags outside the building.
We’re a pretty relaxed bunch of people and there’s no need to dress up for church. Just be comfortable and tasteful. Jeans and a T-shirt are just fine.
During our services, we play live music and sing contemporary worship songs.
Feel free to take part in as much or as little of the worship service as you like. There is no expectation that you will sing, or pray, or participate in ways that might seem uncomfortable to you. Sometimes it can be enjoyable to listen and stand alongside others who are singing from the heart.
If you have any questions about why we do certain things, do not hesitate to ask.
We have lots of young families and a dedicated children’s programs for toddlers (walking age and older), early primary school, and late primary school (up to year 6).
All of our children’s ministry volunteers hold a current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card.
When you arrive, someone will greet you at the door and introduce you to our children’s ministry team.
We will ask you to sign your child into a program (using a simple form) and seek information about food intolerances, allergies, and medical conditions (if relevant). At the end of the service, you will need to collect your child by signing them out again.
And of course, please display all craft that your child brings home with pride 🙂
1.5 hours (3:00pm-4:30pm) followed by afternoon tea.
In our tradition, you do not have to be baptised, or confirmed, to share communion (that is, to eat bread and drink wine, as a way of embracing the sacrificial love of Jesus).
Jesus invites all people to share in his life, death and resurrection. You are most welcome to join in, even if you are not 100% sure about what you believe. We simply ask that you share this sacrament in a thoughtful and respectful way, remembering that Jesus shed his blood, and broke his body for your sins and receiving his forgiveness.