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Wesley-on-Beaumont Community

Worship at 9.30 at Wesley

In the Hamilton Uniting Church hang two large banners which proclaim the basis for our ministry in the City of Newcastle: WESLEY ON BEAUMONT SERVING OUR COMMUNITY. Located on the edge of the inner city in the 'eat street 'of Newcastle, the church holds strongly to the Uniting Church ethos of welcome and acceptance to all.

This is also expressed by the Safe Place statement at the door which reads as follows:

"The Uniting Church in Australia believes that all people are made in the image of God, and as such we accept every individual regardless of race, age, creed or gender. As a Christian Community we believe that God reaches out to us in love and acceptance, and that our relationships with each other should express love and respect and should not be abused.

As a community of faith we are committed to providing a place in society where human beings can explore what it means to be made in the image of God. As an expression of this commitment, the Uniting Church in Australia recognises its responsibility to provide worshipping and pastoral comunities that are free from abuse, and that provide safe environments for all people to explore and express their faith in the Gospel."

Our Community is made up of people from many different walks in life. Our numbers include: people who have been faithful, professing Christians for many decades; people who are searching for the sacred; people exploring the possibility of God; established churchgoers; new Christians; a range of different ethnicities and cultures. We have people whose first language is: English; Samoan; Bahasa Indonesia; Sudanese Dinka; Filipino Tagalog; and even Kiwi! Second generation Aussies bring further diversity and richness to our family.

When one looks around at Wesley, one might see small children playing with Play Doh or constructing a story. There are old people, married couples, unmarried couples and gay couples. There are singles, widows and friends. There is no set formula for our place in the community. We rely purely on the activity of the Holy Spirit who breathes our relationships into life and calls us out of our comfort zones to see the possibilities in one another.

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The Samoan-language Service takes place once-a-month at 11am. The Congregation also has members from Fiji, South Sudan, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Tonga, and links with Tuvalu.

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