Melbourne East Church
Due to recent COVID restrictions in VIC we will not be gathering in person. Normally, we have our Sunday services at 9am and 11am each Sunday at Phoenix Park Community Centre. The facility is home to one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds, a skate park, cafe and plenty of parking. It is also conveniently located close to the M1 freeway so wherever you are in the south-east of Melbourne, we’re not far away.
During this COVID season we will be seeking to make our services as safe as possible. Due to this they will run for a little shorter than normal and have a capped attendance. Nevertheless, they will be a great opportunity to gather together to know Jesus and make Jesus known through song, prayer and preaching from the Bible. We gather as people of all sorts of backgrounds—churched and unchurched, white collar and blue collar, old and young—to hear the best news in the world, that Jesus has lived, died and risen for us.
During the week our community gathers in smaller Gospel Communities to share life, give and receive love, and be on mission together.
Our Gospel Communities are spread throughout the east and south-east of Melbourne so there’s sure to be one near you. If not, we are continually raising up new leaders and starting new Gospel Communities so one is not far away. Our Gospel Communities meet on different nights of the week, or on Sunday afternoon. We bring together people across ages and life-stages so we better experience the diversity of God’s people.
At our Gospel Communities we dive into the passage of the Bible that we looked at on Sunday. We also share meals together, connect on a deeper level, pray for each other, and support one another in reaching out faithfully for Jesus to our wider world.
City Kids is our children’s ministry that operates during our Sunday services. Like our services, City Kids exists to gather children together and disciple them to know Jesus and make Jesus known.
Jesus said, “let the little children come to me” and so invited children to know him and walk with him. We want to help the children of our church know Jesus and we do that on Sundays by teaching them deep truth from the Bible in fun and friendly ways. Our kids learn about Jesus, are challenged to live in light of him, and are equipped to tell their friends about him.
City Kids is on every Sunday of the school term catering for children aged 10 months to 11 years. During the school holidays there is no City Kids and children are encouraged to participate in our Sunday service along with the adults.
City Youth is designed to form a community of life, love and maturity that points high-schoolers to the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus. It’s a space where they can have fun, build friendships, and ask deep questions about life and faith.
City Youth meets each Friday night during school term from 7pm-9pm for High School aged students. Follow us on Instagram (@cityyouthmelbeast), and contact us to find out more.
Throughout the year we host several training events that seek to help you live all of your life in light of the gospel.
These events include deeper dives into the context of a book of the Bible (eg. the context of the book of Acts), an evangelistic exploration of a cultural moment (eg. unpacking a popular movie) or a practical course for a particular life stage (eg. marriage or pre-marriage).
Many Rooms is City on a Hill’s mercy ministry - a practical expression of care and support for those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable in our city. It operates across all City on a Hill churches, through our national-based programs; The Living Room and Care Pack Initiative.
During this season, we’ve also launched the Sewing Team that makes and distributes masks for those in need, and The Pantry that helps provides pantry and personal items to international students who are currently living in Australia with no access to government support. Contact us to find out more.
In addition, our Melbourne churches, work together to serve Melbourne’s homeless and disadvantaged. Normally, our Many Rooms Kitchen, provides nutritious meals and community for Melbourne’s homeless and disadvantaged on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. However at the moment our Kitchen is closed and instead we are delivering meals and care packs to the vulnerable we know.
Find out about how you can get involved and explore your gift of service and mercy through Many Rooms.
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