SERVICES

Sunset Rock sits in a beautiful setting amongst the bushland of the Adelaide Hills, making it an idyllic place to sense the closeness of God, to worship Him and to enjoy a full life with God and His people.

Sunset Rock invites you to join us in worship:

WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday Service

Time: 9.30am every Sunday (Holy Communion is celebrated fortnightly)

Services caters for all ages and includes contemporary and traditional songs. Children are included in the service and then have their own special program.

WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.

The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Read the Basis of Union here.

BELIEFS – PURPOSE – POLICIES

Our Beliefs

We believe in one eternal God who created of all things out of nothing and continues to create. He exists in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God loves each and every person and desires a vibrant relationship with each of us so that we might discover abundant life with Him both in this world and in the next.
We believe that sin has separated us from God, and from the relationship He desires with us.
We believe that Jesus Christ as both God and man, is the only one who can reconcile us to God.
We believe that Jesus lived a sinless life, and that He was the only one who could offer enough—His life, so that our sins won’t come between God and us.
We believe Jesus rose from the dead to demonstrate His victory over death. He is currently alive and active in our world today and is revealing Himself to everyone, but not everyone wants to see Him.
We believe that God offers everyone, forgiveness of sins, reconciliation to God and the gift of eternal life. However, it is only when we turn to Jesus and take Him on for ourselves, that this is made a reality in our lives.
We believe that those who have turned to Jesus also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables Christians to become like Christ (although not completely) and equips them to serve with spiritual gifts.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
It is our joy, as the community at Sunset Rock who follow Jesus, to serve Him by offering His love to all people through both word and deed. All who come into our midst are welcome to share in this love.

Our Vision

To Know Jesus and make Him known

Our Mission

To worship God

To create a caring community with our sisters and brothers in Christ

To serve the wider community

   Our Policies

Please Note:  The Sunset Rock “Premises” includes all or any part of the buildings and the surrounding land owned by the Uniting Church

Catastrophic Fire Days

On days where the CFS has issued a “Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating” for the Mt Lofty Ranges, Church services and any other Church gatherings at the church premises will be cancelled.

Alcohol on Sunset Rock Premises

If a person or group who hire the premises wish to use alcohol, then permission needs to first be gained from the Sunset Rock Church Council

Activities and Events Consistent with our Beliefs

  1. Any activity or ceremony that worships or edifies or invokes any power of any person, spirit or object resembling or attesting to be a deity of any type, is not to be held on the premises or grounds of Sunset Rock.
  2. The Rites of Marriage of the Uniting Church in Australia is that marriage is between a man and a woman, until death separates them. We also believe that the scriptures do not condone same gender couples living together as married couples.  Consequently, couples of the same gender are not to be married on the premises of Sunset Rock.

MEET THE MINISTER

Rev. Greg Pearce

Hi. I’m Greg Pearce, minister at Sunset Rock. I’m married to Raylene. It’s been an exciting thing for us to return to ministry, especially at Sunset Rock, after I retired a few years back. I’ve made the discovery that the Good News of Jesus only ever gets better, so I love everything about the opportunity we have to talk about him, to receive from him, rich worship, and growing as people through our faith. Do contact me to talk about it and to find your way into this great adventure.
Raylene and I are both love the garden, reading, writing, some sports, talking about the weather, movies (Raylene) and, also in Raylene’s case, facebooking with people all around the world, including the Middle East, where she lived for ten years. Lots to talk about!