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    Our Vision: 

    Declare Jesus

    Develop Disciples

    Glorify God

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    Our Vision: 

    Declare Jesus

    Develop Disciples

    Glorify God

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    Our Vision: 

    Declare Jesus

    Develop Disciples

    Glorify God

Welcome to Torquay Christian Fellowship

Torquay Christian Fellowship is a member congregation of the Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV). People of all ages are important to us. Families, Children and Teens make up a significant part of the fellowship and we welcome everyone to ‘Come as you are’.

COVID-19

Praise God that at 10am from Sunday 29th November and onwards we will gather together again in a modified form of corporate worship!! How good is that!? In the anticipation and excitement of that, we wanted to give you some important information as to what will be happening:

Our worship time will run for approx. 1 hour.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start to allow time to check in. We are restricted to maximum of 112 people indoors, (excluding children under 12mths), so we will split into different areas, (e.g. Auditorium, and Multi-function Rooms), to ensure that everyone is ‘COVID-ly’ spaced! The worship service will be Zoomed into those spaces.

We have researched what other fellowships around Australia are doing, and have decided that the most practical way to ensure you are able to attend, (until restrictions ease further), will be to book your attendance each week.  You will need to include any children over 12mths. As seats aren’t allocated when you book you will be ushered to seats on arrival to ensure we comply with COVID regulations.

Please book by clicking on the following link:   https://www.trybooking.com/BNHYX

We realise that this might sound complicated but we’re going to ask that you be willing to work with us as we continue to be doing all we can to part of the solution to not spreading this virus. Can we stress that you must book a place otherwise you cannot attend in person!

For those of you with children who usually attend kids church, as we aren’t able to start up the program on site yet, and we will continue to share the kids church online program each week.

We will be sharing Communion together on Sunday 6th December, in a pre-packaged cup, that will be handed out to you as you enter the TCF building.

We won’t be serving morning tea, and so encourage you to gather at a local café or in your homes.

Hand sanitising stations will be available in the foyer, and anyone attending over the age of 12 needs to have a fitted face mask. (Unless you have a health exemption).

Thanks everyone and God bless you!

Danny & the Leadership Team @ Torquay Christian Fellowship

Our office is open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm

Weekly Bulletin

Link to the TCF You Tube Channel for Weekly Messages

Community Carols at TCF

Sunday Service

10am - 11:30am on Sundays

2 Pimelea Way (off 25 Grossmans Rd), Torquay VIC 3228

Wheelchair / pram access is available

What's On

Our programs for children and youth take place during the Sunday Message.

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Children

During school term time we offer a program of creativity and learning during part of the Sunday morning service. This is made available for ages 3 to Grade 6.

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High School Youth

Most weeks the High School age youth are able to spend time during the morning service in a small group setting with our Youth leaders exploring faith with a particular focus on the questions and interests of teens.

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Babies

Families with small children are welcome. A cry room is available if needed. Pram access is available.

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Christmas Devotion: Faith, Hope, Love
Part 1- FAITH
by Kimberly Smith
For better or worse, one of the skills I exercised and developed during our recent months of lockdown was that of online shopping. (I’m not the only one, right?) The best websites to buy from were those who offered package tracking because the frequent messages of update also served as a break to the social isolation as my phone ‘pinged’ with the latest update! “Your order has been packaged.” “Your order has left the depot.” “Your parcel is now with Aus Post.” And eventually the message “Get ready! Your parcel is coming today!” Oh, the excitement!
Of course, there are other experiences where the parcel moved a whole lot slower and the communication was far less frequent. Where you wondered if you’d just made a donation to some overseas company (and were never going to see the products you’d ordered).
Waiting can be hard. Social observers note our increasing dissatisfaction for waiting. As technology advances and products and services can be exchanged almost instantaneously, we get less tolerant of those things that take longer to happen.
Every Christmas season, I am struck again by the waiting required of ancient believers anticipating the ‘delivery’ of the king to rescue them and restore them to relationship with God. God promised a saviour would come “Your order has been created.” and at various times throughout history He broadcast through prophets the update. “Your parcel is on its way.” And ultimately, eventually, a star over a manger and a host of angels declare, “Your package has been delivered!”
We read the scriptures and see that all happen within a few chapters of text, but we know that it actually happened over hundreds of years! Generations lived and died, passing on the promise of a coming Saviour. Communities repeated the words of the prophets and the conviction of their ancestors to emerging generations. “A King is coming! Our rescuer is on His way!”
For hundreds of years!
This week in our devotional series we are focusing on FAITH.
Hebrews 11:1-2 says, Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
We commend the ancients for remaining faith-filled in the hundreds of years of anticipation, of watching many kings rise and fall, of the ‘silent’ intertestamental period, of false alarms and misdirected hope – of being certain enough of what they had not yet seen to keep encouraging the next generation with the news it was on its way.
And then Mary! Faith-filled in what she could not see but also, undoubtedly, in the face of others’ skepticism and outright disbelief. Only she could know for certain that the conception was miraculous, and we know that even as Jesus walked the earth people still struggled to believe this was the promise they’d been waiting for. John 2:22 reminds us that it was only after Jesus had resurrected that the disciples believed and understood.
As we reflect again on this incredible season that celebrates a promise delivered, might we allow the story to testify to us again of the faithfulness of God. Might we allow this profound evidence of His promise-keeping to speak into the places in our hearts and lives where we are waiting. Those dreams unrealized or broken, the weight of grief or loss, the impact of uncertainty and unclarity, the cycles of addiction or despair, the doubt and disbelief – and all the other experiences and circumstances that are desperately in need of breakthrough and deliverance – for ourselves or for our world. Might the Christmas story inspire and grow our faith to remain certain of what we do not see.
FOR REFLECTION:-
When and how has God demonstrated His love and power to you after a season of waiting? How do these stories serve to grow your own and others’ faith?
What practices and areas of focus have you found helpful when you are experiencing a season of waiting?
In what areas of your life are you currently ‘waiting’ or feeling God is distant? What promises do you need to be reminded of to continue to persist in faith?
Blessings,
Kimberly
BUV, Generations and Emerging Leaders Pastor

Christmas Devotion: Faith, Hope, Love
Part 1- FAITH
by Kimberly Smith


For better or worse, one of the skills I exercised and developed during our recent months of lockdown was that of online shopping. (I’m not the only one, right?) The best websites to buy from were those who offered package tracking because the frequent messages of update also served as a break to the social isolation as my phone ‘pinged’ with the latest update! “Your order has been packaged.” “Your order has left the depot.” “Your parcel is now with Aus Post.” And eventually the message “Get ready! Your parcel is coming today!” Oh, the excitement!

Of course, there are other experiences where the parcel moved a whole lot slower and the communication was far less frequent. Where you wondered if you’d just made a donation to some overseas company (and were never going to see the products you’d ordered).

Waiting can be hard. Social observers note our increasing dissatisfaction for waiting. As technology advances and products and services can be exchanged almost instantaneously, we get less tolerant of those things that take longer to happen.

Every Christmas season, I am struck again by the waiting required of ancient believers anticipating the ‘delivery’ of the king to rescue them and restore them to relationship with God. God promised a saviour would come “Your order has been created.” and at various times throughout history He broadcast through prophets the update. “Your parcel is on its way.” And ultimately, eventually, a star over a manger and a host of angels declare, “Your package has been delivered!”

We read the scriptures and see that all happen within a few chapters of text, but we know that it actually happened over hundreds of years! Generations lived and died, passing on the promise of a coming Saviour. Communities repeated the words of the prophets and the conviction of their ancestors to emerging generations. “A King is coming! Our rescuer is on His way!”

For hundreds of years!

This week in our devotional series we are focusing on FAITH.

Hebrews 11:1-2 says, Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

We commend the ancients for remaining faith-filled in the hundreds of years of anticipation, of watching many kings rise and fall, of the ‘silent’ intertestamental period, of false alarms and misdirected hope – of being certain enough of what they had not yet seen to keep encouraging the next generation with the news it was on its way.

And then Mary! Faith-filled in what she could not see but also, undoubtedly, in the face of others’ skepticism and outright disbelief. Only she could know for certain that the conception was miraculous, and we know that even as Jesus walked the earth people still struggled to believe this was the promise they’d been waiting for. John 2:22 reminds us that it was only after Jesus had resurrected that the disciples believed and understood.

As we reflect again on this incredible season that celebrates a promise delivered, might we allow the story to testify to us again of the faithfulness of God. Might we allow this profound evidence of His promise-keeping to speak into the places in our hearts and lives where we are waiting. Those dreams unrealized or broken, the weight of grief or loss, the impact of uncertainty and unclarity, the cycles of addiction or despair, the doubt and disbelief – and all the other experiences and circumstances that are desperately in need of breakthrough and deliverance – for ourselves or for our world. Might the Christmas story inspire and grow our faith to remain certain of what we do not see.

FOR REFLECTION:-
When and how has God demonstrated His love and power to you after a season of waiting? How do these stories serve to grow your own and others’ faith?
What practices and areas of focus have you found helpful when you are experiencing a season of waiting?
In what areas of your life are you currently ‘waiting’ or feeling God is distant? What promises do you need to be reminded of to continue to persist in faith?


Blessings,
Kimberly
BUV, Generations and Emerging Leaders Pastor
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