We are a diverse group of people with one thing in common. We have different ethnicities, different backgrounds, different ideas about the ways things should be done, different ideas about who God is even – but we have all experienced God’s love in some way.
This diverse group of people forms a community of faith because we believe that God’s love is often experienced in relationships. We see God’s love as non-discriminatory, non-judgmental, forgiving, and selfless – and so we strive to live out that love in our relationships with others, both among ourselves and out into our neighbourhood and the world.
This is a church community that seeks to model God’s love through open hospitality, through welcoming all people, and by reflecting the same non-discriminatory, non-judgmental love that we ourselves have experienced. We don’t always succeed in this, and we recognise that as the church, we have caused hurt and pain for some people in the past. For that, we are sorry because we recognise that this is not the way of Jesus, but despite our inertia and stubbornness, we want God to continue to make us more loving and accepting.
We strive to be a community with open hearts and an open house.
The business and care of the church community is overseen by a number of teams working alongside the minister. Primary amongst these is the church council who oversees the Worship Team, Hub Management Team, and the Communication Team. You can find out more about them here.
One way that Noranda Uniting seeks to build relationships with our neighbourhood is through offering to host community groups in our building. Check out more about our Place For Community here.
Noranda Uniting formed in 1994 when the Uniting Churches in Morley, Bassendean, Bayswater, and Bedford decided to join together to form one church community. In 2000, we built the church building in Camboon Rd. Since then, the Uniting Churches in Dianella and Girrawheen have joined in, as well as some from Yokine Uniting Church.
There are many Christian churches in our area, with only minimal differences between us, but over the centuries those differences have caused us to form into different denominations. The Uniting Church in Australia is one of those. It formed in 1977 when the Methodist, Congregationalist, and most Presbyterian churches in Australia joined together. You can find out more about the UCA here.