As you will see above we consider ourselves to be in a Peace Collective with the Wonthaggi Peace Church, our partner congregation. They are built on the very foundation of Peace and we offer our Peace Garden Sanctuary to our community to share. This is a deep and gentle space of hospitality.
We consider ourselves privileged to live in a holiday destination. We meet at 11am every Sunday at the church YEAR ROUND. We would love to welcome you.
We offer the gift of breakfast to Inverloch Primary School two mornings per week with the assistance of our generous community.
We meet for coffee every Wednesday at 10.30. Please give us a call or just come and join in with us, the current venue is the church car park. BYO coffee.
Our care of one another is vitally important to us, but we are also involved in many other activities outside our church walls. You are welcome to come and join us. We are a church wishing to serve and bless its community and follow the radical way of Jesus.
Take a moment in our tranquil garden space at the front of our church. We invite you to come and enjoy some peace in this space.
We combine with Wonthaggi Peace Church in various events and join them in the monthly Yarning Circle which is a space to listen to our FIrst Nations people, to share story and to see where this wisdom leads us.
You are welcome to join us for our fun and fellowship group which is combined between the two congregations.
We are excited to have special events in our afternoon fellowship group every month. See our Facebook page for details.
On the fifth Sunday of the month we combine for a service at 10.30 whenever it is possible to do so.
See our Facebook page for current events.
So what is so peaceful at our Inverloch church? Here is the history of the garden.
In 2008 Ailsa Drent and the late Helen Jones of the Inverloch Social Justice Group prepared a submission to the Church Council for the refurbishment of the front garden.
The front garden was cleared and the present garden set out and planted. The congregation relied on volunteers to do most of the work and the Manhal family did a lot of this work. Rob Manhal who is a wood carver presented a large driftwood column he had rescued from the Inverloch beach and carved with Christian symbols; it was erected on the south side of the garden.
One of the aims of remodelling the garden was to encourage people to use it for quiet reflection. You are very welcome to share our garden space.
The hardwood log was found washed
up on Inverloch beach after a winter storm
The burnt timber was left as found,
just removing loose material.
Symbols carved into the log are:
The sun - warmth and light