WHO ARE WE?
We are Chermside Kedron Community Church (CKCC),
a regional congregation on Brisbane’s Northside and part of
The Uniting Church in Australia.
Chermside Kedron Community Church is a regional congregation located in the suburb of Chermside in Brisbane. We are an inclusive, diverse and intergenerational Christian community where people from different backgrounds and cultures come together to worship and participate in the life of the church as the one family of God.
SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES
9:00am - All welcome
THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA
We are a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia and believe the Congregation is the embodiment in one place of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, worshipping, witnessing and serving as a fellowship of the Spirit in Christ. Its members meet regularly to hear God’s Word, to celebrate the sacraments, to build one another up in love, to share in the wider responsibilities of the Church, and to serve the world. (Basis of Union, Paragraph 15 (a))
The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. In Queensland, the Uniting Church has around 250 congregations and a number of schools, colleges and community services such as UnitingCare Queensland and Wesley Mission Queensland. We belong to the Moreton Rivers Presbytery within the Queensland Synod. The nation council of the Uniting Church in Australia is the Assembly and has responsibility for national policy, governance and doctrine.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Uniting Church’s beliefs are drawn from the Bible and from the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. The church also takes heed of the Reformation Witness in the Scots Confession of Faith (1560), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), the Savoy Declaration (1658) and of the preaching of John Wesley in his Forty-four Sermons (1793). It affirms the place of ongoing theological, literary, historical and scientific study. The church’s foundational document, the Basis of Union, brings together aspects of these writings and traditions and sets out the church’s way of living and being.
REV JANET STAINES
Janet is an ordained Minister of the Word at Chermside Kedron Community Church. She is passionate about shaping discipleship communities with a missional and incarnational focus that gives priority to the values of the Kingdom of God. She understands faith to be a life-long process of growing to maturity by engaging in Christ-centred practices supported by Christian beliefs. Janet has previously been in placement at Sherwood Uniting Church where she was ordained as a Uniting Church Minister and Glebe Road Uniting Church as a Young Families Pastor. Janet was a Salvation Army Officer for 16 years before transitioning to ordination in the Uniting Church. She is married to Rev Dr Peter Hobson and has a blended family of six young adult children. Janet is currently completing a Master of Theology degree at Flinders University, with a thesis examining institutional practices that promote women in church leadership.