For enquiries about any of these services or our facilities, please contact us.
As a consequence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Uniting Churches were advised by Synod that “face-to-face congregational worship services and meetings should cease. This means there will be no church services at Capalaba UC as from this Sunday 21 March until further notice.
Our style is a blend of traditional and contemporary, reflecting the Reformed evangelical heritage of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches which formed the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977. With our minister being part-time, we have a number of people – men and women, lay and ordained – who lead worship on roster throughout the year. Children are very welcome.
Morning tea follows worship each week – a valuable time of personal conversation and community-building.
Baptism is the church’s rite of initiation: it incorporates a person, infant or adult, into the church, which is the body of Christ. It is a sign of God’s gracious act for all people, giving himself in Jesus Christ “who died for us all while we were still sinners” and bringing people to faith through the Holy Spirit.
The Uniting Church baptises those who confess the Christian faith, and children for whose instruction and nourishment in the faith the church takes responsibility. Baptisms are conducted in the context of our regular Sunday worship. The ritual action involves sprinkling water over the head of the person being baptized.
Baptisms must be arranged at least four weeks in advance. The minister and an elder will visit to explain the meaning and significance of baptism and discuss the service.
The Uniting Church maintains that baptism cannot be repeated. There is no second baptism recognised for adults who were baptised as children. The church believes that the appropriate response for adults is confirmation, which is a public ceremony in which members confirm their mature sense of call to be disciples of Christ.
Adult confirmation follows a series of classes which explain and explore the essentials of the Christian faith and what it means to be a member of the Uniting Church. These classes are held when there is interest from people to move towards confirmation. The rite of confirmation occurs during a regular Sunday service.
Our church is available to host Christian services of marriage. If our minister is to conduct the service, a number of pre-marriage counselling sessions is required.
Funerals and services of thanksgiving may be held at our church, by arrangement.
The following information may be useful to keep in mind
when considering our church for a baptism, wedding or funeral:
- The church is air-conditioned and seats approximately 120 people. Overflow seating is available in the adjoining hall, from which people can see into the church through the large windows.
- We have an electric organ and an upright digital piano in the church. Musicians may be available from the congregation if needed.
- Data projection is available, but requires setting up the projector at the front of the church. Because of the low ceiling, the screen is not very high and is best viewed when people are seated.
- The hall has plenty of tables and seats, and a catering-approved kitchen, to allow for the convenient preparation and serving of refreshments.