Welcome to Elmwood Church!

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We are an independent, evangelical church, with a vision to be a loving and learning Jesus-centred family, united in our desire to serve God, in reaching our community.

Elmwood is a very welcoming church, where the services are quite informal, with a great mix of applied bible teaching, lively singing and heartfelt prayer as we worship Jesus each week.

This site reflects many of the ways you can connect with Elmwood and explore faith in the Lord Jesus - but the web can never do justice to the reality - so do come and see for yourself this Sunday at 10.30am or 6.30pm.

Elmwood Leadership team.

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The Special One Show

Another opportunity to watch the video snippets from this year’s youth & children’s nativity.                

Under New Management

I remember hearing some years ago that, in Roman times, when a slave was bought by a new master, they would have to walk through a pool of water from their old master to the one who had purchased them as a sign of their change of ownership. I don’t know how accurate this is, […]

God has the whole world in His hands

Last Sunday I watched the children playing with the giant world globe that George Verwer had brought. It reminded me of that children’s song, ‘He’s got the Whole World in His Hands.’ We live in a world where stresses and strains can get the better of us and life can get us down. But when […]

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Women in Leadership Podcast

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Christmas at Elmwood

Leader’s Thoughts: How God Works

I am sure you enjoyed Elmwood’s “The Special One Show” nativity as much as I did, with its fast-paced contemporary take on the Christmas story - thank you again to all the children, young people and leaders who took part on stage and behind the scenes.

A particularly memorable moment for me was the expert opinion from the Social Services department that baby Jesus should be considered at risk, a vulnerable child, born into difficult family circumstances.

Indeed, a new born baby is the embodiment of fragility, unable to feed, clothe or clean itself or even hold its head up unassisted. And yet God chose to bring restoration, healing and deliverance to humanity through that little infant.

Confounding the world’s wisdom, God’s pattern throughout Scripture is to work out his loving plans and purposes through the weak and lowly, not the strong and proud. We may feel weak, inadequate, ill-prepared and at times barely coping ourselves – but in faith let’s take that step to reach out to those around us with hospitality and hope, generosity and kindness, confident that He will work His purposes through us.

“God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”


Richard Bryce
Trustee

 

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