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Our Worship Services

• Service Times: 9:30am every Sunday
and 4.30pm EXCEPT on 5th Sundays

• Our weekly Sunday services are times set aside for worshipping God through culturally relevant, and spiritually deep, teaching and music.

• During each month, we try to keep a balance of contemporary and tradition styles of worship, including a special segment for children.

• There is a chance to get to know each other better over tea and coffee after all services. We look forward to meeting you!

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Our Staff

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Rev. Charissa Suli
• Rev. Charissa Suli was inducted into Dapto Uniting Church on 31 January 2015, coming to us from Dee Why. Charissa is passionate about preaching from God's Word in The Bible and is working hard to meet church members and explore ways to be actively involved in the life of our church.

• It's "business as usual" at Dapto Uniting Church as far as pastoral care, worship, weddings, baptisms and more, as we actively seek to be "The Heart of Dapto".

• Your call to the Minister's phone number, or your email to the Minister, will be answered and dealt with promptly.




Our Story

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The Dapto Uniting Church traces its roots right back to 1841 when Sunday services were first held in a Dapto schoolroom under the leadership of Presbyterian minister Rev. John Tait. With the establishment of the railway network in 1887, the Dapto area experienced a period of continued urban expansion over the ensuing decades.

Our current red brick building, St Andrew's, was officially opened and dedicated on February 7th, 1959. After much prayer and planning, construction work commenced in 1981 to attach new hall facilities to the existing church building. In 22nd June 1977, the Methodist and most Presbyterian and Congregational Churches merged to form what is known as the Uniting Church in Australia.

For many years, our Dapto Uniting family has faithfully sought to share the love of Jesus with our local community, through ministries such as our Op Shop, Messy Church and monthly Market Morning. It more recent times, it has been necessary to seriously rethink how we ‘do’ church in order to more effectively reach out to the people of Dapto in more relevant, innovative and creative ways. In 2005, our Dapto Uniting website was officially launched to coincide with our 40 Days of Purpose campaign.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


What We Believe

The Basis of Union
Dapto Uniting is an evangelical, Bible-based Christian church. A summary of our beliefs can read in the Basis of Union, a document which states the central affirmations of the Christian faith that formed the foundation of the formation of the Uniting Church on 22 June 1977.

Theological Position
It is widely known that the Uniting Church is a denomination with a broad spectrum of theological positions amongst its member churches. It is therefore necessary to clarify that Dapto Uniting holds to the 'conservative evangelical' end of the spectrum.

In keeping with our beliefs, our Congregation is a member of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia.

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"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness"
2 Timothy 3:16



Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

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Contact the Minister for all enquiries and to make necessary arrangements where appropriate, such as service times, catering, music and flowers.

Weddings
Along with meeting with the minister to complete necessary paperwork, couples are strongly encouraged to participate in the PREPARE-ENRICH marriage preparation program.

Baptisms
Parents are asked to attend three preparation sessions involving DVD/videos and discussion.

Funerals
Once advised, our Minister and/or Elders from the church will liaise with the family and funeral director regarding the funeral arrangements.

Please contact our Minister by EMAIL or phone (02) 4261 1407.



teddy bear Crèche Room:
A child friendly crèche room is available for young children and their carers. The space is fully equipped with a wide range of toys, books and puzzles, in addition to baby change facilities. The crèche room is equipped with a loudspeaker to allow carers to still keep in touch with the service.

Large Print Song Folders:
Large print folders of weekly songs are available on request for those who are visually impaired.

Hearing Loop:
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A hearing loop is installed in the church to assist those who are hearing impaired.
Switch your hearing aid to the “T” position for premium reception of the service, and sit on the PULPIT side of the church.



Disabled Access:
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Our church facilities and toilets are disabled access friendly, with ramp access
to the Church Hall and to the Church front door (reserved disabled parking spaces entry near Dominos).




Hall for Hire:

Our hall and fully equipped kitchen facilities are available to hire for community and social groups. All hall bookings and pricing enquiries should be directed to the Church Office 4261 4475.

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