2004 many of us decided we could not stay in the denomination where
we were then worshipping.
In March 2004
Issue 1 of The Next Step was circulated to encourage us all as we searched
for somewhere new to worship.
On Sunday 30th May
2004 (Pentecost Sunday) we held our first service together as a fellowship.
We began by meeting monthly.
In August 2004 we
began a second activity each month - a tea together and / or time of hymn
In December 2004
we held our first Multicultural Christmas Carol Service with the people and
choirs from several ethnic churches joining us for the evening. We were
delighted with a congregation of around 100.
In August 2006 we
began holding services each week.
reasons, we thought it wise to become incorporated, so on 15 November 2006
we became incorporated as an association in the Australian Capital
December 2006 saw
our third Multicultural Christmas Carol Service. Our estimate was a
congregation of around 230 people.
The need to become
more widely known led to the development of this website and other
advertising initiatives in March / April 2007.
We were very glad
to have an estimated 320 - 330 attendance at our 5th Multicultural Christmas
Carol Service in December 2008.
In February 2009
we moved from where we used to hold our services in Campbell to a new
location - The Holy Trinity Finnish Lutheran Church in the suburb of Turner.
Multicultural Christmas Carol Service was held on Sunday, 6th
December 2009 at the Campbell Primary School hall.
On 27th June,
2010, we held a Wesley Hymn Festival with well over 100 attending including
people from a number of ethnic churches.
Multicultural Christmas Carols attracted a good crowd and was a joyful time.
In August, 2011, we
had a Mid-winter Hymn Festival. Several ethnic congregations joined us for a
service of song.
In September, 2012
we celebrated 200 years of Methodism in Australia with guest preacher Rev.
the Hon. Dr. Gordon Moyes, A.C.. We understood Australian Methodism began in
February 1812 but learned that recently discovered documents show it started
in August 1811.
August 2013 saw
another successful Mid-winter Hymn Festival. We sang God's praises together
with a good number of guests and enjoyed a soup supper afterwards.
December 2013. Our
10th Multicultural Christmas Carols attracted
our biggest crowd yet - well over 300.
December 2014. 11th Multicultural Christmas Carols
December 2015. Our
12th Multicultural Christmas Carols attracted
our biggest crowd yet - perhaps 350.