The Sandstone Community Church (SCC) which currently meets in the Sandstone Point Community Hall is moving their 3pm Sunday worship service and children & youth program to the Ningi Hall, 1320 Bribie Island Road, Ningi as it is more suited to current needs. All other activities such as Monday Craft Group and Thursday mainly music will continue at Sandstone Point.
The church is grateful to the Sandstone Point Community Assoc for their support and management of the hall at Sandstone Point since the establishment of the church in 2013 to minister primarily to the communities of Sandstone Point, Godwin Beach, Ningi & Beachmere.
While SCC is an associate church of Queensland Baptists, christians of all denominations as well as those seeking to know more are welcome.
The Pastor of SCC, Steven Pretsel, is married to Carissa and has four children. Originally from North Brisbane, he and the family spent a few years in Singleton New South Wales church planting and serving in the local Baptist church before moving back up to Queensland December 2021.
Steven has a background in panel beating, tree-lopping and landscaping and in his own words, “I never ever thought I would become a pastor. My life was a mess, full of bad choices and addictions. But once I heard the gospel, everything began to change. It’s like I became a new man. The direction of my life changed most dramatically.”
In 2016 Steven completed a Bachelor of Theology at Queensland Theological College and has a wide range of ministry experience. He has been serving as our pastor for almost a year now and says, “Though pastoring certainly comes with weighty responsibilities, I know this is my calling. I have good news to tell people, a message of hope to proclaim and I will never stop.”
The Pretsel family are truly pleased to be serving the church and community. They have been involved in local churches for well over a decade and know firsthand the positive impact they can have on the surrounding areas.
At Sandstone Community Church we love to bring the community together. The Carols on the Oval event is a recent example of that. We love to keep in touch with the locals, hearing their stories and helping practically where we can. Though currently we’re only a small church by today’s standard the love and unity within our community is large and growing. One goal of SCC is that our presence in the neighbourhood will benefit the people in their day-to-day lives and give them great encouragement and hope.
The final service at Sandstone Point will be a time of celebration and thanksgiving in a ‘Café Church’ style on January 29 at 3pm.
The first service in Ningi Community Hall will be Sunday February 5th at 3pm.
We invite everyone to join us.
For further information, contact email@example.com or ph 0493 267 654.