We're a church. In a community. Called Fitzroy North. So we decided to call ourselves "Fitzroy North Community Church" ...clever huh?
Stumbled here accidentally? Want to know more about us? Hoping you've found the church of your dreams? (Unless you have some pretty weird dreams, you probably haven't... but we do have a few kinda nice people and a really good wooden ceiling, if that's what you're into.)
Our community is made up of all kinds of people, mostly from the Inner North. Together we're slowly trying to learn to live together in a way that somehow reflects Jesus and not maim each other too seriously in the process. Faith doesn't come easily to many of us, so we try to make space for big questions and for big doubts - while remaining open to our suspicion that Jesus and the upside-down kingdom may actually be very good news. Despite our somewhat comical efforts, beauty and kindness continue to appear in unexpected ways, perhaps they are glimpses of who Desmond Tutu describes as "The God of Surprises".
If you want to know more about our community without having to take the awkward step of meeting any of us, maybe start with our "Shaping Stories". If that doesn't put you off you're more than welcome to join us on a Sunday sometime. If you turn up at 10:15 for a cup of tea you'll probably beat most of us there, but we get underway soon after.
Feel free to have a poke around our site too... be gentle though.
We would also like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, lament and pray on today, the Wurundjeri-Willam people of the Kulin nation. We would like to acknowledge their stewardship of the land that now sustains us and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and grieve that many who claim to be followers of Christ were complicit in the colonisation of this land and the unjust treatment of its Aboriginal people.
Also, in case you were wondering, your queer is welcome here: http://fitzroynorthchurch.org.au/community/lgbtiq-statement