Welcome, thanks for connecting.
Sundays are the main event for Unity Hill. We come to remind ourselves that we are not all individual gods but we worship God the trinity together. We recharge our batteries for the week ahead.
We download wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit speaking through words of the living Bible; words that inform, guide, correct and lift us up.
We come to hang around positive amazing people who help build our courage.
We hope to be full of joy and boldness for living an abundant life with Jesus.
It doesn’t stop there!!
We’re a seven day a week church. We have so many ways you can serve the community, love God and find a sense of belonging at Unity Hill. We believe God loves you heaps and he made you for amazing things.
As you out the rest of this website we hope you will find something to suit the way God gifted and made you.
We hope for our God-focussed worship to be genuine, creative, relevant
and full of practical, biblical truth about God’s relationship with all of us.
Remember the amazing gift of Jesus and celebrate communion together with us
on the first Sunday of each month at both services.
We would love to pray with you.
After the service the chapel is often available for prayer with an elder or pastors.
Looking for spiritual vibrancy with
a more classic style of worship?
This is the service for you.
Full of people with an active and living faith
who love singing hymns and choruses.
Stay for a cuppa afterwards
and get to know us more.
This service goes for about an hour.
You’ve just managed to get all the kids dressed and in the car, to barely get there on time for the service.
Relax…. be welcomed at Unity Hill by a friendly face.
Take the time and space to lift your eyes up and regain perspective. We love singing the worship songs of today. After some time together kids are invited to worship and grow their faith as part of the many age-specific kids programs.
This service goes for about 1 hour 15 min.
Unity Hill is a big bunch of people loving God and being loved by God.
The building where we usually meet is 63 New West Road, Port Lincoln.
We’d love to see you there!
9am & 10:45am
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 2pm
T. 08 8682 4395
MEET THE TEAM
Pastor – Rev Dr Benji Callen
Benji is enjoying the wonderful adventure ride of being married with three boys.
While experiencing the joy of studying the majestic world inside the cell as a molecular biologist, he pursued a nagging call to full-time ministry in the Uniting Church. Now he loves seeing people grow with God, which he does mostly as a Lead Pastor in the Uniting church while living in the very beautiful Port Lincoln, South Australia.
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Associate Pastor – Rev Dr Robert Dunn
Robert and Connie moved to Port Lincoln in 2015 to be closer to family. Shortly after Robert was invited to the UH ministry team. Robert enjoys outdoor activities like distance bike riding, swimming and hiking.
His part-time (0.6) ministry portfolio focuses primarily on ministry to adults at UH.
Director of Admin – Liz Tyler
Liz is the front office go-to person for nearly everyone in Port Lincoln and the Eyre Peninsula.
An amazingly helpful, faith-filled, generous and competent member of the UC team. Liz loves her God, her family and her church.
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 2pm
T. 08 8682 4395
AND FINALLY… YOU!
HOW CAN I SERVE?
We also have an amazing group of committed volunteer ministry teams and their leaders. The apostle Paul talked about the church being like the body of Christ with all its different organs playing an important part for the whole body. This is true for Unity Hill.
Serving on a ministry team is a fantastic way to grow in your faith. Unity Hill is organised around many different ministry teams. These ministry teams are organised around the unwavering belief that God has gifted every person of the church, and there is a place in a team for them to use that gift. Team leaders are appointed by the Church Council. We have ministry teams for: welcoming, worship, sound and I.T., finance, property, life groups, youth, administration, Linc N Learn, pastoral care, Men’s Shed and more.
Contact the office to find out the team leader you need to meet today to start serving tomorrow.
WHERE WE’RE HEADING…
- There is one God, revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the living Word.
- Salvation from sin and eternal life are found in Christ alone.
- The Bible is the unique testimony of humankind’s encounter with God, in which we hear God speak, and by which our faith and obedience are nourished and regulated.
- The church is a world-wide body of believers with Christ as the head, a pilgrim people travelling towards the promised goal of the Kingdom of God.
- The church by its very nature is called into fruitful mission, locally and globally.
- Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ in which we are united with Christ and his ministry in the world. We baptise those who confess the Christian faith and/or their children, who are presented for baptism and for whose instruction and nourishment in the faith the church takes responsibility.
- In Holy Communion we celebrate Christ’s death and his continuing presence. It is a means by which we deepen our relationship with God, we grow together, we are strengthened for effective service, and we receive a foretaste of the coming Kingdom of God.
- The Spirit of God equips the church by supplying diverse gifts and by empowering believers to continue the ministry of Christ.
- In God’s timing, Jesus Christ will come again to bring about the fulfilment of all things within God’s purposes.
WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH
The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.
The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.
HISTORY & VISION
The Uniting Church in Port Lincoln has a rich heritage in Methodism, with early Wesleyan mission work in Port Lincoln going back further than 1867, when the first Methodist Church was built on Mortlock Terrace.
From this base, preaching places were set up throughout lower Eyre Peninsula.
As the Port Lincoln congregation grew, a grander building was erected in 1908 on the adjacent site at the corner of Liverpool Street.
To meet the needs of an expanding population in the early 1950s, Methodists and Presbyterians established worship centres at Lincoln South (now Lincoln Gardens).
The two congregations merged in 1967, becoming Lincoln Park.
While the Lincoln Park and Lincoln Central buildings served us well over many years, they were no longer suitable as our church community continued to grow.
The way forward proved to be a completely new building on a new site, and Unity Hill Uniting Church on
New West Road opened in 2004.
We give thanks for the faithfulness of those pioneers who believed a church in Port Lincoln was important.
It has given us – the people of Port Lincoln – a firm foundation.