MURWILLUMBAH BAPTIST Church at 10 Eveleigh Street will not be closing permanently but will instead reopen in 2018, despite battling through tough times during the past 12 months including being impacted by the Tweed flood in March/April.
The Weekly recently met with The Hub Baptist Church Senior Pastor Stephen Smith at Tweed Heads South, who sought to clarify that the Murwillumbah Baptist Church had closed for the time being.
“Yes, Murwillumbah Baptist as we have known will close as it’s come to the end of its season,” he said.
“That said, the church in Murwillumbah is now in a perfect position to be catapulted into something new, something exciting, something that the local community can get behind and be involved in.”
Mr Smith said he believed many locals will understand that to step into what’s going to be then, more than often than not, we need to let go of what was.
“As such Murwillumbah Baptist will be joining The Hub Baptist family at Tweed Heads South,” he said.
“The Hub Baptist is one church in many locations, reaching out into their local communities, pulling people together and working with them to better the local communities.”
Mr Smith said that he believes that God has already been at work and has joined some incredible people to the life to The Hub.
“One couple being Mr and Mrs Harris who were pastors in South Korea before being lead to join The Hub family,” he said.
“They will serve alongside Stephen and The Hub team to once again see the Murwillumbah church do great things.”
He added that at this stage the Hub was unsure when the relaunch of the Murwillumbah Baptist Church will take place.
“But believe me it’s coming, so watch this space for more info as we are so excited at the endless possibilities that lay ahead,” he said.
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