Living Faith Uniting Church

Living Faith Uniting Church is a Christian church conveniently located in the Carindale/Carina Heights Mount Gravatt area.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) Living Faith Uniting Church is a community-based church that seeks to share God’s love with others. We believe that God meets us in our vulnerabilities and brokenness, and that as we surrender our lives to Him, He brings about healing and transformation in our lives and circumstances. Please feel free to join us as we journey through life together, helping each other to find purpose and meaning through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are various ways to connect with us. Feel free to visit us for our Sunday morning services at 8:30am. Our welcome team would love to introduce you to the minister, Rev Iris Marais and other members of our community. Alternatively, call our office if you would like to access pastoral care services or if you would like an appointment to see our minister. We hold various events and programs during the year. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in receiving our monthly newsletter which outlines all of our activities, programs and upcoming events. We look forward to your questions and company should you be interested in connecting with us.

Living Faith Uniting Church is a Christian church located in the Carindale/Carina Heights area.

Mission: We are a living witness, shining the light of Jesus Christ to bring FAITH, HOPE and LOVE to the community

Chris Tomlin - Our God (Lyrics And Chords)

Allow God to prepare your heart for Sunday's message with this special song...Our Powerful God...He turned water into wine...

Music video by Chris Tomlin performing Our God. (C) 2014 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records #ChrisTomlin #OurGod #Vevo #Christian #VevoOfficial


This is an opportunity to maximise some of your free time during lock-down by investing spiritually in your life. You will be guided through the course by online videos and accompanying worksheets available on our website.

Allow God to transform your life by learning more about Jesus and the founding principles of our Christian faith.

For more information go to our website or contact Rev Iris [email protected]

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Enjoy taking notes while listening to sermons? Then this is for you...



We read in the daily news that the “curve is flattening” and we overhear ourselves thinking how glad we are to be
living in Australia at this time, “despite everything”. Yet each night we see the statistics from around the world.
We know that behind these numbers and curves on the graph are countless individual stories of death, grief and
loss; stories of exhaustion and despair.
How can we savour, without a sense of guilt, the big and small joys that continue to unfold in our own daily lives
when we know that there are so many other people still suffering?
One way is to remember what “mercy” means. When we pray with the psalmist and in our Service of Communion,
“Lord, have mercy”, we are interceding for the whole, hurting world and not just for ourselves. Everyone is gathered
into the wide embrace and mutuality of this prayer.
Our prayer for mercy is our longing for love and forgiveness, for compassion and blessing. It is another word for the
God we have come to know in Christ. It has its earliest origins in the Etruscan merc and is linked to an understanding
of the deep value of mutual exchange. Our longing for mercy unites us with others and when we pray, “Have mercy
on us, O God”, we are praying for God’s compassionate, forgiving, all-embracing love and presence to be felt, not
only by us, but by those who are dying, anxious or in despair.
Yet “mercy” is also connected in its origins to the French word merci which means “thank you”. In the very same
breath and with the very same word, we turn to God with our grateful songs of thanks and praise for all that God has
done and continues to do for us. We need only to look at the Psalms to see how closely these two movements of
prayer are held together.
So, in this Easter season, let us pray “mercy”. Let us pray Merci. Two heart-felt prayers hand-in-hand.

Matthew 4:23
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

This photo is of the Magdala Chapel in Israel situated on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The views from the arched window of the water are breathtaking. Cast your eyes towards Galilee this week - the place where Jesus healed "all manner of sickness".

19-Apr-20 Facing your doubts

Rev Costa Stathakis' Message for today - Facing Our Doubts

A honest look at doubt, learning from the disciple Thomas with Rev. Costa Stathakis from the Glasshouse Country Uniting Church.

Sunday 19 April service


Members of our Worship Team have been working behind the scenes to record some of our favourite worship songs for you to enjoy! We are so excited to have you share in the experience with them. These recorded music videos are available by going to:
Click on "Online Ministry"
Then click "Worship Songs"

Relish the sounds of hearing some locally written songs as part of the worship team’s gift to the community. May you be blessed with their music. We thank all involved in making this project possible.

Stars and Whales singing How Great is Our God (Chris Tomlin) - Louie Giglio - 9min version

Take a moment to enjoy HOW GREAT OUR GOD IS through this incredible video

I edited his video down for use at a Sunday worship service. We used it as an opener before singing How Great is Our God. It brings the original clip down fr...

Passion City Church

Take a moment to let this powerful rendition of Jesus' death speak into your heart

"We prepared a borrowed grave for this Jesus, Prince of Peace…
unaware, He had only signed for a 3-day lease."
Watch the opening video for Passion City's online Easter gatherings from April 12, 2020. JESUS is RISEN!

Living Faith United Church Easter Sunday Message 12 April 2020

Easter Sunday Service 12 April 2020

Easter Sunday Message Presented by Rev. Iris Marais Living Faith Uniting Church Email:[email protected] Phone: 07 3343 1019 330 Pine Mountain Ro...

10-Apr-20 We Had Hoped

Good Friday message from Rev Costa Stathakis at Glasshouse Country Uniting Church

Continuing the Glasshouse Country Uniting Church Worship On-Line services, this video deals with the two travellers on the Emmaus Road. Join Costa Stathakis ...


GOOD FRIDAY - The testimony of Jim Caviezel who played Jesus in the Easter story, "Passion of the Christ". His story of filming the movie will astound you!


Living Faith Uniting Church Good Friday Message 10 April, 2020

Good Friday Sermon

Living Faith Uniting Church Email: [email protected] Phone: 07 3343 1019 330 Pine Mountain Road Carina Heights Qld 4152 Australia


The Garden of Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations in Jerusalem reminds us of Jesus' traumatic experience of sweating blood as He prayed to His Father while His disciples slept.

Visit our church website for a reflection piece on the significance of this day in the Easter Story.

Be sure to check your inbox for our latest Weekly Newsletter. You can also access our newsletters from our church website

Click on "Online Ministry"
and then "Documents"
and then "Newsletter Archive"

Graves Into Gardens ft. Brandon Lake | Live | Elevation Worship

The Grave could not hold Our Lord! We approach Easter with open hearts as we are reminded that even in the valley, God is with us!

"Graves Into Gardens ft. Brandon Lake" live from the album, Graves Into Gardens by Elevation Worship Available everywhere now: https://elevationworship.lnk.t...

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Living Faith Uniting Church Better Together Week 6



Welcome to week 6 of Better Together (Rick Warren) Presented by Rev. Iris Marais.


One of our church members has suggested a great idea for Palm Sunday, 5 April. If you have a palm tree in your yard, cut a frond or two and tie it to your fence or front door and leave it there all week. Take a picture and post it on your page. "Hosanna in the Highest!"

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Cornerstone - Cornerstone - Hillsong Live 2012 - (HD) (With Lyrics)

Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ!

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Dear Living Faith Uniting Church Family and Facebook Friends

We are all experiencing difficulties as we adjust to a constantly changing world. Many of us may be feeling a loss of control, shock or disbelief as we face a new way of living in this season. We are all being impacted to some extent by an external situation that seemed to come upon us rather unexpectedly.

The good news is this – God foreknew what would happen on Earth before the onslaught of Covid-19 came. He remains sovereign throughout our “self-isolating journey” and above all, He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. As we spend time on our own, keep in mind God’s Holy Spirit is closer than our own breath. Make a habit of literally breathing in deeply each morning, imagining the Holy Spirit filling you, and then exhaling fear or anxiety. Jesus is a soothing balm for any emotional wounds that manifest during this time.

Please stay in touch with either myself or other friends within or outside of the congregation via phone or email. As we have been learning over the last month, we are “Better Together” when we support and encourage each other, even from a distance.

As part of the process of us staying connected during this season, we have been moving our Sunday service to an online experience. We would love you to join us each week in this innovative way of doing church. Sermons will be posted onto our page each Saturday but are also accessible via our church website by clicking on the the "Online Ministry" tab.

Just before I sign off, the photo below is of a beautiful doorway that I saw on Mount Tabor, the Mount of Transfiguration, when I was in Israel last year. Jesus underwent a stark change in his appearance on the Mount of Transfiguration so that the disciples could experience Him in His splendour and glory. As we experience a dramatic change in the way church is done, let us expect Jesus to reveal Himself anew to us, for we too are His disciples.

Your friend,

Living Faith Uniting Church Better Together Week 5


Welcome to week 5 of Better Together (Rick Warren) presented by Rev. Iris Marais

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Belonging to the family of God means we have Power over loneliness during self-isolation because we are connected to Jesus and to each other by God's Holy Spirit. We are not alone!

Living Faith Uniting Church 22 March 2020

Living Faith Uniting Church Sermon
Better Together Course Week 4 (Rick Warren)
Sunday 22 March 2020

Welcome to week 4 of Better Together (Rick Warren) presented Rev. Iris Marais

Letter from Uniting Church Moderator for Queensland

Please read this important notice outlining the need for Sunday services to be suspended with immediate effect.
Keep an eye out for future notices which will include online sermons via You Tube from this Sunday 22 March 2020.

[03/19/20]   Important Update COVID - 19


Dearest members and friends of Living Faith Uniting Church

We are writing to update you on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our church.

You will find attached a letter sent by the Queensland Moderator, Rev David Baker, to all Uniting Church congregations in Queensland. The Moderator has advised that all Uniting Church public worship services will cease, effective immediately. Speaking on behalf of the Living Faith Uniting Church council, we endorse this decision of Synod which is consistent with Government and public health policy; and with Scripture, which calls for us to care for our neighbour in love and with concern for their well-being.

In light of this, we are also suspending all meetings or ministries in the church building for the time being.

This is not a decision to “stop church.” Rather, it is a decision to “transform church” i.e. going beyond the walls of our church building on a Sunday morning. We have an incredible message of hope, love and peace for a world in desperate need.

We will be identifying new ways in which we can maintain and grow a very active ministry, discipleship and pastoral care program to support both the Living Faith congregation and the wider community. As a first step, Iris’s sermons will be available online via You Tube. This provides a wonderful opportunity to repeatedly listen to the sermons and to spread them far and wide to family, friends and even the broader community! Click on the link below to access the sermon for this Sunday, 22 March 2020.

22 March Better Together Message

A link will be emailed out each week for the coming week's sermon, so do keep an eye out for the sermon notifications.

The ministry of Iris and Living Faith Uniting Church is more mission-critical than ever. We need your support. If you have not yet registered for online tithing or giving, we ask that you would prayerfully consider doing so. Our church bank account details for direct debit are as follows:

Living Faith Uniting Church
ANZ Bank
BSB: 014 010
Account number: 191452412

If you have needs, questions or creative ideas on how we can transform our world by the transforming power of our Lord Jesus Christ, please do not hesitate to phone or email Iris or any member of church council. We welcome your contact.

In the love and grace of Christ,
Scott Bell
Living Faith Uniting Church Chairperson

[03/15/20]   Living Faith Uniting Church

Response to COVID – 19

As a church we are taking a very responsible approach to the impact COVID-19 is having across the world. We are all vulnerable to this illness, none of us are immune to getting it. As a church we want to play our part in assisting the government and health care system by doing all we can to avoid the spread of the disease. In light of this, we would like to ask you to do the following:

1. Upon entering the auditorium, please wipe your hands clean by using a hand wipe which are available at the door. In the coming weeks we will have hand sanitiser.
2. If you are sick with any symptoms of Coronavirus, please withdraw from coming to church until you are well.
3. Please avoid physical contact in the form of hugging or shaking hands with each other.
4. Please wear gloves when counting or handling money.
5. Morning tea will be served to you, please don’t handle food directly.

Let us go with the flow as we progress through this situation. We will take all the precautions that we can and deal with the changes as they come up. We continue to monitor the situation and will continue to follow government guidelines and advise.

Most importantly, God is with us. We continue to pray for God’s protection over our congregation and community. We therefore proceed without fear but place our faith in God and trust Him throughout the process.

Thank you for your participation in these guidelines.

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) - Hillsong UNITED

Join us tomorrow as we explore some elements of building Godly relationships - there is no doubt God will touch all our hearts!

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) by Hillsong UNITED recorded on the Hillsong Tour 2017. Subscribe to Hillsong UNITED on YouTube:

Would you like to belong to the Living Faith Uniting Church family? Why not join us as we explore the Foundations to the Christian faith which will lead to a Membership Certificate. The course starts Sunday 26 April after the service and runs for 3 weeks. The course is free and offers an opportunity to meet other friends. We'll celebrate new members at a service in May.

The Servant Song

Our Better Together Course is teaching us how to be a closer community - our theme song "Servant Song" speaks into how this can become a reality for us.

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Rev Dr John Frederick is returning to Living Faith Uniting Church for another morning of inspiration. Not to be missed!

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330 Pine Mountain Road, Carina Heights
Brisbane, QLD

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:30 - 10:30
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