Redcliffe Uniting Church Senior Minister the Reverend Paul Clark, pictured left, led his congregation as it opened a $5 million community hub and continued to support important local causes in 2022.
The Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub opened in July, with an official worship service to bless the facility and separate community open day to celebrate its arrival.
The hub aims to bring more support services to the region and create a sense of community.
It offers services including counselling, NDIS support, foster parent support and an onsite training café, Fils Your Cup.
There is also a fenced playground adjacent to the café so parents can supervise their children and enjoy a coffee.
Paul said the hub brought to life the congregation’s vision, with most of the $5 million cost of the new centre coming from church funds.
Among the groups that call the hub home are a playgroup, seniors’ group, meditation group and men’s breakfast group, adding to a sense of connection.
Paul said the hub had caught the attention of the Uniting Church and Uniting Care was exploring rolling out the model across Queensland.
The Redcliffe Uniting Church has continued to support community causes throughout 2022 including Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital, the Redcliffe Community Care Network, The Breakfast Club of Redcliffe, child protection, Moreton Bay Says No to Violence and many more.
About Paul Clark
The Reverend Paul Clark is the Senior Minister of the Redcliffe Uniting Community.
He is passionate about the church being connected to the community and has extensive experience in youth and children's ministry as a puppeteer and children's author. His series of books, Car Park Parables, retells classic stories from the bible using cars as the characters.
Paul has written more than 15 books with 35,000 copies in print.
He is also known for his At the Top spots on radio across Australia, having recorded more than 800 of them.
Paul is married to Becky and they have two young adult children. He served in North Queensland before coming to Redcliffe.
He has been on the Moreton Bay Says No to 2 Violence committee since 2016, when he was moved by what Encircle was trying to do.
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