Announcements

Blog categories can optionally have a description that shows here.

Christmas in Cairns 2022

9.30am service on Christmas Day Looking for a Christmas service in Cairns this year? Please join us at The Lakes Church. At Christmas time we often exchange gifts that don’t last. They are eaten up, worn out and used, sometimes even before the end of Christmas Day. In the first Christmas story we discover gifts that keep on giving. Not the gold, frankincense and myrrh, but other actions and attitudes that resound through the centuries. The shepherds gave the gift…

Mike Pilavachi in Cairns 2022

Mike Pilavachi is coming for a quick visit to Cairns in 2022! He’ll be at The Lakes Church on Wednesday night the 9th of November. Mike is the co-pastor of a church called Soul Survivor Watford in the UK. He is also the founder of Soul Survivor, an international movement that equips young people to make a difference. He is a well known speaker and author. Mike was with us for a weekend in 2018 and he had us in stitches laughing, he…

Cairns to the Cape 2022

Cairns to the Cape We are excited to be partnering with Churches of Christ for our Cairns to the Cape Christmas Appeal! Help us bring joy to children, young people, foster and kinship carers across Cape York this Christmas. What is Cairns to the Cape? The Churches of Christ Children, Youth and Families division is based in Cairns and serves all foster children and families in Aurukun, Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Weipa, Napranum, Mapoon and Lockhart River. Children belong in safe and…

‘When life gets tough’ series

When life gets tough Wisdom from the book of James Why is life so hard at the moment? Why can’t it be easier? In the New Testament book of James we find incredible wisdom about tackling difficult times in our lives. In this series we’ll look at James’ guide to life in areas like suffering, temptation, comparison, arguments and conflict. Each week you’ll find an honest look at life’s most painful moments along with some practical ways that our faith…

What About is now available as an audiobook

This week the audiobook launches for ‘What About’! This book was initially written as an extension to a message series at The Lakes Church. Now you can listen to ‘What About’, read by the authors, Geoff & Laura Snook. Get a copy on Audible and listen while you’re walking, driving or working. If you prefer to read, you can get a copy on Kindle or order a printed copy. You can also buy printed copies from The Lakes Church on…

Night service launch – 15 May 2022

A new night service in Cairns The Lakes Church now has two services each Sunday in Cairns! 9.30am and 5.30pm. Our 5.30pm service launches on Sunday 15th May, 2022. We believe a night service will allow us to reach people we’re currently missing with only a morning time slot. We also believe it will help create some space in our morning service to keep growing without becoming too full for new people to feel welcome. Each service will feature the…

Easter services 2022

Easter church services in Cairns 2022 We’re celebrating Easter weekend in-person and livestreamed online! If you’re in Cairns, come and join us as we remember Jesus’ death on the cross and celebrate his resurrection to new life. If you’re away or you’re isolating at home, you can watch our livestream of each service. Easter this year coincides with the end of reading the New Testament in 90 days. On Good Friday and Easter Sunday we’ll look at Easter through the…

Christmas 2021

Christmas Day – 25th December 2021 On Christmas Day we’re celebrating with church services at 8.30am and 10.30am. Join us for a one hour service to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We’ll have Christmas carols, fun interaction for the kids, a short message and refreshments after each service. Lakes Kids isn’t running on Christmas Day, so your children will stay with you during the service. Both services are the same, so you can pick the time that suits you best,…

Our vision

Vision series 2021 What is God’s vision for our church? After several months of exploring this question we are ready to move ahead with clarity and purpose. In this series we will unpack our vision: “to be a church that is devoted to lifelong growth, healthy relationships, warm hospitality, walking with the wounded and introducing people to Jesus.” In each message we’ll explore the biblical basis for this vision statement and we’ll invite you to consider what this means for…