Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

We wish to acknowledge that this land, the land on which we meet as a church and in which we have made our home, is the traditional home of the Bundjalung people. Our desire is to live here respectfully and at peace and to be a blessing to all people.

At SCPC, we are richly blessed by our diversity and wish to particularly acknowledge the blessing of having Indigenous members in our church family. We want to be a church family that welcomes all people with understanding and put into practice the barrier-busting power of the gospel which overcomes all our differences and makes us all one in Christ Jesus.

As people who know and have experienced the forgiveness and freedom that flow from saying sorry to God for our sin, we also want to be people who practice repentance and forgiveness with one another so that we can experience the joy of true reconciliation in Christ. In this Spirit, we desire reconciliation to take place within our church and community. We acknowledge the barriers, divisions, and pain between Aboriginal people and non-aboriginal people both currently and in the past and we are willing to say sorry for any part we have played in this. We desire to welcome Bundjalung people and all Indigenous Australians into our church and desire their forgiveness and mutual love so that we may be truly unified in Jesus.