Throughout the week and year we run a number of different events for all ages of the congregation and community.
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Christianity Explained is a six-week course designed especially for people with little or no Bible background. We normally run a number of these each year. Contact us for more information on the next start date. Course topics include:
Jesus, Son of God
Jesus his death on the cross
Jesus his resurrection
Salvation by grace, not good works
What is a Christian? 1. Repenting
What is a Christian? 2. Believing
bible study groups
A number of small groups meet at different times and places throughout the week. These groups help us to grow in our understanding of God's Word, allowing it to shape our lives. They are made up of people from different age groups and stages. By praying together and looking at the Bible together, we encourage one another in our faith in Jesus and care for each other through the joys and challenges of life.
Please let us know if you're interested in coming along to one of our groups. You would be very welcome to join us as we look at God's word and get to know each other better.
LITTLE STARS PLAYGROUP
Playgroup at St. Augustine's Anglican Church. Please enter via corner of Ross and Lawrence Street. 10-11:30am Tuesday mornings (during school terms).
Please bring a hat, water, morning tea for your child. Parent / Carer morning tea provided.
Cost is by donation. For further information call 67223179
YOUNG ADULTS (YRS 10-12)
There is a young adults group that runs on Sunday afternoon from 5pm at 'Oasis", the building behind the Vicarage facing Ross Street. Teenagers meet together study the Bible and talk through Biblical issues together.
Teenagers in years 7 and 8 also study the Bible together during the 9:30am service.
YOUTH GROUP (YEARS 7-9)
Youth Group runs during school term time on Friday nights, 7pm-9pm. Young people come along to learn from the Bible, play games and chat over supper. During the year, our young people also go to youth conferences and enjoy social outings.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN)
At Sunday School, held during the 9:20am service, children sing songs and play games before breaking up into groups. In their smaller groups, they hear Bible stories and learn about God's big plan for salvation through Jesus. They usually do a craft activity based on the lesson. Sunday School does not run during school holidays. At these times, children in year 1 and under can go to Creche. Activity sheets and coloured pencils are provided for the older children who stay in church.
CRECHE (4 YEARS AND UNDER)
Creche is held during the 9:30am service, in 'Oasis', the building behind the Vicarage, facing Ross Street. Each week, two adults are rostered on to care for the children as they play. Parents drop off and collect their children from the 'Oasis' area.
Parents of young children are also welcome to use the Vestry, near the church entrance. There is a speaker in this room so that parents can still listen to the service while looking after their children.
COOINDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
1st Friday of the Month - 10am
MCLEAN AGED CARE FACILITY
3rd Thursday of the month - 10:30am
MOTHER'S UNION (HELD AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S)
3rd Friday of the Month - 1:30pm
SENIOR CITIZENS (HELD AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S)
4th Friday of the month - 10am
MOTHERS' UNION (M.U.)
Mothers' Union is an international Christian organisation committed to supporting and nurturing Christian marriage and family life. In the Armidale Diocese our members are seeking to find new ways to achieve these goals. Our M.U. Members regularly visit the Maternity Ward of the Inverell Hospital to greet new mothers. M.U. meets at St. Augustine's on the third Friday of each month at 1:30pm.
Men's Breakfasts - Bring a good appetite to our Men's brekkie - every second month or so on a Saturday morning 7:30am.
Men's Dinners - These are held once a term. A men's night out might include a game of bowls, darts or the like; it certainly includes and engaging speaker and a really good feed.
Various women's events occur throughout the year which provide spiritual encouragement and social fun. They take many forms and may include garden parties, games nights. 'foodie' occasions or craft.