Welcome Young and Old!
Messy Church (from 2017)
3 rd Sunday in Even Month 5 – 7 pm
The concept of “More than Music” was the brain-storm of the Family Ministry Team, initiated to provide an Informal Family Service, for our 100 + young families who have enjoyed learning about God at “mainly music” prior to starting school in addition to providing an avenue for our regular Families to share a meal.
Our first Sunday night, was held in June 2017, with the theme “Hidden Treasure”. The twenty five children in attendance shared the delights of making Oyster Pearl biscuits, a Treasure Map, Lego Treasures and a Money box, followed by some well known songs and the story of our “Hidden Treasure” – God’s LOVE! (Matthew 13:44 – 46)
You can find an invitation to the next Fun Faith and Families evening on the Welcome page, Young and Old are welcome to attend, share a meal and share the adventures of Jesus.
All age Worship Experience (2012 – 2016)
The All age Worship Experience (AWE) began as a concept in 2012 from meetings held by the Family Ministry Team. A Survey to identify the needs of the Parish was circulated to Parishioners of the Sunday 10am Service during October 2012 and the AWE services commenced on a regular basis in 2013 – every 4th Sunday of the month. These are less regular, now we run an evening service.
Photos from Jesus Calms the Storm:June 2013 – Left: The wind storm / Right: The fishing boat floats pastIn 2014, the Team brainstormed regularly, to develop alternative ways to celebrate the Awesome wonders God has given us, the Church is decorated and Parables retold allowing young and old to partake:
- March 23rd 2014: The Annunciation
- April 27th 2014: ANZAC – Understanding War
- May 25th 2014: The Ascension
- June 8th 2014: Pentecost
- July 27th 2014: Fruit/ Gifts of the Spirit
- Aug 24th 2014: Cancelled
- No Sept AWE due to School Holidays
- Oct 26th 2014: Pet Service
- Nov 23rd 2014: Christ the King – Commitment Sunday
- Dec 21st 2014: Nativity – Teen’s Perspective
- Dec 24th 2014: Wombat Divine
(Please click on the link to get to the Photo Gallery)
AWE in 2013, delighted Parishioners with a little imagination and a few props, re-enactment, highlighted God’s Word to all generations:
- 19/05/13 Pentecost
- 16/06/13 Jesus Calms the Storm
- 28/07/13 Staying on the right road
- 25/08/13 Armour of God
- 22/09/13 Prodigal Son
- 27/10/13 St Francis of Assisi (Pets)
- 24/11/13 Renewal Service
- 22/12/13 Nativity Pageant
- 24/12/13 The Christmas Story from ” the Animals of the Barn ”
(Please click onto the link to get to the Photo Gallery)
Considering joining the Team?
New Ideas always welcome!
Please view the Family Ministry Team page via ‘Connect – Meetings’ for further information, contact Janet Schweda directly or via the Parish office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.