Kids @ Church
Our church is very family friendly. We have an area stocked with small toys, colouring books, and books to encourage families to worship together.
Kids@Church is organised for 9am Sundays. Our program offers a multi-age curriculum to cater for a range of ages, drawing inspiration from the weeks’ Gospel reading. There are regular fellowship events throughout the year.
We now also offer bible-based activities online for primary aged children.
For more information, or to join our mailing list, please email Brenda.
The Ladies Guild
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 12.30 p.m. in the hall. Our aim is to offer fellowship and to connect with other women in the parish who we don’t meet up with regularly. We hold regular fund raising activities – eg. Cancer Council BIG Morning Tea – and other activities for our members. Each meeting is followed by afternoon tea for gold coin donation. Join us at our next meeting – you will be most welcome.
Fellowship with a Meal
Ladies afternoon teas and men’s dinners are held on an occasional basis. Details are published in the weekly newsletter.
Meeting each week, our prayer group provides opportunity to learn to pray and grow spiritually, as well as to share and to bear one another’s burdens. If you have a request for prayers, please call Margaret Arvidson on 9276 5067 or 0407192140.
St Augustine’s Singers:
We normally meet Thursdays at 6.00pm for about an hour to practise the hymns for the following Sunday.
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
A recent rendition of this hymn was seen by many as a metaphor for our spiritual journey.
We started very timidly, not knowing where we fitted in. We gradually gained in confidence, and were encouraged by our guest organist Luke, until we were able to sing with a crescendo: “Songs of Praises, I Will Ever Sing to Thee”.
Postlude – Christmas Eve Service 2018
Played by David, it put us in the right frame of mind to go out and spread the message of goodwill to all.
Ministry to the Aged
St Augustine’s provides a ministry to those in local aged care homes. Rev Chris Hind heads up a small band of assistants.
This trained and dedicated group provide friendship, read the Gospel and administer the sacraments to parishioners and all who request it, who by reason of their frailty cannot attend church.
Working in conjunction with the facility’s staff, they aim to counter any frustration felt by the aged person because of immobility or isolation.