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Carols Service

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Sunday 9 December 5:30 pm


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St Andrew’s and The Anglican Church Southern Queensland take the safety of children and youth very seriously. Please click here to read the policies that we adhere to. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Children aged 3-13 explore the Christian faith using a variety of learning styles. A very interactive programme is used including Bible input, discussion, games, craft, drama, cooking etc. Children begin in church for the first 20 minutes then come out for Sunday School for 45-60 mins.
  • When: During the 8.30 am and 10.30 am Services every Sunday during school terms.
  • Where: Meet in the blue room.
  • What: Sunday school is a great time for Kindy and Primary school aged children to spend time having fun and learning.
  • Who: Kindy and Primary Children aged 3-13.
 
  • At 10.30am there is a Creche from 10 months old up to 3 yo during school term.10.30am Creche: for children 10 months to 3 yo.
Young children (birth to school age) and their parents/carers join together in a fun, interactive 30 minute music session (songs, rhymes, games, movement, percussion instruments). They then enjoy a scrumptious Morning Tea in a relaxed setting, followed by playtime.
  • Cost is $50 per family per term & booking is essential. st-andrews@st-andrews.org.au
  • When: mainly music : 9.30am to 11.00am each Wednesday, during school term.
  • Where: in the Blue Room under the church.
  • Who: All preschool-aged children and their parents, grandparents or carers are welcome.

Preschoolers’ Playdate Group

9.30 am-11.30 am every Friday, during school term.
This programme includes singing, Bible themed stories, art/craft, toys, chatting – with Morning Tea provided. It is a fairly informal and relaxed time for kids and parents/carers to connect and engage in our busy world. Come prepared for mess!
  • Where: In the blue room under the Church
  • What: A time for singing, bible stories, craft, morning tea, and other activities. Also a chance to chat with other parents or grandparents.
  • Who: All preschool-aged children and their parents, grandparents or carers are welcome.
Come and sing acapella world music for therapy and fun! Children welcome, toys available. A mothers’ group with a difference! This is a mum-focused yet child-friendly activity that gives us a chance to have fun, share and come together through song. Open to all mums who like to sing – no music reading required. Tea/coffee provided but BYO other Morning Tea requirements. Thursdays 9:3 -11 am in the Blue Room during term time.
A Christian DVD, CD and Book Library is available for children, young people and families. Check the Weekly Bulletin to see which Sunday the Library is open for borrowing.
Meets Every Sunday in school terms from 4 pm-6 pm.
  • We seek to live for a cause greater than ourselves. We do this whilst connecting with each other, having fun and learning to be a follower of Jesus.
 
  • We also have a fortnightly small Mid-Week Group and regular socials.
  • An amazing team of leaders runs Youth Group. They believe fully in a young person’s ability to influence their own responses, friends, family, school and the world. Collectively these young people are doing just that!
  • Where: The Hall.
  • What: Youth group involves spending time playing heaps of fun games, studying the bible together, and sharing a meal.
  • Who: 4th term of Year 6 and above.
Meets fortnightly on Friday nights at 6.30pm for dinner, discussion and games. This is a great way to connect with other young adults, to build friendships, delve deeper into what it means to follow Jesus, and to have fun. Contact the Parish office on 3844 3808 for information.

Small group ministries provide a more personal level of fellowship and care for members of the church. Small groups include study groups held at the church as well as home-based groups. Many small groups meet at different times during the week for various needs and ages. Some are single gender groups while others are mixed. Please let us know if you would like to join a group. Click here to see a map of where groups meet.
Conversational English is a group for anyone for whom English is a second language— International students, overseas folk on holidays or working visas, permanent residents, and newcomers to Australia.
Thursdays during School Terms 5:30pm – 8:30 pm
Meet in the Church hall
5:30 pm – 6:25pm – English Conversation 6:30 pm – Light Supper 7:00pm – 8:30 pm – Simple English Bible Study
Call the church office for further details on 07 3844 3808. Visit our Facebook page.
We want to be proactive when it comes to marriage and help couples have a great relationship.
The 4 Core Habits of a Great Marriage
What are the 4 Core Habits? God’s way for marriage might not be easy to live out, but it is certainly easy to understand. God gives us only a few verses on how husbands and wives should love each other. We believe He did that on purpose. From the precious few scripture verses on marriage come the Core 4 Habits. Have Serious Fun. Having fun as a couple is not optional; it’s essential. We believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it regularly. (Proverbs 5:18) Respect and Love. Of the few verses God gives to husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. This truth really can set us free when we understand the interplay of respect and love. (Ephesians 5:21-33) Love God First. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, His answer was to love God with all you are and to love others as well as you love yourself. Loving God in your individual life greatly impacts your married life. (Matthew 22:37-40) Practice Your Promise. Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised when we said, “I do”—to love each other and to stay together no matter what. Knowing and experiencing a lasting commitment is vital to every marriage. (Proverbs 5:18; Malachi 2:15)
On the third Saturday each month from 7am to 10am we meet to keep the grounds and buildings maintained. Come at 7 for a free breakfast!
On the first and third Sundays the Church Library is open in the Hall after the morning services. There are adult’s and children’s books as well as DVD’s and there is no cost to borrow anything.
St Andrew’s offers small food parcels to people in need who live in the 4101 postcode area. They are available from the reception area during office hours. There is a limit of one food parcel per fortnight. We also welcome donations of non-perishable food (e.g. Long-life milk, Baked beans, Tinned spaghetti, Tinned tuna or sardines, Meals in a tin, 2 minute noodles, Weet Bix, Coffee sticks, Sugar sticks, Tea bags, Small plastic cups of fruit, Muesli bars etc.) These can be left at reception or in the church foyer on Sundays. Other agencies that may be of assistance are: Anglicare QLD Government Homeless Hotline
Throughout life there are challenges, and stress and anxiety are not unusual. Counselling can be of great assistance whatever the situation. Ian has a passion for helping people work through life’s issues and hurts. Whether it is personal, relational, family, grief or whatever the issue, Ian is ready to help you move forward to a better place. Counselling is available to all members of the community regardless of religious belief. Hours are flexible to suit your schedule. Ian has a Bachelor of Counselling and many years of practical experience.
The choir sings for the 8.30 am communion service, as well as for other special events. Choir practises are Thursday nights 7.30-9.00 pm during school terms.
Everyone of us belongs to a family. The relationships we have with our family have a great influence on our well being. Strong, positive relationships help us build trust and feel supported. Having people around us who can share positive and difficult times can also help us manage stress when things become tough. Conversations, discussion groups and resources are available for parents around issues of faith, parenting, marriage and personal growth.