Saturday, 28 April 2018


Please join us this SATURDAY 28 APRIL for FISH at the Chapel Street Centre. Bring your own tea for your family (fish'n'chips, pizza, sushi, picnic, leftovers... whatever!) and meet in the Awesome Room at 5pm. 

After we've eaten together we'll move through for some games and challenges in the hall - fun for the whole family!

We have a great line-up of games which may or may not include...
  • Zip and Bong
  • If You Love Me Honey
  • The Tray Game that is Not a Tray Game
  • Hidden Ping Pong Bulrush
  • Secret Dancer

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Family Camp Movies

Our Parish Family Camp was held in February at the Waipara Riverside Park. Click below to watch our two videos capturing some of the fun from the weekend.

Click HERE to watch our reporter's interviews with campers

Click HERE to watch some of the video and photo footage from camp

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Egg Hunters

Here are some pics from our Easter egg hunt a few weeks back... It's amazing how much the trees and shrubs have grown - our Chapel Street Centre gardens provided some great hiding places!

Richard did not give many clues away as to the location of the hidden treasure!


One of the favourite things to do after church is to have a jam with some of the instruments. 

Friday, 20 April 2018

A Musical Storm

Last term some of our children enjoyed experimenting with the thunder drum, the wind pipe and the rain-stick.

We sang lots of rain-themed songs...

Listen to the Rain
I Hear Thunder
Incy Wincy Spider

Here are the words to the very old favourite:

It's raining, it's pouring;
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he
Bumped his head
And he couldn't get up in the morning.

Rain, rain, go away
Little (Johnny) wants to play

We look forward to welcoming you back at Musikool Kids for term 2, beginning on Friday 4 May.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Buttons come and buttons go...

A few weeks back our Awesome Kids made some fabulous artwork based on the book 'Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons'.

Although one by one, Pete lost his groovy buttons from his favourite shirt... he was able to look on the bright side and remain positive.

Likewise, in the book and movie 'Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day', some days are just like that. But Psalm 107 reminds us all that God is always with us, at all times, both the good and the bad.

Buttons come and buttons go... but God's love lasts forever.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Secret symbols

Last Sunday our Awesome Kids learnt about the special sign early Christians used to show they were a Christian.

During the time when Christians were being persecuted by the Roman government, the fish symbol was used like a password to find out if another person was a Christian. Someone would draw a half circle in the sand with their toe and if other Christians were nearby they would casually draw the other half of the circle to make a fish shape. The symbol could be quickly erased before any Roman authorities noticed.

Fish symbols have been found carved and painted all over the walls of the catacombs – tunnels under Rome where Christians used to meet secretly 2000 years ago. The fish symbol is still very popular today and it still means, “I am a follower of Jesus.” 

On that note... make sure you join us for FISH (our Family Fun Night) on Saturday 28 April at the Chapel Street Centre. 5pm-7pm. Fun, friendship and fish (chocolate) guaranteed!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

CAMP SERVICE Sun 8 April 10am

Join us at the Chapel Street Centre tomorrow morning, Sunday 8 April at 10am for our creative, collaborative church service, led by a bunch of us from Family Camp.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

CHYPS: Chapel Street Young People's YOUTH GROUP

If you are an intermediate or high school aged youth, in years 7 to 13, then come along this Saturday night 7 April to CHYPS - our Chapel Street Young People's YOUTH GROUP!

Join the Petaia sisters for a fun evening of games and a scrummy supper! Bring a gold coin donation. Friends welcome.

For more details check out the CHYPS blog:

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