Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Look Up, Look Down at FISH

Last FISH night, we tried out some new games, including 'Look Up, Look Down', in which you have to avoid eye contact with your fellow players. If you do find yourself looking eye to eye with someone, the first person to scream is safe, and the opponent is out. There were a lot of yelps and giggles and tons of laughter!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Monday, 23 July 2018

CHYPS Scavenger Hunt

Calling all YOUTH (intermediate and high school, years 7-13)
Join us at CHYPS this Saturday night
6.30pm to 8pm

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Movie night for TWEENS

CSIS Youth & Linwood Ave Union Church invite our intermediate aged youth to a MOVIE NIGHT. Friday 27 July from 5pm to 8pm. Dress up in your best Mexican themed outfit and be in to win a prize!

"We love you!"

A message from Dave:

Last week we talked about different types of families, with emphasis on my own large family. I have both adopted and foster children within our family so it wasn’t too hard. Main point being that it doesn’t matter what type of family you live in, you are loved. 

Our church family all shouted out “We love you!” so that the children knew that we all loved and supported them. Lots of smiles. (Some toothless).

We finished off by making a card with church doors, and a photo of our church family inside the church.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Shake it Off!

A couple of weeks ago, Carol told us the story of Jesus sending out the 12 disciples, and we talked about what it means to "shake the dust off your feet". Here is a little excerpt from Carol's talk:
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Disciples
Then Jesus went to the villages around there, teaching the people. 7 He called the twelve disciples together and sent them out two by two. He gave them authority over the evil spirits 8 and ordered them, “Don't take anything with you on the trip except a walking stick—no bread, no beggar's bag, no money in your pockets. 9 Wear sandals, but don't carry an extra shirt.” 10 He also told them, “Wherever you are welcomed, stay in the same house until you leave that place. 11 If you come to a town where people do not welcome you or will not listen to you, leave it and shake the dust off your feet. That will be a warning to them!”
What do you think shake the dust off your feet means?
I think this means when you realise that there are people in your life that are causing more negativity than positivity, and you need to know that it is ok to leave them behind and shake their negativity off – shake the dust off your feet.

It is about knowing that we are unique and have worth in the eyes of God.  We don’t have to let others determine who we are and what we are worth?
God tells us that we are so precious to Him that He knew us BEFORE we were ever born, (Jeremiah 1:5).  He knows the very number of hairs on our head, (Matthew 6:26) and collects all of our tears, (Psalms 56:8).
It is about stopping and knowing that you are of value – you are priceless.  That you do not NEED approval from others.

Our Awesome Kids then had a whole lot of fun painting our feet with glue, making our own pottles of dust, and creating some funky footprints. As we shook off the excess dust, of course we sang, "Shake it Off!"

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson, 1936

Thursday, 19 July 2018

FISH this Saturday

Join us for FISH this Saturday night, 5pm to 7pm at the Chapel Street Centre.

Sunday, 8 July 2018


Last Sunday our Awesome Kids heard two stories about Jesus helping people. In one of the stories, a sick woman made her way through a crowd of people to get to Jesus. She had faith that Jesus would be able to help her.

We made an obstacle course, to simulate the crowd she had to find her way through to get to Jesus. Our Awesome Kids enjoyed timing themselves on the course, trying to get faster and beat their own times. It was also a reminder that no matter what obstacles we face in life, Jesus is always with us, guiding us and giving us strength and courage to get through.

Saturday, 7 July 2018


AbsolUKE is our Ukulele Group which is led by tutor Monica during morning tea after church most Sundays.

They are currently working on some instrumental pieces and some worship songs, which hopefully we will hear in church soon. The group has some experienced players and beginners - everyone is welcome.

Pyjama Day!

We celebrated the end of the term with a Pyjama Day at Musikool Kids. Everyone looked so cosy and snug in their PJs and onesies and slippers.

We sang Ten in the Bed, Teddy Bear's Cha-cha-cha, I've Got a Teddy Bear, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed among many others.

Have a fun and relaxing two-week break over the school holidays, everyone! Keep warm!

Dave's story

Dave took Awesome time a couple of weeks ago on the story of  Choosing a king. We made heart magnifying glasses to show that God looks into our Hearts for goodness, “Love the Lord Your God with all your heart” as David did.

This is the story Dave told in church, with the help of some actors:

God told Samuel to choose a new king
King Saul will die in a few years in the Spring.
“Go to Bethlehem to the house of Jesse
One son you will choose, even if he’s messy”.

So we’re at Jesse's house, with God’s anointing oil
To anoint a king, to be truly Royal.
So Jesse lined up seven sons,
Some looked like they should eat more cream buns.

So this is the way I imagine the meeting went.
All the sons lined up, time well spent.
They all lined up next to each other
Seven in a line, brother next to brother

This is the eldest his name is Enzro
He plants the crops and makes them grow.
I look at him and Gods says NO.

Son number two this one Izak
He has a secret girlfriend in the house up the back.
Not this one, so stay on track.

This is Monica, funny name for a bloke,
He runs so fast, leaving others in smoke.
Not this one either, it’s becoming a joke.

Next was Ruard tall and thin
One day he could be the king.
in my heart God said to me,
sorry this one’s not to be,

 Number five, sorry not  James,
heck I’m beginning to run out of names
So let’s continue with God’s games

So now we arrive at son number six
Lets throw Neti into the mix
Not this one, more of God’s tricks?

Finally this is son number seven
Surely God chose him, from His place in Heaven.
Please don’t let his name be King Bevan.

Do you have another son,
By any chance another one?
Otherwise my job’s not done.

Yes there’s David, we call him Dave
He’s out tending the sheep, he’s very brave.
But he’s not even old enough to shave.

God has sent me David, to choose
I followed all of God’s quiet clues.
Anoint him as king, as God had commanded.
To one day rule the land, single handed.

So that’s the story of David.

The spirit of God was upon David and he eventually became king. In the  bible, there are lots of stories about David, remember the one about a giant named Goliath?
A story for some other time..

Thanks to our Dave, for writing such a great script!

Spring Challenge!

Just a reminder that there is no Awesome Time, CHYPS or FISH until we are back at Level One. We are thinking of you all and hoping that it w...