Friday, 29 November 2019

Christmas Filming!

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday afternoon for our Christmas movie shoot! It's going to be awesome! 

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Christ the Servant King

This morning in Awesome Time and in Hot Chocolate Club, we learnt about Jesus the King... but not a normal king... Jesus the Servant King. Jesus came to serve the lowly, the poor, the lonely, the sick, the frightened, the sad. He is a kind, caring and loving king. He didn't have lots of money, a flash castle or wear a shiny crown.

Our Awesome Kids planted petunias in little pots, to gift to the king... and gave them to people in the church.

Our Hot Chocolate Club talked about what it means to be a good leader... here are some of the qualities they look for in a good leader:

  • Someone who is fair
  • Someone who does not discriminate
  • Someone who shows kindness and is caring
  • Someone who leads by example, not by bullying
  • Someone who recognises the gifts and strengths of others and gives them opportunity to use them
  • Someone who gives clear instructions, without being bossy or trying to take over
  • Someone who is supportive and encouraging
We then offered someone the chance to step up and be a leader, to create a game or challenge for us all and lead us in that. It was proven that it is not easy to be a leader and uphold all of those characteristics we listed!

We are grateful to have Jesus as our Leader, who is all of those things and more.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Monday, 11 November 2019

Build My Life

Build My Life, sung and played by Smith & Co. on Sunday. A wonderful way to begin our worship service. Thank you for sharing your musical gifts with our congregation!

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Giving Thanks

This morning we read Psalm 145 from the Bible, which was all about giving thanks to God for all the amazing, wonderful, splendiferous things in the world!


Last Saturday night, we had our final FISH night for 2019. It was our pre-Christmas edition, with a Christmas Quiz, Backwards Charades, Human Christmas Tree and a candy cane hunt.

3rd Place in the Human Christmas Tree Competition

2nd Place in the Human Christmas Tree Competition

1st Place in the Human Christmas Tree Competition

Hot Chocolate Club begins...

Last Sunday we started Hot Chocolate Club. This is a group for those in years 6 and up. We meet out in the Reese Room, during Awesome Time and have a chat about the bible, school, family, friends, stuff to cheer about and stuff that bugs us. Oh, and of course, there's hot chocolate. Or, cold chocolate milk when the weather's hot!

We had a game where we had to eat or drink the contents of a cup, to reveal a letter or number at the bottom. When we unscrambled all the letters/numbers, we worked out what the bible verse was.

We chatted about people who were difficult to get along with, times we've been picked on or bullied, and brainstormed ways to deal with problems like that.

Here are a few pics from our game:

Enemy Pie!

Last Sunday we heard the story of Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson. It was going to be the perfect summer... until Jeremy, the bully from school moved into the neighbourhood. Luckily, Dad had the solution: Enemy Pie. We all wondered what would be in the enemy pie... worms, bugs, beetles? But the recipe was secret. The only catch to the Enemy Pie Plan, was that the boy had to spend the whole day with his enemy, before giving him the enemy pie.

After spending some time playing on the trampoline at the enemy's house, then back at his own, up in the treehouse and racing around in the back garden... the boy in the story had got to know Jeremy, the bully, and realised he wasn't actually that bad after all. He wasn't being a very good enemy!

The story reminded us of the story in the bible about the tax collector, Zacchaeus. He climbed a tree to see Jesus. He was a bit of a bully, not well liked by the crowd. Imagine their surprise when Jesus called out to Zacchaeus and invited himself over to his place for a meal.

We talked about not judging people too harshly, giving lots of second chances, and remembering that everyone is capable of change. Above all, that Jesus loves everyone, even the bullies among us.

In Awesome Time we made 'enemy pies' (chocolate crackle cakes with worm and snake lollies - yum!) with Rev Anne.

If you'd like to hear the story of Enemy Pie, you can watch it on the Storyline video here:

Friday, 8 November 2019

FISH: The pre-Christmas Edition!

FISH: The pre-Christmas Edition!

Join us this Saturday 9 November at the Chapel Street Centre for FISH!

Our Family Fun Night kicks off at 5pm with tea in the lounge. Bring your own picnic or takeaway tea for your family.

We then move through to the hall for an evening of fun challenges, games and competitions for all ages - this time with a little bit of a Christmas theme!

The evening ends at 7pm with ice-cream and chocolate fish. See you there!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Hot Chocolate Club

This Sunday we are offering The Hot Chocolate Club, for youth in years 7 and up. Although, if you are in year 6 and you'd like to check it out you are most welcome. We will chat about the bible story, share our views, ask questions, discuss stuff that's important to you, play a game and of course, drink hot chocolate. 

In Awesome Time, we will be making some enemy pies! I wonder what disgusting ingredients might be in an enemy pie? Come along and find out with Rev Anne and Monica!

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...