CHILDREN & YOUTH

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Kidz Club

Kidz Club is a once a month evening event for all children 7-12 years of age. It is held on the first Saturday of each month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Golden Grove Church Hall and surrounds.

Kidz Club is a program of fun activities followed by light refreshments at the end of the night. (Please bring your own if you have food intolerances)

The cost is $2.00 per child unless stated otherwise.

We invite your children and grandchildren to attend. They are welcome to invite their friends to come too.

We have a team of people all with background checks who have offered to help with this program in big and in small ways, and there is always room for more to be involved.

For this year’s activities click here

Please contact the coordinators for more details of the 2017 program.

Co-coordinators:
Sarah Baeker:  0412 044 916
Sandy Walker:  0417 865 543

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12UP

The 12UP group meets on the third Saturday of each month, for all children aged, as the name states, 12 years or older and a primary or secondary school student to be able to attend.

The 12UP program includes lots of fun activities for teens, followed by light refreshments at the end of the night.  The night is open to all children aged 12 onwards in the community, so feel welcome to bring your school friends too!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah on 0412 044 916.

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Mainly Music

‘mainly music’ is a fun interactive weekly program, (during School Term Time) for young children (birth to school age) and their parents/caregivers.

Participants join together for a fun 40 minute session. Afterwards, adults and children are provided morning tea. This allows time for children to enjoy each other’s company, and to develop social skills. It also allows those adults who don’t have a wide circle of friends to be introduced to others who have preschoolers and they are therefore able to “learn” from each other.

Throughout the morning, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, maths, creativity, and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others.

It also provides an opportunity for parents to network with other parents of preschool children.

In short, mainly music’ is an opportunity for adults and children to build memories and spend time together, sharing special time with each other.

Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.

The ‘mainly music’ session is run by volunteers from the church.
Cost for each session is $4 per child or $6 for two or more.

Sessions are held on Fridays during school term time from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Golden Grove Uniting Church Hall.

For further information please contact the Coordinator, Sandy on 8289 7796 or 0417 865 543, or via email.

For more information regarding ‘mainly music’ nationally, visit their website.

Sunday Activities

Most Sundays the children worship together with the adults in church for the first section of the service (approximately twenty minutes) then leave for their own groups which are held in the hall adjoining the church.

Creche (0-3ish) – Children are supervised at play by two volunteers on a weekly roster. This group meets in the right-hand section of the Sunday School Room.

Sunday School (4-7ish) – Children are led by one of two Sunday School Leaders (both are qualified primary school teachers) along with a rostered volunteer. This group meets in the left-hand section of the Sunday School Room.

Youth (8+) – Children are led by one of two Youth Leaders, both are studying to be school teachers (2013). This group meets in ‘The Hut’.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Craft Group

The Craft Group meets every Tuesday afternoon at 1.30pm. It comprises a small, but energetic, band of those who love plying the needle and the thread.

Apart from the warm fellowship and the essential afternoon tea, the activities include various stitches (cross, half cross and long), as well as knitting (for children, for grandchildren and for other worthy causes), and even crochet and quilting.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Janet on 8251 0605.

SMALL GROUPS

Know Your Bible – Women’s Bible Study

Know Your Bible (KYB) studies develop Christians in their knowledge of the Bible and in their own Christian journey.

KYB studies are designed to help women, through personal study and group sharing, to know God’s Word and its message for today

The “Know Your Bible” group of Golden Grove meets on Monday mornings, from 10.00-11.30am in the Church Meeting Room.

The year’s discussions usually centre around selected Books from the Old and New Testaments.

Ladies are invited to share in love and friendship as we grow in Christian faith together. Please contact Joan on 8251 2921 for further details.

Women’s Fellowship

Women’s Fellowship is a social group that gets together on the first Thursday afternoon of the month.

Each year we agree a programme according to the ideas and preferences of our
members.  The program may include:

Guest speakers
Fashion parade
Going to the movies
Visit to Virginia Nursery
But, we’re always open to new ideas!

In addition, twice a year we go out for lunch, and from time to time we do all day coach trips.

All proceeds are donated to selected charities.

For more information, please contact Eileen on 0438 589 967

Men’s Fellowship

Our Men’s Group meets each Tuesday at a local café for breakfast, sometimes with a speaker.

Some other activities include:

Film nights
Favourite music night
Games Evening

Contact the church office for more information.

OUTREACH

Nursing Home Visits

Along with the Minister and Volunteers we attend our local nursing home, Estia Health Golden Grove, on the first Monday of the month at 2.00pm.
We sing very familiar Hymns, Bible Reading and serve Holy Communion.
After the Service we have a lovely time of fellowship in sharing afternoon tea and a chat with the residents.
During November we have a Memorial Service which is followed with the planting of a rose in the garden in memory of the residents that have died during the year.  December is also a special time when we sing Christmas Carols which the residents are all very familiar with.