Holiday Kids Club

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Join us as we investigate the life of Jesus with games, crafts, activities and fun!

Who: School years K - 6

When: Monday 3 – Thursday 6 July 2017 9am - 12noon daily.

Cost: The price for 4 days is $40 per child. 3rd and subsequent children in the same family are free if all children are present for all days.

Location: St John's Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Registration: Please click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/OXUS

Please note that you will need to sign the enrolment form on the first day and you will be required to sign in and out your child each day.

Enquires: If you have any questions, are unable to use the online registration or you cannot pay by credit card please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

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Please join us for a fun morning tea and help raise money for Cancer research.
When: Thursday 25th May 2017 10am-11:30am
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith (parking at rear of church)

  • Wear something YELLOW
  • Men & women of all ages welcome
  • Preschool-friendly activities
  • Hear stories about living with cancer

Donations for the cancer council can be made on the day or by visiting https://secure.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=1064766

Any queries, please call St John’s Asquith 9482 3282 or Kylie 0419 200 809.

Easter Services 2017

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Please join us as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter.

Kids Easter Thursday April 13th

6pm: This service will present the Easter story in an engaging way for children.

Good Friday Friday April 14th: "The Darkest Day in History"

9am: We will have a Communion service as we remember Christ's death.

Easter Sunday Sunday April 16th : "The Peace of Certainty"

8am: Communion service

10am: Easter Celebration

6:30pm: Easter Celebration

Kids Mega Day

Kids Mega DayKids Mega Day 2017

Come and discover mega life in Jesus during this Mega Day of fun and friends.

Lunch and Morning Tea will be provided.

Where: St John's Asquith Church, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

When: April 12th 2017 from 9am to 3pm

Who: Children in school years Kingergarten through Year 6 are welcome.

Cost: $15

Limited spaces are available, so please register and pay here.

Speaking English

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'Speaking English' classes will run on every Tuesday, 10am - 12pm during the school terms.

Our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive environment that encourages students to use and improve their English. Everyone is welcome from beginners to the more advanced students. Classes will use a variety of resources, including the text of the Bible.

Morning-tea is provided and child minding is available for small children (a small additional cost will be charged).

Details:

  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm
  • Cost is only $3 each week
  • Child minding available
  • Parking available in the church grounds

To register or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282 (or just come along).

AGM March 19th

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Our Annual General Meeting will follow a Combined Communion Service (one service only) at 9.00am. Nomination forms for Parish Councillors, Wardens and Parish Nominators are available on the table at the back of the church. Child minding will be provided. Please put names on the list.

Please note that there will be no 8am service on March 19, but the 6:30pm service will be held as normal.

Christmas Services 2016

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Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas.

Sunday December 18th

6:30pm: A special service of Readings and Carols.

Christmas Eve December 24th

5pm: Kindifarm, free sausage sizzle as well as activities for kids.

6pm: Kids' Christmas service with a giving tree for Anglicare.

Christmas Day December 25th

8am: Christmas Communion

10am: Christmas Celebration

Baby Baals

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How do we raise our children in righteousness and wisdom in our secular society? 

AinsleyPoulosGuest speaker Ainsley Poulos talks about God’s plans to glorify Jesus in us and our families. Ainsley is married to Archie and has three children aged 19, 16 and 12. She is on the executive of EQUIP Women, a ministry established to encourage women to share Jesus, and is the chair of EQUIP Ministry Wives. Ainsley loves teaching women the Bible and helping them see its relevant life changing truths. She runs a busy speech pathology practice and in her spare time loves being in her garden, looking at her silky chickens, scootering with her son, or sitting beside the sea with a latté.

Her talk was recorded, and you can listen to it here.

Thanksgiving Sunday

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Please join us as we celebrate 95 years of ministry on August 21st at a special combined 9am service followed by lunch.

 

There will be no other services at St John's this Sunday.

 

On this significant occasion we are raising fiunds for three initiatives:

1. Blast the Budget and help get out income to a level where we can afford a Children's and Families Minister.

2. Partner with Paul by providing funds to allow St Philip's Auburn to employ Paul Berkzekian as their Children's and Families Minister in 2017.

3. Harvest with HADCEA by supporting Phil Banton & Ruth Mahaffey as they teach at our local High Schools.

Gifts can be made via direct bank transfer or via BPAY. Details are below:

Bank Transfer Details Reference for Children's & Families Minister Reference for Paul Berzekian at St Phillip's Auburn Reference for HADCEA

deposit-direct

Account Name: Anglican Parish of Asquith

BSB: 032-285

Account Number: 623303

Kids Paul HADCEA

BPAY 2012 PORT BLUE

BPAY Biller Code: 15057

61010 61036 61028

HSC Lockdown

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The HSC is just around the corner, which means some year 12 students (and their parents) might be feeling a little bit of pressure! Don't panic!

In partnership with Scripture Union NSW, St Johns will be hosting a HSC Lockdown!

This is a non-residential HSC study camp in a distraction-free environment that gives you a solid block of focused study time each day.

At HSC Lockdown you will get:

  • 5 hours of study done per day
  • access to some one-on-one tutoring in HSC subjects
  • seminars on things like exam techniques
  • delicious food
  • fun
  • half an hour each day exploring life after the HSC from a Christian worldview

HSC Lockdown gives you the benefits of a regular study camp but you get the added benefit of evenings to relax, and the comfort of your own bed each night.

When: 26-30 September 2016  9am-5pm each day

Cost: $125 per student for the whole week lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day as well as access to tutors

To enroll, click on the 'Register' button.

If you are interested in helping out with the lockdown as a tutor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Weekend 2016

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Join us at the Youthworks Conference Centre Port Hacking on November 4-6 for a weekend of teaching, friendship, great food and relaxation.

The theme for the weekend this year is "Walking in Truth and Love", and the talks will be given by Bishop David Mulready (formerly bishop of North West Australia). David and his wife Maureen attend St. George's Gerringong and serve the Lord elsewhere whenever there is a need.

The details of the weekend are in the attached brochure. If you would like to attend, please return the completed brochure to the church office by October 16th, or click here to complete the online registration form.

Christmas in July

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We're planning to celebrate Christmas in July this year and enjoy a great hot meal, with trivia, singing and a guest speaker.

When: Saturday July 23rd at 6:30pm

Where: St John's Asquith Hall

Cost: $25 per head or $60 for family (children 6 to 12 yrs)

Tickets: Please book and pay online before July 10th by clicking here.

Please plan to bring your neighbours and friends and make this a wonderful community event.

David Warren-Gash can be contacted on 9940 5555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions about the night.

Brave Conversations

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All parents are invited to join us for this free seminar by Dr Patricia Weerakoon, author of Growing Up By The Book, as she talks about talking to your primary kids/ tweens about sex.

Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor, academic, sexologist and writer. She retired in 2012 from a career as director of an internationally renowned graduate sexual health program at the University of Sydney to pursue her passion for writing and public speaking. Her nonfiction books are gold-standard guides for good sex at all ages. As a sexologist she has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy. Patricia has a recognised media presence and is a popular public speaker and social commentator in Australia. Patricia is an evangelical Christian.

When: 9.30am Wednesday 13 April 2016. This parents seminar is part of the St John's Holiday Kids' Club.

Location: St John's Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Enquires: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282.

Kids Club Finale

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When: Sunday April 17th 10am-11am followed by free BBQ lunch

Where: St John's Church, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

What: Join The Most Exalted and Magnificent Lady Fifi McCrumplebottom, Constable Clooney, Detective Duck and the Holiday Club team as we wrap up our week's investigations and discover why Jesus had to die.

Everyone's invited to join in the Holiday Club fun as we sing songs learnt at Holiday Club, hear our Club kids will perform the new memory verse song, and watch footage of the week's fun.

Our normal Sunday Kidz program won't be running, as this meeting is totally family-friendly.

So come along, and stick around for the free BBQ.

See you there!

Super Saturday Seminar

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Introducing John Woodhouse

Dr John Woodhouse is married to Moya and God has blessed them with four children and fourteen grandchildren. John has served in local church ministries and for many years on the faculty at Moore College. Now retired, he enjoys sharing in teaching the Bible in different places and has a number of writing projects underway.

The Cross Of Christ

Most Christians understand that the death of Jesus is very important. That is strange. Why is the death of Jesus so important? It is far from obvious. In our time together John will explain why the death of Jesus is in fact more important than we usually think, and more powerful in its effects than we usually realise. The power of Christianity is the power of Jesus’ death. To understand what Jesus Christ is really about, we need to understand his death. We will be thinking about why Jesus death is so important; why in fact he died (remembering that Islam teaches that he didn’t!); how it can be true that he died for me; and how the death of Jesus changes life for one who trusts Jesus.

When: Saturday April 2nd.  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: $25 per adult

Please register online here, or print off the attached booking form and leave it with the office.

Applications close March 28th.

The program for the afternoon is as follows:

3:00 Arrival and Registration
3:15 Session 1
4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:35 Session 2
5:35 Dinner
6:50 Session 3 (no childminding)
7:45 Break
8:00 Session 4 (no childminding)
9:00 Close

Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided. Childminding for 3-12 year-olds is available for sessions 1 and 2. Children can stay for dinner as well at a cost of $5 per child.

AGM March 13th

Combined 9am Service + Annual General Meeting March 13AGM 2016

Our Annual General Meeting will follow a Combined Communion Service (one service only) at 9.00am. Nomination forms for Parish Councillors, Wardens and Parish Nominators are available on the table at the back of the church. Child minding will be provided. Please put names on the list.

Please note that there will be no 8am or 6:30pm service on March 13.

Kids Christmas

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Each year St John's holds a special Christmas service that allows children to hear the amazing story of the birth of Jesus, sing their favour Christmas songs and celebrate with other children.

There is also a "Giving" tree where children can leave a gift for those in need.

This special service for the whole family is a wonderful way to start your Christmas!

If you come early

When: December 24th at 6:00pm, with Sausage Sizzle and KindiFarm from 5:00pm.

Where: St John's Asquith.

Family Picnic and Train Day

Family Picnic and Train DayGalston Valley Railway

When: October 10th 2015 - 12 noon until 4pm

Where: Galston Valley Railway, 29 Mid Dural Road, Galston

Cost: $10 per head or $25 a family for entry and unlimited train rides.  Please pay on the day.

Food: BYO food and utensils for a BBQ lunch. There is a small canteen for soft drinks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and ice creams.

Bookings: Please put your name on the list in the church foyer if you would like to come so that we know how many trains to organise.

This will be a great day of fun for your family and friends.

Any questions talk to John Watson 0411 266 156 or Shane Austin 0414 887 005

Note: All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear (no open or slip-on footwear).

If the weather is doubtful on the day, please call 9653 1630.

Super Saturday Seminar 2015

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Dr Natasha Moore is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, and she will be giving 4 talks that weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly and the unexpected about Christianity around the world today. Her goal is to encourage Christians to have a clear-eyed, humble but confident view of the contributions their faith has made and continues to make to the flourishing of both individuals and societies.

When: Saturday September 12th.  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: $25 per adult

Please register online here, or print off the attached booking fee and leave it with the office.

Applications close September 7th.

The program for the afternoon is as follows:

3:00 Arrival and Registration
3:15 Session 1: How the West was Won
4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:35 Session 2: Blind Spots
5:35 Dinner
6:50 Session 3: Does Religion Poision Everything?
7:45 Break
8:00 Session 4: Mythbusting
9:00 Close

Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided. Childminding for 3-12 year-olds is available for sessions 1 and 2. Children can stay for dinner as well at a cost of $5 per child.

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15

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