Ministries 2019
Dec
1
to Jan 27

Ministries 2019

There are many different ways that we can work together and serve each other here at St Matt’s. From prayer and bible reading in church to morning tea and making meals for the freezer to mid week Kids Ministries.

Please let us know how you would like to be involved in 2019 by filling in the form below




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Play Time Term 1, 2019
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Play Time Term 1, 2019

Join Play Time as they meet back for 2019.

Our Monday Play Time is a great place for parents, grand-parents or carers and their kids to start the week off with fun, community and learning. 

Each week at Play Time is time for the grown-ups to grab a cuppa with friends while the kids enjoy with free play, craft, fruit time and finally singing and a bible and story time which incorporate activities to prepare children for school.

We would love you to join us

Cost: FREE

For more info contact Christine

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2019 Weekend Away
Mar
8
to Mar 10

2019 Weekend Away

  • The Tops Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our annual weekend away together will soon be here,
And how good it will be?  Just think of it … a weekend with no cooking, in a beautiful bushland setting as we open up God’s word together and think about our great God.

Come for the whole weekend or just for a day

 Costs for Weekend (Number in family refers to adults and school aged children)

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KYCK 2019
Apr
12
to Apr 14

KYCK 2019

WHAT IS KYCK?

KYCK is a conference for High Schoolers held over 3 weekends in the Blue Mountains. During that time over 6000 young people will gather to hear God speak in His word. At KYCK hundreds of young people respond to God's saving grace in Jesus and are challenged to live for Him in the world.

In 2019 we'll be looking at the book of John and how we need to Believe in Jesus, Love like Him and Remain in Him.

Why not read John together as a youth group? Some groups get a lot out of reading the passage or Bible book before they head up to KYCK together!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHERE: Conference is at Katoomba, Accomodation is at Wentworth Falls and Katoomba

WHEN: Friday 12th April - Sunday 14th April. Departing from and Arriving at St Matt's Ashbury.

Be at St Matt's 5:00pm on Friday 12th, We will leave by 5:30pm and eat dinner together on the way. We aim to arrive at St Matt's by 4:00pm Sunday 14th

COST: tbc - around $195  (covers accomodation, conference rego, transport and meals) 

WHAT TO BRING: Snacks for the trip up and back, warm clothes for cold conditions, a sleeping bag/bedding, air mattress, pillow, good walking shoes, toiletries, towel, pjs, bible and a pen, some money for the bookstall

Any questions contact Mike

 

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SMASH Manly Beach Day
Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

SMASH Manly Beach Day

SMASH and SMASH68 are invited to join us for a day at Manly Beach

The plan: 

Leave: Meet at Ashfield Station at 9am, Thursday 20th Dec

We will travel by train and ferry to Manly and back again

Return: We aim to arrive back at Ashfield station at 4:15pm. Please arrange to be picked up from there

What to bring:

Opal card with $15-$20 credit

- money for lunch and an ice-cream

- swimmers, towel, hat, sunscreen

- morning tea to share

Any questions contact Mike here

Register Here

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Ashbury Community Carols
Dec
9
4:30 PM16:30

Ashbury Community Carols

Join us to Celebrate Christmas with our Annual Community Carols. Starting from 4:30pm there is fun for all the family.

4:30pm Family Fun with jumping castle, face painting and gelato available

5:00pm Pre-school Carols. BBQ and drinks available

7:30pm Carols by candlelight with the Ashbury Public School band

BYO picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn or BBQ and drinks available to purchase

Everyone Welcome

Questions? Contact us here

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Men's Breakfast
Dec
8
7:30 AM07:30

Men's Breakfast

Life can get very stressful! But what does it mean to have faith in a time of stress? Join us for a bacon and egg roll, a cup of coffee and hear Chris England and James Gribble speak from their own experience of what faith has meant for them in times of stress.

Cost: $5

RSVP to jimmy.gribble1@gmail.com

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Square 1 Camp 2018
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Square 1 Camp 2018

  • AYW Port Hacking Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Square 1 is on again! Each year a group of St Matt's kids in Years 3-6 head down to Youthworks Port Hacking Conference Centre for a weekend of age-appropriate Bible teaching and fun activities.

Kids have the opportunity to enjoy the big camp experience with friends and familiar leaders with time in big and small groups, messy activities, swimming, singing, dress ups and more.

This year we will be thinking about what it means to be human. We’ll be thinking about how kids (and all people) can be who they truly are when they know the God who made them, when they live rightly in the story that God has placed them in and when they know the future that God has planned for them.

Further Questions? Contact us here

 

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A Stitch in Time
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

A Stitch in Time

Join us as we hear from Dr John Burns as he shares his insights on “ A Stitch in Time - What every parent can do to create emotionally healthy kids”.

Dr John Burns is a clinical psychologist who has spent the last 20 years specialising in the mental health of young people. He currently  works counselling adolescents in a school. His clinical and research interests are in the prevention and early detection of mental health  difficulties. 

In addition to his clinical work, John is the National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychologists in Schools Interest Group and an Honorary Associate at the Centre  for Emotional Health at Macquarie University.

Questions? contact Mike here

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New Friends Invitation Service
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

New Friends Invitation Service

Please join us for a special church service as we celebrate 15 years as St Matt’s AShbury.

Church starts at 10am followed by a High Tea

Everyone starts in church together then there is Kids Church for Kids from Pre-School to Year 6 and a creche for kids under 3. (Your children are welcome to stay in church with you)

We would love you to join us

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Bush Dance and Dinner
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Bush Dance and Dinner

Join us for a St Matt's  Bush Dance and Dinner as we celebrate 15 years as “St Matt’s Ashbury”.

5:30pm for 6:00pm dinner

Bush Dance to follow

Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child (or $60 per family)

This includes dinner and dancing. There will be soft drinks available to purchase or you are welcome to bring your own drinks

Dress: For a Bush Dance

Everyone Welcome

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SMASH/68 Gingerbread and Jesus
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

SMASH/68 Gingerbread and Jesus

Join SMASH/68 for our annual Gingerbread and Jesus Event.

We will provide gingerbread houses, icing, lollies, board and wrap
You can construct and decorate a house or get creative with your kit.

There may be prizes!!

Cost $25

RSVP by Mon 29th Oct to ensure we have enough kits for everyone

Any further questions? Contact us here

Payment details

Please transfer $25 to;

Account: St Matthews Ashbury

BSB: 032-060

Account Number: 861 474

Ref: SMASH GB (Surname)

Or pay using Credit Card below (credit card fees apply)

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KASAM - Gingerbread and Jesus
Nov
2
3:15 PM15:15

KASAM - Gingerbread and Jesus

Join KASAM (Yrs 3-5) as we decorate Gingerbread Trees with lots of icing and lollies and hear about Jesus.

Cost: $15

Invite your friends to come and join the fun!

To ensure we have enough gingerbread and lollies please RSVP by Mon 15th Oct

To pay transfer $15 to

Account: St Matthews Ashbury

BSB: 032-060

Account Number: 861 474

Ref: KASAM GB (Surname)

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Play Time Gingerbread Trees
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Play Time Gingerbread Trees

Come and join Play Time for a morning of decorating and fun! 

Gingerbread Trees with icing and lollies. Everything provided

$10 per tree

Everyone Welcome

RSVP by Monday 15th October to ensure we have enough trees for everyone

Play Time meets every Monday 10am-12noon during school terms. We would love you to join us.

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Basecamp
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Basecamp

Join the men of St Matts as they head to Katoomba to hear Paul Tripp speaking at BASECAMP this year! And Mal Gill is returning with patterns and practical tips to help men pray.

BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better.

Since 1997, men of all generations and from across denominations have taken time out to gather together and hear God speak. Each year, men have encouraged each other to run the race with their eyes fixed on Jesus.

At BASECAMP you will: 

- Hear God's word taught and applied to men.
- Get practical wisdom to live well. 
- Slow down and be reminded of what's important.
- Be inspired by men who have gone before you.
- Build better relationships with your Christian brothers.
- Enjoy great food in memorable meal times. 
- Be refreshed by God's life-giving grace.

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How to cope when life gets bumpy
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

How to cope when life gets bumpy

Ever felt like life is out of control?
Like school work is getting too much?
That your family and friends don't understand you?
Or maybe you have friends like this and don't know what to do.
Those in Years 6-12 are welcome to join us at SMASH 68 & SMASH on
Friday June 29th
6:30-8:30pm

as we hear from expert Dr John Burns

John has spent 20 years at the 'coalface' working at Shore School in North Sydney. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in the role that schools can play in prevention and early intervention of mental health difficulties in young people.

Any questions? Contact us here

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St Matt's Ladies Dinner
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

St Matt's Ladies Dinner

We're almost half way through 2018! 
Come and join us for dinner together, to share in fellowship with one-another and enjoy some food and fun

Wednesday 13th June, 7pm
La Margherita Pizzeria
7 The Strand, Croydon

RSVP to Christine asap

(Young ladies are also welcome) 

Gluten free pizza's & pasta's are available. Full menu available here: http://www.lamargherita.com.au/menu/

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