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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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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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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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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Square 1 Camp 2018
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Square 1 Camp 2018

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.

When you register don't forget to select "Parish of Ashbury" so you are placed in our St Matt's group.

Further Questions? Contact us here

 

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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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Winter Warmers - Share a meal
Jun
9
to Jul 1

Winter Warmers - Share a meal

Over the winter months we like to share meals together. We call these Winter Warmers.

If you would like to be involved let us know if you would like to HOST or ATTEND a meal at someone else's house and which dates you available. We will match you up with others from St Matt's and then together you can work out the finer details.

To make these meals easier on the hosts these are meals where everyone brings part of the meal to share. Once you know your group you can work out food intolerances, who will bring what and what time you will meet together.

For any further details contact Carol here

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Winter Chill 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Winter Chill 2018

Does God speak to us through the Bible?

Is the Bible trustworthy?

Should we do what the Bible says even though it's ancient?

Our annual youth camp - Winter Chill - is on again. Come and join SMASH 68 & SMASH as we head up to Katoomba to discover how the Bible is God's Words of Life. You'll also get to know others your own age, play games, sing together and for those in senior years there's time for study in the program. 

The dress up themed dinner this year is 'Farm'

Who: Years 6-12

When: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd June

Cost: $165

More questions? Contact us here

 

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Women's Retreat 2018
May
4
to May 6

Women's Retreat 2018

A rare opportunity for the women of St Matt's to rest from the busyness of work, home & family and spend time alone with God and in fellowship. There is time to relax and chat, go for a walk,  share a meal, or simply have time alone. We will also spend some time together in prayer and reading the Bible,  as we think about HEAVEN and what the bible tells us it will be like. 

From Friday evening to Sunday, come for the whole weekend or just a few hours. We will contribute a small amount to cover food but accommodation is free. There is plenty of space and no time pressures. Come and enjoy. 
 

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KYCK 2018
Apr
13
to Apr 15

KYCK 2018

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 2018 we'll be looking at 1 Peter and how this world is not our home.
We have much to do as we live in response to the gospel of Jesus and follow a saviour who is from OUT OF THIS WORLD.

This year at KYCK, we will be hearing from 3 great speakers - Matt Sparks, Sam Low and Danny Mitchell.

Why not read 1 Peter 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 13th April - Sunday 15th April. Departing from and Arriving at St Matt's Ashbury. Be at St Matt's 5:00pm on Friday 13th, We will leave by 5:30pm and stop for McDonalds on the way. We aim to arrive at St Matt's by 4:00pm Sunday 15th

COST: $185  (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/68 EASTER CAR RALLY
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

SMASH/68 EASTER CAR RALLY

Join SMASH and SMASH68 as we celebrate Easter by having an Easter Car Rally.

Starting at 6pm and ending at 9pm we will work in teams to decipher the clues and go on an Easter hunt around our suburbs.

Everyone in Years 6-12 are welcome to join us.

Please RSVP so we have enough car spaces available

Cost: $3 for supper

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2018 Weekend Away
Mar
9
to Mar 11

2018 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.

This year we will spend some time thinking about “Religion” “Submission” and “Proselytising”. We will look at what the Bible says about these things so we can understand them and answer those who say these words and ideas are offensive.

Come for the whole weekend or just for a day

 

 

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Leading and Loving Challenging Kids
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Leading and Loving Challenging Kids

‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ Luke 14:21

Please join us for this free workshop on Leading and Loving Challenging Kids.

 This workshop includes teaching and discussion about welcoming children on the autism spectrum, managing challenging behaviour, supporting parents and siblings and promoting peer acceptance. The workshop will feature personal stories, Bible discussion and practical approaches and tools for inclusion. 

Children and teenagers with disabilities and their families look to church communities for acceptance and belonging. Come and find out how we can be that church community.

Please bring some afternoon tea to share

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