What’s Happening This Week In August?

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What’s Happening This Week In August?

Communion ServiceCommunion

This Sunday 28 August is our Communion Service, beginning at 10am and followed by a cuppa at 11am. It will be taken by the Reverend Mark Johnston and will include speakers from Northern Presbytery. For those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service, this is for you. Welcome!

Friday Fun Night 26 AugustMagnetic Darts at FFN

Friday Fun Night is on THIS FRIDAY! This month the theme is Father’s Day, and there’ll be the opportunity to make a card and some gifts for Dad or another special person. Lynda will be bringing her sewing machine, for those who’d like to learn to sew, Dalia will be running the crochet corner, there’ll be some general crafts, and for those who’d like to burn off some energy there’ll be balloon badminton, table tennis and darts.
Cost: $6 (beneficiaries/low income families by donation)
Time: 6pm, pickup by 8.15pm
For primary and intermediate aged children.
Includes dinner and activities.
Registration essential!
If you would like your child to attend then email Andrea on staidanskids@gmail.com.

Cafe Church 9.30am 21 AugustCardboard Christ (cropped)

This Sunday 21 August is Cafe Church, our family-friendly service which starts at 9.30 am with a shared breakfast/morning tea, then the service at 10am. This Sunday we’ve got Pilgrim Productions visiting us, with their production of ‘The Guy with the Cardboard Cross’.
Cafe Church is held on the third Sunday of each month, and has a focus on discussion and interaction. Toast, cereal and drinks are provided, but you are very welcome to bring a plate of something tastier to share if you would like!

Service of Quiet ReflectionCandle Flame

This Sunday 14 August is our Service of Quiet Reflection. This is one of our more traditional services, starting at 10am and concluding with a cuppa and a chat at 11am.



Sunday Service: HymnsHymn Book

This Sunday we will be holding a hymn service, which will be run by Robin Guy. Hopefully those with a favourite hymn have already put it on the list so it can be included in the service this Sunday. For a hymn-filled service come along at 10am, and enjoy a cuppa with us afterwards at 11am.

Come to Quiet Tuesday 2 AugustPeaceful Trees Picture

This Tuesday is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm, in the Minister’s Office. This is our monthly session of contemplative prayer, which includes a short discussion on a reading, a time for fellowship with a cuppa, and of course a period of contemplative prayer. If you have never done contemplative prayer before, we will explain the basics to you before you put it into practice.
Contemplative prayer has much in common with meditation. “The root of prayer is interior silence…Deep prayer is the laying aside of thought. It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings-our whole being- to God…During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within…It is designed to deepen our relationship with Christ.” (Quotes from Father Thomas Keating)
Take some time out from your busy life and find some time to be still with God. You will be very welcome!

Drop Inn Morning TeaDrop-Inn Morning

HELPERS NEEDED This Monday 1 August is our monthly Drop Inn Morning for residents of the Shoal Bay Villa and Regency rest homes.
If anyone is able to come along and join in with a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidans) at 10am.