What’s Happening This Week in June?

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What’s Happening This Week in June?

Communion Service 10am 26 JuneCommunion

This Sunday 26 June will be Alf’s last service with us. He and Roxy will be taking our Communion Service together. This is one of our more traditional services, starting at 10am and concluding with a cuppa and a chat at 11am.


Alf’s FarewellAlf's Farewell (1)

Our Cafe Church on Sunday was a very special service, as we paid farewell to our wonderful minister Alf and his lovely wife Fleur. We have been blessed to have them with us for the past six and half years. The people of St Aidans treasure the love, insight and richness of life that Alf and Fleur have brought to our Community.


Friday Fun NightFFN June 2016 (1)

Our June Friday Fun Night was an indoor games night, and for a change we had all games instead of the usual crafts with a couple of games. The children enjoyed a mix of draughts, whiteboard hangman, balloon badminton, miniputt, hopscotch, magnetic darts, snakes and ladders, colouring, Twister and ‘wastepaper basket ball’.
Next month we’re taking a break from Friday Fun Night as it’s scheduled during the school holidays, but we’ll be back in August with another fun Friday for 5 -13 year-olds.

Alf’s Farewell 19 JuneJourney

This Sunday 19 June 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 will be a very special service, as it will be our farewell to Alf and Fleur. We will be sad to be farewelling them, but we will also be celebrating the richness that Alf has brought to our community over the past 6+ years.
Come along and join us, help us mark this point in our journey. Please make sure that anyone who might want to be here knows about Alf’s farewell service.
And please bring a plate to share as there is sure to be a crowd!


Friday Fun Night: Indoor GamesElastics

Friday Fun Night is on this Friday! This month the theme is Indoor Games. There’ll be elastics, quoits, darts, Twister, giant Jenga, draughts, mini-putt, hangman and balloon badminton. The kids can watch the end of the Joseph and the Dreamcoat video, and of course there’ll be a puzzles and colouring corner for those who want some quiet time.
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.

Drop Inn Morning 10am Monday 13 JuneDrop Inn Morning (smaller resized)

HELPERS NEEDED This Monday 13 June 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.

Service of Quiet Reflection 10am 12 JuneCandle Flame

This Sunday 12 June 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. Come along to one of Alf’s last services with us.

Operatunity Fundraising Concert Saturday 25 Junespotlight-on-stage-operatunity

On Saturday 25 June St Aidans will be holding its annual fundraising concert , complete with one of our famous afternoon teas of course!
Operatunity stars Alex Milligan and Tizane McEvoy will sing a selection of much-loved tunes, while pianist Paul Carnegie-Jones will warm your heart. It will be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon on a wintery Saturday.
Starting at 2pm, tickets are $25 (with under 12 years only $5).
Please contact Dalia on 480-9450 or Nan on 480-2271 for tickets. Please invite your family and friends. Your kind support will be much appreciated.

Come to Quiet 7pm Tuesday 7 JunePeaceful Trees (small version)

Come to Quiet – This Tuesday 7 June
On Tuesday is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm. 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!

Kids n All 10am Sunday 5 JuneDaniel in the Lion's Den

Kids n All is on this Sunday 5 June, and this month we’ll be looking into the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den. Starting at 10am, our all-ages Kids n All service is great for those who like a more interactive service. It will be followed at 11am by our usual cake, cuppa and a chat. Hope to see you there!