What’s On This Week in May?

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What’s On This Week in May?

Movie Night Friday 30 May

A reminder to everyone that tomorrow night is Movie Night!!  Meet at 6pm for a shared meal, then watch Frozen on our big screen.  No need to RSVP, just bring yourself and some food to share.  See you tomorrow!

Communion Service This Sunday 25 MayCommunion

This Sunday is our Communion Service, beginning at 10am and followed by a cuppa at 11am. For those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service, this is for you. Welcome!

Cafe Church PhotosJill & Liz Resized

This morning we had a somewhat extended Cafe Church service as we combined our theme of ‘happiness’ with welcoming our newer members, and a visit from Jill to award us with our Kids Friendly certificate. As usual there was plenty of good food and fellowship, and the theme was explored with some enthusiastic discussion around the ‘cafe tables’.

Cafe Church 9.30am Sunday 18 MayHappiness Hands

This Sunday 18 May is Cafe Church, our family-friendly service which starts at 9.30 am with a shared breakfast/morning tea.

As always you’re welcome to bring a plate of something tasty, or else just bring yourself and join in the fellowship. (There’s always more than enough food!)

This week we explore the concept of happiness, so there’ll be plenty to discuss over the ‘cafe tables’!

Reflective Service 10am Sunday 11 MayCandle Flame

This Sunday 11 May at 10am is our Service of Quiet Reflection. For those who prefer a quieter, more contemplative service this one is for you. We conclude with a cuppa and a chat at 11am.

Come to Quiet Tuesday 6 MayPeaceful Trees Picture

Come to Quiet – This Tuesday 6 May

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!

Drop Inn MorningDrop-Inn Morning

This Monday 5 May 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 them for a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidan’s) at 10am.

Kids n All 4 May 2014 ‘Mothers’ Day’Happy Mothers' Day

Kids n All is on this Sunday 4 May, and as this is the family service before Mothers’ Day we’ll be celebrating mothers. Starting at 10am, our all-ages Kids n All service is great for those who like a more interactive service. This week we’ll be making a little something to give on Mothers’ Day. This will be followed at 11am by our usual cake, cuppa and a chat. Hope to see you there!