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Kids

Playtime

Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am

Playtime is our play group for kids aged 0-5 years and their mums, dads, grandparents, or carers. It’s run by parents from our church, and is a fun morning of craft, toys, playdough, music, and more. We also enjoy morning tea together.

We meet here, at Seaforth Anglican Church, on Wednesday mornings during term time from 9.30am to 11.30am. To cover costs, we do ask for a small donation of $3 per week or $20 per term.

Places are limited, so please get in touch with us first to confirm if a place is available. Feel free to call the church office on 02 9948 1977 or click here to email us.

Pre School

On Sundays during 445 church, we have a crèche for infants and toddlers that meets in the Chapel.

Also during 445 church, we have a program for 3-5 year olds. We call it Minis, and it includes play, craft, and an interactive reading time of well-known Bible stories. Minis meets in its own room, adjacent to the foyer of the Ministry Centre.

K-6

Sundays
On Sundays during 445 church, our Transformers kids program is a fun and active time for school-aged kids (K-6). Here, they make friends and to learn about Jesus, and what it means to be friends with him. The kids join the whole church for the first part of the 445 service, and then go off with their leaders for a separate program. They’re also served a light snack to see them through to dinner time.

Wednesdays (K-4)
3.30pm to 5.00pm during term time.

Explorers is our after-school group for girls and boys in Kindy to Year 4. In a fun and friendly atmosphere, we explore who God is and what it means to live well in his world. There are games, stories, craft, and food!

For more information, click here to contact our Children’s Minister, Bek Glasson.

Fridays (Yr 5)
3.30pm to 4.30pm during term time.

The Source
is an after-school group for boys in Year 5. We catch up for food and games, and spend time thinking about life in God’s world.

For more information, click here to contact our Youth Minister, Simon Abramowicz.

Seed is just like The Source, but for girls in Year 5.

For more information, click here to contact our Children’s Minister, Bek Glasson.

School Holidays

Each year in the first week of the September school holidays, we run a holiday program for infants and primary school-aged children. It runs over 3 mornings, and is a great time of fun, play, and learning about what it means to live as God’s friends in his world.

Our 2017 holiday program, Jungle Adventure, ran in the first week of the September school holidays.

If you would like information about our 2018 school holiday program, please call us on 02 9948 1997 or click here to email us.

Safe Ministry (Child Protection)

At Seaforth Anglican Church we believe that children are a precious gift from God. Therefore, we have a special responsibility to ensure that they are cared for in a safe environment. We take our responsibilities in this regard very seriously, and aim for the highest standards of “Safe Ministry” (Child Protection). Seaforth Anglican supports and abides by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s Safe Ministry Journey policies. For further information, click here.

Working With Children Checks (WWCC)

All volunteers and paid members of staff who work with children have a unique WWCC number, which is now a statutory obligation in New South Wales. This WWCC number verifies that a person has been cleared to work with children.

Safe Ministry (Child Protection) training

All volunteers and paid members of staff who work with children have received hands-on training in safe ministry policies and procedures, and are accredited by Anglican Youthworks (the accrediting body for Safe Ministry training in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney). This training and accreditation is renewed every three years.

Supervision

During all child-related activities and ministries children are supervised by adults, and best practice is observed in relation to the ratio of adults to children.

Contacts

If you would like to discuss any matter related to the safety of children at Seaforth Anglican Church, please contact any of the following:

Mrs Julie Somerville, Seaforth Anglican Safe Ministry Representative, on 9948 1997 or email.

Anglican Church Safe Ministry homepage: Click here.

Anglican Church Abuse Hotline: 1800 774 945 or email. Click here for the Sydney Anglican Safe Ministry website.

Family & Community Services Child Protection Helpline: 132 111. Click here for more information.

Youth

Platform

Platform is our gathering for high schoolers who meet on Friday nights to wrestle with the big questions of life & hear from the bible about this guy called Jesus.

Come as you are for some hectic games, quality food & awesome talks from the Bible.

Platform Juniors, Years 6-8 | 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Platform Seniors, Years 9-12 | 7pm – 9pm

Coming along for the first time?

You’re more than welcome to just turn up any Friday night of the school term! If you would like to register, or let us know that you’re coming in advance, please let us know on our facebook page or fill in the contact form below.

For more information about Platform, check out our Facebook page or click here to contact Simon Abramowicz.

Adults

Small Groups

Our Growth Groups are the heart-beat of our church. These small groups of around 8 people meet mid-week in various people’s houses, or here at church. We read the Bible together, we discuss what it means, and how it intersects with and shapes our daily lives. We call them Growth Groups because they’re designed to help us grow to be more like Jesus.

Our Growth Groups are also our main way of building a sense of belonging and community. If you’re considering joining our church, and you’d like to develop deep and lasting relationships with people, then belonging to a Growth Group is vital.

Christianity Explored

A 5-week DVD-based course exploring who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him. It’s ideal for people who want to know more about Christianity.

Our next course begins on Thursday 4th May 2017. Please click here to contact us if you are interested in attending.

To see the course trailer, click the ’play’ button below.

Together: The Marriage Course

A 7-week marriage enrichment program. While based on Christian principles, both Christian and non-Christian couples find it very helpful. It covers such topics as communication, resolving conflict, family of origin issues, forgiveness, and financial management.

The course will be presented by Peter and Meredith Downey, and will draw upon material from The Marriage Course, an internationally renowned course developed by Holy Trinity Church, London. Peter and Meredith have been married for twenty-seven years, and are parents to three adult daughters. Peter is also a school educator and the author of the best-selling books, So You’re Going to be a Dad, and Everything a Bloke Needs to Know About Marriage.

Each session involves a short presentation, followed by each couple privately working together through some discussion questions on their own. There is no requirement to share with a wider group. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and there is plenty of space for private conversations between couples.

The cost for the full 7 weeks is $150 per couple. This is to cover course materials, along with light refreshments each week.

If you’re interested in joining us for the next course, please click here to contact us.