Family Corner

4.44 Friday Fun Night 

A weekly  gathering in the Parish Lounge for young ones aged between 5 and 13 years every  Friday 4.45pm – 6.45pm . ( See For Children)

Contact Suzanne Reid on 870 3588 or the Church office if you would like to help, or for more information.

Faith4Families

“Faith4Families” is a resource box that has weekly activities for any shape of family. It probably needs at least a Christian person leading the activity but isn’t restricted to families who share the Christian faith, or to any particular denominational adherence. The activities will eventually take the family through the Christian story from Genesis to Revelation and are linked to the Church Calendar. The first kit starts that journey.

Activities are fun, cover a good age range, and stimulate communication among family members. Mary Grant of Parents Inc and married to Ian Grant, headed the team who produced it, and the kit has been well road tested. 100 families of a wide range of ethnicities, backgrounds and socio-economic levels trialled it and I have heard some amazing stories of family transformation as a result of its use”

“This contemporary approach to family devotions, involving a 20 minute weekly family time has had an outstanding response from families and churches throughout NZ. Many have told us they are completely changed and they have been amazed as what they have learned with their children and the closeness it has created.

See more on www.faith4families.org Many churches are beginning to sign up families and are using the Faith Box as a background to their own programme, highlighting regularly in their church what the children are learning at home”

For more information please contact the Parish Office on 871 5568 or by email on stjohns.awa@clear.net.nz

Mainly Music – Wednesday and Fridays at St John’s 9.30am

Mainly Music is an ideal time for carers/Mums/ grandma’s with pre-schoolers and toddlers to come enjoy the action and singing of songs with their little ones.

Held at the St John’s Church Hall, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30 am  all are welcome. (During school term only) ( A Holiday programme is run during the holidays except the summer break)