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For Kids and Youth
KidsYouth
 On Tuesday

Playtime

‘Playtime’ at St Stephen’s Church is a playgroup for 0 to 5-year-old children and their carers. It’s held on Tuesday mornings during school terms, 9:30am-11:30am. For more information please email pippie@st-stephens.com.au.

We aim to provide fantastic resources and a fun, friendly atmosphere where the carers and children can relax. Playtime facilities include a large indoor hall with plenty of toys, a sheltered veranda and a lovely fenced grass area with a cubby house and slippery dip.

Tuesday Playtime is made up of a half hour of singing, dancing, Bible stories and fun with percussion instruments and parachutes. Morning tea and informal play runs from 10:00am -11:00am and includes a craft activity. The morning ends with story time. Please bring morning tea for your child. Coffee and tea is provided for adults. Cost $5 per family.

On Sundays

During our 9:45am service we run a range of programs for kids. Children begin in the main service where we sing and learn from the Bible in a five minute (all ages) talk. Kids then go to their respective programs where they have fun through age appropriate Bible lessons.

Sunday Kids

Gumnuts (Preschool): Here kids sing songs, listen to Bible stories, do simple craft activities and have free play in a purpose built room.

 

Gum Leaves (K-2): Our kids learn that the Bible is all about Jesus through activities, games, songs, memory verses and craft.

 

Blue Gum (3-6): Our kid’s love asking big questions and so we seek to find answers in the Bible. We love playing games and doing activities such as obstacle course and skits.

Midweek

SRE

St Stephen’s coordinates Protestant/Anglican Special Religious Education (SRE) at Willoughby Public school with a team of experienced teachers from local churches. Members of our congregation also teach at Chatswood Public School, Artarmon Public School, Willoughby Girls High School, and Chatswood High School.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Youth

Junior High: For Years 7-9 on Sundays during the Morning service, with a program designed to help young people think hard about the Bible and the message it teaches about God. We start in the main service and head out after about 15 minutes to meet, share and grow in our knowledge and love of God. 

 

Senior High: For Years 10-12 on Sunday at 4:00pm. We dig deep into the bible and wrestle with what it means for all spheres of our lives. We have fun and form genuine friendships and eat food (We love potato gems). We then head to the evening service together.

Friday Evenings from 6:30

HPS

HPS meets every Friday evening during term time to explore what it means to know and love Jesus. The group caters for years 5-9 and runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

We play games, hang out, have fun, laugh a lot, share our lives, learn about Jesus, explore life, pray and finish with supper.

If you’d like to hear more about what we do, you can give us a follow on instagram @halfpastsixyouth or you could come and check us out on Friday! 

We are committed to the safety of all children and youth who attend our programmes

Child Protection (Safe Ministry) Training

St Stephen's Church is committed to the safety of all children and youth who attend our programmes. St Stephen's staff and all leaders of each children's/youth ministry complete Child Protection (Safe Ministry) Training through the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church and have a current, ongoing NSW Government Working With Children Check (a Police Check). To find out more about Safe Ministry: CLICK HERE