Activities For Adults at St Nic’s Church
» Serving (Bible reading, prayers)
In our 9.30 a.m. Sunday service you will find a relaxed yet compelling liturgy with a range of the contemporary songs and traditional hymns.
Through the Bible readings, music, liturgy, prayers, sermon and fellowship the aim is to facilitate all present to do nothing less than engage with the living God – then and there!
Additionally, there are many opportunities to get involved and serve others.
Music and the worship of God go ‘hand in glove’. We are always happy when someone is able to offer their musical abilities to help with our Sunday services.
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» SALT Groups
SALT groups (Sharing And Learning Together about God from the Bible) are a fantastic way to get to know God better, and other people in the church. Groups last about 1 ½ hours and are usually times of laughter, learning and sharing about our lives with others, as trust in the group grows. They usually take a deeper look at the what God is saying through the Bible than is possible in a Sunday sermon and so this is where the action happens in terms in increasing knowledge about God and how He wants to impact our lives today.
Enabling growth in God’s people and Kingdom
We all like to have ‘heart to hearts’ with those we love. And that’s what praying to God is – a ‘heart to heart’ with He who loves us more than we can imagine. We encourage prayer at every level: privately, in our church gatherings, at SALT groups, during all our varying ministries, and particularly at church prayer gatherings.
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» Gingerbread House Making night
Our annual Gingerbread House making night is always fun and a local ‘don’t miss it!’ night. Guests enjoy making a gingerbread house to take home, while listening to a compelling talk about why Jesus is so compelling!
» Young Adults
While there is an appropriately important emphasis on children’s ministries experience is that young adults, either married without children or single, also feel welcomed and loved at St. Nic’s. Read some of the testimonies of such people
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» Men’s Ministry
This informal ministry meets occasionally for dinners and goes to an annual Men’s Conference. The purpose is to have the opportunity to fellowship with other Christian men while learning more about the Christian walk from a men’s perspective.
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Our GYGS ministry is ministry ‘to seniors by seniors’ with a little help from some younger people who feel called to serve others in this way. GYGS stands for Glory Years Get-together for Seniors. Every third Tuesday the program runs from 10.30am and includes fun, laughter, story telling, singing, morning tea and often an interesting guest speaker.
» Mothers Union (MU)
MU Coogee is part MU Sydney Diocese www.musydney.org.au which is a member of the world-wide Mother’s Union movement which has 3 million members both women and men.
MU Sydney has played a vital role in St. Nic’s through supporting an MU worker for 2 years, enabling us to multiply the effectiveness of our vital playgroup ministry.
Sydney MU members work in many areas of the community. Each year they:
- visit 10,000 new mothers in maternity units,
- serve morning tea at 8 Children’s and Family Courts;
- pay part-time MU workers in 2 parishes to minister to families;
- support the Chaplains at the Children’s Hospital, Mullawa Prison, and the Juvenile Justice Centre,
- support Aboriginal work at Redfern;
- supply garments to many hospital neo natal wards;
- publish Bible studies and books on family topics;
- hold seminars on topical issues, eg. parenting, media awareness;
- hold regular meetings for teaching and discussion;
- pray daily for each other;
- share the love of Jesus.
» Women’s Guild
This ‘busy band’ of senior women works hard throughout the year to raise funds for the ministries of the church and the properties. Members of this group work throughout the year preparing goods for garage sales, street stalls and our fete. They meet monthly to plan their activities, which include an Annual church service and luncheon.
» International Visitors
Being 20 minutes from central Sydney, by the beach, and with a cosmopolitan ‘village’ café atmosphere in downtown Coogee, its no wonder that many people here for short term stays of a couple of years choose to settle in Coogee.
Such visitors who also want to connect with God as well as quickly build a social network have found that St. Nic’s is a great place to be part of. In fact in a recent survey 90% of respondents found it easy to make friends here. Consequently we regularly have to farewell people who are returning home to Europe or South Korea or the USA.
Our playgroup also attracts many overseas visitors whose spouse may be working and who otherwise do not have a family or friend support network here in Sydney. Being part of St. Nic’s has helped many in these circumstances over the recent years. Some mum’s have even written to us when they return home and say how St. Nic’s Playroom was a ‘life-saver’ for them!!
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