Youth and Family
Currently we have various support and learning opportunities for families.
Kids Connect: Is an opportunity for primary school age children to share in bible stories about Jesus, enjoying a time of “creative response” through fun, hands-on activities. Pre-school age children are most welcome to attend with their parent/caregiver. Kids Connect will be held throughout school term during the 8.30 am and 10.30 am worship services.
HoOt or “Happy Together” is a playgroup for younger children and their mums and dads, which meets every Friday morning at 9.30am during the school terms, in the St Petri Hall.
The parents and helpers at HoOt desire to share and celebrate Jesus’ love and hope with little ones, through opportunities for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their caregivers to spend time together in educational, fun and play orientated experiences.
Messy Church is a fun way for families to experience church together. It is a Christ-centred celebration for all ages that values hospitality and creativity. When you arrive you will be greeted and introduced to a wide selection of fun and creative themed activities for you to enjoy with your family. All the activities lead us to the 15 minute celebration time. The afternoon concludes with a delicious sit down meal served at 5.30 pm.
Selected Friday and Sunday afternoons 4-6pm
Every year we offer families with children aged around 9-11 years old the opportunity to prepare for being welcomed into Holy Communion. This group goes for 6 weeks and parents are required to be in the sessions with their child. The sessions usually run after school on a weekday for about 45 minutes. Next intake will be when there is a minimum of 3 children seeking Holy Communion. Please contact St Petri Office to enrol your child.
Confirmation Journey is a joint ministry of several congregations in the northern area of the Barossa. The journey is centered on young people in years 8-10, is run weekly in school term on a Monday afternoon, 4.00-5.30.
Young people, “Guides”, Pastors co-lead the sessions based on the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism, done in ways that connect with kids.
Every July (beginning of school term 3) we intake a new group and run it with the current group for one term, before the existing group heads toward confirming their faith in their own home congregations and the new group continues on until the next November. Contact St Petri if your would like to talk about enrolling your child for July 2017.