Family Ministry and Children’s Church

Children’s Church happens during the 9am Service every Sunday during term time. We have a committed group of volunteer leaders and assistants who share age appropriate stories and activities based on the readings we share in church. All are welcomed at the beginning of the service and then re-join us for Communion time and a fun song together.

Other activities for children, teens and young adults are in the pipeline.

If you’d like a yarn about kids and church, contact Kate Down –

Peace, Justice, Reconciliation and Creation Care Group

Caring for others is core business at St John’s. Our recently established group gathers regularly to consider how we might respond to the huge need in or community and the wider world. Each year we select some areas of concern to learn about and plan action.

In 2022 we are actively engaging with the following:

  • The Diocesan Reconciliation Action Plan to build awareness of, and connection to, our First Nations People. Learn more.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness and fundraising. Learn more.
  • Environmental Awareness and Action during the four Week Season of Creation in September leading up to St Francis Day Animal Blessing in early October. Learn more.

Lisa Hooper and Andrea Finlay –

Goodna Anglican Welfare Ministry

We have established a working partnership with the Goodna Anglican Welfare Ministry operating out of St Alban’s Anglican Church, Goodna. As well as special appeals in Lent and Advent, we actively seek ways of connecting personally with visits, hands on assistance, pulpit swaps and shared events.

Goodies for Goodna: Every week members of the congregation collect and offer at the altar items such as:

  • Toothpaste and dental care products
  • Soap and body care
  • Women’s hygiene products
  • Nappies and baby care items

Personal Care items can also be dropped into the Parish Office on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Charmaine Swanson –

The St John’s Guild

The Guild has a long and proud history of service to our local and parish community.

The Guild meets on the second Tuesday of the month and assists in the ministry of the parish through:

  • Grants and financial support to the parish and family ministry
  • Fundraising through raffles, catering for small functions and events
  • Donations of backpacks and care materials through Care for Kids
  • Christmas Gift bags for residents at Regis Aged Care Centre
  • Beanies and scarves for the Mission to Seafarers

The Guild also runs two monthly social and fellowship groups for folk within and beyond the parish:

  • Hoy: a fun relaxed cards morning with morning tea and fellowship held after the Guild meeting at 10am every 2nd Tuesday
  • Knitting Group: a sociable group of crafters (not just knitters) who gather for coffee, chat and sharing skills and ideas at 10am every 3rd Wednesday

Cynthia Bellamy –

Regis Aged Care Centre

We conduct a special service of prayer, praise and communion at Regis every third Sunday of the month at 10:30am.

Pastoral Care and other visits are made to residents regularly and a special Christmas Service of Carols and gifts is offered in conjunction with Bulimba Churches Together.

Howard Greaver –

Bulimba Churches Together

We have a long history of good relationships and collaboration with our partners in the Gospel in the Bulimba District. Each year we support the Scripture Union Chaplains at Bulimba State School and Balmoral High School and contribute towards Religious Instruction at Bulimba State School. It’s a joy to celebrate Christmas together at the “Light Up Bulimba Christmas Carols” event at the beginning of Advent and witness to the local community with our Palm Sunday March for Peace.

We pray for the ministry of:

  • Bulimba Uniting Church
  • St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Community
  • New Heart Baptist Church