Kirribilli Neutral Bay

Winter Escape

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DATE & TIME: 7pm Friday 9th - 12.30pm Sunday 11th August
LOCATION: The Tops Conference Centre Stanwell Tops

We all know the value of a getaway with family or friends.  Quality time together without the distractions of everyday life. 

From August 9th - 11th, both Church by the Bridge and St Augustine’s are getting together for a weekend away at the Tops Conference Centre, an hour south of Sydney. All of our 8 congregations together in the one place.

Enjoy spending the weekend with your church family under God’s word in a wonderful bushland setting. International speaker and author Richard Coekin will deliver inspiring teaching to the adults, while Emma Collett engages the children.  Fellowship, relationship building, fun & relaxation guaranteed!

For a limited time, bookings are now open at early bird rates, click here to secure your place.

We've also put together some answers to your most likely questions here...

We want everybody who is part of our church community to feel very welcome to join us.  Think of Winter Escape as a big family gathering!

Can't wait to see you there. Don't miss out!

ChristianityExplored
Kirribilli Neutral Bay

ChristianityExplored

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DATE: 7 Tuesday Mornings or Evenings, commencing 30th April
TIME: Choose 10am-1130am or 7pm-9pm
LOCATION: Church by the Bridge Kirribilli

Christianity Explored is an informal and relaxed 7 week course which explores the life, teaching and ministry of the man at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.

Whoever you are, whatever you believe, this course is for anyone who wants to think about the big life questions of meaning, faith and God. The course is completely free, run by ordinary Christians from our church, and each session involves some nice food, an exploration of a bible passage, a short talk, and group discussion.

Please join us at our next course commencing Tuesday 30th April.  Sign up here.

Mega Monday April 2019

Mega Monday April 2019

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DATE: Monday 29th April
TIME: 9.30am - 3.00pm
LOCATION: St Augustine's Neutral Bay

Calling all primary kids! (& their parents). We have a fun opportunity coming up. 

On Monday 29th April, 9.30am-3.00pm, we will be running a Kids MegaMonday Pupil Free Day Program at St Augustine's, Neutral Bay.

MegaMonday is an opportunity for Kids in Kindergarten to Year 6, to have a fun day filled with indoor & outdoor activities, craft, games, bible stories & more.  Morning tea & lunch are also provided. The cost is $10, which you can pay on the day.

All our leaders are cleared, trained & experienced in working with children.

So if you’re a kid (or parent of one) looking for something to do the Monday before Term 2 starts back, please register for MegaMonday here.

Parenting Seminars

Parenting Seminars

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DATE: Monday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May
TIME: 7.30pm - 9.15pm
LOCATION: Church by the Bridge Kirribilli

Calling all parents! 

Across 4 Mondays in May, we will be running a series of Topical Parenting Seminars to choose from as follows: 

May 6th - "The Heart of Parenting" where Keith Condie will help us focus on key attitudes and tasks that enable us to parent wisely in our busy, complex world.

May 13th - "Raising Girls" with Elaine Collin, looking at how to grow resilient girls through building competence, confidence, compassion and connectedness, exploring with you your hopes and dreams for your daughter, and how to help her navigate her way and thrive in an ever-changing, unpredictable and challenging world.

May 20th - "Raising Boys" with Dr Tim Hawkes ,helping us to discover the ten key conversations you must have with your son. 

May 27th - "Big Picture Parenting" where author, Harriet Connor, will share Biblical wisdom and big picture vision, to help parents gain clarity and confidence in parenting - ancient wisdom for modern life!

The first three of our learned speakers are part of our church community and all four speakers come with considerable experience in their respective fields.

No need to register, just come along.

Whether you choose to come to one, more, or all, these seminars provide not only an opportunity to spend time considering the why and how of parenting, but also an easy invite for your friends, to come and hear parenting advice that is both practical and also shaped by the Bible.

 

About Our Speakers

Keith Condie: Keith has worked in child welfare for the State government, in pastoral ministry in churches, and in theological education. He is now a Co-Director of the Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute at Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM). He believes that being a parent is a joyful and inspiring privilege and that wise parenting brings great benefits to children and society more generally. Keith is married to Sarah and they have three adult children.

Elaine Collin: Elaine Collin has a passion for educating girls, nurturing their potential and growing confident young women of grace and character. An experienced educator, Elaine has spent nearly 30 years in senior leadership roles in Christian girls’ schools, serving 11 years at Abbotsleigh as Head of Mathematics and then as Deputy Headmistress, then as Principal of Roseville College for 7 years and PLC Melbourne for 11 years. Elaine and her husband Richard are both active members of St Augustine’s Church in Neutral Bay.

Dr Tim Hawkes: Dr Tim Hawkes is an educator, social commentator and author.  He was the Headmaster of Kings School, Parramatta for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2017.  Tim has authored many books including “Boy Oh Boy: How to raise and educate a son” and “Ten conversations you must have with your son”.  Tim is married to Jane and they have three adult children and a number of grandchildren.  Tim and Jane are both active members of Church by the Bridge in Kirribilli.

Harriet Connor: Harriet had two uni degrees and over ten years' experience working with children, but neither prepared her for the shock of parenthoood. When she was overwhelmed by feelings of guilt, fear and confusion, Harriet turned to the ancient wisdom of the Bible. This helped her to step back from the daily dilemmas to consider what parenthood is really all about. She now shares this "big picture" vision with other parents to help them gain clarity and confidence in their parenting.

Easter 2019

Easter 2019

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DATE: Good Friday 19th April
TIME: 8am, 10am (with kids activities) & 6pm
LOCATION: Church by the Bridge Kirribilli

DATE: Good Friday 19th April
TIME: 9am (with kids activities)
LOCATION: St Augustine's Neutral Bay

DATE: Easter Sunday 21st April
TIME: 6am (Sunrise Service)
LOCATION: Under the Harbour Bridge at Bradfield Park

DATE: Easter Sunday 21st April
TIME: 8am, 10am (with kids activities) & 6pm
LOCATION: Both Church by the Bridge & St Augustine's

Easter is approaching and we’d love to extend the invitation to you, your family, friends and colleagues, to gather together and celebrate that “God is For Us.” 

Our Easter services will be opportunities to spend some quiet time reflecting on Jesus’ last words as He went to the cross for us, as well as celebrating the empty tomb, His resurrection that conquers death and offers us life and relationship with God.  

We have a range of services across the weekend.  On Good Friday (April 19th) we'll meet at 8am, 10am (with kids activities) and 6pm in Kirribilli and at 9am (with kids activities) at Neutral Bay. On Easter Sunday (April 21st), put on your alarm to join us under the Bridge at Bradfield Park for our 6am Sunrise Service. We'll also be celebrating at 8am, 10am (with kids activities) and 6pm at both Kirribilli and Neutral Bay.

Please join with us this Easter, to worship our risen Christ Jesus together & celebrate God being for us! 

Belonging Course

Belonging Course

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DATE: 3 Tuesday evenings, commencing 2nd April
TIME: 7.45pm
LOCATION: Home of Senior Pastor (Neutral Bay)

'Belonging' explores the history, vision and beliefs of our church and what it means for you to be involved. Led by our Senior Pastor, Paul Dale, we run Belonging several times across the year

Our next Belonging course runs across three Tuesday evenings commencing Tuesday 2nd April at 745pm, and will be held at the Dale’s home.

If you are thinking about joining us at Kirribilli or Neutral Bay, Belonging is an ideal way to orientate yourself and start getting to know people. There are no costs involved and no expectation that you have to join our church afterwards.

Sign up to the Belonging Course here.

Worship Night

Worship Night

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DATE: Thursday 28th March
TIME: 7.45pm - 9.15pm
LOCATION: Church by the Bridge Kirribilli

Worship Night, 'Reflections on the Psalms' is an evening designed to slow us down and give every person an opportunity to dwell on their relationship with Jesus. The Psalms shows us the reality of life and offers responses to God in the valley and on the mountain tops. No matter where you are at in your faith you are welcome to come and participate. Led by Music Director, Curtis Smith, it will be an informal and relaxed way of gathering and worshipping Jesus together. 

Come to Church by the Bridge on Thursday 28th of March for an evening soaked in scripture, singing and personal reflections. 

An Evening at the Oaks - SOLD OUT

An Evening at the Oaks - SOLD OUT

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DATE: Thursday 14th and 21st March
TIME: 7.30pm
LOCATION: The Oaks Hotel, Neutral Bay

This year, we’re running two consecutive evenings at the Oaks Hotel in Neutral Bay on Thursday March 14th and 21st. Previously, these events have been separate men’s and women’s events, but this year both nights are open to all, so you can invite your friends, family and colleagues along to either or both!  Members of our church family will tell us about their faith and its impact in business, marriage, singleness, family, curve balls and life.  Our speakers are :

Mahyar Maleki - 3.30pm Kirribilli (14th & 21st) - in Feb 2017 Mahyar's life changed forever when he suffered a life altering neck injury while surfing at Dee Why Beach, however this event resulted in Mahyar putting his faith in Jesus. Now in a wheelchair, Mahyar will share how Jesus has given him a freedom he never had before his accident.

Elaine Collin - 10am Neutral Bay (14th & 21st) - Elaine served 11 years at Abbotsleigh, then as principal of Roseville College for 7 years and PLC Melbourne for 11 years. Elaine will be sharing about the difference her faith in Jesus has had in her role as a school & community leader.

Andrew France - 9.45am Kirribilli (14th only) - Owner and director of marketing and sales company Destined. Andrew will be sharing the difference his faith in Jesus makes as a father and business owner. 

Bridget Yorston - 10am Neutral Bay (21st only) - Owner and director of women's fashion label Bec & Bridge. Bridget will be sharing the difference her faith in Jesus makes as a mother and business owner.

Both events will be a laid-back evening, an opportunity to share a drink and a meal together and a chance for you and your friends to hear some inspiring stories about how faith makes a real difference in the real world. 

$30pp, click here to book your tickets!

Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

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DATE: Monday 1st April
TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
LOCATION: Church by the Bridge Kirribilli

On Monday 1st April, 7.30pm in the hall at Church by the Bridge Kirribilli, we will be offering a seminar on “Understanding Depression”. This seminar (run by our own Keith Condie who is Co-Director of the Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute), aims to look at  understanding what depression is, how it can be treated, how to support someone who has depression, and what Christian faith and community offer in the midst of this struggle. It will cover areas auch as:-

  • Depression in today’s world
  • What is depression?
  • Features and symptoms of depression
  • Some risk and protective factors for depression
  • Understanding depression in the light of our theology
  • Some social and cultural impacts upon mental health
  • The treatment of depression
  • Suicide
  • What Christian faith offers in the midst of struggling with depression
  • Supporting someone struggling with depression
  • What from here?

All welcome!

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