Small Groups are one of the ways our church seeks to explore together what it means to follow Jesus today, build an inclusive, caring community, and share God’s love and justice in words and actions. Small groups seek to provide an opportunity for people to connect and grow authentic relationships with one another and with God.
If you would like more information about the activities that are happening, please contact the church office: email@example.com or 0421 814 548 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri)
Morning Prayers – On Zoom
Every Weekday (excluding Public Holidays) 8.00-8.30am on Zoom
Iyengar Yoga with Rebecca
6.00-7.00pm on Zoom
This online class will cultivate health & wellbeing through the regular practice of breath awareness, asana postures and movement, followed by a gentle relaxation and meditation. BYO yoga mat, water bottle and a warm top or blanket for relaxation.
Hatha Yoga with Monica
6.00-7.00pm on Zoom
Turn off your mobile phone and find a quiet place in your home for this calm and focussed yoga session. This class is suitable for all abilities. What you will need: yoga mat, towel or blanket to cover yourself for relaxation and a cushion to sit on.
Women’s Book Club
7.30pm – ~9.30pm.
Held in Kingston
Women’s Book Club is a social book club that looks at a wide range of genres, often choosing female and/or Australian authors. Books are discussed over the course of two sessions. (so only one book per month.)
Men’s Book Club
8.00pm – ~10.00pm. Held in various locations
Men’s Book Club isn’t limited by it’s name; the group discuss a range of material, from novels to Ted Talks to interesting articles.
Held in Kingston.
Movies Group engage with movies that consider current issues and/or resonances with their Christian faith.
Kingston Kids Playgroup
Tuesdays weekly 10.30am-12.00pm
Held in the Waldock Hall
Held in the Waldock Hall
Each session includes, free play, and music/story time. First come first serve. Regular attendees are encouraged to become members through Playgroup ACT. Cost $2, plus bring some fruit for your child’s morning tea.
Mondays weekly 10.00am-11.30am
Held in the McMaster Lounge
At Kingston Babies we know that babies don’t adhere to adult notions of time, so we have a very relaxed start/end time. We usually read a story together, and have a chat about the up and downs of parenting from the preceding week. No need to book in, just come along when you are available!
Sundays weekly 6.00-7.00pm on Zoom
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month is a guided Ignatian-style contemplative prayer.
On the 2nd Sundays of the month there are a series of discussions that explore what it means to be Baptist.
On the 4th Sunday of the month a member of the church/community talks about a ‘text that shaped my life’ then answers questions from the other participants.
The 5th Sunday of the month is a lucky dip! (Which is a fancy way of saying that we will cross that bridge when we come to it.)
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Thursdays weekly, 10.30am-12.00pm in the McMaster Lounge
Soup and Faith
Thursdays weekly, 6.30-9.00pm at the Manse
This group eats soup together, then ‘imaginatively explores central topics of Christianity’ through the Animate Faith Series.
Runs on an Ad hoc basis, via Zoom
Life stories is a group for women ages ~ 18-35 y/o. Every few months a randomly-chosen woman from our church community (who is willing) will share their life story with the young* women in our church community. It’s an opportunity to learn about their impact on the world, and the challenges, joys and mistakes that have shaped their lives. It is an opportunity to celebrate these women’s lives, to share wisdom, and to connect deeply with one another.
*(18-35 is still young, right?)
1st Wed of the Month, 10.00am-12.00pm in the McMaster Lounge
3:16 Bible Study
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month, 2.00pm, held in Chifley
A unique approach to Bible study following Donald Knuth’s book 3:16 Bible texts illuminated. Guided by Knuth we look at each book, its context and significance starting with verse 16 of chapter 3.
Fridays weekly, 10.30am-12.30pm in the McMaster Lounge
A craft and friendship group for a relaxed time to finish up the week. BYO craft. Registration $8 per person, per 10-week term
Fortnightly on Fridays, 7pm – 9:00pm
Social gatherings for youth of school years 7-12. Costs vary from $2-$10 based on activities.