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38 Bendooley Street Bowral Sundays at 8am, 9:30am, 10am & 5:30pm ( for 2018 Christmas services, please click here)

We aim to partner with parents in reaching children and helping them become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Our programs aim to creatively engage children with God’s good news in age appropriate ways that encourage them to apply God’s Word to their lives. We also aim for it to be a fun and safe place where children want to be.

On your first visit to church.

St Jude's BowralThe 9:30 Sunday service is when we run our kids program called Kids @ Church (K@CH) during school term time. K@CH caters for toddlers to Year 9 students.

On arrival you’ll see the K@CH Check In desk just near the entrance to the auditorium. If your children would like to join the other kids in our program then you will need to stop here and check them in. Of course, your children are welcome to stay with you during the service. There is a parenting room available for parents with infants.

At the Check In desk the children will be given a name tag and shown where to go at the appropriate time. Please complete a registration form when you are ready to attend regularly.

After checking in please find a seat with your children and enjoy the first part of our gathering together. Usually a children’s talk takes place at the beginning of the service and then the service leader will indicate the time for the children to leave and go with their leaders to their allocated rooms.

The children will be returned to the service at its conclusion.

Parenting Room

A parenting room is attached to the auditorium and is available for parents of infants if needed. This room is equipped with comfy chairs and a few toys and books. Sound is fed through and a large window allows you to be involved.

 

KIDS @ CHURCH (K@CH)

All children begin the morning in the service with their parents. A children’s talk will usually take place at the beginning of the service before the children move out to their age-appropriate program. Children then re-join their parents in the service at its conclusion.

Toddlers & Pre-KSt Jude's Bowral

Teams of loving leaders teach our very youngest children. Children learn about Jesus through Bible stories, play, music and craft in a caring environment.

St Jude's Bowral

Years 1-5

Children are encouraged to believe and trust in Jesus and to live for him. Children are taught through games, stories, drama, craft, activities and small group discussions.

St Jude's Bowral

The Crux Year 6-9

 Young people are engaged in Bible study activities, drama, games and application activities.They are challenged to accept Jesus as their King and live their lives in a way that is counter cultural, reflecting Jesus love. This group also are given opportunities to be trained for Kids Ministry and other areas of service.

Download our K@CH information brochure here.

 

ARVO CLUB

After school Kids Club for Yrs 5-6 Fridays (during school term)

Arvo Club logo-colourArvo Club is a place where ‘tween-age’ kids get to enjoy games, food, have fun with friends and discover Jesus and what it means to follow him in a relaxed and safe environment. Our  program begins with arrival time, afternoon tea and then games that are easy to join in with as children arrive from school. Our teaching and activity time begins at 4pm. After that, there’ll probably be enough time for another game or two! All leaders are Safe Ministry trained and those over 18yrs have a WWCC so parents can feel reassured that their children are being well cared for. Download the Arvo Club information brochure to find out more.

This program is open to any Yr 5 or 6 student and their friends. Cost is $3 per week or $20 per term. If you are registering for the first time this year or if your details or transport arrangements have changed, please complete a registration form or click here to pay the fees for the term.

 

KIDS HOLIDAY CLUB

(July School Holidays)

Holiday Club occurs each year during the first week of the July public school holidays. The morning begins at 9:30am and finishes at 12:30. Trained leaders run a fun-packed program that aims to introduce school aged children (K-Yr 6) to God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

The program usually includes a daily drama or video presentation, singing, interactive story times, a small group time, as well as games, cooking, craft and other activities.

Our week will reach a climax at the Family Fun Night held on the Thursday evening. It’s a night not to be missed!
Holiday Club is great fun and creates long-lasting memories. We hope that you and your friends will come along this year! Download our information brochure here.

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE PLAY

Christmas Eve

An event not to be missed! Loved by all members of the family. This year, enjoy singing some carols, music presentations and watching our presentation of the play “T’were the Nights Before Christmas”.

Twere the Nights Before Christmas