Children are an integral part of the Worship Life in our parish. Jesus said "Let the children come to me!". We are passionate about teaching our young ones about the Gospel. Each of our congregations has an active Sunday School Program on Sunday mornings. Children aged 12 and over are encouraged to go to Confirmation Classes. We love to involve our children in the Sunday services: through 'Message In A Bag' children's adresses, Sunday School presentations, dramas or plays, or through the children singing during the service.
St John's, Wilsonton: Come and See Jesus Club meets every Sunday during school terms at 9.15am in the St John's Hall. All children from age 3 are welcome to come and join in the experience of hearing about Jesus.
Bethlehem, Glencoe: No children's ministry at this time.
Please note that parents and caregivers are responsible for the care and safety of their children before and after Church services and Sunday School.
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Children aged 12 and over are encouraged to attend Confirmation Classes for a year. At these classes, young people learn the basics of our Lutheran Doctrines: the 10 commandments, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and so on (Luther's Small Catechism).
There is an intake of Confirmation students at the beginning of the year. Classes run from February to October (excluding school holidays), with the Confirmation usually in November.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please send an email to: email@example.com
Our aim is to encourage a community of young adults (aged 12 and over) to create a comfortable space in order to facilitate Faith conversations.
Your Community. Your Space. Your Faith.
We meet on Saturdays from 3pm to 7pm and dinner is provided. We would like to welcome you to our events. Locations for each of these events will be announced on the YOUTH Group Facebook Page (click on logo). For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Fellowship groups in our Parish have been meeting for years. These meetings are an important source of support and friendship amongst our Sisters in Christ. The meetings take place once a month, and start with a Devotion and then an indepth Bible Study. The Women's Fellowships also engage in different social activities during the year, such as visits to aged care facilities, birthday lunches and Christmas functions. Women's Fellowships from all Lutheran congregations in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs get together regularly for Rally Days, Fellowship Days, and weekend retreats. Donations and funds raised by our women through various means are donated to charities and/or used for special parish expenses.
St John's, Willsonton Womens's Fellowship meets every second Tuesday of the month in St John's Hall at 9am.
Bethlehem, Glencoe Women's Fellowship meets at various times and days once a month at Glencoe Church/Hall.
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Most women have friendships and support networks that help them in dealing with life's challenges. Men often lack the opportunity to open up to other men about their struggles. A Men's Group creates a safe place for men to share with each other and support one another in a trusting environment. The Men's Ministry in our Parish is a very new venture that started up at St John's, Wilsonton. See Notices/Coming Events for details of events to come.
Worship Planning Teams from both congregations meet regularly to discuss and plan Sunday Worship in our 2 congregations.
St John's, Wilsonton, holds a Family Service twice a term. These services are a regular Devine Service with a slightly more lively flavour. There is much more involvement by the children/members and ofthen skits/dramas are performed. We like to sing many songs and choruses during this service. A service truly for ALL members of the family!
Bethlehem, Glencoe holds more contempory services on the first Sunday of every month. These services are simply more relaxed and less liturgical, with a lot of singing. We like to be flexible in our Worship, so come and be surprised by what God is doing in our midst.
Even though the Worship Planning Teams from both congregations are elected committees, we are always open to new ideas and song suggestions. If you would like to have any input into our services, please contact one of our Worship Planning Team members.