GEMS is a programme for girls from Years 2-8. GEMS uses indoor and outdoor activities as well as local heroes and role models to teach practical skills, provide experiences and build character.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is a safe place, where you can ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about Christian spirituality. Have you ever had any burning questions about why we do the things we do? Are you curious about “church” and what it means?
If this sounds like you, then Alpha could be for you! No question is too hard or too silly. Alpha is fun, free and there is usually a yummy dessert involved too!
Indoor Bowls is held fortnightly, beginning with a cup0a and scones. All are welcome.
The Middle Years
6-12 years Make the most of these years while your children still want to be part of your team!
The Middle Years covers:
• Parent types
• Building character and self-esteem
• Emotional resilience
• Creating traditions and memories
• Capitalising on the ‘tween-age years’
Toolbox courses are free to foster carers, whanau caregivers, adopters, grandparents raising grandchildren, and Home for Life parents thanks to government funding. We are also able to offer free training for participants wishing to become Toolbox facilitators.
Build a great family team
• Small group course with a trained facilitator
• Six sessions per course
• Tailored to your needs
Do more! Be better! Work harder! Did I mention Do More?!
The world tells us that to be significant as a woman we need to be uber-capable, multi tasking whirlwinds of productivity as we gently but firmly raise our children, keep the home fires burning and dominate in the business world – all while maintaining our flawless makeup, fashionable clothing and toned body!
Is this really what God asks of us?
We would love you to join us as we set aside time from the busyness of life to explore God’s imprint on us, and on the world around us. Who does God say we are?
Our Speakers and Workshop Leaders include:
Ngaire is an Elder and Worship Leader at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Invercargill; and is very proud of her family of 3 happily married children and 7 wonderful grandchildren. She loves to see people released into their God-given potential and living as true Sons and Daughters of the living God.
Southland born and bred, married to Peter and the mother of two adult children and Granny to two grandchildren. She lives in Wallacetown and worked for TEAR Fund for 15 years until six years when she took the first steps of a new journey establishing the NZ ministry of Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation; an exciting child focused, community based programme helping orphaned and abandoned children in Uganda.
Steph is a capable, entertaining, and challenging writer, speaker, and preacher of the Bible. She is passionate about seeing women rise up, step out, and be brave enough to embrace their life and live it with authenticity and purpose. Her background is in youth ministry where she has worked as a youth pastor and then as a youth advisor in both national and regional capacities. Steph is now the Founder and Director of BraveGirl and is on a mission to strengthen the women of the world so they can live their lives with courage and confidence no matter what circumstances they are facing.
Charlotte is on the staff here at Hope Presbyterian and helps look after our Hornby Playgroup and Templeton Tots.
Conference Programme Outline:
Friday 7pm – 9pm (Dessert provided)
Saturday 9am – 9pm with a break over tea time (4:30-7pm) – morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea provided.
A variety of speaker and workshop sessions will be held during the day.
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