This is a wonderful opportunity for our whole Church family to come together and give thanks to our gracious God for his generosity and goodness towards us. We will begin with a time of thanksgiving from 10am and then everyone is invited to enjoy each other’s company over a self-catered lunch. We ask everyone to please bring some favourite food to share for a picnic-style meal. Please sign up on the sheets in the main hall at Church or let us know what you plan to contribute, here. We look forward to sharing together in this special way!
Join us for a Christmas in July Luncheon for over 55’s!
Celebrate with Christmas music, fun trivia and a delicious Christmas meal.
From 11:00am at Panania Anglican Church at 6 Lambeth Street, Panania
Cost $15 a head.
RSVP by 8th July to Kathryn 0432 210 173 or purchase tickets from Kathryn, Jenni or David
In Term 2 this year we're taking a break from regular Growth Groups to equip ourselves to reach out to others with the gospel and to encourage one another in our faith. It's a wonderful opportunity to mix with others outside our Growth Group and grow in our ability to live out our faith.
Note: the courses only run for 6 weeks (commencing week of 13th May, through to week of 17th June). As such there's a chance for your Growth Group to get together at the beginning and end of term.
Online Registration and more information about Night Train can be found here
We will be screening the recently released Movie - For the Love of God - how the Church is BETTER + WORSE than you ever imagined. This docu-movie made on locations around the globe explores the history of the Christian Church in all its realities. It clearly shows mistakes as well as highlights and clearly exposes the differences between the true Gospel of Jesus against the often-flawed backdrop of his gathered people. All are welcome. A great opportunity to bring friends / family who may have questions about ‘the Church’. For more information contact David
Come and hear how God is growing his Church even in places of war, displacement and political oppression. Be informed; join us as we remember and bring before God our brothers and sisters of the persecuted Church. A representative from Open Doors Aust will be joining us at all our Services - 8am; 10am; 6pm. Come and join us as we remember the oppressed before God.
This is a great opportunity for the whole Church to come together to review and give thanks to God for our ministries and activities over the last year and to hear our goals and aims for the next twelve months. We also elect office bearers to assist in the running of the Church and maintaining transparent and above-board accountability and governance. All regular members, 18 years and over are welcome to actively participate in the meeting.
Bob Mendelsohn, National Director of Jews for Jesus, will be joining us at our 8am and 10am services today. He will be opening God’s Word from John’s Gospel, to show us the power that Jesus has to change lives. Believers and non-believers are welcome to join us, and we especially welcome anyone from a Jewish background who would be interested to hear how the promised Messiah finds fulfilment in Jesus of Nazareth.
At all our services today - 8am, 10am & 6pm - we will be setting the theme and direction of our Church life for this year and beyond. We will showcase our various ministries and invite people to sign up to serve where they are able. Our mid-week Growth Groups will be advertised so people can join a group where they are able to encourage others and be strengthened in their love and knowlege of God’s Word.
Please note - Kids’ Church (pre-school to Yr 6) and 24/7! (Yrs 7-9) will resume today.
Join us from 6:30pm for a delicious and relaxed BBQ dinner. There are activities for the kids, including a Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Balloon Sculpting and more!
The Carols and entertainment will begin at 7:45pm. Everyone welcome. The event will be inside the church building in the event of wet weather.
Have you ever wondered what the Christian faith is all about? Does God really exist? Is there a way of knowing who He is? Well, this course is for you! Over seven Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm commencing 2nd August, you can be introduced to the God of the Bible. You will hear what he has to say, and you will be free to ask any questions you may have, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You might have a friend who is looking for answers to life's big questions. This would be a wonderful opportunity to bring them along to have them answered. For more information, or to book in, please contact David.
You are warmly invited to join us for our over 55's Christmas in July festivities. Traditional hot Christmas lunch, Christmas music and festive trivia will add to the occasion. Festivities begin from 11:15am (until about 2pm). Please RSVP here for tickets by 8th July - $15 per head.
Have you ever noticed that so many big words in the Bible end in the sound ’shawn'. Crea-SHAWN (creation), Salva-SHAWN (salvation), Redemp-SHAWN (redemption) and so on. Well here at Panania Paddocks Farm we have a problem! Our resident sheep, Shawn, thinks the Bible is all about him. Whenever he hears the Bible read he keeps hearing his name - Shawn.
This year at Kids Club, as we welcome our 2018 trainee farmers to Panania Paddocks we’re correcting Shawn’s misunderstanding. We’ll discover the simple meaning of some these Big Words that end in Shawn and how they describe what God has done for us through Jesus. Along the way there will be lots of fun playing farm-themed games, making craft, singing, sharing morning tea together, and much more. Don’t miss out.
When: 9.00-12.15pm, Wed 11th - Fri 13th July
Where: Panania Anglican Church, 4-6 Lambeth St, Panania
How much: $8 per child per day up to a maximum of $20 per family per day
Registration opens on June 1. REGISTER HERE
Your children will be cared for in a safe and secure environment. Our leadership team is comprised of many friendly people who attend our church. All leaders comply with the various Australian child safety regulations including the training required by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
For further enquiries contact James Sneddon by email here.
Do you sometimes feel inadequate knowing how to share your faith with family and friends? Perhaps you're unsure of what to say; perhaps you don't feel confident with the Gospel message.
This course is for you! Over 4 Monday evenings - in two blocks of 2 weeks, you can learn to be confident to tell others about the good news Jesus brings. Mondays at 7:30pm - 14th May, 21st May and 25th June & 2nd July in the Hall at Church. Register here or at Church.
Our AGM is a vital time in the life of our Church. We review our Ministries from the last twelve months, look forward to what we will be doing as God's people over the next year and also have the opportunity to elect office bearers to our Parish Council for the next 12 months. This group of representatives is responsible for ensuring that we are 'above reproach' in the financial and legal operation of our Church, which Scriptures set as a high priority. Parish Council also assists our Senior Minister implement the Ministries and programmes which will enhance our growth as God's people and help us reach out into our community with the saving Gospel of Jesus. This is therefore an important meeting for all members of all congregations. It usually runs for a little over an hour, and Baptised members over 18 yrs of age, who are regular attenders can participate.
Our week end away is nearly upon us - those who are attending are invited to arrive at the Campsite from 6:30 pm on Friday 2nd March. Travel directions and final check-in instructions can be downloaded here. Remember, to either bring a picnic dinner with you for your Friday night meal, or eat before you arrive.
Today is the Launch of our Church year. Kids' Church re-commences, and our other regular activities and programs will launch during the week. We also encourage each member to consider how they might serve our Church family by signing up for the many service opportunities at each Service. Church members will also have the opportunity to link in with a Growth Group where relationships will be enhanced and less formal learning and caring opportunities take place. Our 'BIG PICTURE' vision for the year will be promoted at each service, so together we can be on-board for another year of growing in our love for Jesus and the people of the community in which he has placed us. Come and be an active part of our Panania Church community!
This now popular event, comprises a high quality Orchestral musical programme under the Baton of Mark Rossman. After a short intermission, we then enjoy the Christmas story told through short Bible Readings interspersed with popular and some less well known Carols. Come and have your auditory senses tantilized as we celebrate Christmas in this more traditional way. All welcome. Enjoy a relaxed festive supper at the conclusion.
Our whole Church Family will meet together for a Combined Service of Thanksgiving to acknowledge God's goodness to us in so many may - not least of which, in sending his Son to bring us life.
After the Service we will share in a picnic-style lunch together in the Church grounds. We invite each family to bring something to share, to make this a festive occasion, as we enjoy a time of fellowship as one family.
In Term 3, we will be offering Training Modules in place of our regular weekly, evening Growth Groups. You will be able to sign up for either 2 four-week Modules or an eight week Reading Group. So you don't lose touch with your regular Growth Group members, there will be two Social evenings during the weeks of 17th July and 21st August. You will be able to sign up for Modules at Church from Sunday 9th July. To check out the Modules on offer, download a copy of the Courses here.
This is a course for those who may have recently decided to follow Jesus as Lord. Simple, interactive studies from the Bible give us a clear understanding of how Jesus calls his people to live, and open up for us the treasures of life as a Christian. It's a great opportunity to have questions about the Christian faith answered and to learn how to apply to our lives the teachings of the Bible. The group will meet on Mondays from 7:30pm from 1st May. For more information or to book in for this Course, contact David here.
We have the privilege to join with Students and Staff from Moore Theological College to engage in a week of outreach to our Community. We want to show the people of Panania and beyond that we are 'OPEN' for business and everyone is welcome to come and join us as together we explore who Jesus is and what that means for us as we get to know him.
Read more about it here
This is an important Annual Event where we reflect on our ministries for the past twelve months, present our goals for this year and elect our Representatives for the Church Council to ensure transparent and godly operation of our Church business. We encourage all members to be present at this meeting.