Holiday Kid's Club

Holiday Kid's Club

Follow the Clues takes the children on a fact-finding mission through the Bile, learning about the promises that God gave to his people through the generations. With the help of some 1920’s detectives and private investigators, the children will discover evidence in the Bible proving that God promised to restore our relationship with him, and that all of his promises across the ages were fulfilled in Jesus.

Public Lecture - Friday 2 August

Public Lecture - Friday 2 August

At home, work, study, over a meal with friends or at the playground, is there someone you would love to introduce to Jesus? It can seem super daunting to bring up faith and coming along to church can seem like a massive leap. The upcoming Public Lecture on Friday 2 August at 7PM is a simple, accessible and deeply engaging event to invite anyone along to. There is a Q&A time, where you can anonymously text in questions, and hot chocolate afterwards. 

What's Coming Up @ St Bart's in 2019?

What's Coming Up @ St Bart's in 2019?

In addition to our theme of Disciple Makers this year (you can read all about it here) and our 2019 calendar, we’ve got some exciting things in store in 2019.

Register for the CMS Conference

Register for the CMS Conference

It is a great privilege to be able to partner in the Gospel with CMS and to be able to host the Toowoomba conference here at St Bart's. Join us as we hear from Andrew Lubbock, currently serving as the Snr Minister of Arundel Presbyterian and former CMS Missionary in Italy as he takes us through God’s remarkable, eternal promises in Genesis 12-17. If you want to come along, click below to register.

CMS Conference

CMS Conference

It is a great privilege to be able to partner in the Gospel with CMS and to be able to host the Toowoomba conference here at St Bart's. Join us as we hear from Andrew Lubbock, currently serving as the Snr Minister of Arundel Presbyterian and former CMS Missionary in Italy as he takes us through God’s remarkable, eternal promises in Genesis 12-17. If you want to come along, click below to register.

Walking Group Starting November 28

St Bart's Pastoral Care Coordinator Suzie Ross is starting a new social group called the St Bart's Walkers. Starting Tuesday November 28 at 7:30AM the walking group will meet weekly at St Bart's and take a social walk around the area, returning to St Bart's for coffee. All are welcome and there is no need to register. 

Celebration Afternoon

On the afternoon of Sunday March 26, we will be holding a big party in the grounds of St Bart’s. We’ll start at 2.30PM with great food, music, games for the kids, and lots more. Please do come along! It will also be a fantastic opportunity to bring along a friend of family member. So please do put this date in your diaries and join in the fun. This event is designed for all ages. Cost is only $10/family or $5/person. To RSVP, please email or phone (07 4636 2922), or use the form to book.

'Egyptian Adventure' - Looking for Volunteers


April 3-7 | April School holiday Kids Club 'Egyptian Adventure'

To express interest in helping, please click here

April is just around the corner, and with it comes our next holiday kids club 'Egyptian Adventure'. We are looking at the story of Joseph which should be a lot of fun!

There are many different roles which are available. At the moment, we are checking availability and building teams.

There are 4 main areas where you could serve:

  1. Food (either preparation or during the week)
  2. Craft preparation
  3. Weekday team member
  4. Administration

If you are able to help, we would love to hear from you. If there is an area you feel you can help that is not listed, please let us know about that too!

To help, please click here.

BCA Bush and Bible Day


BCA - one of our mission partners - is holding their next “Bush and Bible” day on Saturday, March 4 from 9.30AM at Petrie. Gary Millar (Principal of QTC) will be speaking on ‘Zechariah and the God of Hope’ with David Piper also sharing on going the distance in Lightning Ridge. This should be a great day and everyone is welcome to attend. To RSVP, phone 07 3349 9081 or email

  • WHEN: Saturday, March 4 from 9.30AM
  • WHERE: North Pine Anglican Church (2 Wylie Street, Petrie)
  • COST: $20
  • RSVP: 07 3349 9081 or by February 22

All Church Prayer Night


This Monday February 6 from 7-8:30PM  we’ll be meeting together as a church to pray for our church and the world. There will be time for worship, reading from the Bible, private and group prayer. As a house of prayer it will be great to come together as one and lift up our praise and prayers to God.

Every Ministry Matters Sunday


January 22 is Every Ministry Matters Sunday. This event will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about what is going on at St Bart's and how they can get involved and serve. There will be stalls run by various ministries such Mainly Music, Coffee Ministry, St Bart's Care, Gardening, Kid's Church, and many more. We hope that as we grow as a church we can build these ministries up and get more volunteers involved, in order to share the love of God with our city and help more people! Be sure to check out the various stalls after each of our morning services.

Important Dates for Term 4

This Sunday be sure to pick up a bookmark calendar for term 4 (there's some updated dates from the calendar released earlier in the year). Here's a brief summary:


  • THU 6 mainly music Recommences
  • FRI 7 Kids Club Recommences
  • FRI 7 CHARGE Youth Recommences
  • FRI 7-8 GLS Conference (offsite)
  • MON 17 One-Day Holiday Kids Club
  • SUN 23 Invitation Sunday & BBQ (up at Picnic Point)
  • TUE 25 Men’s Barefoot Bowls


  • FRI 4-6 CHARGE Youth Camp
  • SAT 5 Cent Sale
  • SUN 6 Newcomer’s Lunch
  • TUE 8 Leadership Workshop #2
  • TUE 29 All Church Prayer Night


  • SAT 3 Ordination in Brisbane
  • TUE 6 Carols by Glowstick (#1)
  • WED 7 Carols by Glowstick (#2)
  • SUN 11 Food & Plant Stall
  • SUN 11 Traditional Lessons & Carols
  • SAT 24 Christmas Eve
  • SUN 25 Christmas Day

Thanks to Everyone for a Great Fun Fair


Despite the rain, it was fantastic to have so many people come along and join our (inside!) family fun fair today. Everyone had a wonderful time eating fairy floss, enjoying the BBQ, making craft, playing putt-putt, bowls, watching movies, having faces painted, guessing jellybean numbers, and so much more! Thanks to all of the team for your fantastic efforts. Once again it is amazing to see the phenomenal way in which people give so generously and work together seamlessly. Some terrific conversations were had and it was a real blessing to welcome so many visitors.

mainly music and Friday Kids Club for Term 3!

As term 3 begins on Monday for many children, our other children and family ministries start back for term 3! mainly music starts for term 3 on Thursday July 14, and Kids Club starts up again for term 3 on Friday July 15. Hope you have all had a wonderful break. The leaders and helpers of both these ministries are super excited to get going again!

Any questions, contact the office on 4636 2922.

Reminder: Stage 2 "Pre-Launch" next Sunday at 11.15AM

Just a reminder that next Sunday (July 17) we will 'pre-launch' stage 2. At 11.15AM, after our morning services, we'll head down to the 'paddock area', drive a stake into the ground, and corporately commit the entire project to God in prayer. We’ll then share in some fellowship together over a BBQ. I do hope that you can make it along for a very significant day in the life of our church.

Holiday Program: July 4 - July 8 | What can I do?


But but but….What can I do? I have had a few people ask me, what they can do at the kids club. ‘I am not very good in front of children’. That’s totally OK. There are many things that I am not good at either, and that's why we work in teams. We are all gifted and skilled in different ways.

We have a wonderful chance to work together to make disciples for God's glory!

I have compiled a list of roles that are really needed for the Holidays Kids Club to function well. So far we have some fantastic age group leaders. They will help co-ordinate each age group throughout the day. Below are some other roles that we need:

  1. Small group leaders – These people will help a small number of children work on their craft, but really, the small group leader is there to help facilitate discussion around the main point of the drama or teaching. Groups are ideally about 5 – 6 in each group & be split by gender. So we hope have small groups for age 3 – Kindy, Prep to grade 2, grade 3 – 4, and grade 5 – 6.
  2. Helpful volunteers – These are general assistants to to the small group leaders, as well at the age group leader. This involves sitting with the children and helping as requested. This will look like caring for children who need extra help with their craft, or help in the games, or memory verses.
  3. Games leader – At the beginning of the day, at the end, and during lunch, we will need some people to run games for the different age groups.
  4. Music team – A small part of the program will be singing. This role speaks for itself.. well.. really sings, or plays :)
  5. Drama team – We have a silly knight, and his of offsider, as well as various bible story roles.
  6. Welcoming / admin team – These people welcome, also help people register for the day and sign out as well. It would be helpful if they were there for the day as well, but this is not essential.
  7. Kitchen team – As we are catering for the children, we need some people to look after kitchen duties. Preparing morning tea, cleaning up, then preparing and serving lunch, and for the children who are staying until 3pm… there will be a light afternoon tea of fruit as well.
  8. Prayer team – A fantastic group of people that commit to pray for the program everyday.
  9. Carnival team – On the Friday afternoon, the last hour will be a great big medieval carnival. There will be food and activities, music, and a jumping castle. A team will be needed to help run this alone.

If you are available to help at any time throughout the week, that would be sensational. Any time you have would be good. Please let me know when you are available ASAP. You can email ( or phone me (0413 033 925).

In Christ, Stephen