To be a growing community of Jesus' followers known for our love, relevance and the transformation of people’s lives!

Activities

8am Holy Communion Traditional Service

8am Holy Communion Traditional Service (Sunday Services)

This service is a more traditional service which follows the Prayer Book with Holy Communion and hymns.  This congregation are predominantly seniors but for all who attend there is a rich supportive community for those who get involved.  There is a morning tea after the service each week at 9:15am.

10am Family Service with Children's Church

10am Family Service with Children's Church (Sunday Services)

At 10am church we enjoy our singing, personal testimony, sharing of God's word and expounding the Bible as part of an informal meeting. There is a healthy mix of people from various demographics who attend.  There is a children's program provided from crèche age to junior high school.  The morning tea following the service at 11:30am is a great time to meet people get to know people better.

5.30pm FIVE30 Worship - Contemporary Service

5.30pm FIVE30 Worship - Contemporary Service (Sunday Services)

Five30 is a vibrant, friendly service. We spend plenty of time worshiping God together in song, hearing and responding to bible teaching, and eating supper or dinner together after the service. More than just a Sunday night church service, we are a community of young and young-at-heart people who want to love God, one another, the wider community, and the world.

Connect Groups

Connect Groups (Teaching)

What:  Connect groups are small groups that meet in homes usually weekly for Bible study and fellowship. We have a large number of connect groups including couples, men's, women's, young adult and cross-generational groups. Connect group time often includes informal sharing, prayer and encouragement.

Who: All are welcome.

When: There are different groups meeting throughout the week, day time and evenings.

Where: Connect groups meet in the home of one of the group. These are throughout our local suburbs. Click here to enquire.

Alpha course

Alpha course (Adult Special Events)

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over seven or ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, with a day or weekend away.

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St Stephens generally runs an Alpha Course each year - contact the church office for more details on Ph: 9451 7852

Parenting Course

Parenting Course (Adult Special Events)

Who: Parents of children aged 2-12 years old

What: Highly effective and widely esteemed "1,2,3 Magic!" course. Topics addressed by Dr Thomas Phelan (DVD), with discussions and workshops.

When: Fridays, 9.45-11.45am - ring the church office for next course start date.

Where: St Stephens Church

Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored (Adult Special Events)

Who:  For people who'd like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. Anyone 18-108yrs

What:  An informal seven week course. Christianity Explored gives you time and space to consider the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.  

When: Please ring the church office on 9451 7852 for next course details and starting date.

Click here to register.

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Alpha Parenting Course

Alpha Parenting Course (Adult Special Events)

Who:  For those with children 0 – 10 yrs old

What:  A BRAND NEW PARENTING COURSE.  This course covers areas such as:  routines, fun, values, healthy habits, sleep, realistic expectations.  Identifying your child’s love language, and applying it.  Boundaries, choices, love and limits. Relationships, reflective listening, anger management.  Encouraging responsibility, making good choices, letting go, passing on values & beliefs.  The course covers DVD presentations by Nicky & Sila Lee, Workbooks, and enjoying discussions with lots of other parents. COST $30

When: 8 Week Course Fridays  9.45 – 11.30am - ring the church office on 9451 7852 for the next course starting date

Where: St Stephens Anglican Church

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course (Adult Special Events)

Who:  Married couples

What:  A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better. Attending our 7 week marriage course could be just the right thing for you and your marriage.

Contact: The church office on 9451 7852 for details of the next course

Community Issues

Community Issues (Community Issues)

Who: All welcome! Please come and join us.

What: Information evenings for the Forest Community

CAP Money Course

CAP Money Course (Adult Special Events)

 

As the only charitable provider of free debt management in Australia, CAP exists to address the problem of poverty and social exclusion caused by over-indebtedness.

Their unique 'hands on' approach empowers people to help themselves to get out of poverty and to be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debt.  They are providing sustainable poverty relief as their service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.

CAP's services are provided through partnership with St Stephens, restoring hope and dignity to thousands of Australians overwhelmed by the burden of unmanageable debt.

CAP is now a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt by having at least one CAP Centre in every major town and city in Australia by the year 2021

Christians Against Poverty

Church Picnic

Church Picnic (Adult Special Events)

A fantastic opportunity for our whole church community across the ages to gather yearly and celebrate by eating together and participating in fun activities. It also provides an event to invite others in the wider community to join us.

Soul Survivor Conference

Soul Survivor Conference (Youth Special Events)

SOUL IN THE BUSH 

A conference to equip us in Word, Spirit and Action.
 
Who: 13-25 year olds
 
What: A conference for young Christians who want to learn about God, worship him, be filled with his Spirit, and bring his love to the world. We've been attending this conference every year for over a decade, and it's a highlight of our year. Come and join us! 
 
When: April each year
 
Where: in the rural regions of NSW.
 
For more information click HERE.

40 Hour Famine

40 Hour Famine (Youth Special Events)

The countdown is on! What are you giving up?

Who: RAW (grades 6-12)

What: The 40 Hour Famine is a youth movement like no other. Not only do you get to raise much-needed funds for the world’s hungry, you also get to spread an important message to everyone you know – now is the time to end global hunger. What could be better than that? 

A few people have asked us why we give something up for 40 hours as well as donate money. The answer is simple. Giving up something that you love for 40 hours helps you gain an understanding of what it would be like to go without. It’s a chance to do something real while talking to your friends and family about the billion people worldwide who are chronically hungry. 

When: August 19th-21st 2016

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Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Nights (Youth Special Events)

 

Who: Anyone!

What: Nights to show off your talent or watch your friends perform. Singers, song writers, dancers, actors, poets, film makers...the microphone is open to everyone to share a work of art. Funds raised go to a different charity or community project each time.

Newcomers Lunch

Newcomers Lunch (Adult Special Events)

Are you new to St Stephens? Would you like to meet and get to know some others in the church. Join regular members and other newcomers for lunch at the home of one of our members. Contact Michael Aitken, Senior Minister for more details via the church office on T: 9451 7852

Friday Focus

Friday Focus (Teaching)

Who: Friday Focus welcomes women of all ages!

What: A weekly series of courses run to encourage women in their personal relationships with God, their families and with each other. We aim to be honest and open in our sharing and each group ends with prayer and ministry.

When: Friday mornings during term time:  9.45 - 11.45am (Crèche provided) followed by a light lunch

Where: We meet in main Church building from 9.45am for morning tea, before breaking into groups 

Ladies@8 Luncheon

Ladies@8 Luncheon (Social)

Who: Generally ladies from 8am Service, but all welcome, especially friends

What: A time of fellowship, prayer, outreach, pastoral care and light lunch. Our "mission" is - "to be devoted to one another in 'sisterly' love…. joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer and share with God's people who are in need" (Romans 12:10 - 13)

When: 12.30pm - First Friday of every second month.

Where: Main Church building

Girls' Movie Night

Girls' Movie Night (Social)

Who: All women

What: A night at the Movies, either ‘In’ or “Out”, where we get to see the movies we want to see!

When: Once a term

Where: Select View Events to see details of the next event

SHE. Our Generation

SHE. Our Generation (Teaching)

Who: a cross generational ministry for women

What: seeking to encourage and up-build women in their relationship with Christ.  A space where women can think, talk and pray through life moulding decisions and issues together.

When: One Saturday in May

Coffee & Chat

Coffee & Chat (Social)

Who: All women, and any brave blokes willing to join in!

What: A chance to catch up over a cuppa; share the weeks up’s and down’s; laugh lots!

Where: Yindela St Coffee Shop, Davidson

When: from 10.30am Saturday mornings

Essence

Essence (Social)

Who & What:  Annual St Stephens luncheon for women to share testimonies fellowship and love. Invitation open for members and their friends.

When: November

RAW

RAW (Social)

Who:  Anyone in years 6-12

What: At RAW we aim to provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment where teenagers can feel safe and loved for who they are, can have fun, make friends, and work through issues of life and faith. We hang out together, read the bible and pray for each other, go on fun outings like laser-tag, movie nights and scavenger hunts, and engage with issues like poverty and homelessness to make a difference in our world.

When: Friday nights from 6-8pm throughout school terms.

Where: Main church building

Kids Holiday Club

Kids Holiday Club (Children's Special Events)

What: A holiday Club for children in years K - 5 ( Younger children welcome with a parent ) 

When: Held once a term on a Sunday morning from 9.30am - 12.30am

Playgroup

Playgroup (Social)

Who: Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and babies to pre-schoolers

What: Play time for kids and time to connect for parents.

When: Monday mornings 9.30 - 11.30am

Where: Main church building

Morning Milkshake Club

Morning Milkshake Club (Teaching)

Who: Year 6 to 9

What: MMC is a group of teens who get together to read the bible together and drink delicious milkshakes. Worth getting up for!

When:  Sunday morning during the 10am service. Join us for the beginning of church and then we'll head over to our room together when the kids go to Sunday School.

Where: St Stephens church

Glenaeon Retirement

Glenaeon Retirement "Friendship Circles" (Social)

Who:  Retirees beyond Glenaeon welcome.

What: Usually around 50 people come to hear a speaker or explore a topic.  Eg “Cooking Up a Storm” with cooking demonstration, leading to sharing of favourite recipes, eating, and talking about how God wants us to be hospitable and watch out for strangers. There is fun, a delicious homemade morning tea, lots of mental stimulation, and an opportunity for everyone to have their say about the various topics. St Stephens has a wonderful relationship with the Management of Glenaeon Retirement Village, and appreciates the opportunity to come each month. 

When: 10.30am each 3rd Thursday of the month

Where: Glenaeon Retirement Village Community Hall

Real Blokes’ Lunch (RBL)

Real Blokes’ Lunch (RBL) (Social)

Who:  Retired - or not too busy - blokes.

What: This is a great way for men who have enjoyed the busy interface with others in work situations, and would love to share social contact with other men for an hour or two. Buy your own reasonable lunch at “The Dish” Restaurant there, and drinks from the bar.  All men very welcome. 

When: 3rd Wednesday monthly at 12 noon

Where: Belrose Bowling Club

Prime Time

Prime Time (Social)

Who:  Mature aged members and friends of St Stephens Belrose.  Everyone is welcome to all the activities, irrespective of age - the young and the not so young.

What: This is a warm, friendly, caring, spiritual and social fellowship.  A lift can be organized if required. Exciting and stimulating monthly meetings include picnics, concerts, trips, dinners, luncheons with speakers etc and also connections with other churches.

When: Monthly

Where: See program

For the current program, please click here

Enquiries, click here

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast (Social)

Who:  All men.

What: While this Breakfast is open to all, an 8am start means that the men that gather around cereal and toast and a talk are mostly retired, or shift workers.  Workers on holidays drop in from time to time too!  Sometimes there is a speaker and there is a special emphasis.  In December each year, these same fellows serve the ladies at a special Christmas Breakfast.

When: 8am start on the second Thursday of each even month

Where: St Stephens Church

Enquiries click here

Busy Hands

Busy Hands (Social)

Who:  All are welcome

Not only does this group of ladies make garments which are donated to ANGLICARE, but also provide a warm atmosphere while knitting and sewing to share loving friendship and care. The group is held once a month in a private home, providing an avenue for practical care and support while enjoying a chat at the same time. 

Enquiries click here

Belrose Country Club Christian Fellowship Meeting

Belrose Country Club Christian Fellowship Meeting (Social)

Who:  All residents of Belrose Country Club are welcome.

What:  This is a chatty, non-denominational meeting where over a cup of tea or coffee first we explore the Christian faith and its impact on our lives. Believers and unbelievers seeking the truth are welcome.

When: 10.30am every Monday morning except public holidays

Where: Craft Room, Bottom floor of Lodge, near pool, opposite lift area.

Contact: Barb Watt via the church office

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer (Prayer)

Who: All are welcome

What: Every week prayer is offered for all range of needs and thanks. We value prayer at St Stephens church. God wants us to be whole spiritually, emotionally and physically. Prayer requests can be made by leaving a note in the 'House' on the table near the front entrance to the church or by emailing here:

When: Each Monday morning at 9.15am to 10am.

Where: In the Main church building

Formal prayer for healing

Formal prayer for healing (Prayer)

Who:  All are welcome

What: Dedicated prayer is offered for specific healing.

When: 1st Sunday every month during the 10am service

Where: In the Main church building

Informal prayer

Informal prayer (Prayer)

Who:  All are welcome

What:  Prayer life at St Stephens continues informally throughout our activities. Prayer is a defining factor of our home groups and other meetings. Just stop someone you trust at a service and ask them to pray with you! If you would like the whole church to be aware of your prayer need, please ask for it to be included in the newsletter by email. Click here

Seek His Heart

Seek His Heart (Prayer)

 

Who:  All are welcome

What: A night of prayer for the whole parish, praying for our church, leaders, our community and waiting on God and seeking his will. 

When:  Once  a term, on a Wednesday night

Where: In the Main church building 

Interchurch prayer breakfast

Interchurch prayer breakfast (Prayer)

Who:  All are welcome

What: Praying for the local churches, ministers, and local community with people from other local churches. We are commanded to pray for others. (Ecclesiasties 4:10) (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

When: Once a month on Saturday mornings 7.30 - 9.30am

Where: At rotating churches in our area

Stevies

Stevies (Sunday Services)

Who:  Pre-school - Year 5

What: Stevies is more than traditional Sunday School. This is a time of wonderful learning and discovery about God and what He has done for us, with activities and great, caring teachers. Children attend the first part of the 10 am service with  their families and then leave for Stevies, which runs till the conclusion of the  service (around 11.30am)

When: During the10 am Sunday morning service

Where: Starts in main church building and continues in church facilities.

God Blokes

God Blokes (Teaching)

Who: a cross generational ministry for men

What: seeking to encourage and up-build men in their relationship with Christ.  A space where men can think, talk and pray through life moulding decisions and issues together.

When: 5 Tuesday evenings Feb-Mar 7.15-9pm

Tuesdays@10

Tuesdays@10 (Teaching)

All men are warmly invited to this weekly bible study on Tuesdays at 10am in a local home. Contact the church office for further details on 9451 7852

LED

LED (Teaching)

Let's Eat Dessert

All young adult connect groups are gathering in February to eat dessert together and then break into study groups.

 

Who: Young Adults

When: 7pm Tuesdays in February

Where: St Stephens Church

Sunday Sport

Sunday Sport (Social)

Everyone is welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun & fitness!

When: every Sunday afternoon 3-4pm (cancelled if raining)

Where: Lionel Watts Oval or Courts, Frenchs Forest