Upcoming Events 2016

Gingerbread

Gingerbread
November

We've scheduled different evangelistic events in the hope that you will want to invite friends and/or family to one or two of them, come to as many as you want, but please don't feel pressured to come to all; spaces are limited for most events.

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Vision

Seeking to encourage and nurture women in our church and reach women in our community, with a desire to see their lives transformed by Christ.

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Events Detail

Date & Time
Event
Notes
Mon 28 &
Tues 29 November
7:00 pm refreshments
for 7:30pm start
Gingerbread Houses

Evangelistic event for women, invite your friends
Build & decorate a pre-baked house (all materials supplied) and hear about Jesus, the reason for our Christmas celebration.
Venue: St Aidan's Church Hall
Speaker: Michelle Ball
Contact: Karen
Tickets: must be pre-purchased, tickets $35 on sale 6-20 November

RSVP: on Facebook (ticket purchase required)
for
Monday 28 November
or Tuesday 29 November

Kits will also be available to order (includes gingerbread house pieces, icing and lollies).

St Aidan's Quilters is on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon in St Aidan's church hall; all crafts and women welcome.

Saturdays 9 April and 10 September
Lend a hand to cancer patients

... are two special days when we help the St Aidan's Quilters make and pack useful drainage bags for breast cancer patients.
All hands on deck please - men and women, no sewing skills required, 10 am - 4 pm in St Aidan's church hall, lunch provided. Sewers with sewing machines/ overlockers welcome; plenty of vital jobs for non-sewers (eg pinning, ironing, folding, packing). Come and help for an hour or longer if you can to help with this great service to our community; the bags are given to breast cancer patients at St George (Public and Private) and Sutherland hospitals. Fabric donations (100% cotton only) also very welcome; contact Jane O'Sullivan, Denise Green or Lyn McFarlane.

Conferences: One Love Conference for Women is on Saturday 27 August in Eveleigh, organised by KCC.

 

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We believe there are two ways to live,
learn about these options here.

Two ways to live: The choice we all face

SALI Team 2016

Alisa Barnett (Team Leader) Joanna Breinl, Karen Harcombe, Kate O'Sullivan, Mireille Geha and Natalie Hennessy. (Anna Nelson, webmaster.)

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The SALI Team would like to thank the women of St Aidan's for their enthusiastic contribution and hard work to make our events possible;
especially past team members: Rachel Ahyong, Julie Allen, Cathie Hall, Fiona Legzdin, Mridula Lewis, Stef Lowe, Lyn McFarlane, Diane McKerlie, Anna Nelson, Holly O'Grady, Emma Penzo (leader 2013-2015), Tam Ramsay (leader 2008-2012), Bev Swinbourne, Heather Tralaggan and Julie Tralaggan.

SALI Ministry Statement

Rationale:
Obedience:
1.God instructs Christians to tell others about Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)
2.God has granted each Christian gifts that are to be used for (i) the common good of the church (1 Corinthians 12:7) and (ii) to prepare others for works of service (Ephesians 4:12).
Using a Biblical Model:
3.The Bible commends gender-based ministry (Titus 2:3-5). Specifically, older women are instructed to train younger women in godliness. It is important to note, however, that younger women are also able to teach (1 Timothy 4:11-12).
Vision Statement:
Seeking to encourage and nurture women in our church, and reach women in our community, with a desire to see their lives transformed by Christ.
Goals:
1.That first priority will always be faithful and clear gospel presentations (Romans 1:16).
2.That SALI will encourage strong links to be built between women of all age groups (morning and evening congregations), with a desire to see older women teaching younger women (Titus 2:3-5).
3.To support women, and encourage growth, through every stage of life (from teens to retirement and beyond).
4.To see the women of St. Aidan's love, support and encourage each other beyond the formal structure of SALI. This means meeting both spiritual and material needs.
5.That we encourage and assist women to build strong relationships in the local community and with their non-Christian friends, in order to share the Jesus with them.
6.To provide good quality training for women, with the aim of seeing women well equipped for BPMinistry. This includes providing opportunities for women to explore and exercise their gifts.
Strategies:
1.To run at least 3 evangelistic events a year.
2.That at least one member from each congregation sit on the SALI committee.
3.To encourage all women to belong to a St. Aidan's Bible study group.
4.To ensure that advertisement for evangelistic events involves interacting with the community (when appropriate).
5.That the women of St. Aidan's are actually involved in the planning and running of SALI events (see 'St. Aidan's Women's Ministry Model').
6.To run at least one 'in-house' training session per year.
7.To encourage women at St Aidan's and their friends, to attend EQUIP and Katoomba Women's Convention.
8.To produce and present written information on SALI events and promote events as they draw near.

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SALI Ministry Model

SALI Ministry Model

Past Events

2014

Date
Event
Notes
22 FebSALI Thanksgiving Afternoon TeaThe women of St Aidan's enjoyed singing, reading the bible and praying together. Thank you to all the women who contributed to the afternoon; especially Anita Wilkie who spoke.
10 MayAustralia's Biggest Morning TeaAnother great year of fund-raising and munching. Thank you to all to came and helped us raise $6,000 for cancer research, prevention and support; and to Ruth and Janene for sharing their experience with us.
24 MayEQUIP 2014 "#Wise"Training event for women (20 women attending daylight and twilight)
26 JulySALI presents PJ's & MovieLots of women and girls enjoyed a movie and muchies and heard from some women about their real life experiences, Jesus Christ.
2 AugOne LoveWKC Day Conference in Redfern
20 SeptWomen's Stories
Sat 25 OctPaddle, Bush & High TeaActive fun in the great outdoors.
1 & 1 DecGingerbread HousesOur 13th year of Gingerbread was again two fun nights of creating edible Christmas decorations. Thank you to Di Warren for speaking to us the designer God who loves us so much.

2013

Date
Event
Notes
23 FebSALI Thanksgiving Afternoon TeaThe women of St Aidan's enjoyed singing, reading the bible and praying together "There was a wonderful sense of unity in spirit with many people contributing to the smooth running of the afternoon". Thank you to all the women who contributed to the afternoon; and Emma Penzo who spoke.
4 MayAustralia's Biggest Morning TeaAnother great year of fund-raising and munching. Thank you to all to came and helped us raise $6,800 for cancer research, prevention and support; and to Sarah for sharing her story with us.
Sat 11 MayEQUIP 2013 "Women Meeting Jesus"Training event for women (30 women attending daylight, twilight and the live stream in Peakhurst)
Sat 10 AugSALI & Tea@3 present PJ's & MovieLots of women and girls enjoyed a movie and muchies and heard from some women about their real life experiences with their rescuer, Jesus Christ.
Sat 12 OctVirtual WKC "Counting on God"As Women's Katoomba Convention has been cancelled for 2013, we were encouraged and challenged by Jenny Salt from the book of Numbers at a Virtual WKC on the big screen at St Aidan's.
24 OctSocial Justice: every human valued in the eyes of God ~ Be informed ~ take action ~A forum for men and women to explore the facets of social justice and how to make a difference.
1-3 NovSALI Women’S weekend away in Wentworth FallsEnjoy fellowship and good times with your Christian sisters, staying at the beautiful Cooinda Cottages. Leaving Friday night for dinner in the mountains; coming home Sunday refreshed and revitalized.
2 & 3 DecGingerbread HousesOur 12th year of Gingerbread was again two fun nights of creating edible Christmas decorations. Thank you to Kristen Butchatsky for speaking to us about the love of Jesus.

2012

Date
Event
Notes
18 FebThanksgiving Afternoon TeaThe women of St Aidan's again enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea while celebrating our thanksgiving and fellowship in Christ Jesus. Tam Ramsay spoke to us from Colossians 1, challenging us to share Jesus' love with our friends and family and not give up. We enjoyed singing, accompanied by some of the younger women, a fascinating testimony, prayer, bible reading and time with women from all congregations. Money was donated to support the missionary work of CMS.
31 MarchHome & Car DIYWomen learnt how to change a car tyre, fix a running toilet, change a washer and other useful skills from professionals; and heard from Dani Treweek about Jesus Christ, the carpenter.
12 MayAustralia's Biggest Morning TeaFund raising, pre-evangelistic community event for men and women, to raise money for cancer research, prevention and support.
19 MayEQUIP"Heaven is Waiting" 2 Peter 3. Over 27 women from St Aidan's attended the daylight or twilight sessions (including a small group at Anna's home for the live stream) and reported an excellent day of teaching, come along next year. www.equip.org.au
4 AugKnitting CafeWomen joined St Aidan's quilters to knit squares for "Wraps with Love" and heard about Jesus' love from Rachel Ahyong
11 AugGrove Jazz @ The PinnacleMembers and friends of St Aidan's enjoyed an evening of cool jazz and hot food in the South Lounge at The Pinnacle, featuring Sharp notes from the Grove.
27 OctIn His ServiceA great afternoon of teaching and discussion about our roles as women serving Jesus and one another. Thank you to Jane Tooher for challenging our thinking.
3 & 4 DecGingerbread HousesOur 11th year of Gingerbread was again two fun nights of creating edible Christmas decorations. Thank you to Marcelle Rogers for speaking to us about responding to Jesus.

2011

Date
Event
Notes
10 FebUn Missionaire a Paris?A lovely evening in a beautiful garden enjoying French food, served by French speaking waitresses, with a gospel message from Libby Leach (a missionary in Paris)
2 AprSew 'n' SewSt Aidan's Quilters held a beginners sewing afternoon as part of St Aidan's Mission Week. The women had a fun afternoon making stylish bags and easy patchwork table runners, enjoyed afternoon tea and at short discussion of "Who is your Leader?"
14 MayCancer Council
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
A yummy morning tea was enjoyed by all, along with enjoying a fun auction and interesting talks. Over $4,000 was raised for cancer research, prevention and support.
28 MayEQUIP
Training event for women
EQUIP "Freedom Fighters" 2 Peter 1:12-3:2. Around 25 women from St Aidan's attended a day of teaching and many enjoyed sharing dinner together in Darling Harbour in the evening.
18 JuneThanksgiving High Tea
Training/Thanksgiving event for women
The ladies of St Aidan's enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of tea, munchies and sharing in unity of thanksgiving to God for our relationship with Jesus.The team did a great job and Claire Gardner reminded us of our reasons to give thanks; ie for our relationship with and salvation in Jesus. We also enjoyed music provided by some of the younger women and fellowship with several of our visiting link missionaries. Check out the great photos on the Facebook event page.
30 July"Christmas in July" dinnerAnother great Dinner in the Macquarie Room at Mortdale RSL Club featuring Shane Sparks.
20 AugFlower ArrangingA lovely afternoon spent playing with flowers; thank you to Annabel Cato for her talk.
9-11 SeptSALI Weekend AwayA great weekend of teaching at WKC and time spent together in Wentworth Falls.
27 & 28 NovGingerbread HousesOur 10th year of Gingerbread was again two fun nights of creating edible Christmas decorations. Thank you to Emma Penzo for speaking to us about the focus of Christmas.

2010

Date
Event
Notes
13 FebA Topped Up Cupcake Decorating EventEveryone had a fun afternoon in the heat, decorating cupcakes, much thanks to Jayne for presenting the decorating and Michelle for discussing Jesus' love for us.
Cupcakes Cupcake Decorating Flyer
8 MayEQUIP"The Great Escape" from 2 Peter 1. Over 22 women from St Aidan's attended the daylight or twilight sessions and reported an excellent day of teaching, come along next year. www.equip.org.au
22 MayAustralia's Biggest Morning TeaThank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the Biggest Morning Tea, we were able to raise almost $3,000 for the Cancer Council.
10 JuneAn Insight into ParentingSALI & SAMM present a free community seminar; Parenting Children ... why the early years matter so much by Professor R Kim Oates ScD,MD,MBBS: paediatrician; author; former CEO of Westmead Children's Hospital; and speaker on the topic of young childhood.
3 July Dinner At a joint SALI/SAMM dinner, we enjoyed jazz music, Yuletide food and time to chat; with a challenge from Dennis Oliver to truly love one another as Jesus has loved us; and if we don't know Jesus to investigate Him.
23-25 JulyWeekend AwayWomen from all the congregations at St Aidan's enjoyed a winter-getaway to build relationships and discus discipleship at the beautiful Cooinda Cottages in leafy Wentworth Falls.
18 OctWomen's Thanksgiving ServiceCathie Hall spoke and we encouraged one another in thanksgiving; $273 was raised for Collective Shout.
29 & 30 NovGingerbread HousesOur 9th year of Gingerbread was again two fun nights of creating edible Christmas decorations. Thank you to Rachel Greenwood for speaking to us about how to really have Christmas "All Wrapped Up".

2009

Date
Event
Notes
31 JanJewellery Making afternoonA fun afternoon with an excellent talk from our own Katie James.
7 MarchTeaching breakfastAn excellent morning of encouragement and learning from Philippians on "Prayer, Partnership & Perseverance" from Mandy Curley.
6 MayAn Insight into DepressionA very informative evening, jointly run with SAMM, as a service to our community; thanks to Linda Lindsay for her excellent presentation
16 Maycasual walkA small group enjoyed a walk across Como bridge.
23 MayEQUIPA large group attended the daylight session with a smaller group attending the twilight sessions; all enjoyed a great day looking at "The Queen & I" from the book of Esther and look forward to next year, hope you can join us. www.equip.org.au
4 AugGourmet Tasting eveningWow, fantastic and interesting food, great variety and hope in Heaven extended to all.
19-20 SeptSALI Weekend Away at WKCThe group enjoyed the SALI weekend away together at the lovely Cooinda Cottages, in Wentworth Falls. The talks at WKC received a mixed response and inspired considerable discussion.
26 SeptDinner 09SAMM & SALI joined forces to present a great night of food and chatting with old friends and new; and hearing from Andrew Levy on "Our identity in the light of eternity".
9 NovWomen's Thanksgiving ServiceLyn Elsholz spoke from John 15 and an offertory was taken to support Kairos Prison Ministry Australia.
7 & 8 DecGingerbread HousesTwo fun evenings building gingerbread houses, playing with lollies and hearing the truth proclaimed, this year by Tam Ramsay.
13 DecCarols in McRaes ParkSt Aidan's annual sausage sizzle and afternoon-evening of music celebrating Jesus coming to earth to save us was again enjoyed by people from all over the area.

2008

Date
Event
Notes
18 JuneIntroducing SALIA great night was had by all. Photos
23 AugThe High Steaks Cook-offEveryone enjoyed a fun afternoon with food (well done to our chefs Tiana and Gayle). Ali challenged us to consider whether our lives are filled with sugary fairy floss or sustaining bread.
20 SeptWKC Day tripWomen's Katoomba Convention. "The Complete Woman". An excellent weekend of teaching from Colossians. DVDs are available to borrow, email sali.grovechurch@gmail.com or contact Anna. www.wkc.kcc.org.au
10 NovWomen's Thanksgiving ServiceAnother great evening, thanking our Lord for all He has done for us. Tam Ramsay gave an excellent talk.
21 NovDinnerA joint event with SAMM, a lovely evening was enjoyed by all; John Chapman asked us to consider who we trust.
8-9 DecGingerbread HousesAll three nights were a great success, everyone left with a beautiful, yummy gingerbread house and Chris Prouty talked to us about considering how we are prepared for the year ahead, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually; and suggested we take an Adult look at Jesus.
14 DecCarols in McRaes ParkSt Aidan's annual sausage sizzle and afternoon-evening of carols celebrating Jesus coming to earth to save us was again enjoyed by people from all over the area.

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