Groups

Group Sign Up

At Carey, we think of discipleship as learning to follow Jesus in every area of our lives. One way to grow in this journey is in small communities together. These “groups” take different forms across our congregations. Some of our groups are ongoing, some run for a fixed period and are based on certain curricula or course. Some have a focus on life stage for participants (for example our “POD”s for Youth and Young Adults).

If you would like to join a group, please fill in the details in the link below and we will connect with you over the next few weeks to try to find the right place for you to engage and learn more about following Jesus.

Sign Up Here

 

  • Youth Groups

    Youth are an important part of the Carey community. They are our immediate future.

    There are numerous ministries and activities for youth and young adults at Carey.

    Oxygen Youth Group is for Years 5 & 6
    Ignite Youth Group is for Years 7 to 10 12
    Carey YA is our ministry for young adults who have left school.

    • Oxygen

      Oxygen is the Friday night youth group run fortnightly for children in years 5 and 6. It Runs from 7:00pm to 9:00. (unless otherwise stated). Oxygen provides a fun, vibrant and safe environment in which children can connect with each other, the leaders and the bible.

       

      Click here to see the latest schedule 

    • Ignite

      Ignite is the Friday night youth program run by the church for youth from years 7 to years 12.

       

      Click here to find the latest schedule

    • Carey YA

      Carey YA is the ministry for young adults.

      It provides an opportunity for social connection as well as spiritual development.

      Part of the YA ministry is the opportunity to connect in small groups called PODS (the older folk call them life groups).

      YA PODS are a small group of 8 to 12 people who meet regularly with a group leader usually a married couple.  They are an opportunity to get to know a smaller group of people more deeply and to walk together through life’s triumphs and difficulties providing support and encouragement.  They are an opportunity to grow spiritually and to read and consider the bible together.  They are a great way to connect with others and to get involved with life at Carey.

      To find the right group for you, visit the pod page, contact Pastor Nick Harris or Ben O’Reilly or contact the church office. Email here or phone 9394 9155

      Click here for more information

  • Seniors

    Our senior’s groups meet bi-monthly for a variety of social activities and if you’d like to find out more,

    contact John and Elaine Olley on john.olley@bigpond.com for more information.

     

    The next event for Seniors will be April 11th, click here for more details

     

  • Life Groups / Connect Groups

    Life Groups are a small group of 8 to 12 people who meet regularly.

    They are an opportunity to get to know a smaller group of people more deeply and to walk together through life’s triumphs and difficulties providing support and encouragement.  They are an opportunity to grow spiritually and to read and consider the bible together.  They are a great way to connect with others and to get involved with life at Carey.

    At Carey Baptist Church we have various life groups, meeting at a range of times during the week.

    To find the right group for you, contact Rob and Karen Furlong through info@careychurch.asn.au who will be able to help you connect up with a group in your area.

  • Women

    • MOPS

      MOPS

      As a group we meet fortnightly on Tuesdays, during which, the kids are looked after by the caring Moppets leaders.

      Carey Community MOPS meet during school terms fortnightly
      Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am.
      We meet in the Youth room at the Carey Centre, next to Timber Cafe at 51 Wright Road Harrisdale.

      Click here to view the next Mops gathering [events calendar]

       

      MOPS  (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a grassroots movement that believes mums are world influencers and that better mums make a better world.  When we say pre-schoolers we mean from birth to Kindy age children. Motherhood is something to be celebrated but we also recognise that it can be enormously difficult and at times lonely.  It is said that it takes a village to raise a child and at Carey we see MOPS as a way of helping to connect moms to that village and to provide mutual encouragement, support and a community to belong to.

      MOPS is a non-denominational Christian organisation.  You do not need to be a churchgoer or from a specific denomination to join MOPS.  We welcome women from all faith or non-faith backgrounds and beliefs. The vision of MOPS is to see no mum alone – because better mums make a better world.

      MOPS also believe that incubating hearts and giving, just-because-hugs, can change the course of history. That’s why MOPS connect mums all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighbourhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find identity by journeying alongside one another.

       

      What to expect

      • After settling our children into MOPPETS (our children’s program), we have some morning tea and a chat. You might even find you get to finish a conversation and a cuppa while it’s still HOT!
      • Usually a guest speaker will share their experience or expertise on a subject of interest to us. – Some of the topics we’ve covered in the last year include relationships, finding your child’s unique personality, photography, dressing for your body shape and much more!
      • We then break into groups to chat about the talk we’ve just listened to. This is where we get to know each other and hopefully where friendships start! It’s also a great opportunity to hear how other mothers tackle the job of raising kids!
      • Most weeks we finish off with a creative and fun activity. You don’t need to be “crafty” to enjoy MOPS – some of our activities have included making hampers for disadvantaged mums, and sending shoeboxes of gifts to kids in poor countries.

      We are all Mums at MOPS so we totally get that you might be running in the door just in the nick of time with leftover toddler food in your hair and on your clothes. That’s okay, we probably will be too!!

      To find out more, contact Rachel Philp (MOPS coordinator) via email careymops@gmail.com or call the office on 9394 9155.

    • Quilting & Sewing Group

      No matter what level you are in your quilting journey, come and enjoy time together with friends. We can help you with assistance and equipment if required.

      Meeting weekly on Tuesday, 12noon – 3pm at the Carey Centre, contact info@careychurch.asn.au for more information.

       

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    • External conferences and events

      FRESH CONFERENCE in Perth 2017

      Fresh Leadership – Friday 25th August 2017

      Fresh Conference – Friday night 25th August 2017 & Saturday 26th August 2017

      Contact the church office on 9394 9155 or email info@careychurch.asn.au to talk about group prices.

      For more information visit WA Fresh Conference – 2017

       

      COLOUR CONFERENCE in Sydney 2017

      Conference One: Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th March 2017

      Conference Two: Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

      For more information visit Colour Conference – 2017

  • Men

    • The Fathering Project

      Carey has established a Fathering Project group to give Dads a boost in their fathering role.
      Throughout the year events such as picnics, camps, hikes etc will be promoted in the local community.
      The Fathering Project is a University of Western Australia-based non-profit team of professionals whose aim is to help fathers realise how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children.

      Their work is also aimed at father figures such as grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, mentors, youth leaders, teachers, pastors and coaches, knowing that many children do not have much father contact at all.

      This work was triggered by statistics that show that:

      • Whilst mothers are usually involved in children’s lives, education and health matters, many fathers are not as involved as they could be.
      • This father-absence has a major impact on education (e.g. on attitude to school, truancy and bullying), health (more drug addiction, depression, cigarette smoking) and crime.
      • The cost of this problem to the Australian community is estimated to be over $12 billion per year, so this intervention could save many millions of dollars each year.
    • Shed Happens

      Taking place on the first Monday of each month.

      Shed Happens kicks off at 6:30pm and includes a meal, catch up, and a couple of stories from men before finishing up at 8:30pm. It is located at 49 Balannup Road, Harrisdale, WA.

      For $10 you get a man-sized burger, sausages or other meal and a hot or cold drink. We encourage you to invite your mates, neighbours, to work colleagues, and sons if over 18.

      If you are interested in finding our more about this group please contact the Church office on 9394 9155 or email info@careychuch.asn.au

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    • Annual Mens Camps

      We hold a couple of annual camps with the Fishing Trip taking place in April at Salmon Run in Yealgarup, and the Men and Sons Camp taking place in October at the Busselton Baptist Campsite.

      Contact the church office for more information info@careychurch.asn.au