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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 is the Friday night youth group run fortnightly for children in years 5 and 6. It Runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. (unless otherwise stated). Oxygen provides a fun, vibrant and safe environment in which children can connect with each other, the leaders and the bible.
Ignite is the Friday night youth program run by the church for youth from years 7 to years 12.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Activities include lunches out together, visiting Art Gallery exhibitions, games & conversation, guest speakers and more. The definition of ‘Senior’ is open to interpretation, please feel free to join by contacting John & Elaine on the above email or by phoning Mel in the church office on 9394 9155.
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 Mel in the Church office through email@example.com or phone 9394 9155.
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: 30 am.
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 Pre-Primary aged 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 MOPS Kids (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!!
2018 will be our year of living Free Indeed! It will be the year we explore letting love be the loudest voice, being gutsy, and taking the first step.
To find out more, contact Rachel Philp (MOPS coordinator) via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 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 email@example.com for more information.
The Fathering ProjectCarey 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org