Alongside our Sunday gathering, Six Week Groups are focussed on forming community and practicing the Jesus way together in Auckland. As the name suggests, Six Week Groups are small groups of people meeting together during the week – they are where guests become friends – they are a load of fun and a great way to get to know people while having an impact in this city we love. We're super excited to be starting our next bunch of Six Week Groups in late May and they will run alongside our ‘Extending the Table’ sermon series – the content is all written and ready to go. These groups are for anyone and everyone so let us know below if you’d prefer to host/lead a group or simply rock up and join one.
We’ve been talking plenty about hospitality recently so thought it would be fun to put it all into practice. We’ve cleared a whole Sunday and are excited to see a whole load of ‘Guess Who’s Coming’ meet ups across Auckland on Sunday June 9 – yes that’s right, there will be no Sunday gathering at Girls Grammar that day. Maybe you’re keen to host and have some people over for brunch, lunch, a BBQ or meet up at a pub or park – it’s up to you. Or, perhaps you’d prefer to attend and get to meet some people in the Saint Augustine’s whanau who you wouldn’t normally get to connect with over coffee on a Sunday. This one is for everyone, so let us know how you want to get in on the action below.
If you’re new to Saint Augustine’s or thinking about joining then we’d love to talk. This is the very best way to meet each other, meet the staff, ask some questions and hear about what life in the Saint Augustine’s family is about – all over a delicious meal and glass of vino. The next Meet n Eat is happening on Monday 17th June and places are limited to help foster meaningful connection, so please let us know you’re keen to come along.
You are invited to come away – to relax, to rest and retreat. To turn from the noise and the army of voices – to unplug, to inhale and to breathe. It has been said that prayer is to the soul what oxygen is to the body, and Breathe is a guided step into the contemplative practices of stillness, silence and solitude. We’re not saying it’s going to be easy, we’re not even saying it’ll be fun! But, for our hyper-connected generation we hope it will be a unique experience where you get to know God, and yourself, much better.
Set in the peaceful surrounds of the Whakata Country Retreat in Riverhead, Breathe begins with dinner at 7pm on Thursday 17 October and ends at midday on Sunday 20th October. The cost of $285pp covers the 3 nights’ accommodation at Whakata and of course the nourishing meals for the weekend. We ask that you make the commitment to come for the full time and to help ensure a relaxing experience, this (mostly) silent retreat is limited to just 16 people so to secure your place, please register below.
Breathe in October is now fully booked. If you would like to register for the Breathe waiting list, incase a place becomes available, please let us know below.
We have a mad keen group of surfers at Saint Augustine's who regularly head out to the water (including our leader, Newt). It's a great way to meet some new folk and catch some waves at the same time. If you're keen to hear about when they're heading out next, drop a line to Murray who's coordinating this group by using the contact button below.