We love grabbing every opportunity we can get to hang out and so we've planned a midwinter quiz, taking place on Tuesday, 3 July, at Crave Cafe in Morningside. It's 7pm for a 7.30pm start and we’d love you all to come along! Register below, put the date in your diary, hunt down some teammates, and get ready for a fun and entertaining night. Even if quizzes aren’t normally your thing, we promise you’ll still have a great time and it’s a brilliant opportunity to get to know some more of our wonderful Saint Augustine’s family.
Cost is $10 which includes nibbles and you can buy drinks at the bar. Bonus prize for the best team name. You can sign up either as an individual or as a team (max. 8 per team) below.
If you're new to Saint Augustine's and want to find out more about life in the Saint Augustine's fam', then we'd love to invite you to dinner with the staff team on Thursday, 12 July. It's a chance to meet some folk from Saint Augustine's, hear our vision and what makes us tick. It'll be a great time to get to know some staff and other newcomers to Saint Augustine's over a relaxed, evening meal. Please RSVP by Sunday, 24 June.
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 our first guided step into the prayerful 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. Hosted by Spanky Moore (University Chaplain and Anglican Minister) and set in the peaceful surrounds of the Whakata Country Retreat in Riverhead, Breathe begins with a meal at 7pm on Thursday 21 June and ends following the Saint Augustine’s gathering at 5pm on Sunday 24th June. 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 17 people so to secure your place, please register below.
The Life Course is a six week course about meaning: What meaning do we give our lives? Is there an ultimate meaning to life? And if there is, can we know and experience it? That sort of thing...
The course is for anyone, irrespective of belief or lack thereof. It’s non-judgemental, it’s not about forcing you into some set of beliefs, we don’t want your money and the majority of people are not regular church goers. Each evening starts with a delicious meal followed by a brief presentation on the theme of meaning and the opportunity to discuss the topic in smaller groups. Food is served from 7pm and we finish by 9.15pm. $10p/n
The course runs for 6 weeks on Tuesday nights at Crave Café in Kingsland and the next course starts 21 August. There’s also an optional day away together on Saturday 22 September. You’d be most welcome to come along and see what it’s all about in August.