At our Sunday Services, we experience God through worship in an inspiring and contemporary way, learning to apply faith to life through teaching and prayer. We take time after the service to connect with people over coffee. During the service there is relevant programming and discipleship for Kids and Youth:
Dynamite: ages 2-4
Rockets: ages 4-8
Reactor: ages 9-12
Core ages: 13-18
To find out more about the kids programs look at Kids and Youth.
During the Week
Life Groups are where we encourage each other spiritually to grow and apply faith to life. They are a key part of our community life at Shore Grace.
Young Adults Connect: Mondays 7:30 pm, Greenhithe
Contact: Tom Yates
Young Adults Bible Study: Weekly
Contact: Nick Hunt
Evening of Prayer: Wednesdays 7:30pm, Greenhithe
Contact: Sarah Hartley
Nurture for Women: Wednesdays 8 pm, Greenhithe
Contact: Michelle Yates
Men’s Life Group: Thursdays 7:30 pm, Greenhithe
Contact: Mike Yates
Talk N’ Pray Walk: Fridays 8 am, Greenhithe
Contact: Sarah Thomson
At Shore Grace we seek to make prayer a key part of our lives and we regularly enjoy 24/7 prayer and fasting weeks. There is a Prayer Life Group that meets once a week and we also meet to pray before each service on Sunday mornings.
The Hope Shed
The Hope Shed is a pre-loved clothing store, run from No. 12 Greenhithe Road. It is a place for great quality bargains, but also for a conversation over a cup of coffee if one so wishes. Donations of pre-loved clothes are always welcome. The proceeds from The Hope Shed go towards supporting the community programs through No. 12 Greenhithe Road and in particular the youth programs.
No. 12 Greenhithe Road
This is a shared space on the St. Michael’s Anglican Church site. The Community House or Hub at No. 12 is where a range of community programs and services are now offered. These include: International Friends on Tuesday mornings, Plunket Playgroup on Wednesday mornings, Collins Youth on Friday nights, and The Lounge after-school program on Wednesday afternoons. These are offered in partnership with the Greenhithe Community Trust. For information on the Greenhithe Community Trust see: www.greenhithecommunitytrust.org.nz Also at No. 12, psychotherapy and counselling services are offered as well as a physio, and the Shore Grace Church office. This community hub is available for bookings and is often used for seminars and meetings. To book No. 12, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a frontier values/bible based progam reaching primary school aged children, which takes place during school hours. It is designed to be fun and faith inspiring for kids and provides:
- A Positive early church experience
- A chance to learn Christian values and Faith relates to their lives (for example, showing care and compassion for others)
Currently the program runs weekly in the lunch hours at Greenhithe Primary School and West Harbour Primary School reaching up to 100 kids.
A dedicated volunteer team runs the program, directed by the founder, Amanda Mitchell
On a regular basis
About once a quarter, on a Sunday morning, we enjoy delicious food and coffee in a café setting. To this relaxed café atmosphere we bring guest speakers to share on relevant issues, and enjoy some great music and connecting with others. It’s a great way for people to experience ‘church community’ for the first time. To find out when the next Grace Café event is coming up, check out the ‘What’s On’ section of the website!
Thousands, if not millions of people around the world have found faith or renewed their faith by doing the ALPHA course. This is a 10-12 week course that looks and the key tenents of the Christian faith in an engaging and inspiring way. The course is not only geared for people exploring the faith in a non threatening way but also for those who are new to the faith or would like their spiritual life refreshed. If you’re interested in coming along, check the ‘What’s On’ section of the website or contact us at: email@example.com
At times, there are opportunities for the women of Shore Grace to connect over special events. These will be advertised before the event. For more information about women’s connect events, contact Michelle Yates.
There is a fortnightly men’s life group and occassionally a men’s breakfast and other related events. For more information about men’s connect events, contact Mike Yates.
This occasion (held monthly), is loved by the senior citizens in the community where they can gather and see some of the great movie classics, all the while getting pampered too! (Contact Michelle Yates for dates and location: firstname.lastname@example.org )
On an annual basis
Shore Grace also helps to organise key events within the community in partnership with the Greenhithe Community Trust. These events attract hundreds of people from the community and are always great ways to get involved in the community spirit.
The Community Carols helps to bring the true meaning of Christmas to the community and is a fun event, catering to all ages and perfect for the family.
The Spring Carnival is an outdoor celebration and a fun Halloween alternative for families and kids.
See www.greenhithecommunitytrust.org.nz for other community initiatives such as Toolbox courses and ‘Know Your Street’ and more details on the events above.