DURING THE WEEK
A key part of our mission is to see everyone mature in Christ. Our Growth Groups are a vital way we do just that. Growth Groups meet weekly and generally have around 8-12 members per group. They are where we get to know each other better, build closer relationships, provide practical care for one another and pray. We spend time reading, discussing and applying God’s Word at the personal level. There is a group leader who facilitates discussion and exploration of God’s Word. Our ideal is that every church member is active in a Growth Group.
We offer a range of groups which meet at different times and locations. Some of our groups meet on a week night, others during the daytime. Some meet in the homes of church members, others at Oceanside. Please contact one of our staff to find out more and to join a group.
Mobile Community PantrY
The Mobile Community Pantry is an exciting local program providing groceries at a very low cost. It is a partnership between Anglicare and St Mark’s Malabar.
Bring along your Pension or Health Care or Immigration Card, make a $10 contribution, fill a bag with groceries of your choice from the stock available.
The Mobile Community Pantry will be at St Mark’s Malabar every second Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am. Come to the St Mark’s Anglican Church Malabar carpark (corner of Franklin Street and Victoria Lane) and look for the white van.
Dates for 2018:
Friday February 9 & 23
Friday March 9 & 23
Friday April 6 & 20
Friday May 4 & 18
Friday June 1, 15 & 29
Friday July 13 & 27
Friday August 10 & 24
Friday September 7 & 21
Friday October 5 & 19
Friday November 2, 16 & 30
Friday December 14
Mobile Community PantrY
The Mobile Community Pantry is an exciting local program providing groceries at very low cost. It is a partnership between Anglicare and Oceanside Anglican.
Make a $12 contribution, fill a bag with groceries of your choice from the stock available.
The Mobile Community Pantry will be at Oceanside, Malabar, every second Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Come to the Oceanside Anglican Malabar car park (corner of Franklin Street and Victoria Lane) and look for the white van.
Our Playgroup is on every Friday during term time from 9:30am till 11:30am at Oceanside. It runs in the playground area which is located on the lower tier of our site, opposite Malabar Public School.
This is a great time for parents, grand-parents or carers to come together with their little ones to talk, play and sing. There is fruit for the kids and coffee for the adults. On a sunny day there is no better place to be than in the St Mark’s playground. And on the colder days there is warmth and shelter in our indoor playgroup room.
THIRST is for high school students in year 7 through to year 12. It is a place where teens can ask the big questions of life, investigate Jesus, make new friends, and hang out together. The program runs every Friday night during school term from 7:15pm to 9:15pm at Oceanside, Malabar. A typical night consists of engaging activities, games, a Bible talk, discussion groups, and supper.
IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
Special Religious Education (SRE or Scripture)
Qualified SRE teachers from Oceanside Anglican teach Scripture at La Perouse, Matraville Soldier’s Settlement, Chifley and Malabar Primary schools, a total of 14 classes each week. Our aim is to teach the children who Jesus is, so they can grow in their personal relationship with our heavenly Father through Jesus. We use the authorised Primary SRE program for the Sydney Anglican Diocese (https://cepconnect.com.au/curriculum).
Once a month we hold a Communion Service at St James Villa.