Barneys Kids

Sundays

Barneys runs a series of kids programs parallel to our 10am Sunday morning service. Barneys Kids gives children the opportunity to learn about Jesus and grow together in faith, in a fun and safe environment. All children start in the service together with their parent(s) or caregivers, enjoying fellowship together, before heading off to their age-appropriate programs.

Please feel free to contact Rachel Knights if you have any questions, or if you’re unsure which program your child should attend.

Not in school yet? No worries!

Rockpool (6 months to 2 years)

Rockpool children enjoy free play, songs, and have morning tea together (provided by parents).

Pippies (2 year olds)

Pippies is a little bit more structured, to help our 2 year olds learn simple truths about God through free play, Bible stories, singing, prayer and craft. Pippies children share morning tea together (provided by parents).

Barnacles (3 to 5 year olds / pre-school)

Barnacles is a pre-school program for children from 3 years old. The children enjoy a variety of activities, including free play, games, Bible stories and craft. The children share morning tea together (provided by parents).

School Years K-6

Children in years K-6 meet in small groups divided by school years. They enjoy games, learning about Jesus in both large group and small group settings, doing craft activities, praying together, singing, and undertaking age-specific projects. Morning tea is shared with the adults after the service.

School Years 7-9

Youth are always more than welcome at our services too, and in the mornings are invited to gather together after the sermon to discuss what they’ve learnt, under the supervision of a leader. They rejoin the adults for morning tea after the service. To find our more about Barneys Youth throughout the week, you can contact Toby Knights.

Fridays

Friday Morning Group is a place where mums of young children are encouraged through the word of God and each other.

FMG has been running at Barneys for over 20 years. We are not a playgroup and we’re not a traditional bible study group either!

At FMG we aim to be biblical, practical and real. We do this by building friendships, opening God’s word, and sharing advice and encouragement- over good coffee and a delicious morning tea!

We meet at Barneys every Friday from 10am to 12noon during school terms.

A kids program, staffed by paid and volunteer carers, is available for children who are not yet attending school. The cost is $60 per term per family. We do not want financial stresses to stop mums and their kids from coming so please chat with us about options if you’re concerned.

Email Stef Fox or call on 9211 3496 for more information, or to let us know you’re coming!

Safe Ministry

Barneys is committed to the safety of all children who attend our programs. All Barneys Kids leaders have a current NSW Working with Children Check, and all are required to complete Safe Ministry training through the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Further information about this training can be found at safeministry.org.au.

If you have any questions, please contact office@barneys.org.au.