Who we are
In 2007 a group of people from St. Luke’s Miranda had the vision to reach out to a new segment of the Shire, firstly by starting a service in a new area and secondly by meeting, not in a church building, but in a local school. Their desire was to create a family service which was convenient to those in Miranda North and attractive to people who may not be comfortable with the perceived formality of a “churchy” service.
Who are we as a church family? We’re a group who are keen to hear, to know and to share the good news about Jesus, his life, death and resurrection for us. We are a family who desire to have a delight in God that overflows into all of our lives, and we are a church that looks to educate, encourage and empower people of all ages as they come and join us for worship.
Where/when we meet
Our main meeting place is in the school hall at Miranda North Primary School, 162b The Boulevarde, Miranda (see map below). We meet, all together, at 10am on Sunday mornings, and part way through the service, the kids head out to their Kids’ Church programmes, run in several of the school’s classrooms.
After the service, people enjoy morning tea together and families sometimes head out for a picnic or other activities.
Many members of St. Luke’s Miranda North also meet regularly for mid-week bible studies and a range of other social activities.
What to expect
Come along to Miranda north and you can expect a warm welcome. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dressed in your “Sunday best”, or in a t-shirt and shorts, whether you’re an old hand at church, or this is your first time. Miranda North is a church where we want to joyfully celebrate the God who made us, and we’re keen for anybody to come and join us.
During the service we’ll sing, pray, we’ll read the bible together and we’ll will explore the passage a little further in a sermon. Depending on the Sunday, we may also have a baptism, join together in communion, or get an update from one of the missionaries we support locally and around the globe!
Kids stay in for the beginning of the service, then we have a team of trained and eager leaders who run our four Kids’ Church programmes:
Creche and Playhouse: Creche runs for 0-2 year olds and Playhouse for 3-5 year olds including A fun preschool style program with a Bible talk, songs, craft and games.
Clubhouse: Clubhouse is for school aged kids in K-2. Kids are taught the same things as their parents in church in an age appropriate method and style. Kids will have lots of fun playing games, hearing from the Bible and building strong relationships with each other.
Treehouse: Treehouse is for school aged kids in 3-5. Just like clubhouse, treehouse kids follow the same subjects as the parents in an age appropriate method and style in a run, friendly environment where they get to take part in a wide range of activities.
The wider St. Luke’s community also offers a range of other great activities for kids of all ages.
You can find out about them here.
No matter what age or stage of life you’re in, we’d love to welcome you to our church family at Miranda North. If you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact our focus pastor, Tim Goldsmith.