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!
At Miranda North we have a full kids’ program from creche through to year 5.
All kids are signed into their programs as they arrive at church and then join with the adults for the beginning of the service. After the first 15 minutes or so where there will be some songs and a kids’ spot, all of the kids head out to their programs for the morning. In each of these groups kids will follow our Grow Curriculum as they hear from the Bible, spend time in small groups, play some games and have lots of fun.
Creche is for our 1-2 year old kids.
Playhouse is our preschool group.
Clubhouse is our Kindergarten to Year 2 group.
Treehouse is our Years 3-5 group.
For more information about the Kids’ & Youth programs please click 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.