At Abbotsford Presbyterian, we don't just meet up on Sundays.  We gather throughout the week in smaller and less formal settings to read God's word, to pray, to catch up, to drink coffee, to play music, to care for one another, to go for runs and in a nut-shell - to share our lives together under God.

Below is just a handful of some of those things we do together throughout the weeks, months and year as part of Church Life at Abbotsford Presbyterian.

Growth Groups

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Growth Groups are an opportunity to read the bible, ask questions, and pray in a smaller group setting.  Growth groups meet weekly during school terms, in people's homes or at the church with the aim of developing supportive and loving relationships with one another in a dynamic environment that enables them to learn and be transformed by God’s Word.
If you would like to join a Growth Group, please contact the office.


Kids Church

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At Abbotsford Presbyterian Church children are always welcome.   On Sunday mornings they join in the opening segment of our all-age family worship. This includes a Kids Talk which introduces the theme of the day.   Following the short break in our service, parents then take their children to be signed into Kids Church.

At Kids Church the children enjoy age appropriate Bible talks and stories, singing, prayer, craft, games and other activities.   Kids Church is staffed by experienced members of the congregation who have Working With Children Checks and a desire to see our children grow in their understanding and love of God.


mainly music

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There is a buzz of excitement at APC on Monday mornings with the arrival of 15 young families joining us for a time of music, craft, food and connection. Now nearing its eighth year, our mainly music mornings have provided an important connection between our church and the Abbotsford community.
Throughout the year, we host a mainly music welcome BBQ and a Father’s Day dinner to involve the whole family. Our hope is to establish deeper relationships and greater connection between our church and the families of Abbotsford.
Find out more about the mainly music programme


KCentral

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The KCentral team is dedicated to providing quality programs of games, craft, music, drama and Bible-based teaching for children in school years K-6.  KCentral Week is our annual week-long kids’ program in the July school holidays. The program is a joint activity of Abbotsford, Ashfield and Petersham Presbyterian Churches, operating out of PLC Sydney.  KCentral Days are regular one-day programs at Abbotsford and Ashfield Presbyterian Churches.   To stay updated on future KCentral programs, visit the KCentral website and subscribe to the mailing list.


Meals Ministry

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Our meals ministry helps and supports many people as they deal with times of difficulty and grief, health issues or exciting and challenging family changes (new babies or moving).
Ministering to people in this way can be a huge blessing to them, and the new freezer in the church hall makes it easy to be helpful. Meals can be brought along on Sundays if delivering them to people in need is not possible.  If you would like to be involved please contact the office.


Music

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At Abbotsford Pressie, we highly value the place that music has in our congregational and personal lives as both an expression of worship to the Lord, and for meditation on his Word.   The music team seeks to humbly serve the congregation through quality congregational music which is uplifting, joyous and easy to sing.   Our songbook includes hymns, psalms, contemporary music and the odd 90's power ballad, and draws from a diverse range of composers from Charles Wesley, to Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, to Rob Smith and Brooke Ligertwood.   We seek to play arrangements which are complimentary to the words we sing, using the instrumental talents our church is gifted with, to add depth, brilliance and reflection to the music.

Why not have a listen to our Spotify Playlist?


Partnering in Mission

At Abbotsford Pressie, we value partnering in mission, with both those who have had specific links to our church, as well as more broadly supporting those communities in need.  We are involved with Jericho Road, which is the practical compassion arm of the Presbyterian Church.   More recently we have participated in drives to donate rice and oil to refugee families who have settled in Sydney; as well as donating clothes, shoes and sheets for people in the conflict zone of the Nuba mountains of the Sudan.


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YCentral

YCentral is the high school youth group at Abbotsford Presbyterian Church. We run from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday nights during term time at 443 Great North Road, Abbotsford.

YCentral is a great place to make new friends, hang out with old ones, and explore what the Bible has to say about Jesus in a fun and relaxed environment. YCentral is free of charge – however, a gold coin donation is always appreciated to help cover the cost of dinner.

What to Expect

Dinner
Each week, we share a meal provided by someone from the Abbotsford Presbyterian Church community. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you!

Activities
At around 7:00pm, we launch into some games and activities, usually linked to the night’s theme. Pick up a term calendar or check out our Instagram to see what’s coming up this week!

Bible Talk & Discussion
At YCentral, we want to help you get to know Jesus, and to explore what it looks like to follow him – and so each week, we have a short Bible talk, followed by discussion groups.

Whether you’re a follower of Jesus already or exploring the Christian faith for the first time, your opinions, perspectives and questions are valued and welcomed at YCentral!

OUT NIGHTS

A couple of times each term, we head out as a group to a park, a movie or some other off-site activity. We’ll provide more info about each of these events as they approach.

Registration

We love seeing new people at YCentral, and visitors are always welcome to drop in unannounced! However, for those who plan to stick around, we’d appreciate a parent or guardian filling out our online registration form: https://ycentral.paperform.co/

This should only take a few minutes to complete, and ensures we have the basic details we need to best take care of everyone at YCentral. The registration form also provides an opportunity to sign up for our email list, to be kept informed about future YCentral events.

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