Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

Register for Superhero Mania NOW!

Superhero Mania flyerRegistrations are now open for OVACC’s annual kid’s holiday club.

From 9:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 October, 2018, this year’s theme – Superhero Mania – promises to be great fun.

Open to children from Kindergarten to Year 6,  you can register for Superhero Mania using this link or, if you prefer a paper form, pick one up from Oxley Vale Public School office, Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church’s 10am service, or by contacting Tom using this link.


Safe Ministry Training Seminars

Safe Ministry Training: Our Commitment

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safe ministry 1safe ministry 1The Anglican Diocese of Armidale affirms that all people have the right to be spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically safe.

The Bible identifies classes of vulnerable people who are to be protected and given special care and treatment in society because of their powerlessness such as the poor, widows, orphans and aliens. As His people Christians are called to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before Him (Micah 6:8).

The Anglican Church in Australia has made a commitment to keeping all people safe through the passing of canons and/or model ordinances relating to professional standards which have been adopted by our Diocesan Synod. Further to this, our parishes and special districts operate under the Parish Structures Ordinance 1979-2000 which seeks to govern the safe and respectful conduct of ministry at the local level.

We also live in a country that legislates for people’s safety, including legislation and regulations for the safety of children and vulnerable adults. Our Safe Ministry policy takes into consideration relevant legislation and regulations such as, but not limited to, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the New South Wales Crimes Act 1900, the New South Wales Child and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

The Diocese’s policies aim to:

  • ensure that leaders and programs are safe;
  • ensure that all people are respected and valued;
  • minimise the risk of abuse, ministry misconduct and the misuse of positional power having leaders and programs appropriately vetted; and
  • ensure that all cases of suspected abuse, ministry misconduct and grievances are handled in a fair and just manner.

At OVACC, we have been conducting our Safe ministry training using the material provided by Youth Works.  If you have any questions please request a contact to our Safe Ministry Officer via the contact us form on the home page.

Children’s Ministries Training Day

On the weekend 65 Scripture teachers, Sunday School teachers, and children’s ministry leaders gathered in the Hall at Oxley Vale Public School to enrich their skills in teaching the bible to children . The Kidswise Tamworth Training Day was very well received and the three seminars were great. The seminars were:

  • Building An Effective Children’s Ministry,
  • Presenting The Gospel To Children,
  • Group Management were very helpful and informative.

OVACC takes seriously our responsibility of caring and teaching the children who are entrusted to our care.

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Holiday Kid’s Club Registrations


Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church’s annual Kid’s Holiday Club is on again this October!

Registrations are now open for ‘Follow The CLues’ – a 3 day program on 1-3 October, including a Friday afternoon performance for parents, grandparents and carers (at 5pm, including a BBQ dinner).

The price is excellent and fun is guaranteed!

Register now using this form..

Kids Holiday Club

Knights of the King, Kid's Holiday Club

Our recent “Knights of the King” Kids’ Club took 32 children on an adventure through the book of Matthew, engaging with the story of Jesus – what he did and taught as well as the people he met and how he affected them. A wonderful cast presented a clear message of the search for the true king:  Jesus. 

The program kept the kids busy and interested and involved some great music, plenty of games and craft, creative activities, and a delicious, nutritious morning tea prepared each day. The leaders were well organised and encouraging, sensitive and caring, and really modelled God’s love in all their interactions with the children and parents. It was obvious by the laughter, participation and concentration that all the children enjoyed themselves, as did the team.

The Vicar, Simon Carter, tied the whole message together and pointed the children to Jesus as the true King. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

On Thursday night we celebrated with a sausage sizzle where many parents came to watch their children sing and listen to a summary of the week.

A huge thanks to our Sunday School Coordinator Lyn Brown who directed the Holiday Club.


Kid’s Holiday Club – Registrations open!

Oxley Vale Anglican Community Church’s annual Kid’s Holiday Club is on again this October!

Registrations are now open for ‘Knights of the King’ – a 3 day program on 1-3 October, including a Thursday night performance for parents, grandparents and carers.

Brochures are available from Oxley Vale Public School or by contacting the church office. The price is excellent and fun is guaranteed!

Knights of the King, Kid's Holiday Club

OVPS Breakfast Club

Again in 2013, after many years of helpful service, the Oxley Vale Public School Breakfast Club run by OVACC volunteers has kicked off at the school.

Breakfast Club feeds students who haven’t been able to get breakfast before they’ve gotten to school, perhaps through having to leave very early to get to school or just through plain forgetfulness!

Breakfast Club runs from the servery at the rear of the school canteen, each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in term time.

Kidswise Training Day a hit!

On Saturday 9th February, Oxley Vale Anglican hosted a training day for Sunday School teachers from throughout the New England region. Sandy Galea from Kidswise led participants through sessions on the priority of ministry to children, packaging a program and teaching memory verses. Over 70 teachers went away from the day better equipped to teach Sunday School in their local churches – thanks Sandy!