Ministries & Support

The Great commandment states: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, all your mind, and with all your strength, and love your neighbour as yourself”.

In light of the great commandment we believe we are called to be a community who values, cares and supports those who have made St Alban’s their spiritual home and we value what we have. We also need to seek ways to be present, active and discerning of the spirituality and needs of those in the rapidly developing new community in which we live.

Kids

Children’s Ministry

Chartwell Church provides ministry for children and young people with the goal, “To Grow God’s Kids”. Our ministry is:

  • Christ centered and biblically grounded in the faith of our partner churches.
  • Care orientated that respects each child’s age, gender, culture and developmental needs
  • Community sensitive that respects each child’s context of belonging and nurture.
Sunday Mornings

We have two youth programmes available at 9.30am (during the Insight and Worship Service) staffed by an experienced team of volunteers.

Ignite

Ignite is our programme for children aged 5-10. We are committed to providing a safe, fun and welcoming space for our children to connect with each other and with God. Children going to Ignite start off in the 9:30am Family Service and head to Ignite after the ‘Young at Heart’ segment of the service. Ignite runs on Sundays during school term times.

Connect

Connect is our programme for children aged 11-18. We are committed to providing a safe, meaningful and welcoming space for our older youth to connect with each other and with God. Our goal is to get students connecting in meaningful relationships that will foster spiritual growth and conversation. Connect runs on Sundays during school term times.

 

Mainly Music

 

Mainly Music meets in the Hall every Friday morning from 10am during the school term. This is a national “music and movement” group for preschoolers and their Mums, Dads or caregivers. Contact the Office ph: 855 7434 for more information.

Over the session time, your child will be learning and developing, starting on and building up their knowledge of colours and numbers, expressing their imagination, finding enjoyment in the educational moments, laughing at the puppets and participating in group activities. The content of the sessions has been selected so that the children will grow and the parents can take advantage of this opportunity to stop and focus on their children.

Foundational to the Mainly Music experience is the support and encouragement provided by our local volunteer team who are comprised of people from Chartwell Church. The focus is for families to find friendship and encouragement and for Mainly Music to be a highlight in their week.

Kids Korner Toy Library

 

The Toy Library provides a wonderful opportunity for parents/caregivers to offer their children toys that aid educational and developmental goals and are a lot of fun! A huge range of toys is offered for children aged 0-5 years.

  • Toys you can borrow and not have to store all year round!
  • Toys that can change with the season and with the growth and development of your child!
  • Perfect for grandparents and families with children of different ages and stages.

Open Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11am and Saturdays from 10.00am to 11.30am in the church hall. For more information please call Amy on 021 917 545.

Family Movie Nights

Bring your own takeaways and meet for dinner at 6.00pm. $2 per person and an ice cream is provided. Bring a friend. All welcome! Check the events calendar to plan ahead.

7th Hamilton Girls’ Brigade

Mission Statement of Girls’ Brigade NZ:
GBNZ empowers girls with skills, Christian qualities and values, to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

Girls’ Brigade believes in a balanced approach to life and so our programmes cover a selection of physical, social, educational and spiritual activities that link in with our motto to Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.
Girls’ Brigade caters for girls in the following age groups: Juniors 5-8 years, Seniors 9-12 years and Pioneers 13-17 years and meet every Wednesday from 6pm-7.30pm at Chartwell Cooperating Church.

Before and After School Care- OSCAR registered

We provide a Before and After School Care facility each weekday during school terms from 7.30am-9am and 2.30pm-5.30pm. We currently cater to children from Bankwood, Hukanui, Steiner and Horsham Downs primary schools plus Fairfield Intermediate.

Cost is $12.50 per afternoon session. Before School Care is from $7.50 a session. Pick up and drop off fees apply for most schools. Genuine caring staff. Oscar Accredited and WINZ subsidy available.
Contact the After School Care supervisor, Megan, for more information after 2.30pm each afternoon ph: 027 678 7307.

For all information on our Before and After School Care programmes, and to enrol your child, click here.
NB: Please phone Megan on 027 678 7307 before enrolling your child, to ensure we have a space available.

Teens

Y.A.C.C

Youth at Chartwell Church (Youth Group)
Youth Group meets at 6.30pm on alternate Sundays. Phone Church Office for details.

7th Hamilton Girls’ Brigade

Mission Statement of Girls’ Brigade NZ:
GBNZ empowers girls with skills, Christian qualities and values, to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

Girls’ Brigade believes in a balanced approach to life and so our programmes cover a selection of physical, social, educational and spiritual activities that link in with our motto to Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.
Girls’ Brigade caters for girls in the following age groups: Juniors 5-8 years, Seniors 9-12 years and Pioneers 13-17 years and meet every Wednesday from 6pm-7.30pm at Chartwell Cooperating Church.

Adults

Chartwell Parish Family Groups

Have you joined a family group at Chartwell Church yet? It is an easy way to get to know some other church members and have fun and fellowship at the same time.

The groups meet once a month over various activities and people really enjoy the pot luck teas, or coffee and dessert. Contact the Office ph: 855 7434 for more information.

Women’s Fellowship Groups

Our four Women’s Groups provide wonderful opportunities for women of all ages to experience fun and fellowship within a supportive environment. Most meet once a month either at each others’ homes or at the Church Centre. The meetings often host guest speakers and/or demonstrations on various interesting topics. This is a fantastic way to connect with other women in our community.

For contact details please call the office ph 855 7434. Click here for more information.

Men’s Groups

The Men’s Group provides men with an opportunity to talk about, and take part in, topics which interest them in an all male environment.

Older People

Help and resources in the Community

Do you need access or resources for Elder Care? Look at Resources.

Another great resource for seniors is Senior Line.

Services in Hamilton for those with no transport here.

Selwyn Centre

Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon and is open to over 65s who are lonely, or live alone. It is a well rounded programme for exercise, the mind, morning tea, games and fellowship. Spaces are limited so please phone Helen on 853 9998 for more information.

Chartwell Gold Club

An independent group that meets on the second Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1.00pm in the Church Hall. It is aimed at over 60s but anyone who would like fellowship, fun, outings, entertainment and education is welcome to come along. If you would like to know more please contact the Church Office or phone Ruth 855 6048. We would love to see you.

Winter Lunch Series

Our winter lunches have finished for 2018. They will start up again in June 2019.