ChillOut

Generations

Hanging out with friends who know God and know how to have fun is so important!

ChillOut is a 2-3 hour session that gives kids in Years 6 and 7 a fun and easy way to start Christian friendships that we hope will be the beginnings of strong, encouraging relationships that last through teenage years and beyond.

Generally held on Saturday evenings during term time, past events have included Pizza & Bowling, Pool Parties, Night Walks, Games Nights etc.

Details of each event are sent out via facebook a couple of weeks before each event, so if you'd like to keep up to date, request to be added to the closed facebook group (see link).

As part of our duty of care, we request that everyone attending ChillOut completes a once-off registration form (linked).

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The Parenting Courses

Someone once quipped that parenting is the only job you can never get trained for – you can read all the manuals, attend all the how-to sessions, but when it comes to actually looking after your own child, we’re all learners.

To care for, nurture and raise another human being is a wonderful privilege and a profound experience. As a church our desire is to encourage and equip parents to be the best they can be and to model faith to their children in real and effective ways. We offer two Parenting Courses to help with this:

- [The Parenting Children Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tpcc/) (for parents of 1-10 year olds), and

- [The Parenting Teenagers Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tptc/) (for parents of 11-18 year olds)

Both courses run for 5 weeks and are for all parents/carers whether parenting on their own, as step-parents or as a couple. Each course includes informative and fun practical talks with film clips, street interviews and advice from parenting experts as well as small group discussions with parents at a similar stage.

Our next [Parenting Children Course](https://www.corouniting.org/events/the-parenting-children-course) will run on 5 Saturday evenings starting 1 June. Find out more and register on our [event](https://www.corouniting.org/events/the-parenting-children-course).

Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more. Course costs are $35 per person ($70 per couple) and include course material and delicious supper.

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Kids on Sundays

Children and their families are an integral part of our life together as the family of God here at Coro. As an intergenerational church community, we place value on children worshipping together with the whole church family, also understanding the need for kids to have opportunities to learn and engage with the Bible in ways that are designed specifically for the different stages of their development.

On Sunday mornings our children spend the first half hour or so together with their families in worship. There is an area set aside for very young children with some quiet toys and books, however we encourage parents to help their children engage with the service by explaining to them what is happening and encouraging them to participate.

After around half an hour, the children move out to different programs that are designed to stimulate, encourage and enable each child to grow in their own faith journey and in their relationships with their peers. We have five different programs that we run most weeks:

- LPC (ages 0-3) is a free-play session for our very young ones

- Kindy Kids (ages 3-5) is a more structured program with story, craft and free time

- KBG (R-Yr6) has large group and small group times with teaching, memory verses, creative and fun activities and times of prayer.

- Bounce (Yrs7-10) learn through discussion, video clips, and games – always with plenty of food on offer!

See the tabs below for more information.

Note: The safety of the children in our care is paramount. Children are signed in and out of programs with all our helpers police-checked and key leaders having undergone Child-Safe Environments and First Aid training in line with the Uniting Church Child Safe Policy.

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