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Get your year off to a great start at The Lakes Cafe with daily entertainment, music, comedy, engaging talks, sumptuous treats and barista coffee. Everyone is welcome!

9am-11.30am Wed 4 Jan:

Flexibility and form: Becoming and staying physically healthy
Pat Hart, local physiotherapist, on how to stay active and healthy with daily movement tips and ideas.

9am-11.30am Thur 5 Jan:

Anxiety and my children
Ruth Sheath, social worker, on how to best support our children growing up in an anxious world.

Building resilience as a parent
Jenny Miligan, midwife and Director of The Nursery, on how to build parental resilience.

9am-11.30am Fri  6 Jan:

Our spiritual home and the man who can take us there
Darren Box on what spiritual health looks like and how to get there!


Good News Week holiday fun for kids: 9am-11.30am Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 January
Summer Youth 2023: 7pm-9.30pm Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 January
Let’s Celebrate Ladies’ Night: 7.15pm Tuesday 3 January
Family Fun Day: Sunday 8 January

9am-11.30am Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 January 2023

An epic 3-day program for preschool and primary school kids with games, puppets, craft, Bible stories and snacks. Adults can chill in our cafe with barista coffee, mouthwatering treats, interactive fun and talks on physical, mental and spiritual health. 

Cost is just $7 per child daily (max of $15 per family daily).

Summer Youth 2023: 7pm-9.30pm Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 January
Let’s Celebrate Ladies’ Night: 7.15pm Tuesday 3 January
Family Fun Day: Sunday 8 January

Summer Youth Kids Church Youth Groups
In light of the current circumstances surrounding COVID, we have made the tough decision to cancel Good News Week 2022. This includes Summer Youth and our ladies’ night, but stay tuned because we’re hoping to run a fun kids event later this year.
9am-11.30am Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 January 2022

Bring your kids along to our epic 3-day program for primary school children with games, puppets, craft, Bible stories and snacks. Plus an outdoor cafe where parents can chill and enjoy morning tea while the kids have fun. Cost is just $5 per child daily (max of $10 per family daily).

Other Good News Week Events

Summer Youth 2022: 7pm-9.30pm Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 January
Arts Spectacular Ladies’ Night: 7pm Tuesday 4 January
Family Fun Day: 10am-1.30pm Sunday 9 January

Ladies’ Night Summer Youth



We’re a registered COVID-Safe organisation and run our events in accordance with current government guidelines to keep you and your family safe.

Join us for the finale of Good News Week 2020!
Face painting – Jumping Castle – Water slide – Plus more!
Food, drinks and ice-blocks for sale.


9:00am Join us for church where we’ll find out what’s been happening at GNW 2020 and kick off our summer series ‘Life’. Kids will enjoy the final part of the weeks’ program

10:30am  Morning tea & fun activities

11:00am BYO picnic & sausage sizzle

12:30pm The fun continues!

1:30pm Wrap up

Good News Week 2020

Featuring live music by Francis Tim.e, False Alarm and The Closers.
Bring the family along for a BYO picnic on the grass at our new ministry centre!

Serving you good news and coffee each morning with informative and inspiring talks; from decluttering to drawing, there’s something for everyone!

The Lakes Cafe Program

9am – 11.30am

Monday 6th January
A bloke discusses the magic of tidying up

Tuesday 7th January
Living the good life in all seasons

Wednesday 8th January
What is SRE and why?

Thursday 9th January
The challenges and opportunities of a health crisis

Friday 10th January
Waking the artist within


Good News Week 2020

Bring a friend along to a great night as we party in the garden with music, laughs, guest speaker, tea, coffee and desserts.

Bring a mate along for a fun night for blokes with an engaging talk, laughs and good food.

6th-10th January

Teens! Are the summer holidays boring you to tears? Get yourself along to SummerSalt!!

Join us for an awesome five nights of epic games, the Sugar Shack, chill couches and talks that inspire and challenge you to grow in your relationship with God and with each other. Featuring: NINJA WARRIOR / PAINT NIGHT / WATER NIGHT.

SummerSalt is FREE, snacks and drinks available to buy.
This event is for high-schoolers, years 7-12.



Youth at The Lakes Good News Week 2020