MINISTRIES

Grovedale Baptist playgroup meets on Monday mornings during school term from 10am to 11.30am.  Families can do a simple craft, painting, playdough, puzzles and play with toys, as well as outdoor play.  We finish with music and story time.  Fees are $60 per term for first child and $30 for additional child over 12 months. Inquiries to  playgroup.grovedalebc@gmail.com

Since 2008, Grovedale Baptist has been supporting families at Mandama Primary School by providing mentors under the Kids Hope program.  Each mentor spends one hour per week with the same child engaging in games, cooking and any other activities the child wants to do.  The objective of the mentoring program is to provide emotional and social support to vulnerable children in the school. We currently providing over 12 mentors.

Every Wednesday from 8-9am a team from the church provides breakfast at Mandama Primary School to support the school community.  Breakfast is a toasted cheese sandwich, fresh fruit, and a hot milo.  Children are welcome to choose what they would like and the breakfast operates through each school term. Grovedale Baptist have an offering at their Good Friday service each year to support the breakfast program.

We believe in the value of small groups and provide a number of groups. We run two KYB groups – one on line through Zoom and the second after the Sunday morning service.  Another group meets on a Thursday  which centres  on a less structured form of discussion and sharing.

We value the lives of those in Aged care and seek to meet their spiritual needs.  Our team currently provides worship services at The Vue in Reserve Road  each fortnight, Estia Health in Grovedale each month  and Charles Brownlow Care Centre in Highton every three months.


St Gregorios Abdul Jaleel Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church:

As an expression of our support for the wider family of God, the Grovedale Baptist church building is used on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 3-8pm by the St Gregorios church community which is an Indian faith community.  Inquiries to jsocgeelong@gmail.com