We can still connect with one another with COVID restrictions!
Our River Kids Leaders would love to create a space of fun and God encounters, and help our kids connect with one another online.
For the safety of your children, we record all zooms and having waiting room enabled. Our leaders will not let anyone in we don’t recognise so let us know if you invited a friend!



Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth – a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth.
Watch the YouTube videos below; or scroll to the bottom of the page to download the book!
Watch on YouTube

Click on the images below to watch each session:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Read the Book

Session 4:

Session 5:

Session 6:

Read the book

Click on the image below to download the PDF:

Cache: A hidden box that is located via map coordinates.
How does this work?
Follow the clues below to find the three caches we have hidden around Sydney! Good luck!

Having trouble?
Caches always seem hard as they have to be hidden to the normal person. But follow the hints and you should have success! You can also shoot Sophie a text on 0466 519 981 and she may be able to give you some more clues!

Cache No. 1

Please click the map to get the coordinates
Appearance: Medium sized tupperware containers
Parent Tip: You may want to type in ‘Jinna Rd Mortdale’ for a shorter trip if you aren’t keen for a trek through Oatley Park as the road is blocked off by a gate from that direction.
Hint: You will find me between the bridge and round-a-bout. Look for a tree with no branches to mark my spot. You will find me hidden under some strips of bark at the base of a tree.

Cache No. 2

Please click the map to get the coordinates
Appearance: Small container with white lid
Hint: I’m not too low, not too high. You will find me nestled in a tree, looking out at the view.
Photo Hint:

Cache No. 3

Please click the map to get the coordinates
Appearance: Small mason style jar
Hint: You may not be able to see me with a glance, but a branch sticking up marks my spot. Crouch low where the greenery starts and rummage around till you find me hidden away.
Photo Hint:

Caught you!

Connect – Morning Teas

We would love to take some intentional time (while honouring your time) on Sundays after our 10 AM services for our families and kids to connect with one another, as well as our POD leaders.

What does it look like?
– A simple and relaxed morning tea in the small auditorium from 11:45 – 12:15 pm after the Sunday service
– All your children and family are invited to join us to connect
– Nothing for you to do, just turn up!

The Calendar for Term 1:
Sunday 9 February – Kindy POD, leaders and their families
Sunday 16 February – 1-2 Boys POD, leaders and their families
Sunday 8 March – 1-2 Girls POD, leaders and their families
Sunday 22 March – 3-4 Boys POD, leaders and their families

The other PODs will be meeting in Term 2.

Celebrate Christmas

Join us in celebrating Christmas together this year!
Please note we will not be having a Sunday 22 December 10 AM service or Christmas Eve Service this year.

Host Your Own Gingerbread House Making Party – From Sunday 1 December

We are encouraging our church family to intentionally invite people into their homes this Christmas season, and we want to provide a fun way to do so!

From November, we will be taking orders for take-home packs for gingerbread houses and biscuits (gluten free options available) so you can host your own gingerbread party. Each pack will contain all you need: gingerbread, icing, lollies, boards, cellophane and ribbon.

If you want to host a dinner or party in another way you are most welcome – our heart is that we take this Christmas season as opportunity to invite people into our homes and lives and build deeper connections that combat loneliness.

Check back here in November to order your gingerbread.

Better Together Sunday Series

Starting Sunday 1 December, Ben Rusin will be leading us in a teaching series up till Christmas that will inspire us with the type of relationships and communities we can have in Jesus’ kingdom. Real, purposeful relationships that reveal Jesus and value community is the answer to the loneliness and isolation we can all experience.

Carols Services and Christmas Fair – Sunday 22 December

We are excited to announce this community initiative. 

WHO: Everyone!
WHERE: The Life Centre, 23 Stanley St Peakhurst.
WHAT: We will be running two carols services, surrounding by a BBQ and christmas fair for kids and young people.
There will be a petting zoo, jumping castle, faceprinting, jumbo christmas games and challenges, henna, christmas biscuit decorating and more!


3:30 – 5:00    First Kids Christmas Fair, Activities and BBQ
5:00 – 6:00   Community Carols Service
6:00 – 7:30   Second Kids + Teens Christmas Fair, Activities and BBQ
7:30 – 8:30    Community Carols Service

Christmas Day Service – Wednesday 25 December 9am

You are most welcome to join us for a church service on Christmas Day as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Child Dedications

It takes a community to raise a child!

At Georges River we believe in a believers baptism, but love to create this opportunity for parents to share their intentions to raise their child to know and love Jesus. Child dedications are therefore about celebrating the role of family in discipling children; the immediate family and the church family. We love to take the time in our services to stand alongside a family and declare that we value their child and will partner with them in leading their kids to be all God has called them to be. 

2020 Dates for First Half of the Year:
Sunday 1 March
Sunday 28 June

If you are interested in dedicating your child/ren in one of these Sunday services (10AM or 5PM), please email Sophie.

Celebrating Us

Sunday 28 July 10am Service

A special service Coming together to celebrate who we are, where we are from and where Jesus is leading us followed by a multicultural lunch… everyone is invited!

For more information contact Glenn Power by email.

REV Camp


Get away from Facebook and the fridge and come and spend some time studying hard, hanging out with friends and meeting new people.

At REV Camp 2020 you will complete over 30 hours of supervised study in a quiet environment and spend some time enjoying a rare social life with other year twelvers from around your area. REV Camp will get you motivated to prepare for your exams and assessments and minimise the inevitable stresses that come with the HSC.

Previously REV Camp has run in the July school holidays, however with the COVID-19 restrictions we are for the first time running it in October. We are excited to do this as we ALWAYS get requests from HSC students to run REV Camp again in the couple of weeks right before their final exams! This will also provide us with the unique opportunity to take the results and feedback you receive from your trial exams to provide more targeted tutoring and support.

Volunteer Opportunities

Key Information

  • REV Camp will be running from the 28 September – 2 October, 2020 for all HSC students
  • REV Camp is located at 23 Stanley Street, Peakhurst at the Georges River Life Centre.
  • Time: 9am till 10pm (with Tuesday and Thursday nights finishing early at 6.30pm)
  • Finishes on Friday the 2nd of October with a big celebration night and loads of fun!
  • REV Camp only costs $120 for the week if paid before 1st of September and $140 thereafter. This money covers everything you need for the week including food, entertainment, tuition and so much more!

Please call or email Jasmine in the office on 9153 6300 for further information.

Baptisms and Picnic

17 November 2019
Carss Park baths (via Carwar Ave Carss Park)
From 12.30pm

We will be gathering at Carss Park baths for Baptisms and a Church Picnic.

This is a time of great celebration as people make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus.

Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch.

The actual baptisms will commence at 1.30pm sharp.

For more information or to express interest in being baptised, please click on the button below to complete a few details.  For more information, you could also contact Malcolm Campbell by email.

Express Interest in Baptism

Watoto Children’s Choir

Sunday 9 September @ GRLC
5pm start, with a Sausage Sizzle to follow at 6.30pm.
The Concert is FREE. Sausage Sizzle & Drink $4.

Watoto Children’s Choir travels from Africa with an inspiring story of hope.

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 vulnerable children from Uganda, are visiting GRLC as a part of its six month tour in Australia featuring their concert, Signs & Wonders.

The FREE concert features songs that share the stories of the children and the hope they have because of God’s love.

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have now been rescued. They live in a Watoto village or a neighbouring community where they are supported by Watoto’s Neighborhood project. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.

Ivan Masembe (13) is excited to be part of the Watoto Children’s Choir, touring Australia in 2018. Before he joined Watoto, his father had abandoned their family, leaving his unemployed mother without support.

Through the Watoto neighbourhood project, his mother was also equipped with practical skills to help support herself and her family. Ivan was also offered the opportunity to be educated at a Watoto school.

“Since joining Watoto they have taught me how to respect people, work with others, and help my mother.

While I’m on the road with the choir, I am going to share the story of the miracles that Jesus has done in my life, and I hope it will help people to know that, in Christ, there is nothing to fear” said Ivan.

Watch the trailer for Signs & Wonders here.

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