2016 Changes – In The Know!

Some things are changing around here in 2016 and we want to let you know all about them!

GC 2016 dates

Cafe events are moving to Wednesday nights. Our wonderful friends at Crave Cafe are opening on Saturday nights now, so we get to move to Wednesdays! The events will be the same, just a little later (7:30pm – 9:30pm). We are super excited for this, it means that you can bring your small/home group along as a social event and the party animals among us still have their Saturday nights!

We need more musicians! If you play an instrument and/or sing, we want to here from you! We love showcasing new talent, and we love being blessed by those in our community. Sets are for the first half hour of the event, super chill and a great place to cut your teeth as a performer. Get in touch with Eleanor (admin@aym.org.nz) if you would like to know more!

We are always looking for more people to help us out with our cafe events (hosting, baking, photography, sound/AV, set up). We are a COLLECTIVE – all of us make up the community so we would love to have anyone who wants to be involved, involved! If you have a passion/gift/calling we are sure there is a place for you here. Email the address above for more info!

Refugees Are Welcome (#squadgoals)

squad postcard (2)We had something very cool underway for our upcoming event ‘SQUAD’ involving #squadgoals, deeper friendships, cliques and being welcoming – particularly being welcoming of ‘outsiders’ the revolutionary way that Jesus was.

Then the refugee crisis blew up in the media and that made us realise – there’s an even bigger conversation we could be having right now, and something very real that we could be doing about it. Continue reading

The Grace Collective presents: In Pursuit of ‘HAPPY’

GC Happy PowerpointWe’re back with our first big GC cafe for the year!

It’s been said that Happiness = Reality – Expectations. Seems pretty simple really, but for many of us life hasn’t turned out quite how we expected… and so we find ourselves unhappy. Or a bit frustrated. Or even feeling inadequate.

How do we deal with this sense of disappointment as we pursue being ‘happy’? And how does faith in God affect the expectations and hopes that we have?

Join us as we throw around all these ideas, along with enjoying good coffee, food, conversation and live music. As always, all young adults are welcome, so bring your crew.

Saturday 26 April, 6.30pm at Crave Cafe, 25 McDonald St, Kingsland

The Grace Collective presents: FIGHT

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We are gathering again for another great night at Crave!

Featuring: The King and his Friends, Harry Newton & Rachel Peeters on the couch, Ninja versus Pirate, (possibly) the best martial arts movie of all time, and much more.

You can expect awesome coffee, sweet hangs, talented musicians, engaging discussion and homemade food.

Last time we looked at FUN, this time our topic is FIGHT! Continue reading

Our first event at Crave!

This was such a good night. Thanks to everyone who came along, and a special big thanks to our covers band – Joseph & Aaron – as well as Matt Baker for the incredible live jazz. Big thank you also to Rachel Peeters & Katy Berkley for sharing your stories and verses about faith and fun, (and the awesome car dance!) and all the wonderful people who baked, welcomed, decorated, prayed, and made the night go so well!

We’re looking forward to doing it all again in July!

Photography by Sharon Yella (St Margaret’s, Hillsborough).