Last Login: 16-12-19
Last Login: 16-12-19
Description: Parenting Course Recognising the important role parents have in raising their children, St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point is excited to be offering a Building Strong Foundations online parenting course via Zoom on Monday 1 June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The evening will be hosted by Trish Howes; who has 20 years’ experience as a family and parenting counsellor; and Erica Oliver, St Mark’s Outreach Minister. Cost is $10 per couple, $5 per single. The evening will consist of a video presentation and a few self-reflection exercises. Come and gain valuable practical advice to assist you on your parenting journey. For more information on topics covered and to register, please visit https://stmarksdp.org/event/parenting-course-2020/ The topics covered include: Part 1: The role of the family • Any expectations to be perfect parents are unrealistic and unhelpful • No instant recipe or formula for bringing up children • Different situations and different children call for different approaches • Some general principles that apply to all families • Value of discussions with other parents • Challenge of pace of life today • Vital for parents to invest enough time and energy. Part 2: Patterns for a healthy life • Having a vision for your family life • Pausing to think about what we want to achieve • What will our children’s memories be of us and their home in 20 years’ time?
Publish Date: 14-05-20
Description: The St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point community has sought to help care for our neighbours in practical ways during COVID-19. One way has been by providing practical food and financial support to Rough Edges, the support group for the homeless located at St John’s Darlinghurst. St Mark’s has initiated a cash drive for this worthy cause, with a target of $10,000. So far $6,500 has been raised. We would love for members of our local community to join with us in supporting Rough Edges. You can still donate here: https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/StMarksDP-3777111 In addition, over the past three weeks the St Mark’s, Rough Edges charity drive has raised 53 bags full of non-perishable food items from supermarkets around Sydney. Thank you to Woolworths for donating 1,580 food items, Bakers Delight for offering fresh bread items for upcoming events at Rough Edges and all at St Mark’s who donated or volunteered.
Publish Date: 12-05-20
Description: Please join us for Easter services online at St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point. Visit stmarksdp.org for more details. We encourage you to check this site regularly for updates to our plans and to access various online resources which we trust will support you during this challenging time.
Publish Date: 07-04-20
Description: Organ Scholarship recipient interview: Pamina Milenkovic Pamina Milenkovic commenced her two-year St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point Organ Scholarship in August 2019 and the church community has been enjoying listening to her beautiful playing since this time. Pamina is appreciative of this opportunity and shared: “I hope to move people. During this scholarship, I've realised that with a great organ you can create drastically different moods and atmospheres. I hope to become great at expressing myself in a way which resonates with others.” Pamina began playing the organ just over two years ago. She plans to undertake a Bachelor in Organ Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2020. Pamina sees this scholarship as an apprenticeship. “I have appreciated being mentored by David Drury who has taught me so much in preparation for St Mark's 8:00am choral services. David has taught me how to accompany the choir, effectively lead the congregation and how to choose exciting instrumentation for the audience to enjoy. Since August I have played for the 8:00am services, mostly assisting David, and sometimes playing the whole service. I believe that I will eventually be playing each service on my own.” Pamina enjoys practising the organ, typically practising 3 - 4 hours every day as she usually needs to prepare 2 - 3 hymns, most of the communion setting, motets and a postlude. She explained: “The hours of practice usually lie, not in learning the pieces, but creating registrations for them (organising where stops are pulled in and out during the piece) and then choreographing that, so the stop changes happen seamlessly while playing.” When asked about some of the joys of being an organ player, she shared: “I like how I can be a roaring ocean and then a lullaby within a second. Playing the organ in a church is incredible, as you can hear how music is sacred. Through playing the organ I've been able to find the spirituality in music that I couldn't tap into deeply before.” Please feel welcome to come and listen to Pamina’s organ playing during St Mark’s weekly 8:00am Choral Communion service. St Mark’s also holds services at 10:00am (all ages) and 5:30pm (Contemporary). Please visit www.stmarksdp.org for more details
Publish Date: 16-12-19
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