We would like to thank our supporters whose contributions made the 2019 festival possible:
Fostering Hope Tasmania
Fostering Hope is an initiative raising awareness about foster care among Christians. Our vision ultimately is to see a movement of Christian foster carers in Tasmania strengthened by churches who support carers and children in their community.
SU Tas is an interdenominational Christian organisation that works with local churches and communities to make God’s Good News known to children, young people and their families and helps people of all ages meet with God through the Bible and prayer. We have worked in Tasmania for over 50 years through camps, missions, school programs, resources and school chaplaincy services.
Riverside Gospel Chapel
Riverside Gospel Chapel meets on Sunday mornings at 10.30 with morning tea before at 10.00. Creche facilities available. They also have home fellowship\Bible study groups, Men's Fellowship group, craft group for Christmas Child Boxes, singing group, Sunday fellowship lunches every two months and young adults Tuesday evenings fortnightly.
The Salvation Army Launceston has been serving our community both spiritually and practically for over 135 years. Through services of community assistance, such as financial help, our teenage youth group, family movie nights, monthly Sunday brunches and more we seek to proclaim the love of Jesus and build communities of belonging where all are welcome. If you are interested in knowing more, or volunteering with us, then we look forward to hearing from you (ph: 6323 7500).
St John’s/ Good News Club
Good News Clubs provide a safe environment for children to learn who Jesus is and why He came along with character traits based on the Bible. Children play active games, learn Scripture verses, do craft, and have afternoon tea. During the school holidays, Good News Clubs provide theme-based holiday Clubs such as LEGO, Space, Science, or Sport at City Park and the YMCA. Currently during the school year Good News Clubs are held on Tuesdays after school at St. John’s City and on Wednesday’s after school at St Leonard’s Primary School where students from other schools are welcome too. Ring Stephanie Baughman at 0400 971 767 for more information.
City Mission’s Community Outreach operates in Launceston with a team of Outreach Workers providing food, friendship and activities that encourage positive interactions between community members. The Outreach team also provides information on service referrals and what's happening in the community. Local residents enjoy a free sausage or two and some friendly conversation. They are normally held in parks, community centres and schools.
All Saints Anglican Network
Jesus’ great desire was to give people life and help them live it to the full (John 10:10). We at All Saints share this desire: to live life well in Jesus. We believe that being made truly alive happens when we trust in Jesus and live to please him and others instead of just living for ourselves. That’s our passion for everyone in our network of churches, but also for each and every person who lives in and around the suburbs of Launceston and along the Tamar Valley. Though our history is founded in the Anglican tradition, we are a church for all people, regardless of their age, stage, ethnicity, culture and beliefs. Because the good news of Jesus is good news for everyone!
Launceston Family Church
24a Forster St is our home and we meet regularly on a Sunday at 10am to worship God in music, through the preaching of the word and sharing communion. We have a children's program for the little people and a discipleship bible study for Grade 4 through to Grade 8. During the week run The Link a 'drop-in' have lunch, play table tennis and catch up. On Thursday's we run Ladybugs Kindergym and Music and on a Friday afternoon it’s a primary aged program called "Switched On Kids".
Windy Park Alpacas
We currently have 42 adults and 8 babies ranging in age from 3 months to 2 weeks old. We have many different colours white, fawns, browns, blacks and greys and all the colours in between. The farm is open to the public where they can come and enjoy the experience of meeting our alpacas, feeding them their favourite numnums and even taking them for a walk. While visitors are on the farm they can visit our gift shop which has hand knitted items made from the fleece of our alpacas.
The PCYC’s free recreation activities will be being run by the Launceston Police and Community Youth Club are part of its ‘outreach’ based operations. The Mobile Activity Centre (MAC Trailer) program attends a wide variety of community events, schools and functions all over the northern half of the state, and also works closely with the ‘high needs’ communities in and around Launceston. Funds raised by the club go towards the provision of this valuable service to the community at large.
Salvation Army South
Worldview Center for Intercultural Studies
Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies is a residential training centre located in St Leonards which specialises in training for cross cultural ministry. The Centre is a campus of the Melbourne School of Theology and offers accredited courses. Staff and students are actively involved in churches in Launceston and students gain valuable experience through involvement in community activities.
Door of Hope
Hope Generation is a ministry of Door of Hope Christian Church. We have many opportunities to across the age ranges from birth to 24 years. Our core vision for everything we do is partnering with parents to grow hope in the next generation. Our Hope Discovery Kids team will present a sample of the music and dance we do each week during our 90-minute Sunday morning Worship program.
iSee Church Launceston
We are a contemporary Church welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds. We currently meet every Sunday at 10am at Hotel Grand Chancellor (Cameron St) including a kids program for age 1 - grade 6. Follow @iseelaunceston on Instagram to keep up to date. There is also a Friday night youth program from 6.30pm during school term for grade 7-12 students. Follow @iseeyouthlaunceston on Instagram for weekly info and location.
Legana Christian Church
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is a city church located at the corner of Cameron and George Streets. We welcome people from all parts of Launceston and beyond. Our main service is at 10.30am each Sunday and is ‘classic Anglican’ in style. Families are welcome and we aim to have a suitable program for children as part of this service. See our website www.htl.org.au for more details.
Launceston Christian School
Creative Hearts Dance Studio with Longford Primary School
Launceston City Council
Ravenswood Christian Fellowship
“A loving and caring community” Meetings are every Sunday at Sunnyhill Hotel, 59 Castlemain Road, Ravenswood starting 10.30 a.m. We are a Gospel preaching, Bible believing church in your community. We invite you to join us Sunday’s for a time of praise and worship and to listen to inspired preaching that will help you to live a Spirit-filled life of service, joy and peace. As a result you will be better equipped to share the love of the Lord Jesus Christ with your family and your community! We offer training for Christian ministry which is accredited and nationally acknowledged. We are a family Church. We support mission-work in and outside of Australia. For information; please ring Pastor Peter and Lini Vandenberg -Phone; 0413671927
Trevallyn Life Church
West Tamar Arts Group
Melissa Lubke Community Art Installations
Melissa Lubke is a mother of three young boys, an artist and designer whose life desire is to bring community and hope. She gets the most joy out of her installation and public art for community participation and engagement. Once again her ‘Gemstone Arch’ will be available for play and interaction. Make friends while trying to keep the arch standing using only your bodies! Chill out on the rock pillows and stack up some rock cairns. Add your mark on her most recent artwork, Present Weakness and tie your piece of fabric gratitude onto the cocoons to be exhibited at future locations. www.melissalubke.com
Longford Primary School
Graeme George Boxing
Graeme George has coached and assisted in coaching many athletes who have won gold medals in Commonwealth Games and World Titles. At the Children's and Families Festival on Easter Saturday, he will offer mini-boxing clinics for young champions of the future. Graeme represented Tasmania as a state coach, then as state coaching coordinator for several years, is an accredited future coaching coach and is currently the president of Boxing Tasmania Incorporated. firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Wimmer Dance
Danny Gibson, LCC
Ally and Tom Macqueen
Bec Cameron & students Longford PS
Bec Cameron has been a Scripture Union school chaplain at Longford Primary School for 7 years. The school chaplaincy programme is as unique as every chaplain and every school community. A lot of Bec’s chaplaincy work utilises her background in the arts to nurture students’ personal growth. We hope you enjoy this item from our grade 2-4s.
Also check out our student art exhibition to celebrate Chaplaincy week at the Longford Library May 27-June 4.