Welcome to Islington Baptist Church

Welcome is more than just a word, it’s how you’ll find us as you walk through the door at Islington Baptist Church. We’ve been part of the Islington community for 130 years (Praise God, that milestone was achieved in August 2016]. Much has changed in that time and, like Islington itself, so has the mix of those who can be found in the church any Sunday. There will be people from Sudan, Ghana, South Africa, sitting alongside those from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, UK and Germany, and of course, Aussies born and bred. We aren’t a perfect mix, so there’s always a place for you to become part of our Church Family. We look forward to welcoming you and your family with more than just a word.

Operation Christmas Child

Give a gift to a child who has never received one.

Through a simple gift-filled shoe box, you can share hope and joy in a tangible way with children in need this Christmas. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has globally collected and delivered more than 130 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 150 countries. IBC has been contributing to this for many years now and annually sends approximately 200 boxes for children around the world.
Shoebox gifts are for kids in need, regardless of their background or religious belief. Each shoebox is a gift of love that tells a child they are not forgotten.


Pick Up & Drop Off Times

Pre-printed boxes and leaflets explaining how to pack your shoebox are available from Islington Baptist Church between 9am & 12pm on the dates provided below.
September – 21,23,28,30
October – 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28
Final Drop Off Day 30th October 9am – 1pm
If you decided to be a part of this project please join us on
Sunday 30th October @ Islington Park
between 11.30am and 1.30pm
for a sausage sizzle so we can say thank you!

Gift Suggestions & How to Pack your Shoebox

For a quick reference guide on how to pack your gift box see here.
Acceptable Items Prohibited Items
SOMETHING TO WEAR: t-shirt, polo shirt, shorts, skirt, cap, beanie, sandals, etc.
SOMETHING TO LOVE: teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
SOMETHING SPECIAL: carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, stickers, necklaces, craft kits, wind-up torch, a personal note, a photo of yourself, etc.
SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL: exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, colouring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH: tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, etc.
SOMETHING FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE: soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, scrunchies, hair-clips, etc.
ITEMS THAT LEAK OR MELT: (these can spoil boxes) including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles and plasticine/play dough
FOOD OR LOLLIES OF ANY KIND: (due to customs regulations) including medicines and vitamins
USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS: (due to customs regulations) including worn clothing and old toys
BREAKABLE ITEMS: including glass, porcelain and mirrors
ITEMS THAT CAN SCARE OR HARM A CHILD: including halloween, war or pirate-related items such as toy guns, knives, military figures or skull and crossbones
GAMBLING-RELATED ITEMS: including play money, playing cards and dominoes
RELIGIOUS LITERATURE: including tracts and Bibles

Sending the Package

To help make this project possible, a small donation of $9 per box and requested to cover distribution costs.
There are two options to choose from; Regular postage or Trackable. The trackable labels will enable you follow your gift box right through to its destination.

More Information

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Contact Us

(02) 49 613656
Office Hours: Mon to Fri 10am-4pm
Services: Sunday 9.30am & 6.30pm

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