Welcome to GFS and KidsPlus+ Perth
GFS KidsPlus+ have an innovative and exciting approach to Children’s Ministry in Perth. Since the 1880s, Girls Friendly Society Inc. (GFS) has been at the forefront of ministering to young women and girls. Now, more than 125 years later, the organisation still provides pertinent and exciting modules of ministry to children, youth and adult members as well as their families. We would be delighted to help you with your ministry endeavours.
We provide ministry to children, teens and their families through:
– Traditional girls only GFS Branches
– KidsPlus+ Groups for both girls and boys
– TeenLinx – For children aged 12 up
If there is any help you need with children’s and youth ministry then please call us!
We welcome to GFS & KidsPlus –
Peter Hotchkin is the newest Fieldworker for GFS KidsPlus+. Peter is a trained youth worker with 15 years’ full-time experience in children’s and youth ministry across the country – having worked in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. He’s also volunteered many hours of youth work in the Church on top of that ministry.
Peter has been an Anglican youth minister, a mission fieldworker, a fundraiser and bequest officer. He has worked with children and young people through camping ministries, small groups, day-camps, and junior leadership development. When in Parish ministry, Peter had spiritual oversight of a congregation of 50 people and participated in all aspects of Parish life – including Alpha, Youth Alpha, Sunday services, preaching, training a team of leaders and working in local schools. Peter has trained adult leaders who even decades later still continue in ministry.
We hope Peter’s skill-set can help increase participation of older kids in KidsPlus+, to work on the TeenLinx program, to work with the team on leadership training (including Junior Leadership Training) and to develop participating boys within GFS KidsPlus+ programs. We really hope Peter can help you! If there is some way you could see these skills and ideas being helpful to your Parish or Church? Please call us and we can discuss the possibilities.
Margaret Bunday OAM
Miss Bunday was an amazing lady and her dedication to GFS was outstanding. She was involved at a Perth, National and International level. Was involved with the Scarborough branch for many years and even ran a KidsPlus+ Group at Scarborough as well. She held many roles in GFS, Leader, Leader Development and Chairperson (1961) before taking up a teaching role in England. Miss Bunday was very involved in group activities, camps and leader development. The past few years she had been unable to communicate very well and was in a nursing home. Thank you for all your love and friendship you shared with your GFS friends Miss Bunday.
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.