10:00AM – 12:00pm every Friday (school terms)

The classes include coaching in water colour techniques, drawing, acrylics and colour theory, perspective and many other aspects of painting and drawing. Members bring their own paper, boards, drawing equipment, brushes and paints, though emergency supplies are available. The art class is also intended to provide friendship and support to its members, and begins each week with a short time of sharing.



  • Conversation Cafe

Conversation Cafe

If you would like to improve your English then why don’t you come along to our CONVERSATION CAFÉ.

You’ll find a really warm welcome at the CONVERSATION CAFÉ!

Come along and enjoy:

  • A warm welcome and friendship
  • English conversation
  • Learning how Australians do things
  • Help with filling in forms or other issues
  • Free tea and coffee

You are welcome to bring young children with you.

WHEN: Every Wednesday at 12:30-2:30pm, during school term.

WHO: Anyone who wants to improve their skills for living in Australia

WHERE: Wollongong Baptist Church, 330 Keira Street, Wollongong 2500.

COST: Free!!!

Contact: Andrew Schachtel on 0433 827 431


  • Playtime

10:00 – 11:30am every Wednesday (school terms)

International playtime is a group that meets weekly for parents (or carers / grandparents) and their pre-school aged children. We welcome families from all backgrounds and everyone’s special input from their own heritage and culture. The activities the children can participate in vary from week to week, based on a theme. Parents and carers are encouraged to participate with their children and enjoy the activities together, but the group also provides support and friendship for the parents and carers.
(A $2 donation per family is given to cover expenses).


  • painting
  • gluing
  • playing
  • reading
  • building
  • singing
  • dancing
  • Settler Support

Every Thursday nights (school terms)

Significant numbers of refugees have settled in the Illawarra over the past ten years. Wollongong Baptist Church is glad to have over 100 re-settlers from Myanmar participating in weekly services, including a Karenni language service and a Burmese language service each Sunday. All WBC members are being encouraged to show welcome and hospitality to these re-settlers, and to assist them in appropriate ways. Their presence in our church has been a great encouragement.

Three home groups meet each week, particularly focused on re-settlers, and catering for those who are improving their English. These groups currently meet on Thursday evenings in Mangerton and Wollongong.”