Stable on the Strand

18 – 22 December, 2016

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Strand Park, The Strand, Townsville



Townsville City Council

Read The Christmas Story

Read The Good News Story

If you would like to know more about God or the Christian faith, please call us or visit alpha.org.au/questions.

Willows Presbyterian Church are running the course Christianity Explored on Monday nights from the 15 February.
All welcome. Email jason@willows.org.au if you are interested.

The Anglican Parish of the Ascension (Heatley) are running the Alpha Course commencing in early May.
All welcome. Email office@ascensionanglican.org.au for details.

Bible Story Crafting & Sharing Workshop

Learn how to communicate the Bible effectively through storytelling!


February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22
5.30pm for 6pm – 9pm
Plus an evening session on Friday 18 or daytime session on Saturday 19 March
(day and time to be decided by the workshop group).

8 sessions of really useful teaching for just $150 $100.
The price of $150 $100 will be reduced depending on the number of attendees,
going as low as $75 per person if we have 40 attendees.

Why not attend as a home group or small group?

Register your interest now by calling 4774 4542 or 0411 756 273
or emailing admin@stableonthestrand.com.au

Mt Louisa House of Praise     485 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa
Workshop materials included. Suitable for ages 12+. Limit of 40 people.
Catering for dinner can be made available at additional cost if there is enough interest.

Click to read testimonials about Bible Crafting & Sharing

Stable on the Strand News

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Thank You Townsville!

Thank you Townsville for a superb Stable on the Strand 2015. Congratulations on what many are saying was “the best Stable ever”! A big “THANK YOU!” to everyone involved. […]

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Christ is Born!

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That’s a Wrap!

That’s a wrap on the park at 4.30pm for Stable 2015. Time to crank up the carols and prep for Christmas Day! ‪#‎Stable15‬

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Digital Art ~ Nathan Mulligan

This is an amazing piece of digital art created by Nathan Mulligan at the Stable On The Strand Youth Hub this year. Come and check it out on the big screen. ‪#‎awesometalent‬ ‪#‎followthestar‬ ‪#‎stable15‬

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One Life … The Greatest Story Ever Told!

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Town Square!

Catch the performance every hour and half hour. Excellent! ‪#‎Stable15

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One Life …

If you haven’t seen “One Life – The Greatest Story Ever Told” you are missing out! … Entertaining! Brilliant! Thought provoking! Every night at Stable on the Strand at 8.30pm. ‪#‎Stable15‬

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Pat Morgan

The beautiful and very talented Pat Morgan blesses us onstage Sunday 20, Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 December at 8pm. Can’t wait! ‪#‎Stable15‬

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Sean W Smith returns to Stable!

Sean W Smith joins Stable on the Strand again tonight, Sunday 20 December, at 6pm & 7.30pm. Fabulous to see the kids having so much fun with him last night! ‪#‎Stable15‬

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Jacob Long Band

Jacob Long Band hits the stage at Stable 2015 tonight at 8pm & 9.10pm. See you there! ‪#‎Stable15‬


Stable 2015 Archive

To everyone at this venue: It has been so interesting especially the entertainment from the stage.
We have had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much.   ~ Helen & Peter

The Birth of Jesus

Luke Chapter 2

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.

There were shepherds camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.

As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed.

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Stable 2015 Sponsors


Combined Churches          Townsville City Council


Calvary Christian College          Mater Hospital


Advantage-Signs  ACC-252x100  CPSA01  Ede Events

CastleTown  SalvationArmy3  YWAM


Live FM  SCA01

Townsville Bulletin

SILVER SPONSORS    Catholic Education Office    DakTech    Grace Law Solicitors    Honeycombes Property Group    Morleys Funerals PakMag    Regional Certification Group

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