Regular

Regular

Feb 24, 2020

Early Morning Walking Group

Come and join us for a friendly walk in the park, alongside the river. Breathe in the fresh air, smell the bush, hear the songs of the birds and maybe even meet some of the local residents – kangaroos. rabbits, tawny frogmouth families, ducks, ibis, lorikeets, maybe even a sleepy wombat. What a great way to start your day! Contact Jan on 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 24, 2020

MUC Knitters Group

Ladies with a common interest in knitting come together to create warm garments and soft toys for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers and enjoy afternoon tea together. Donations of yarn are appreciated. Contact Helen or Marion on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 24, 2020

Fresh Youth theatre

Each Fresh Youth Theatre workshop is open to young people aged12-18 and consists of afternoon tea, rehearsal time, small group discussion around the theme of the play and then we all sit down together and share a meal. The leaders include a director, a pastoral carer, a member of our Ministry Team and several other volunteers and all have Working with Children checks and have undertaken Safe Church training. A Fresh Youth Theatre season consists of approximately 16 weeks of…
Feb 24, 2020

Explorers Study Group

We are a group wishing to explore our faith through an evolving perspective, in a safe comfortable environment. Material used includes books, articles, study series and videos, sourced from a number of different areas. We begin each session with supper and then a time of sharing. Our main agenda includes a short informal worship followed by discussion for approx. one hour. Contact Zoe or Gwyn 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 25, 2020

Playgroup

Our playgroup program gives children the opportunity to socialise and to learn to play with other children; to develop a sense of cooperation through new experiences in a fun and stimulating environment. It also enhances interactions between adults and children, whilst building a sense of community between both the children and adults taking part in the group. We know children learn through varied play activities in which they explore, imagine, create, wonder and simply have fun. At Playgroup our activities…
Feb 25, 2020

Green Sage Morning Coffee Group

MUC ladies and friends come together to enjoy a coffee/tea and a weekly catch-up. Special Birthdays are celebrated and the ladies support each other in times of need. They also collect loose change for the ‘Porridge Pot’ which is sent to Malawi, Africa to support the Mphatso Children’s Foundation. Contact Helen or Elaine on 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 25, 2020

Tuesday Mens’ Coffee Group – The Grumpies

This is a very informal group of retired men that meets at Michel’s at The Pines Shopping Centre every Tuesday to enjoy the coffee and try to solve the world’s problems, so far without any success. The Grumpies draw from a group of about twenty-five and attendances range between eight and fifteen. The focus is purely social based on coffee and conversation. The Group is welcomes all MUC men and friends and we would be pleased to see some new…
Feb 26, 2020

MUC Connections – Supporting refugees and people seeking asylum

MUC Connections is a group of people who encourage one another to connect with, support and advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum. Activities include speakers, petitions, organising food, and toy drives; making up toiletry packs to give to newly arrived refugees, activities to raise awareness, and fundraising for organisations that support people seeking asylum. New members are always welcome. Contact Marion, Brian or Ian on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 27, 2020

Social Justice Action Group

The Group meets to promote social justice issues in our church and wider community. We aim to raise awareness and encourage actions in issues such as climate change and environment, indigenous rights and reconciliation as well as the range of issues impacting the most disadvantaged in our world – e.g. homelessness, poverty, family violence, people with disability, exploitation of overseas workers. Contact Tony on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Feb 28, 2020

English Conversation Classes

English conversation classes are run by volunteer tutors from Manningham Uniting Church and are open to any migrant who would like to improve their spoken and written English. Classes are held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a different topic presented each week. Classes are free and morning tea is provided. Contact Marion  or Tricia on 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Mar 1, 2020

Choir Practice

The choir leads the singing for the Fellowship@10 Sunday services and often sings a piece relevant to the theme of the service. Most times the piece is rehearsed only on the day of the service and so choir members can walk up to the rehearsal. Besides the regular choir members, other choristers are welcome to join for single services as/when they are able. At Easter and Christmas and sometimes other special occasions, additional rehearsals are arranged. Choir members are advised…
Mar 2, 2020

Book Club

Book Club is a small group of people who read a book each month which is then discussed along with other issues of interest to the group. Contact Chris or Ruth 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Mar 2, 2020

Men’s Social Tennis

The “Could Have Beens” meet every alternate Monday evening at 7.30pm, for a couple of hours’ social tennis, followed by cheese, refreshments and convivial conversation covering all manner of subjects. Skill levels unimportant. Around 8-12 players attend, so we manage a couple of sets each. Occasionally non-players come along just for the conversation. New participants are most welcome. Contact Bob on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Mar 3, 2020

Men’s Fellowship*

*But women are welcome too…. The aim of this group is to provide interesting speakers from other professions or documentary visuals with spiritual and human relationship mindset. For example Police superintendent who felt God call him Former Baptist Minister who became a prison chaplain Barrister who combined defence of criminals with job of primary school chaplain Contact David or John on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Mar 4, 2020

Westcare

Westcare is a friendly group that provides company for people during the day every 1st and 3rd Wednesday.  We commence with morning tea (provided) and a chat, trim stamps for Sammy Stamp Fund until 12.30pm when we prepare for lunch.  Each person brings their own sandwich/salad and cake is provided with another cuppa. We celebrate Birthdays, share stories of family, holidays, items of inspiration, snippets of interest, all with a touch of humour.  Sometimes we sing together and at Christmas celebrate with…
Mar 7, 2020

F.O.C.U.S.

Program for July:    Shrine of Remembrance speaker, Ralph Boyne Ralph is one of the volunteers who speak about many aspects of this iconic memorial – history, development, maintenance, visitor’s centre, recent upgrade and general organisation.  He lives locally and spoke at Spectrum recently. He shall use audio/ visual displays. Come along and enjoy the evening. Please bring a plate to share for supper. Everyone is welcome. The name F.O.C.U.S. is derived from: Fellowship, Outreach, Christmanship, Understanding, Service. F.O.C.U.S. began…
Mar 15, 2020

Youth Group

A new year brings the news that Youth Group (yrs 5 to 10) is starting up at MUC! We have a team of leaders excited about running an awesome program which is guaranteed to get you pumped. Have fun, get active, develop friendships, discover the meaning of happiness and see what impact we can have on this world. It doesn’t get any better than that!  Eat dinner before you come and supper will be provided.  Willy Wonka Games Have you…
Mar 16, 2020

MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers

MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers make quilted knee rugs that are given to church members and friends who are struggling with health issues, etc. We make banners, single bed quilts for Australian military personnel serving overseas, bags sent to Africa, quilts for refugees etc. All items are given away, nearly all materials used are supplied. We sew together in a private home and may take items home to finish. We try various patterns to learn new skills. No-one is an expert, all…
Mar 18, 2020

Stepping out walkers

A walking group that has been going for 20 years. Perhaps we do not walk as far these days but we enjoy getting together monthly, supporting each other and our walks are always finished at a Café with coffee. Walks in a different location each month, in parks or walking tracks around the suburbs of Melbourne. Currently while the rebuilding is happening at Wood Street we will meet at the carpark at Westfield Drive at 9.30am. New walkers are welcome.…
Mar 29, 2020

Youth Group

A new year brings the news that Youth Group (yrs 5 to 10) is starting up at MUC! We have a team of leaders excited about running an awesome program which is guaranteed to get you pumped. Have fun, get active, develop friendships, discover the meaning of happiness and see what impact we can have on this world. It doesn’t get any better than that!  Eat dinner before you come and supper will be provided.  BBQ & Games School holidays…