Events

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Jun 5, 2020

Via Zoom – English Conversation Classes

Is English your second or additional language? You are invited to practise your English with volunteer tutors from Manningham Uniting Church in a free weekly online class. Register now to join. Places are limited. Our friendly classes will be run weekly for 5 weeks, starting on Friday 29th May. They will run from 10am to 10.40am. We would love to see you! Please fill in the form below and we will contact you with a zoom invitation: For more information:…
Jun 6, 2020

F.O.C.U.S. @ Home

F.O.C.U.S will meet via zoom – contact Graham, Ruth, Brian on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org to be sent the zoom link The name F.O.C.U.S. is derived from: Fellowship, Outreach, Christmanship, Understanding, Service. F.O.C.U.S. began in 1971, initially in homes and later at Westfield Drive. Its primary purpose was a gathering for ‘young marrieds’.  A more apt description of the members today would be ‘young at heart’.   The group usually meet at Westfield Drive at 7.30pm on the first Saturday of…
Jun 7, 2020

EMAIL – Choir

Sharing some musical favourites amongst members of choir through email 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…
Jun 7, 2020

ONLINE Worship

Following the latest advice, we are suspending all of our worship services until further notice, starting from Sunday 22 March. This is so that we can keep everyone safe and, as much as we can, slow down the spread of the COVID19 in the community. We are now worshiping and gathering as a community online – you are more than welcome to join us manningham.uc.org/online
Jun 7, 2020

VIRTUAL – Cuppa Calls (Morning tea)

Join us after worship, whenever you choose to ‘attend’!  We are holding Cuppa Calls at morning tea 11.30am with Rev Bob and afternoon tea at 3pm with Rev Claire to discuss the service and the reading. Here’s the link to the zoom conversation: https://zoom.us/j/713147420 Grab a cuppa and biscuit and join in to discuss the service or catch up with some friends.
Jun 7, 2020

VIRTUAL – Sophia

Sophia is on Sunday 7th June at 6pm on zoom.Topic is Living in a World of War: The Intersection of Popular and Christian Ethics The goal is to discuss the tension Christians encounter as they decide how to live in a world where war is a day-to-day reality.  We will examine some of the big questions , such as, “Is there any such thing as a just war?” Led by Greg Rublee, M.S. Defense and Strategic Studies and former U.S. Intelligence…
Jun 8, 2020

Monday Bingo

MUC Community Building team would like to invite you to join in a game of Bingo! All you need to do is join the Zoom Meeting at 5pm on Monday, 4pm on Wednesday or 11am on Thursday. Games will start this week and run for 3 weeks. Bring with you a piece of paper and a pen and your host will guide you through how to set up your bingo board. It’ll be lots of fun and a great way…
Jun 8, 2020

Via Zoom – Explorers Study Group

Meeting via zoom – if you would like to join in Contact Zoe or Gwyn 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org 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.…
Jun 9, 2020

VIRTUAL – Playgroup

Join us for playgroup, but not as you know it, via zoom each Tuesday morning at 10.30am.  Show and tell toys and pets, listen to a story and join us for a song or two.  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…
Jun 9, 2020

EMAIL – Green Sage Morning Coffee Group

An email letter to be distributed to regular members of the group sharing what they are up to and how they are travelling 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;…
Jun 9, 2020

Via Zoom -Tuesday Mens’ Coffee Group – The Grumpies

Encouraging to gather at 3pm via zoom and have had cuppa each Tuesday 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…
Jun 10, 2020

Wednesday Bingo

MUC Community Building team would like to invite you to join in a game of Bingo! All you need to do is join the Zoom Meeting at 5pm on Monday, 4pm on Wednesday or 11am on Thursday. Games will start this week and run for 3 weeks. Bring with you a piece of paper and a pen and your host will guide you through how to set up your bingo board. It’ll be lots of fun and a great way…
Jun 11, 2020

Thursday Bingo

MUC Community Building team would like to invite you to join in a game of Bingo! All you need to do is join the Zoom Meeting at 5pm on Monday, 4pm on Wednesday or 11am on Thursday. Games will start this week and run for 3 weeks. Bring with you a piece of paper and a pen and your host will guide you through how to set up your bingo board. It’ll be lots of fun and a great way…
Jun 11, 2020

VIRTUAL – Church families’ catch up with Rev Claire

All church families are invited to jump onto zoom with Rev Claire and see what everyone’s been up to this week, what people have planned, say hi to friends, and do a prayer activity together.Thursdays at 4pm for 40 minutes – show and tell positively encouraged. Email Claire for zoom details – claire.dawe@manninghamuc.org
Jun 13, 2020

Via Zoom – WORLD KNITTING DAY 2020

Knitting, he thought, was a comfort to the soul. It was regular. It was repetitious. And, in the end, it amounted to something. Jan Karon, At Home in Mitford Our World Knitting Day was such a success in 2019 that we decided to do it again this year. How? you might ask, given the corona virus restrictions on social distancing. The answer to everything these days seems to be ‘Zoom’, so we thought we would give it a go! Saturday…
Jun 14, 2020

Messy Church at Home

Messy Church is a time for all ages to gather together to connect as a community focused around the Christian message. There is an order and structure to Messy Church, despite its name, and there is liturgy and learning, reflection and celebration. Everything you would expect to find in a service of worship is in Messy Church – in fact, it is more aligned to the early church described in Acts and Paul’s letters than what we call church today.…
Jun 15, 2020

Via zoom – 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…
Jun 15, 2020

Via Zoom 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
Jun 15, 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
Jun 17, 2020

Stepping out walkers – individual or in a pair

COVID Alternative A suggestion is to start from Victoria st carpark or the Boulevard carpark and do the circuit.   At your leisure.   You can be alone exercising or with one other –  keeping in mind social distancing. 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…
Jun 24, 2020

Via Zoom 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