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Sep 17, 2019

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;
Sep 17, 2019


Contact Chris on 03 03 9846 2012;
Sep 17, 2019

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;
Sep 17, 2019

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…
Sep 18, 2019

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. But we always meet in the carpark at Manningham Uniting Church. New walkers are welcome. Contact Carol or Faye on 03 9846 2012;
Sep 18, 2019


Westcare is a friendly group that provides company for people during the day. 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 and Christmas, share stories of family, holidays, items of inspiration, snippets of interest, all with a touch of humour. Sometimes we sing together. We contribute $2 each meeting to…
Sep 20, 2019

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;
Sep 20, 2019

Musical Memories

If you enjoy singing some of the old songs come along to Westfield Drive. Diana will provide the piano – Accompaniment and Bill will be our compere. Research tells us that music, and singing in particular is very good for us. For more information 03 03 9846 2012;
Sep 20, 2019

Global #ClimateStrike

Members of Manningham Uniting Church will be in attendance at this event. This is your invitation to the third and biggest School Strike 4 Climate yet! Their massive, student-led movement is building power around the world, and they’re asking all of us to stand with them on 20 September for a day of high-impact global action. In March, over 150,000 students and supporters across Australia striked for climate action. Since then, they’re only stronger and more organised – capturing hearts…
Sep 21, 2019

E-Waste drop off day

Do you know that electronic waste (e-waste) contains materials hazardous to the environment, as well as valuable materials that can be recovered when they have reached the end of their working life? According to the Department of Environment, we are creating up to three times faster the amount of e-waste than general municipal waste in Australia, and this includes televisions, DVD players, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances, white goods, and a lot more. In fact, any unworking item with an…
Sep 21, 2019

International Peace Day

This will be a great community day and along with other churches and faith communities, MUC will be there in force.   It will be a great opportunity to share who we are with the local community via peace related intergenerational activities and free fairy floss. We’ll have our new building plans on display and details of some of our community programs, mission work and values. 
Sep 22, 2019

Muffin Sale

There will be a selection of delicious muffins for sale following worship on Sunday 22 September at both Westfield Drive and Atkinson Street. Proceeds will go to supporting young people with financial constraints to attend the annual Fresh camp. More information about FRESH Youth Theatre
Sep 22, 2019

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…
Sep 22, 2019

Family@10 (Worship)

A vibrant, contemporary, casual service for people of all ages. Led by worship teams/congregation and a member of the Ministry team. Young Explorers is incorporated within Family@10.
Sep 22, 2019

Fellowship@10 (worship)

Fellowship @10 is a relaxed traditional style worship service led by one of our ministers assisted by lay participants.  The worship is planned by the minister and worship planning teams and does not follow a set order.  The music emphasis is on traditional hymns accompanied by the organ but also includes more modern hymns and contemporary songs.  A choir practices at 9.15am prior to the service and often contributes to the worship. This service takes place at 10.00am each Sunday…
Sep 22, 2019

Young Explorers (worship)

At Family@10, we will have regular services led entirely by our young people, regular services where we all stay together for the entire time, and age appropriate programmes too.  The young people will be dropped at the hall, parents will sign them in (Safe Church) and then they will rejoin the other worshippers at 10.45am.  We have 3 spaces in the main worship space where the young people can sit in addition to sitting with their parents – these will…
Sep 22, 2019

The Woodhouse Grove (Worship)

WORSHIP AT WOODHOUSE GROVE is a traditional service held each Sunday morning at 147 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North at 10.00am.
Sep 22, 2019

Family Violence Workshop conversation

LEARN MORE, BECOME AWARE, EQUIP YOURSELF Led by Wendy Austin at TemplestoweManningham Uniting Church has a long-held passion for and commitment to social justice issues and responses. One of these is the imbalance of power and control in relationships that can lead to family violence across a broad continuum of experiences, and can affect women, children and men in all ages and stages of life. Wendy is a member at MUC and brings to this conversation a comprehensive balance of…
Sep 23, 2019

The Bible and Us

The Small Group Bible Study, The Bible and us seeks to relate what we experience in everyday life to what we read in the Bible. With the help of prepared study guides, our practice is to study different books of the Bible for enlightenment together.             We meet fortnightly during school terms, February – November. You’re most welcome to join us in this exciting exploration. (There’s room for one more!) Contact Cath on 03 03 9846 2012;
Sep 23, 2019

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;
Sep 25, 2019

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;
Sep 26, 2019

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 indigenous rights and reconciliation, asylum seekers and refugees, climate change and environment, gambling, overseas aid, homelessness and affordable housing, family violence and tax evasion. Contact Tony on 03 9846 2012;
Sep 28, 2019

MUC Shared garden

A small group of keen gardeners enjoy growing vegetables in raised beds; the produce of which is shared and taken to the LinC pantry fortnightly, to be distributed to needy members of the community. Gardening tips and news of the week are shared during a break for a ‘cuppa’. Contact Helen 03 03 9846 2012;
Sep 29, 2019


Every September, people from all over Australia gather ‘round the BBQ to show support for Aussie Farmers doing it tough. The Great Outback BBQ is an opportunity to do something fun and fundraise to make a real difference. Get the barbie sizzling with sausages or warm up the “billy” and ask your friends, family, colleagues for a donation to Frontier Services. This is a great opportunity to connect with others for a good cause! Manningham UC members are planning a…
Sep 30, 2019

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;
Sep 30, 2019

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;
Oct 1, 2019

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;
Oct 5, 2019

Café Church (Worship)

We worship together with a discussion on all aspects of daily living and current issues (not necessarily religious ones). Occasionally the topics are challenging which promotes lively and thoughtful conversation. Hospitality is about seeing Jesus in ordinary people. Others in the group are all encouraged to lead the discussion if they wish. All are welcome any time to drop in. What is Café Church – find out more here Contact Sharon on 03 9846 2012;
Oct 5, 2019


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…