Events

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Events

Aug 11, 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…
Aug 11, 2020

Via Email Green Sage Morning Coffee Group

Meeting via email given current COVID restrictions 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
Aug 11, 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…
Aug 14, 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:…
Aug 16, 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…
Aug 16, 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
Aug 17, 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…
Aug 19, 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…
Aug 24, 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
Aug 24, 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.…
Aug 26, 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
Aug 30, 2020

Via Zoom – Communion Service

As a pastoral response to this second lockdown and extended restrictions, Rev Claire will be holding a communion service on zoom.  Some of our members will not be able to join us on zoom so Rev Claire have produced this resource for you to follow at home. (Download here) Not everyone will feel they want to take part in this communion service – that is perfectly valid but, if you do want to join us please bring bread and juice or,…
Sep 6, 2020

Via zoom – Blessing of pets

Our pets are so important to us, members of our family in fact.  At times like these, they are a comfort and loving support.  Bring your pets (or photos/ drawings if they are unlikely to cooperate) to a blessing service on zoom.  You’ll have the chance to share a few words about the importance of your furry, scaly and feathery friends and we’ll bless them all.  Friends and family are always welcome to attend. Contact Claire on 03 9846 1037 info@manninghamuc.org Join…
Sep 6, 2020

VIRTUAL – Sophia

Sophia is at 6pm on zoom.Topic is: what is Anti-Racism?Led by Rev Swee-Ann Koh What does it mean to be an anti-racist?  How is that different from not being racist?  Do you actually know what being racist means?   Rev Swee-Ann Koh has been educating and guiding the Uniting Church through these issues for many years and will lead our discussion at Sophia on Sunday 2 August at 6pm.  (Essential) Pre reading The pre-reading is from Swee-Ann’s blog  intercultural-matters.com.  Please follow the…
Sep 10, 2020

Spectrum Via Zoom (September)

On the 10th of September at 2pm we will be welcoming Chris Mitchell to speak on a subject of her choice & to lead us in a devotional. An opportunity to gather with guest speakers/leaders that cover a wide breadth of topics and outings to broaden our horizons. Opportunities for this year include a singalong, travel experiences, modern drug use, high tea.  Spectrum offers people companionship, friendship and prayerful support. For more information contact Lilian or Mary on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Sep 13, 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.…
Sep 14, 2020

Good God! What a Mess!

The Problem of Evil in a World Created by a Good God Three weekly seminars September 14, 21, 28 There is no more intractable problem for believers in a good God than the existence of evil. Why should a world created by a good God contain the amount of pain and suffering it evidently does? Why didn’t God create a world without evil? The seminars will examine these and many other aspects of the problem from everyday experience, plus science,…