Events

Events

In this ever changing COVID environment, we are endeavouring to keep groups and activities up to date. Some groups have altered how they gather, some have switched to zoom, others are connecting through other methods. Please contact the hub on 03 9846 2012 to confirm the most current information relating to our groups and activities

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Events

Dec 1, 2022

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
Dec 1, 2022

MUC Connections – Supporting refugees and people seeking asylum

MUC Connections is a group of people whose members 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. It provides an opportunity to connect with, advocate for and support people seeking asylum and those from a refugee background.  Meetings start at 7:30…
Dec 2, 2022

Playgroup

MonDays Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays during school terms  “It has been invaluable to us and I’m sure many people would benefit from coming along”. Kate Playgroup is for Pre-school children from 0 – 5 yrs and their parents, grandparents and carers. It provides opportunities for carers to share and engage with their child(ren) through play. Our indoor play area has many things for kids such as a climbing frame, puzzles, a home corner, dress-ups, puppets, trains, cars, duplo etc. There…
Dec 2, 2022

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 class.  All levels, from beginners to more advanced are welcome. All sessions will be carried out in a Covid safe manner. For more information: Tricia or Marion on 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 3, 2022

illuminating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas with our community! An opportunity for you to come and begin to celebrate the Christmas season. Fun activities will be available between 10 and 2pm for you to be creative, get into the Christmas spirit and see some of your neighbours from within the community Activities include: Live Christmas music Christmas crafts to make Christmas storytelling Nativity dress ups and photos Sausage sizzle Biscuit decorating Christmas card making Face painting For more information email info@manninghamuc.org or call 03…
Dec 3, 2022

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 4, 2022

Choir

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…
Dec 4, 2022

Fellowship@10 (worship)

This worship service is a relaxed traditional style service led by one of our ministers assisted by lay participants. The music emphasis is on traditional hymns accompanied by the organ but also includes more modern hymns and contemporary songs. A choir practises at 9.15am prior to the service and often contributes to the worship. This service takes place at 10am each Sunday in The Chapel. Holy Communion is held monthly generally on the first Sunday of each month.
Dec 4, 2022

KidsChurch (worship)

KidsChurch focuses on developing young people into faithful and community minded adults. During the Family@10 service they meet together to play games, make crafts, sing songs and explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Young people begin worship with their families at 10am and then leave the auditorium part way through the service. They then rejoin the adults for shared morning tea and community time at the conclusion of the service.  The young people are grouped according…
Dec 4, 2022

Family@10 (Worship)

Family@10 is a modern worship service which is informal and relaxed, singing contemporary songs accompanied by a band. Worship teams led by a minister plan and lead the worship. Sometimes there are discussions. This service takes place in The Auditorium. There are a number of families attending and there is a program for children, Kids Church, which runs alongside the worship.  This service also takes place each Sunday at 10.00am. Holy Communion is held monthly generally on the fourth Sunday…
Dec 6, 2022

Ladies Thyme

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
Dec 6, 2022

Book Club

Book Club provides a chance to socialise and discuss a variety of books of different styles and genres which are chosen by the members of the group. A new book is chosen to read and discuss each month. Contact Chris or Ruth 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 7, 2022

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…
Dec 9, 2022

Catch your breath

What is CYB?  Catch Your Breath is a friendship group for neurodiverse young people and an expression of hospitality offered by Manningham Uniting Church.    Why is it called ‘Catch Your Breath’?  The phrase ‘catch your breath’ commonly refers to the act of slowing down to enable you to breath normally after a period of intense physical exertion.  Likewise, we live in a fast-paced world, bombarded by stimulation and mental challenges that can leave us emotionally breathless.  We all benefit…
Dec 12, 2022

Men’s Social Tennis

A group of tennis has-beens meet for very social tennis on alternate Monday evenings.We play for a couple of hours before retiring for round-table conversation and refreshments.  Transport can be arranged if required.  We welcome new participants, skill level unimportant, although superstars may be handicapped. Contact Bob on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 12, 2022

Explorers Study Group

Explorers is a discussion group which explores a variety of topics with  a Progressive Christianity emphasis. We have a shared leadership with all members freely joining in the discussion. We use books, DVDs, current articles to stimulate discussion. We welcome new members. Our usual format is tea/coffee at 7.30 pm and discussion from 8 till 9.30pm. Contact Zoe or Gwyn 03 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 21, 2022

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. Meet in the carpark at the Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre New walkers are welcome. Contact Carol or Faye on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 22, 2022

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. Contact Tony on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Dec 22, 2022

Quiet Christmas

For those who are travelling or elsewhere on Christmas Day,  for those who want to celebrate Christmas in a quiet reflective way, far from the madding ‘silly season’ crowd.  It’s also for those who find Christmas difficult or even painful – as the season brings back the sadness of unhappy memories, loss, or lifelong regrets.’ A Quiet Christmas’ tries to speak not of a triumphant God who comes in tinsel and glitter, pageant and cheering, but of a vulnerable God;…
Dec 24, 2022

Christmas Eve

A relaxed family-friendly worship experience to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  With carol singing, story-telling and inclusive fun activities. Worship service at 5 pm followed by Pizza dinner at 6pm. RSVP’s appreciated with numbers for catering purposes More information info@manninghamuc.org; 9846 2012
Dec 25, 2022

Christmas Day

A worship service for the whole family. With carol singing, readings and reflections to recognise and celebrate the birth of Jesus. More information: info@manninghamuc.org; 9846 2012
Dec 26, 2022

MUC Knitters

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. This will be a time to share what you have been knitting and to hear about a new opportunity to help Aboriginal people in palliative care. Everyone is welcome to attend, knitter or not! Contact Helen on 03 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org