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

Aug 16, 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
Aug 16, 2022

Playgroup

Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s 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 are…
Aug 16, 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
Aug 16, 2022

Tuesday Mens’ Coffee Group – The Grumpies

This is a very informal group of retired men that meets at the Redgum cafe 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 faces. Contact Geoff…
Aug 17, 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
Aug 17, 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…
Aug 19, 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
Aug 20, 2022

Trivia Night

What does “www” stand for in a website browser?What is “cynophobia”? How many countries still have Shilling as currency? For a bonus point: Name the countries? It is time to get your thinking caps on…. but you don’t have to be bright at this trivia night Trivia Nights have always been a great draw card at MUC and this will be our first sit-down evening event in the new building.   It guarantees to be a great evening of fun and entertainment,…
Aug 21, 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.
Aug 21, 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…
Aug 21, 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…
Aug 21, 2022

Youth Group (School Yrs 5-12)

Youth group at MUC brings together young people to have fun, develop friendships, get active and have some adventures with other young people. Sunday 24 July- Can you beat the RECORD? Be ready to break some records and maybe become apart of the GUINNESS Book of Records.Do you think you can flip the most amount of bpttles? Do you believe you can jump as high as a kangaroo? Can you be the fastest to eat a doughnut?  I guess you…
Aug 21, 2022

Emerging Church (Worship)

Emerging Church worship is held on the third Sunday of each month at 5.00pm followed by a shared meal. This service provides an opportunity to enter a sacred space and engage with the spiritual dimension of life, inspired by Jesus the teacherand the God he loved. This service includes music, images, readings, reflection on a theme, song, ritual and silence. This service takes place in The Chapel. Emerging Church is an opportunity to explore our relationship with God as followers…
Aug 22, 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
Aug 23, 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
Aug 25, 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
Aug 27, 2022

Building Bridges Through Story – stories of ‘People with Disabilities (‘Ableism’)

Following a shortened version of the Building Bridges Through Story event in March, due to covid restrictions, Manningham Uniting Church is delighted to be able to present three further opportunities to delve deeper into stories of ‘People with Disabilities (‘Ableism’), Muslim Women and First Nations People. Each event will be for a Saturday afternoon, with afternoon tea provided, free of charge. The first being offered will be on Saturday 27 August from 2pm – 4:30pm giving an opportunity to listen…
Aug 29, 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
Sep 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…
Sep 2, 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…
Sep 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