Events

Events

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

Jun 18, 2024

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
Jun 18, 2024

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…
Jun 18, 2024

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
Jun 18, 2024

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…
Jun 19, 2024

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
Jun 19, 2024

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…
Jun 21, 2024

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.    RSVP appreciated but not required. Let us know your coming by submitting the form 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…
Jun 23, 2024

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…
Jun 24, 2024

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. 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! Can’t attend, but are a keen knitter? Or have an abundance of wool? Feel free to download the…
Jun 24, 2024

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
Jun 24, 2024

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
Jun 26, 2024

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
Jun 30, 2024

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.
Jun 30, 2024

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…
Jun 30, 2024

Together@10

Combining the whole congregation on the fifth Sunday when it occurs and on special occasions. Together@10 services are held in the Auditorium.
Jul 2, 2024

Spectrum

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
Jul 4, 2024

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…
Jul 6, 2024

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
Jul 7, 2024

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…
Jul 10, 2024

Templestowe Tales Book Club

A group of about 10-15 members who meet monthly to read, discuss and enjoy an afternoon tea. The group a bunch of welcoming people who have a love of books. For more information: Sharyn 9846 2012; info@manninghamuc.org
Jul 15, 2024

Stitch and Chat Patchworkers

Stitch and Chat 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 try various patterns to learn new skills. No-one is an expert, all participate, we learn from each other and no great skill level is required.…
Jul 21, 2024

Emerging Church (Worship)

Emerging Church is an opportunity for followers of Jesus to explore our relationship with the Mystery that is God – the God that inspired Jesus’ life and teachings. Another term used for our approach is Progressive Christianity. But, we prefer Emerging as it describes an evolution to different ways of experiencing God. This worship time differs from the other service formats offered at Manningham Uniting Church and Community Centre and many other Christian services. Through a variety of music genres…
Aug 3, 2024

Focus – Dessert/ Supper & Chat

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 the month.  We conclude our meetings with a shared supper. Activities typically include a planning BBQ,  guest speakers on travel…