Events

Events

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Events

Jan 19, 2020

Day of Mourning Service

VENUE CHANGE TO 20 WESTFIELD DRIVE, DONCASTER Sadly the forecast for Sunday is unpredictable.  To ensure the comfort and safety of all our attendees, and to avoid last minute confusing changes, we are moving the service from Westerfolds Park to the church in Westfield Drive. Please ensure all your friends are aware of this change.  If you live in a retirement village, please share so everyone knows. Don’t assume people will know of the venue change. We regret this decision…
Jan 20, 2020

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
Jan 20, 2020

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…
Jan 20, 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
Jan 21, 2020

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Jan 21, 2020

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…
Jan 22, 2020

Community Prayer for Bushfires

Everybody is welcome to join us for a special Community Prayer for the current bushfires. Together as God’s people, we will bring those directly affected, each other, this land and its animal and plant life, before God.  A time and safe space will be provided that invites you to share in our communal prayer gathering at 7pm. The foyer will be open for personal prayers from 6.30pm.  We encourage you to invite your family, friends and neighbours (kids and all!) as…
Jan 23, 2020

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Jan 26, 2020

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…
Jan 26, 2020

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.
Jan 26, 2020

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…
Jan 26, 2020

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…
Jan 26, 2020

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.
Jan 27, 2020

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Jan 27, 2020

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Jan 27, 2020

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; info@manninghamuc.org
Jan 29, 2020

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
Feb 1, 2020

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
Feb 1, 2020

F.O.C.U.S.

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…