Upcoming Events

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Roof Repair

Replacement of the Toowong Uniting Church roof will commence on Thursday 10 August 2017. After some consideration, Church Council also approved the repainting of the outside of the church and hall in order to make use of the perimeter scaffolding required for the reroofing. The roofing and painting work will take approximately 8-10 weeks. While there will be no changes to church activities during this time, there are some important changes and details to take note of with regard to how we enter and use the building. Please click here for more details.

church life

Junior Youth Sleepover

When: 4.00pm Sat 26 – 9.00am Sun 27 August
Where: In the church house
Junior Youth (grades 6-8) are invited to join us in the church house on Saturday 26 August for the Sleepover! The Sleepover is part of our annual three part leadership training course and aims to nurture our young people in Christian leadership skills (Prayer, Bible study and Service) to help them become the leaders of tomorrow’s church. Please get in touch with Clare for more information: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Tuesday Pastorate

Date: Tuesday 29 August
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Pastorate meet every second Tuesday night during the school term from 7.00 – 9.00pm. Click
here to see all the dates Pastorate will meet in term three. Pastorate is a great way to get to know God while also building friendships with each other. We aim to make Pastorate a safe and friendly place where anyone came come to learn, ask questions, and connect with our community. A typical evening goes a bit like this: we enjoy a meal together, sing some songs, hear from different people in the group, unpack a bit of the bible and talk about what it means, and pray together. Everyone is most welcome to come along.

Making Meals

One of the practical ways we as a church can assist people in and beyond our congregation is by providing meals. These meals mean that the person who is ill, or who is taking care of someone who is ill, doesn’t need to worry about cooking. Currently our reserves of meals in the church freezer are quite low and we would like to build up those reserves a little more in the near future. If you are able to provide a meal for someone in need, or even provide the ingredients, please get in touch with Wendy:  awgelden@bigpond.net.au 

Playgroup

When: Fridays
Time: 9.30 – 11.00am
Playgroup runs every Friday during the school term from 9.30 – 11.00am. Please note that the Toowong Uniting Church roof will be replaced, and the church building painted, from Thursday 10 August 2017. We expect this work to take 8-10 weeks. We will not be able to meet for Playgroup in the church hall during this time for safety reasons. From Friday 11 August we will instead meet at Perrin Park, Josling Street 9.30-11.00am. We will meet there every Friday up to and including the last Playgroup of Term 3 which is on Friday 15 September. We will also continue to meet there in term 4 until the building work is finished. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but warmly invite you to join us at Perrin Park during this time. Please get in touch with Clare for more information: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Senior Youth Group

When: Fortnightly Saturdays
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Our Senior Youth Group (grades 9 – 12) meet every second Saturday night during the school term for games, bible study and prayer. Please get in touch with Clare for more information: clare@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Starting a Second Playgroup

The Friday Playgroup at TUC is a great way for families with young children to connect and feel part of the community. Our volunteers love getting to know the families, and it’s lovely to see friendships develop between parents and between children. Currently, about 70-80 people (including children) are coming each week. We also see about 5 new families join each week. This means Playgroup is growing and growing! To continue to support the families in our area, we intend to start a second Playgroup, most likely in term 4. Please be praying for this, and if you’re interested in volunteering please get in touch with Clare: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Toowong Stitching & Friendship Group

When: 1st 3rd  & 5th Tuesdays
Time: 9.30am
The group will next meet on Tuesday 29 August.
The Toowong Stitching and Friendship Group meet during the school term on the 1st,  3rd and 5th Tuesdays of every month. Come along for a chance to learn some craft and sewing skills, and to chat over morning tea.

Free English Conversation Classes

When: Mondays
Time: 9.30 – 11.30am
Our free English Conversation Classes run every Monday during the school term from 9.30 – 11.30am in the hall. The classes are very relaxed, and are a great way for people to practise speaking English while getting to know each other. Please get in touch with Barry for more information: bazza172@yahoo.com

Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas

Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas (MTUU) usually meet on the third Wednesday of every month. Please take note we will not be meeting in August. However, we will meet again the following month on 20 September. Please come along then to the TUC hall for morning tea and a chat.

Power to Change Fundraising Trivia Night

When: Saturday 9 September, 7.00pm
Where: Ashgrove Baptist Church
Cost: $20/person (light supper provided)
Teams of 6-8 people are invited to come along to the annual Power to Change Trivia Night. The night will raise funds to support the work of Power to Change as they share the Gospel throughout universities around Queensland. Please get in touch with Grace if you’d like to join her table: gracebran@gmail.com
Or register for your own table here.

International Missions Task Group

TUC is calling all interested people to form an International Missions Task Group to seek out ideas on how we can best support and engage with meaningful, life-transforming international Christian missions. The aim of the Task Group will be to discuss and discern how we might better partner with and promote global missions at TUC. If you have an interest in international missions/outreach and would like to join the Task Group, please get in touch with Steve: stephenlongbottom7@gmail.com

Accommodation Available

A member of our congregation will have a room available for rent in their Indooroopilly home from 15 September. Please get in touch with Lauren for more information: lauren@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Contacts

Duncan Barlow
Pastor

0467 066 194
duncan@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Clare Hankamer
Families Worker/Playgroup
clare@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Louise Middleton
Office Manager
3870 9684
info@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Lauren Murray
Relationship Manager
lauren@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

external events

Kingdom Here Kingdom Now

Seeking, Finding & Rejoicing in Christ the Healer & His Kingdom
Friday 25 – Saturday 26 August

Logan Uniting Church
The Order of Jacob’s Well exists to advance the Christian faith through the Christian Healing Ministry, offering prayer for healing, Christian counselling and support to all those suffering in mind, body and spirit including offering prayer and support both before and during the course of on-going medical treatment. This is in obedience to instructions to his disciples to heal the sick who are there and tell them the Kingdom of God is near you. (Luke 10:9). Its founder, Rev Mike Endicott, will be visiting Brisbane for healing services on 25 and 26 August, at Logan Uniting Church. Click here for more information.

Season of Creation Photographic Display

Photographers are invited to share images of forest, land, wilderness or river for this year’s Season of Creation Photographic Display run by the Queensland Churches Environmental Network (QCEN). For four Sundays in September, Christians around the world celebrate the Spirit in Creation. QCEN is seeking photos to share as resources for liturgy during this season. A selection of photos received will be displayed in St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. You can post your photos here, email your files to admin@qct.org.au or send printed photographs to PO Box 2096, Toowong Q 4066. All photographic work will be acknowledged.

Outback Futures Fundraiser Art Exhibition

Outback Stories Urban Tales: A Celebration of Bush and City Artists
Opening Cocktail Evening
When: Friday 6 October, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Where: Brisbane Boys’ College, College Hall, Kensington Terrace Toowong
Tickets: $55 (including a glass of champagne & canapes)
Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Cocktail Evening of a Fundraiser Art Exhibition. Officially opened by The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce, and featuring artworks by acclaimed artists David Hart, Max Conlon, Jan Jorgensen, Ann Britton and award winning photographer Agi Davis, the event will be a wonderful way to support the vital work of Outback Futures. Please click here to book tickets. The Art Show will continue of Saturday 7 October from 9.00am – 4.00pm for $15 (tickets at the door, children free).

just for fun

Verse for the Week

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
(Philippians 4:6)

Joke for the Week

What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot.

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