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WorkingBee_28October2017

Working Bee

We're having our next Working Bee on Saturday 28 October!
To beat the heat, we'll meet from 8.30am and finish at 12.30pm. Following on from our last Working Bee in April, and the recent roof renovations and painting, there are plenty of general cleaning jobs to do. If you've got an hour to spare on the 28th, it would be much appreciated if you could come along to help out. For those interested, we can head down the road for some lunch afterwards.

church life

Tuesday Pastorate

When: Fortnightly Tuesdays
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Next Meeting: 17 October
Pastorate meet every second Tuesday night during the school term from 7.00 – 9.00pm. Click
here to see all the dates for Pastorate in term 4. Pastorate is a great way to get to know God while also building friendships with each other. Everyone is most welcome to come along.

Toowong Stitching & Friendship Group

When: 1st 3rd  & 5th Tuesdays
Time: 9.30am
The group will next meet on Tuesday 17 October.
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.

Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas

When: Wednesday 18 October
Time: 10.00am
Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas (MTUU) meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Please join us on Wednesday 18 October in the hall for morning tea and to hear from Peter a few stories about his life.

Senior Youth Group

When: Fortnightly Saturdays
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Next Meeting: 21 October

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

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 in the hall. Please get in touch with Clare for more information: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

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

Position Available: Playgroup Leader

Our current Playgroup runs every Friday during the school term from 9.30 – 11.00am. Due to the growing numbers, we intend to start another Playgroup to support families in our community. This will require another leader working under the direction of Clare Hankamer, our Families Worker. This new Playgroup will most likely meet on a Thursday morning. For more information about the role, please get in touch with Clare: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Red Bag Appeal

This Christmas, TUC is once again taking part in Wesley Mission Queensland’s Red Bag Appeal to provide non-perishable food items and Christmas groceries to families in need all across South East Queensland. If you would like to be involved, simply take a Red Bag from the church foyer, fill it with grocery items then return it to the foyer by Sunday 19 November. Shopping lists are also available in the foyer with ideas for what to buy. If you do not wish to fill a whole bag, there will be communal bags in the foyer to which you can contribute individual items. Please get in touch with Lauren for more information: lauren@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

Gardening Services

Is your yard in need of some maintenance? Give Joseph and Daniel a call for all your gardening needs: 0432 038 870

Working Bee

When: Saturday 28 October
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
If you’ve got an hour to spare on Saturday 28 October, it would be much appreciated if you could come to the TUC Working Bee to help out.

Youth Moonwalk

When: Saturday 28 October
Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm
Where: Mt Coot-tha
Junior Youth would like to invite all the Lions moving up to Junior Youth in 2018 (anyone going into grade 6 next year) to join us for the Moonwalk. The Moonwalk is a night time hike up Mt Coot-tha (head torches essential!). We will meet in the J.C. Slaughter Falls car park at 6.00pm, then walk up to the Summit where we will view the moon and stars through some amazing high tech telescopes. The evening ends with pizza and a time of worship back at the Slaughter Falls Picnic area. Please contact Clare for more information:
c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Congregational Meeting

When: Sunday 29 October
Time: 10.15am
Please join us at TUC following worship on Sunday 29 October for a Congregational Meeting. We will use this time to keep everyone up-t0-date with what’s happening at TUC.

Matt Smith: Ordination

It is with much excitement and thanks to God that we can reveal Matt Smith has accepted the call to be the new minister at TUC. We look forward to Matt, his wife Narelle, and their children Gabrielle, Asher and Isabel, joining us at TUC in January 2018. Matt will be ordained on Sunday 12 November at 2pm at The Gap Uniting Church.

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: tucglobalmissions@gmail.com

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

Next Gen Arise: Worship Gathering

When: Sunday 29 October
Time: 6.00pm
Where: Brisbane Taiwanese Uniting Church
Come along the the Next Gen Arise Worship Gathering for 
a great opportunity to connect with Jesus and others from different Uniting Churches and all cultural backgrounds. The guest speaker on 29 October will be Rev. Alan Robinson. Refreshments and snacks will be provided after the event. Please get in touch with Noah Kim for more information:  noah.kim@ucaqld.com.au

Activate – Gap Year Program

Activate is a one-year, 3-day per week program offered by Trinity College Queensland for school-leavers and those within the age range of initial tertiary study (approximately 18-23). It provides an enjoyable opportunity to experience purposeful learning and spiritual growth in the context of a vibrant Christian community. It aims to equip young people to effectively serve God in their personal relationships, local church and chosen vocation. Click here for more information and to register for the program.

Trinity Unplugged: Search for Truth

When: Friday 10 November
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Where: Trinity College Queensland
The bible makes a whole lot of truth claims – but can we rely on these as true? Should a modern person give even scant attention to a narrative that claims that a personal God created the world? Leigh Trevaskis investigates this at the next Trinity Unplugged.

just for fun

Verse for the Week

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
(Hebrews 4:15-16)

Joke for the Week

What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it?
An envelope.

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