Upcoming Events

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4C: Combined Churches Care & Compassion Day

Sunday 19 August. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Register here.

Christ Community Church, who worship in the hall at St Ignatius school at 46 Grove Street, have invited us to join them for their 4C “Combined Churches Care and Compassion Day” on Sunday 19 August. This is an opportunity to serve our local community in small teams by doing jobs like gardening, cleaning, washing cars etc. After our usual 9am worship service on Sunday 19 August, we'll walk over to Christ Community Church, meet up with our teams, grab some morning tea and head out to the community. We'll then meet back at the St Ignatius school oval at 1.00pm for a shared lunch. If you're interested in taking part, please register soon via the link above. This will ensure the folks at Christ Community have plenty of time to organise teams and jobs.

church life

Worship & Welcome Volunteers

Help us fill the September – November Roster!
Are you available to volunteer for one of the following roles? Greeting at the door, taking up the offering, running the data projector, serving morning tea, counting the offering, doing the bible reading, playing an instrument/singing with the Worship Team. If you’d like to join in, please contact Garry and let him know which roles appeal to you, and what dates suit you: info@toowongunitingchurch.org.au


When: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 9.30 – 11.00am
Playgroup runs every Thursday and 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

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

Tuesday Pastorate

When: Fortnightly Tuesdays
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Next Gathering: 21 August

Pastorate meet every second Tuesday night during the school term from 7.00 – 9.00pm. It’s
 a great way to get to know God while also building friendships with each other. We’d love to see you there!

Toowong Stitching & Friendship Group

When: 1st 3rd  & 5th Tuesdays
Time: 9.30am
The group will next meet on Tuesday 21 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.

Junior Youth Sleepover

When: 4pm Saturday 25 – 9am Sunday 26 August
Where: the TUC house
All our Junior Youth members (grades 6-8) are invited to the sleepover for lots of games, lollies, leadership training and more! The sleepover will start at 4pm on Saturday 25 August and finish at 9am on Sunday 26 August. You can head into the church service at 9am on the Sunday, and maybe even share a bit about the sleepover during the notices. We’re sure the congregation will love to hear about it! Please be in touch with Clare for more information: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Kid’s Communion Course

September 2, 9 & 16 after Morning Worship
This September we’re looking forward to offering a Communion Course for families interested in preparing their children to take Communion. Clare will facilitate the course, which is suitable for Leopards and Lions aged children (Preschool – Grade 5) with their parents. It is scheduled to run over the first 3 Sundays in September immediately after morning worship in the church house (approx. 30 minutes in length). Please get in touch with Clare for more information and to register your interest: c_hankamer@hotmail.com

Welcome Team Meeting

When: Tuesday 28 August
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm
Where: the TUC house
Join us on Tuesday night 28 August for a discussion around how to best develop our Welcome Team. What is a Welcome Team? This is a team of volunteers whose main role is to welcome newcomers to TUC. We want your prayers, discernment and input in how to best develop this team so we can practically show God’s love to people as they walk through our doors on Sunday and settle into the community here. If this is an area you have a passion for, please join us on the night. Jo Lockie will be joining us to share some of her experience in developing a Welcome Team at The Gap UC. Supper and dessert will be provided.

Prayer & Praise Evening

When: Saturday 8 September
Time: 5.00 – 6.00pm
Join us at TUC on Saturday 8 September for an evening of prayer and praise. We have so much to be talking and listening to God about, so we’d love to join together to bring our requests before Him. The church building will be open from 2.00pm should you like to spend some quiet time in prayer alone. Starting at 5.00pm, there will be a service of music, individual prayer and group prayer. Please also bring along a plate of food so we can share supper together from 6.00pm.

Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas

When: Wednesday 19 September
Time: 10.00am
Morning Tea Under the Umbrellas (MTUU) meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Please join us in the hall for morning tea and a chat. We won’t be meeting in August, but please come along on the 19th September.

Gardening Services

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

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

external events

Trinity College Principal’s Hour

When: Tuesdays 11.45am-12.35pm
Where: Trinity Theological Library
Click here to listen to the Prinipal’s Hour podcast.
Though the central focus of the Trinity College Queensland’s Principal’s Hour is a sermon preached by faculty or invited guest, the community also enjoys music of a very high standard and hears a student relate their academic learning to everyday life (“People in Focus”). The College provides lunch following Principal’s Hour to encourage further theological discussion. You’re invited to come to Principal’s Hour even if you’re not enrolled in one of our courses.

Free Kids Funfest

When: Saturday 1 September
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Where: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Indooroopilly
St Andrew’s church (located on the corner of Lambert Rd and Fairley Street, Indooroopilly) warmly invite everyone to their free Funfest on Saturday 1 September. There will be loads of free activities for kids to enjoy, like a jumping castle, train rides, face painting, balloon animals, craft and more. While it is not a fundraising event, Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle will be available at a small charge to help offset the cost for running the day.

Trinity College Open Evening and Day

Open Evening –  September 10, 2018 (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
Open Day – September 11, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
For more information click here.
Join us to get a sense of what it’s like to study at Trinity College Queensland. Our Open evening is an opportunity to experience life at Trinity. You’ll meet with current students, learn about fee-help and listen to sample mini-lecturers including “Pauline Theology and Participation in Christ” by John Frederick and “What’s wrong with me?” by Vicki Lorrimar. We’ll also provide information sessions about the Activate Gap Year program and pathways to ordination and chaplaincy within the Uniting Church. Supper provided. Can’t make it to the open evening? We’re opening our doors the following day from 9:00 am. Attend one of our lectures or listen to a faculty member as they unpack the Bible during Principal’s Hour.  Lunch provided at 12:45 pm.

BST Open Night

When: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 6pm (tour) and 6.30pm (lectures)
Where: 1 Cross Street, Toowong
Click here to register
Curious whether Bible college is the right next step for you? Come and check out the Brisbane School of Theology open night on 12 September. Whether you come with a friend or on your own, one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to meet you and answer any questions.

Uniting Women 2018 Conference

When: 27 – 30 September
Where: Somerville House 
UnitingWomen 2018 will be a time for Christian women across Australia to gather, grow and be inspired. Our speakers include keynote Eloise Wellings, Uniting Church in Australia President-elect Deidre Palmer, Queensland Synod General Secretary Rev Heather den Houting and many more. Join us as we share wisdom and wonder.

Trinity Unplugged

When: Thursday 1 November
Time: 7 – 9pm
Join us as Sam Chan leads us in a discussion on the topic “Things I wish I knew telling my friends about Jesus”. Register here. You can listen to the last Trinity Unplugged night here.

just for fun

Joke for the Week

Did you hear that the guy who invented fairy bread died…?
100s & 1000s turned up at his funeral.

Verse for the Week

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

(Jeremiah 29:11)

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