Upcoming Events

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Prayer Room

We believe that God works powerfully through prayer and that prayer is a wonderful way to grow closer to God. It is our desire that we be a praying church; praying individually and together, so that we can line ourselves up with God's plan. The Prayer Room is located under the church house and is available for anyone to use. Please be in touch with the office to book in a time and get the access code for the room. May God keep speaking to us and showing us how we can be His people in this place, showing the love of Jesus to all! TUC office: info@toowongunitingchurch.org.au

church life

Monday at Midday: A Fresh Look at Mark’s Gospel

5 Mondays in a row: 28 May, 4 June, 11 June, 18 June, 25 June.

Join us on Mondays at midday for a relaxed and fun look into the Gospel of Mark. We meet in the TUC hall and also share lunch together.

Tuesday Pastorate

When: Fortnightly Tuesdays
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Next Gathering: 26 June

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!

Pantry Donations

A sincere thank you to all who donate so generously to the TUC pantry. Recently, the pantry has been able to support a number of people from the community. We are currently in need of the following items: microwave meals/instant meals, canned tuna (different flavours), rice, oil, pasta, black tea, coffee and shampoo. If you’re able to add an extra item to your weekly shop, that would be much appreciated. Pantry donations may be left in the marked box in the church foyer.

Training Renewal: TUC Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteers to help run our kid’s ministry and various events for kids and young people! Many of you will be required to renew your Safe Ministry with Children training either in July this year, or shortly thereafter. All volunteers who work with children, and all church council members, are required to complete this training every 2 years as part of the Safe Ministry with Children Policy. There are 2 training dates coming up soon:

Saturday 23 June, 2pm – 5pm, Oxley Uniting Church.
Tuesday 24 July, 6pm – 9pm, Toowong Uniting Church.

Please book yourself in for one of the above training dates by emailing the Bremer Brisbane Presbytery Office: office@bremerbrisbane.org.au 

We ask that you also let Clare c_hankamer@hotmail.com and Lauren lauren@toowongunitingchurch.org.au know when you have booked in.

Playgroup

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 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

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

Gardening Services

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

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.

Trinity Unplugged Podcast Now Available

If you missed out on hearing Dr John Frederick speak at the last Trinity Unplugged, you can catch up with the podcast of the event here. John spoke on the topic “I’ll take Jesus, but not the church”, and got us thinking about what really matters when we come together as church.

Holiday Day Camps

There’s a few different Day Camps for primary – high school kids happening around Brisbane this school holidays.

Moggill Day CampMonday 2 – Friday 6 July, for grades 1 – 8.

Oxley Day Camp: Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 July, for grades 1 – 5.

Oxley Funfari also goes from 3 – 6 July, and is for kids in grades 6 – 7.

Next Gen Arise: Social Gathering

When: Saturday 30 June
Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm
Where: Roma Street Parklands
Everyone is invited to join the Next Gen Arise team at their BBQ at Roma Street Parklands. At this gathering, you will enjoy free food, fun games and activities and a great time of building a friendship with others over a theme of discipleship – “Agape: for people to see God, know God and love one another.” Check out the Facebook event for more info, and to RSVP.

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.

Bush Dance: Ipswich City Uniting Church

When: Saturday 14 July
Time: 5.30 – 9.00pm
Ipswich City Uniting Church Hall
75 Limestone Street, Ipswich
Come along to the Bush Dance at Ipswich City Uniting Church! Wear your best country outfit, enjoy some country-style hospitality, and dance the night away. All proceeds will go to Frontier Services.

Adults: $10
Children 8-16: $6
Children under 8: free
Family ticket: $30
Admission includes one sausage on bread. Additional food and drinks are available for a small cost.

Please be in touch with Chris to book tickets: 0432 881 185 c.howden4@bigpond.com

BST Missions Conference

When: Saturday 28 July
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Brisbane School of Theology
1 Cross Street, Toowong
Don’t miss this year’s missions conference, “Not against flesh and blood, the Christian and the powers”, with keynote speakers Dr Scott Moreau and Dr Darrell Bock. BST’s annual missions conference is for anyone who is interested in local and global mission or keen to support it. Head to the BST website to read more about the keynote speakers, and to register.

GROW Women’s Conference

When: Saturday 4 August
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
Where: St Peters Lutheran College
Register here
Come to GROW 2018 and meet Jesus through the book of Habakkuk. Bewildered by so much that is wrong everywhere, Habakkuk cries to God in protest. God’s answer is unexpected, glorious, and personal. Habakkuk listened. Are we listening too? Guest speakers are Jennie Baddeley and Keiyeng Nation.

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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