The group activities for St. Ives Uniting Church are many and varied. Some of these are detailed below.
Men's Garden Shed
Most men have a 'Garden Shed', a place of escape, a place where men can be men!!
This is the name given to our church's men's group. We meet three or four times a year on an ad hoc basis, when we find something to interest us.
Meetings are informal, stimulating and fun, it is a great opportunity for men of the congregation to form and strengthen friendships.
Recently a group of 30 church members were part of the audience for a Q & A programme finding it a very stimulating and interesting experience.
The Garden Shed, a place of surprise and variety. Who knows what we will be doing in the coming years. Come and join us.
Further details from Barry Lloyd 9449 2202
St. Ives Uniting Church Women’s Day Fellowship (WDF) - is a group of approximately 25 women who meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Room.
We begin our get together with morning tea at 10.00am. Our meetings are very varied and we aim to have a good mixture of faith, fun and fellowship.
One of the aims of this group is to nurture a fellowship between members that is a true expression of Christ-like acceptance of, and caring and compassion for, each other.
New members are always welcome - if you would like any further information please contact Dianne (President) on 8065 7286.
St. Ives Uniting Church Women’s Evening Fellowship (WEF) - meets on the third Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Calvin room.
We are a supportive group of about 25 women from the church who meet for fellowship, sharing and fun. The meetings are open to the congregation; details are in the Church Notice prior to the event. We often have speakers and topics are varied and range from spiritual matters to travel, music and almost anything. The group, being mindful of the needs of the community, supports charities as well as the church, whilst assisting with functions throughout the year. New members are always welcome.
For further details contact: Marian (President) on 9943 6798.
Recently our combined Women's Day and Evening Fellowship groups hosted High Tea in the Morning. 46 ladies from our congregation and the wider community joined us - we were entertained by Lynne Hughes who is a talented classical guitarist. A good time was had by all.
St. Ives Uniting Church Friday Night Group (TFNG) has get-togethers twice a month usually on Friday evenings at members' homes.
We're working aged men and women who enjoy getting together to relax and offer each other support at the end of a busy week. We do lots of different things including DVD nights, nights out at local dramatic performances, bushwalks, and sharing about our work or voluntary organisations we're involved in. We come from all walks of life but have a common interest in wanting to support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, and we encourage each other to have input into the group's activities. Maureen Owen is the contact person for TFNG (0432 948 213 firstname.lastname@example.org) and she is able to provide information about our next get-together.
Playgroup - is a great time for pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents or carers for indoor and outdoor play activities, social chat, storytelling and music, on Tuesday from 10am to midday during School Terms. For more information contact Eve Edmonds (0422 388 258) or Church Office 9144 5795.
Children and Families – below is information about activities for children and teenagers, or for further information click on the following link to be taken to the Children and Families page. Children and Families
During the Sunday morning service our youth sit in with the congregation. They often participate through readings, welcoming, or the set up of technology. These young people are a precious and valued part of our community.
We also offer a variety of activities to the youth according to interest and availability.
Kids' Church is held on the first Sunday of the month. For further details click on the following link - Children and Families.
An opportunity for your children to learn about Jesus and the Bible through a program which includes singing, games and craft.
On all other Sunday morning services, preschool and school aged children are welcome to remain with their parents or guardians, or they may join in with others at a table positioned at the back of the gathering.
Parents are welcome to join the children in their activities, which are either at the back of the church or in a room directly opposite the hall, depending on the number of children and volunteers.
For more information contact: Elizabeth Starr 0414 937 980 or email email@example.com
We are keen to support the whole family and we love connecting families with each other, so come along on a Sunday and have a chat if you might be interested in the occasional Big Family Brunch or Big Family Dinner.
Living Faith Studies - Monthly Study Group
A warm and friendly group willing to learn, share and grow in their faith. The group meets monthly, on Sunday after church.
Please click on the following link for further details about this group. Living Faith Studies
Church Garage Sales
The Church Garage Sales are a treasure trove of items for sale.
Two Garage Sales are held each year raising essential funds for our church. At our last Sale over 54 members of the congregation experienced a tiring but rewarding day.
This is hard work but at closing time we all had a wonderful feeling of participation, friendship and achievement.
Our first 2017 Garage Sale will be held on Saturday May 6th. Come and join in the fun of selling and take home treasures, even if they do need to be recycled next year!
Our second 2017 Garage Sale will be held on Saturday November 4th.
Further details from Church Office firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9144 5795