Activities

mainly music – Every Wednesday in school terms for children up to pre-school; provides a half hour program using music and movement followed by a half hour socialising. Two sessions: 9.30 am and 11.15 am. For more information contact 0425 814 033 or the Church Office.

Friday School – is a pre-school children’s bible story time and craft activity for all pre-school children. Operates in the church hall at 9.15 am Fridays in school terms for 45 minutes. No cost. Come whenever you can can. For more information contact 0425 814 033 or the Church Office.

UCAF – Uniting Church Adult Fellowship – meets monthly at the church hall on the fourth Wednesday at 1.30 pm. For more information contact 5251 3075 or the Church Office.

Op Shop – Operates 6 days a week in Village Walk, Drysdale by the Linked Congregations of Bellarine. Volunteers come from both Drysdale and Portarlington-St. Leonards congregations and from non-aligned supporters. Funds are raised for UnitingCare Geelong Concern. Telephone 5251 3640.

Prayer Breakfast – Third Saturday of each month at Café Zoo at 8.00 am. The theme for 2017 will be based on the booklet “New Testament Characters” by Carolyn Nystrom. For more information contact 5259 3036 or the Church Office.

Retreat – Saturday 20 May 2017 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. Held at the Portarlington Guide Hall there is a themed study for the day and a time for personal contemplation. No cost. For more information contact 5251 2210 or the Church Office. Retreat Program 2017

Pilgrimage – 7 January 2017. A walk (driving is allowed) between five different locations with a liturgy to focus on aspects of a theme. The theme for 2017 is “Sky and Air.” Lunch provided. No cost. For more information contact 5251 2210 or the Church Office. View the 2017 liturgy used: PilgrimageBooklet2017  View the 2017 flyer: Poster17

Toolbox Parenting Program – is run on demand for parents of children 0-6 years . Over six sessions, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to provides skills to set appropriate boundaries for children and to develop a strong and loving bond with them. Topics cover parent types, development stages, tools for engaging co-operation, discipline, making memories and being the parent your child needs.  For more information contact 0428 381 829, 5251 3125 or the Church Office. http://www.theparentingplace.com/index.php?option=com_pplace_events&view=detail&id=12154&back=upcoming&Itemid=64  The next program is – to be advised . Cost is $70 a single, $100 a family.

Messy Church – Will be run bi-monthly  (2017: 12 February, 9 April, 11 June, 13 August, 8 October, 10 December) from 5.00 – 6.30 pm. Creativity activities in the hall, Celebration service in the church and Chomp meal in the Hall. Open to all. For more information contact 5251 2210 or the Church Office. See flyer Apr 17 promo

Cafe Church – is held in place of the normal 9.00 am service about every eight weeks. The next service is 21 May 2017. This service is like an all aged Sunday School and involves discussion, simple craft and breakfast. For more information contact 5251 2210 or the Church Office.