Our congregation is made up of many other groups that contribute to the christ centred community here at GWUC. Some of these include Choirs, Bands, Sporting Groups and much more!
Newcomers’ Welcoming Group
A group established to help newcomers to the congregation ‘settle in’. Regular functions are held to welcome people to our congregation.
The Adult Group meets on the first Friday evening of each month, at various locations – usually member’s homes. There is no minimum or maximum age limit – everyone is welcome. The aims of the group are broadly:
- to provide a friendly place of contact in congenial surroundings, with activities centred on items of mutual interest.
- to be used as an avenue for newcomers to get to know church folk.
- to assist generally with church activities, eg. fetes, working bees, etc.
UCAF: Uniting Church Adult Fellowship
The UCAF offers ladies and men of the congregation the opportunity to meet together for christian fellowship, service and sharing of interests. There are three groups ; Morning, Afternoon and Evening – which work under the umbrella of a coordinating committee. Morning Group 1st Tuesday -monthly at 10.00am. Afternoon Group 2nd Wednesday – monthly at 1.00pm Evening Group 3rd Monday – monthly at 8.00pm
1st Tuesday of each month 2.00-4.00pm An informal group for men who would enjoy the opportunity to listen to a speaker, and share a chat and a “cuppa”. There is a open invitation to all male members of the congregation, and visitors. Members of the committee would also like to hear from anyone who feels that they could contribute to the programme by giving a talk at one of the meetings.
The church choir, known as “Uniting Voices” meets for practice each Thursday at 8.00pm to 9.30pm at the Church, Singers for the four parts are always welcome, and auditions are not required. Uniting Voices sings anthems (of easy to moderate difficulty) at the 11am service twice a month, and at special occasions.
Free Spirit is an all-age mixed group formed to sing contemporary Christian music, usually 4-part and often a cappella. Repertoire includes gospel, spirituals and traditional styles, plus some secular songs for concert use. Ability to read music an advantage. Practices are held on Wednesdays 8.00pm to 9.30pm.
Click here for a sample of free spirit. Directed and accompanied by Deb Leigh.
Ladies Fitness Group
Follow the music and laughter each Thursday morning at 9.45-11.00am to find the Ladies Fitness Group in the church hall. Not only for the fit, the class is also for those who want to be fit and have some fun too, under the guidance of a qualified and registered VicFit instructor. All ages and shapes are very welcome to join us for gentle exercise. Come and make some new friends.
The Tennis Club offers both competition and social tennis opportunities. Teams are entered in the Waverley and District Tennis Association competitions. Courts are also available for senior members on Saturday afternoons for social play, and for all members during the week.
Membership categories include:
Seniors, Juniors, Students and Mid-Week ladies. Family membership is available.
Applications for membership, hire of club courts etc should be directed to the office bearers.
Table Tennis & Badminton Group
An enthusiastic group of social badminton players meet in the hall from 8pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Table tennis is also available. Open to anyone who would like to play.