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
Adult Fellowship is the coming together of women and men in the church for a wide variety of spiritual, social, educational, recreational, service and mission support activities. Adult Fellowship meets on the first Tuesday each month except January and November from 10:00am until noon. Meetings start with a cuppa and include an invited speaker.
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 Getaway’s are a casual group who “Getaway” for a weekend, or maybe only a day, to destinations that are never too far away from Glen Waverley – maybe 1 or 2 hours drive. If you enjoy camping, caravanning, cabin-ing or day trips you are more then welcome to join us. There are 2 Getaways each year – March and November. Stay for the weekend or just visit for a day. The weekends can be as busy or as quiet as you like. Some will go on walks or visit a market, while others will sit and read, knit or do craft, do crosswords or sleep!!! There are no rules and it is always a lovely time to sit and chat with old and new friends. We come together to share a meal (approx $10pp) on the Saturday of the weekend – sometimes dinner, sometimes lunch! All are welcome. Come when you can, leave when you must!
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.
THE CHOIR OF HOPE
A women’s choir for women who understand the experience of family violence or abuse.
Sing your way to health, relaxation and self-confidence! Make music to nurture your soul.
Have Fun! Make new friends.
Feel the health benefits of Singing– decrease stress, improve mood, improve breath control.
Increase your feelings of self-worth.
No singing experience necessary.
Friday 10am-12pm weekly in the Church Hall.
Share a coffee/tea and morning tea after rehearsal.
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.
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.