Community Activities

When we get together, have fun together, learn about each other and give our time to help where there is a need, barriers come down, bonds are formed and strengthened and our lives are richer – God’s love shared.
Everyone is welcome.

Cheap Chewsday group holding Mabuhay sign

Cheap Chewsday

The first Tuesday evenings of most months sees the hall brimming with international students from the University of Newcastle. Students from different cultures take turns to cook and present the food they love. It is so popular the students have to book seats! It is the ‘United Nations’ in action

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Handmade knitted and sewn items

Stitch & Chat Group

The Stitch and Chat group meets each Friday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Community Room. The group of women share a common interest in sewing, knitting, embroidery and/or other handcrafts. While sewing and knitting they discuss things that are happening in their lives, the community and the world.

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Detail of Jesmond Park UCA mosaic mural showing guitar

Men’s Dinner

Men’s dinners provide an opportunity for men from the church, and with other friends, to meet together for a meal, drink and chat. They are usually held every 2 months at a restaurant or pub, on varying mid-week days.

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Lunch gathering

Ladies Lunch

Our Ladies’ Lunch Group meets three times a year and ladies of any age are welcome to attend. Transport can be provided and we encourage our ladies to invite friends and acquaintances. We usually have lunch at hotels so that we can include everyone. These meals are reasonably priced. Those

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Happy Feet walking group at Newcastle Beach tram stop

Happy Feet Walking Group

If you are a serendipitous type of person, fond of the unexpected, the unforeseen, the opportune, the unanticipated and like the opportunity for an accidental discovery of something pleasant, the Happy Feet walking group is something you would enjoy being part of. The group meets monthly for about an hour’s

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Detail of Jesmond Park UCA mosaic mural showing jug pouring water

Eastern Tiger Lunch Group

Approximately every 5 weeks a group meet at the Eastern Tiger restaurant at the Cardiff RSL for lunch. Everyone is welcome and details are published in the church news sheet. It’s a good opportunity to relax, chat and enjoy the company of friends.

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Volunteer helping child with homework

Student HELP

Our neighbourhood has many families from other cultures for whom English is a second or third language. HELP (Homework and English Literacy Program) is an after school homework program held in the church hall on Monday afternoons during school terms. It provides support from skilled volunteer tutors for children from

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Detail of Jesmond Park UCA mosaic mural showing labyrinth design

Christian Meditation

The Christian meditation group practices in accordance with the World Community for Christian meditation.  This is an ancient form of prayer which began after the early church was formed. The meditators listen to some quiet music and teaching about the practice, before moving into silence for 20 – 30 minutes.

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