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19 June, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Day Camp 2021

Day Camp is on again!

Tuesday 29 June – Friday 2 July 2021, 8am – 5pm.

At Cedar Creek Campsite (CCC), Cedar Creek.

Emmanuel will be a main bus stop and meeting point for leaders and camper to travel each day.

Registrations will close Wednesday 9 June.

If you have any questions, or would like to chat about how you can help or participate contact Jess Pinkerton jess@emmanueluca.org.au or 0438168706

There are many ways that you can support and participate in Day Camp…

Bus stop helpers – 4 required (adults)

Be at church Tuesday – Friday, 7:45-9:00am & 3:30-5:00pm.

Help with check in process, meet and greet parents & campers, and high touch point & toilets clean & hall vacuum each day.

Cooking, Craft, Prayer, Fire Helpers – many required (adults)

Be at CCC for whole or parts of Tuesday - Friday, 9am – 3pm.

Help with setting up, facilitating, and packing up Cooking, Craft, Prayer Tent or Fire Cooking activities during the day.

Small group Leaders & Helpers – many required (grade 9+ and adults)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday

With another leader, lead a small group (approx. 5-8 kids) of campers (in year 1-6) to build relationships with them, God and each other.

Training and planning support is provided.

Tech team – 2 required (grade 9+ and adults)

Be at CCC for parts of Tuesday - Friday, 9am –3pm

Run and coordinate Tech (Audio & Visual) for opening and closing assembly

Fusion Directors/Leaders (adults)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday + Monday training 9am-3pm

With other leaders, lead and support Fusion group (year 7-8) to be leaders and build relationships with them, God and each other.

All leaders and helpers must register [Leader/Helper/Director info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=04e5da3e6304742efafa5d87a689a6d8b&authkey=AUkxzNH81nAp7Pi2dEQQh24&e=ndWp3s) [Leader/Helper/Director Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UOUtUTFRMUDQ0RkFXWktJTFVMNExSQjkxMS4u)

Fusion (leadership program) (grade 7-8)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday – Friday + Monday training 9am-3pm

With other leaders, learn to lead and support campers, leaders and directors while building relationship with God and each other.

[Fusion info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=0b1aee5ad3cf84d8c8b7b5bf5389de6ec&authkey=AS_xfzH1S7ijQG5AEMf_CCI&e=N8nZs7) [Fusion Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UQTZZWlRHSDNVMDJFQTZVMllBMkROMThOTi4u)

Campers (grade 1-6)

Attend whole of day camp Tuesday - Friday

With other campers of same age & gender, participate in activities while building relationship with leaders, God and each other.

[Camper info](https://moretonriverspresbytery.sharepoint.com/sites/EEC/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=0a07bf927c9c247649ed6054400abe65a&authkey=AXw7nckUuV54mIDx2Cv8oTo&rtime=QEZ51OMJ2Ug) [Camper Registration](https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y-R4lO-iMUKeObmwhc-Y3ChjR5GGc1BJpG41VRyN9z5UMTBXQUtSVkRSWVZQT0JPVTFHQkNGRkRUOC4u)



9 May- The Holy Spirit gave each of us a special gift

9 May, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole


Romans 12:6-8

We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

1 Cor 12:4-11

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.


- How has your week been?

- How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

- Read the passages again.

- What does this passage tell us about God?

- What does this passage tell us about gifts of the Holy Spirit?

- What do you think your gift is?

- What is challenging in this passage?

- Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

- What am I going to do about it?

- Who am I going to share it with?

- Be prepared to share back next week.


Dear Lord

There are diverse gifts;

but it is the same Spirit who gives them.

There are different ways of serving God:

but it is the same Lord who is served.

God works through people in different ways:

but it is the same God whose purpose is achieved through them all.

Each one of us is given a gift by the Spirit:

and there is no gift without its corresponding service.

There is one ministry of Christ:

and in this ministry, we all share.

Together we are the body of Christ:

and individually members of it.

Help me discover and discern and use the gifts that you give me.



2 May - The Holy Spirit can live in us

2 May, 2021 Dom Chan

READ: John 14:15 - 31, 16:5 - 15

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

“Come now; let us leave.

John 16:5 - 15

5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”


1. How has your week been?

2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

3. Read the passage again.

4. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?

5. What does this passage tell us about the disciples?

6. What does it tell us about our relationship with Him?

7. What is challenging in this passage?

8. Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

9. What am I going to do about it?

10. Who am I going to share it with?

11. Be prepared to share back next week.


Holy Spirit, as you dwell in us, we pray that we might be aware of your presence in our lives

That we may learn to turn to you in our times of confusion, fear, and hunger for more

Help us to listen and be still when we need to

To have the courage to take action when we need to

And to follow where it is that you lead us

Now and forever



25 April 2021 - ANZAC Day

25 April, 2021 Rev Brian Hoole

READ: Matthew 5:9, John 14:27

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27


1. How has your week been?

2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week?

3. Read the passage again.

4. What does this passage tell us about God?

5. How would you define peace and peacemaker?

6. How is Jesus’ peace different?

7. What is challenging in this passage?

8. Is there anything else the passage is saying to me?

9. What am I going to do about it?

10. Who am I going to share it with?

11. Be prepared to share back next week.


Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

Emmanuel Girls' Brigade is meeting again face to face with COVID Safe measures in place as addressed in the COVID safe plan [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/WUUvcFfJ7WhvOKBnANYizp3ox).

Before attending Girls' Brigade, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/923f468a-4895-4b28-9012-37e6c73e34a9), and must check-in every week.

Girls' Brigade is great for primary and high school-aged girls looking for fun and friendship in a safe and supported environment.

We meet Thursday nights during school terms at Emmanuel Uniting Church

Prep - Grade 2 (Cadets) 6pm - 7:30pm

Grade 3-5 (Juniors) 6pm - 8pm

Grade 6-8 (Seniors) 6pm - 8pm

Grade 9-11 (Pioneers) 6pm - 8pm

All girls have the opportunity to earn awards and participate in leadership development appropriate to their age in smaller groups:

Girls' Brigade empowers girls and young women to be themselves, to develop and use their gifts and skills, and to discover what it means to have life to the full in their generation. Our weekly program includes a wide range of activities that supports the spiritual, physical, and emotional growth of girls and is committed to the values of:

- Living: We live our lives with God at the centre. Our relationships are centred on Him and rely on His word and direction.

- Community: We promote a sense of Community and belonging within Companies

- Partnering: We partner with churches to reach local communities with the good news of Jesus Christ

- Uniqueness: We accept the uniqueness of each girl & leader, using our individual talents to serve others as we grow

- Safety: We require safety for all girls and leaders

- Fun: We have fun in everything we do!

We would love to welcome you to Girls' Brigade soon.


Emmanuel Sunday School

Emmanuel Sunday School

Sunday School at Emmanuel is again meeting face to face with COVID Safe measures in place as addressed in the COVID safe plan [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/NaFYdxDfW1Y6QcXEX0IStEMGW).

Before you or your family attend Sunday School you MUST complete the online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/a5e52f18-e681-43e9-803c-7d761c3bea21)

We are also still encouraging households to continue with Faith at Home practices whether they attend weekly Worship and Sunday School or not. Dig in at Home resources that match and complement worship and Sunday School are available at www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home

Sunday School runs during school terms within our 9:30am Sunday Service and provides a time where children can share in fun, faith, friendships, and learn about Jesus.

Our leaders provide a range of varying experiences to help children draw closer to God through music, bible teaching, prayer, games, and creative activities. All our leaders are screened and trained and will love your kids almost as much as you do.

All children aged 3 - 12 are welcome and meet as one group in the Church Hall. A range of activities including games, craft, challenges, and small group time are provided to enhance age- and developmental- appropriate learning and connection for all.

Children will start each service in the church auditorium with the congregation for songs, prayers, videos, communion, and announcements and will move to the hall with their leaders when advised. In 2021 we will continue Digging into Foundation of Faith and follow the same readings and themes as Sunday Worship, learning more about the heart of God, and how to follow him.

To enhance child learning and discipleship, weekly Dig In @ Home materials are available at [www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home](https://vinteract.com.au/client/www.emmanueluca.org.au/dig-in-at-home), and we encourage you to connect with and talk about life and faith with your children during the week.

We look forward to "digging in' and connecting with your family soon.


Enoggera & District Eisteddfod

Enoggera & District Eisteddfod

The Enoggera eisteddfod is proceeding for 2021. The Schedule detailing the competition sections and the specific conditions of entry can be downloaded from this page.

To enter, please email the secretary asking for an Excel entry form. Use of the Excel form is really important, as it minimizes the risk of mistakes in the programme.

In order to comply with Covid and Uniting Church restrictions, there have been some significant changes from previous years in how the event is run.

Somethings to note are...

The Eisteddfod has been scaled down considerably with some sections removed. There will be no food or drinks available at any time, and there will be no Prize winners concert. There will also be significant limitations on the number of family or friends who can attend with each Competitor.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to a wonderful event.

Kind regards,


What is the Enoggera Eisteddfod

The Enoggera and District Eisteddfod has been an annual activity since its inception in 1960. It runs in August every year.

It provides an opportunity for young people up to 18 years of age to perform in front of an audience and to get feedback on their performance from highly qualified adjudicators in a friendly and safe environment.

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The eisteddfod relies on volunteers and sponsors to remain viable and to keep entry fees as low as possible. If you can help in either way, please contact the secretary Laurel Muirhead.

Please email the secretary at eisteddfod@emmanueluca.org.au with any questions.

Stay tuned for Eisteddfod 2021 information.

Laurel Muirhead