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18 June, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Brigades Service - Sunday 18 June

Join us as we share with our Brigades on Sunday 18 June and afterwards bring something to share as we have a pot-luck lunch. Volunteers to help set-up and clean-up will be appreciated.

21 June, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

State of Origin Game 2

Join us for Game 2 State of Origin

Wednesday 21 June

Emmanuel Uniting Church

92 Laurel St, Enoggera

Food available 7-8pm

Doors open 6:30pm

Coinciding with our Boys Brigade End of Term 'breakup'; football themed games in the hall from 6:30 as part of our BB activities.

Brigades concludes at 8pm just in time for KICKOFF ( scheduled for 8:05PM)

No entry charge.

There will be supper – pies, hotdogs, chips, drinks for sale. EFTPOS (non contact) is our preferred payment option.

Pie, chips + softdrink for 5$.

Parents will be responsible for their children from 8pm (at conclusion of BB session).

BYO bean bag and nibblies if you want something for half time.

See you there!

This free event will be ticketed to help us plan and ensure safety of all attendees of the event.

Please read each ticket option carefully to ensure that you are booking what you need.

Each ticket option will pop up a form that must be completed for each individual that will attend.

If you have any issues with booking event tickets and food, please call the Church Office on 3355 2162 or email Jesse@emmanueluca.org.au

26 June, 2023 @ All Day

Day Camp 2023

Day Camp is on again!

Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 June 2023

Venue: Samford Valley Community Church (44 Mt Glorious Rd, Samford Valley)

*We have two sites for this camp. This registration is for, but not limited to those who live near inner-city Brisbane. Our Pine Rivers Day Camp is for, but not limited to those who live further North.

Emmanuel Uniting Church is a 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 or Mia Blake adminsupport@mrpres.org.au or 3366 0236

Register HERE

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

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

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

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.

Leader/Helper/Director info

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.

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

Be at Samford for whole days or part days Tuesday - Friday, 9am – 3pm.

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

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

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

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


19 March 2023

19 March 2023

18 March, 2023

What's happening at Emmanuel

Sunday 19th March Commissioning of Jesse Caulfield as Pastor

Sunday 26 March Annual service with UEL Enoggera

Wednesday 29 March Acts2 discussion at Chermside Kedron CC

1 April Men's Breakfast

1-4 April Easter Madness Gr 7-12 Camp at QCCC Tamborine

The Story

This week we continue our Journey through the Story, In chapter 17 we cover the fall of Judah (the Southern Kingdom) and its capital Jerusalem. We hear of Josiah, a faithful king for Judah who seeks God's help and the ministries of the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

6/3-12/3 Chapter 16 - The beginning of the end (of the kingdom of Israel)

13/3-19/3 Chapter 17 - The Kingdom's Fall

20/3-26/3 Chapter 18 - Daniel in Exile.

Please note that we will not be doing the Story through the 3 Sundays of School Holidays . Chapter 19 will resume on the week starting 17 April.

Commissioning of Jesse Caulfield as Pastor

We welcome family and friends as we celebrate Jesse's commissioning as our new Pastor at Emmanuel. We also welcome Fa Matangi, the Presbytery Youth and Children's Co-ordinator to our worship today.

UEL Enoggera

Emmanuel is proud of its long history with UEL Enoggera (and its predecessor Tiny Town). We are excited about the children, families and staff that are a part of UEL Enoggera. We welcome them all next week as we celebrate together our connection and partnership.

Children and Youth MInistries

Boy's Brigade Wednesday at 6:30pm

Girl's Brigade Thursday at 6:00pm

Play group Friday at 9:30am

Sunday School Sunday at 9:30am

YDG (Youth Discipleship Group) Sunday at 5pm recommencing in Term 2 (23 April)

Explore Groups

Exploring faith together is one of our core values. As disciples, we grow through engaging with Scripture, seeking to understand what God is saying and how we can apply this to our lives. This is best done in community. As we explore together the grand narrative of the Bible, our faith as individuals, and as a corporate body - the church - grows. If you haven't already done so, jump into one of our explore groups:

Monday 12:30pm in Alderley. Woman's Bible Study. Contact Susan Walker

Monday 7:30pm in Everton Park. Contact Claire Hoole

Tuesday 2:00pm in the meeting room at Emmanuel. Contact Robyn Battley

Tuesday 7:30pm Young adults. Contact Amy Wakem (in recess)

Thursday 1pm Thursday thinkers in the meeting room at Emmanuel. Contact Richard Robinson

Thursday 6pm in the meeting room. Contact Lisa Caulfield

Thursday 7pm. Contact Chris Manning

Thursday 7:30pm in person and online. Contact Martin Fisher


Dig In At Home

The Story Chapter 22 - Week beginning 12 June 2023

Chapter 22: The Birth of the King

Timeless Truth: Jesus coming to earth is God’s plan to save mankind.

Bible Basis: John 1:1–18; Luke 1:26–55; Matthew 1:19-24; Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-3; Luke 2:41-51

Key Verse: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Resource: The Story: Teen Edition, The Story for Kids/Children/Little Ones: Chapter 22

Parent Tips:

Use the Table Talk questions to start a discussion around the dinner table during the week. The Living Faith activity has your family listen to an upbeat song and spread some Christmas cheer—no matter what the date. The Extra Mile takes your family to a creative video about Christ’s birth.

Get the Point:

Preschool: God sent a Savior for the world. I can believe Jesus is my Savior.

Elementary: God sent a Savior for the world. I can believe Jesus is my Savior.

Middle School: God had to become like us to save us. Jesus is 100 percent man and 100 percent God.

High School: God had to become like us to save us. Jesus is 100 percent man and 100 percent God.

Table Talk


- God used angels a lot in this chapter of The Story to bring his message to people. Angels spoke to Mary, explained things to Joseph and proclaimed Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. What would you say if an angel appeared to you?

- If you saw an angel, you’d probably be scared. That’s why the angels always say, “Do not be afraid.” After you stopped being scared, what question would you want to ask an angel?

- Why do you think the angels appeared to shepherds instead of powerful, rich people?

- A couple of times in this chapter it says, “Mary kept these things like a secret treasure in her heart.” What do you think that means?

- Parents share with your children “secret treasures in your heart” about them.

- Not a lot is recorded about Jesus’ growing up years. Do you think Jesus was a good kid? Why do you think that?

Note: Young readers will enjoy hearing “The Light of the Whole World” in the Jesus Storybook Bible on page 184.

Middle/High School

- Mary was probably a teenager when an angel appeared to her and said, “the holy one that is born will be called the Son of God.” She immediately believed and prayed to God. React to these parts of her prayer:

- She said she was unimportant, but now will be called blessed.

- She said God scatters the proud.

- She said God sends the rich away empty.

- She said God has been kind to his people, like he said he would long ago.

- John writes that life was in Jesus and “that life was the light for all people.” What do you think that means?

- Is God’s light for all people? If so, why don’t all people know Jesus as Savior?

- When Jesus was 12, he ditched his parents and hung out at the temple. Did he seem sorry for his actions?

- Do you think Jesus did anything wrong by not telling his parents that he was hanging back in Jerusalem?

- Why did Jesus have so much wisdom when it came to the Scriptures?

Living Faith

Any time is the perfect time to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth. You don’t have to wait until Christmas. If Jesus hadn’t come to earth, there would be no forgiveness of sins.

Gather your family and watch the 4:08 YouTube video of the Go Fish song “Christmas With a Capital C-2008.”

Society is trying to push out the miracle of Christ’s birth from the holidays. But like the song says, “Jesus came down to take the punishment for me. He did it for you, too, so maybe you can see why it’s called Christmas.”

Fight the trend of taking Christ out of Christmas by putting Christ in everyday. Think of somebody you know who could use a dose of cheer. As a family pick out a present that costs less than $10. Wrap it and give it to them. Let them know that Jesus has given you so much that you want to give a little away, too. Jesus’ love can’t be contained! And when Christmas comes around this year, make sure that everybody around you knows that Jesus loves them.

Extra Mile

Jesus’ birth is one of the most highly talked about historical events. Watch this surprising 2:18 video on YouTube about Christ’s birth: “Christmas Upside-down (HD).”

The video begins with a person who doubts the miracle of Jesus’ birth. But once Jesus changes his heart and gives him hope, the same text is read upside down. The truth is Jesus turns our lives upside down. Instead of being selfish, we become selfless. Instead of wanting earthly treasures, we lay up treasures in heaven. After watching the video, have family members talk about one difference that Jesus has made in their lives.


The Story Chapter 21.5 - Week beginning 5 June 2023

Wk 21.5 “Old Testament” recap:

Video -Bible project video on the Old Testament “TaNaK” (run time of 12 minutes)


Ice Breaker - What are the key themes that we see throughout the story in part 1 and 2?

The two movements from the Story which we have covered so far -

1) The Story of the Garden

In the garden Human beings are made in God image and have a perfect and intimate relationship with God; the test is about ‘whether they will trust God’s interpretation of Good and Evil or seize autonomy and decide for themselves’ , whilst the sin of Adam and Even brings about a break in relationship – and exile from the garden - the picture of perfection from the beginning is - human beings at peace with God and the creation.

In every sense, the bible is a story about Human beings needing to be restored to their place with God and how God will redeem his people from their exile due to the problem of sin.

In the creation, God creates human beings as the way in which he ‘wants to bless the world and rule it through humans’, as image bearers of the Himself (the divine). Of all things God has created – stars, planets, animals, mountains and seas, the things which most likely represent God’s likeness – is us. In what sense then, does worshipping a created thing (idolatry in the O.T) show a lack of understanding as to what it means to be ‘made in God’s image’?

Movement 1 of the story encompasses creation, fall, flood (with a deliverer in Noah who has intimate relationship with God) culminates in Babel (Babylon). Human beings are at enmity with each other engaging in violence and oppression and people trying to exalt themselves to the place of God (Gen 11). The account of Babel (we revisited this with our Pentecost study) where humans try and build a tower up into heaven culminates in another curse; fractured humanity exiled into the world and at enmity with God and each other.

2) The Story of Israel

The Story of Israel centred on the figure of Abraham, called out of exile from Babylon, and into a new Garden-like-land, promised by God to his family. In short, restored relationship and blessing. Yet Abraham’s family – Israel and his 12 sons end up exiled in Egypt. At their best, the show signs of trusting God’s promise – faith.

In Egypt (exile) God raises up a deliver (Moses)– to restore the people to himself and enter into a covenant relationship with himself.

In the video we see Moses described as a prophet (who speaks God’s word), a priest (who intercedes / makes sacrifice for the people) and a king (leader and deliverer in time of need). Moses said – as recorded in Deuteronomy 18:15 that “God will raise up a prophet like me from among you”. Yet ‘never do we see another one like Moses… how do we see that pointing to a future hope that isn’t fulfilled in the Old Testament?

Joshua starts out like Moses – meditating on God’s law, but fails … beginning Israel’s descent (before they even reach ‘the new garden-like-land’.

The story of the Israelite Kings: Saul, David and Solomon, all start with highpoints, calling people into right relationship with God, maintaining covenant faithfulness, yet the march towards exile continues with the successive failure of kings, priests and prophets; culminating in the splitting in half of the kingdom and the exile of the Northern tribes (Assyria) and then Jerusalem itself, with the family of Abraham ending up back where it began, as exiles in Babylon. The highpoints of this period are when God’s people – prophets priests and kings, trust God and live according to his covenant. Yet the promise of God to bless humanity with a new human – a king in the line of David (2 Sam7), remains unfulfilled. How are these stories point to a future hope ? (hint like David, Solomon and Moses…)

The latter prophets who operated during the time of the fall of Israel and Jerusalem called people to repentance operating with accusation and warning, yet they spoke of God’s promise andpurpose, “to purify his people and recreate a new Israel who would be faithful [like Abraham] and live in covenant relationship with God”. How was this fulfilled through the returning of exile and restoration of the temple and Jerusalem? Yet how did it remain unfulfilled, what future anticipation was there ?-

The chronicles a retelling of the whole Tanak (O.T.) talk about God’s promise to David, “of a future king who will reunite God’s people in a new Jerusalem and bring divine blessing to the nations”.

How is this a remedy to the situation which we arrive at the end of parts one (the garden-babylon) and two ( Israel) of the Story ?

The end of the story parts 1 and 2 is looking for a future hope – of a new humanity in which God restores the hearts of people, giving the gift of the spirit and redeeming people from exile, that they might experience relationship with God and enjoy him forever.

Can you think of one or two key verses which name that ?

Homework (for Sunday!) In your own words, tell the story parts 1 and 2 so that you can give someone who has no idea what the bible says, a sufficient summary of the entire O.T. in say 30 seconds. Think about what to include from these words – or explaining what they signify.

Creation, relationship with God, sin, evil, exile, Babylon, promise, covenant, moses, king, priest, prophet, David, Spirit, Heart, hope.


Uniting In Prayer

Between Pentecost (28 May) and the Uniting Church Anniversary (22 June) this year, we’re calling the whole Uniting Church to join in prayer. Sign up now! https://www.act2uca.com/unitinginprayer

Uniting in Prayer is 26 days of prayer and connection in the middle of the Act2 Project, which is currently grappling with the ferment and change we are experiencing as the Uniting Church like many other Christian communities around the world. As we seek to discern the outlines of our future life, this is a chance to pause, holding our Church before God and upholding each other in love and prayer.

All who call the Uniting Church home are invited to join together in thanksgiving and hope to pray and seek the leading of the Spirit for the years ahead.

During these days of prayer we’ll give thanks to God for our past, reflect on our present, and listen to God’s calling and each other.

Click here for six ways to get involved through these 26 days, including…

- sharing together in prayer and worship (resources below on this page)

- praying with us daily

- praying for others through the national prayer chain (download below on this page)

- joining our online prayer gathering on Thursday 15 June - register below

Let’s join together as we seek the outpouring of God’s Spirit on us and the Uniting Church, and dream dreams together for the future.

Below is a video message from Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis which you can use to launch Uniting in Prayer in worship on Pentecost Sunday. Read more and download it directly here.



Emmanuel Playgroup

Emmanuel Playgroup offers a safe place for children 0-5 to play and develop social skills with their peers and other children and adults. It is a great place to make new friends, learn new things, and become part of a community. We welcome all young children and their carers including stay-at-home, work-from-home, and work outside the home; mums, dads, grandparents, and nannies.

We meet each Friday during school terms at 9:30 - 11:30am. Each week we have a different theme and activities to engage children. A large range of toys helps provide new experiences every week.

Cost: gold coin donation per child, per session. Bring your own food and drink.

Before attending Playgroup, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form here


Emmanuel Girls' Brigade

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.

Before attending Girls' Brigade, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form here, and must check-in every week.


Emmanuel Boys' Brigade

Boys' Brigade provides Fun, Challenge and Adventure for boys aged 5-18 years

We meet Wednesday nights during school terms at Emmanuel Uniting Church

5-7 years (Anchors) 6:30pm-8pm

8-11 years (Juniors) 6:30pm-8pm

12-18 years (Seniors) 6:30pm-8:30pm

We offer a weekly program that challenges Boys spiritually, physically, socially, and educationally. Our focus is on friendships, leadership, the self-discipline needed to achieve excellence, and understanding the Christian faith. All Boys have the opportunity to earn awards, badges, and participate in leadership training, working towards their Queen's badge (the highest award a boy can receive).

Our company also participates in other activities such as camping and inter-company competitions.

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

Before attending Boys' Brigade, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form here, and must check-in every week.


Emmanuel Sunday School

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 2023 we will continue to 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, 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.

Before you or your family attend Sunday School you MUST complete an online enrolment form here

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


Community Helping Hand

Community Helping Hand is one way we can connect with our local Community by offering Help, using our Hands and Hearts.

What we offer is not fancy gourmet food, but basic things: baked beans, rice, noodles, milk, tea bags, toothpaste, etc.


THURSDAY 9am - 12 noon only.

This is an emergency service only.

Due to the current Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic Community Helping Hand has had to reduce it's service hours and had to put other guidelines in place to try and keep everyone safe. We ask that if you are unwell that you do not come for a face to face consultation and call and we will try to deliver to you if we can. (this is will depend on volunteer capacity)


Youth Discipleship

Youth Discipleship is a collection of young people who are connected to each other, the church, and God. Journeying together as the church these young people care for one another and are so excited by God working in their lives and being part of this community, that they invite others to join too.

We meet fortnightly on a Sunday from 5-7pm at the Church to share a meal, read the bible and hang out.

All participants and leaders must complete an enrollment form before attending.

For further information about participating or leading Youth Discipleship please contact our office.


Explore Groups

An Explore Group is an intentional gathering of people who meet to study the bible and apply it to their daily lives and to pray for and support each other. As expressed in Acts 2:42 – 47, Explore Groups meet to develop authentic Christian Community. Explore Groups meet weekly or fortnightly.

Each Explore Group is unique. Each group will have a time of bible study and discussion, where the passage being studied is understood and applied in our contemporary setting. In addition there will be a time of prayer. There may also be times of sharing and eating. Each Explore Group works out together how they will spend their time.

Due to the current Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic our Explore groups are meeting both face to face and in online modes to keep connected during this time.

If would like to join one of these Explore Groups and would like to know more information please contact the church office and we will get the group leader to give you a call.

Current Explore Groups


2nd & 4th Mon 9:30am


Tues 9:45am

Wednesday Morning

Wed 9:15am

Bunnies Explore Group

Tues 7:00pm

Wednesday Wonderers

Fortnightly Thurs 7:00pm

Thursday Thinkers

2nd & 4th Thurs 7pm

Women’s Bible Study

Mon 12.45pm

If none of these times suit please also contact us there may be other like minded people and we can start a new group.


Uniting Early Learning Enoggera

Uniting Early Learning Enoggera is a small and nurturing child care and kindergarten with mixed age, family style groupings of 2-5 year olds. We accommodate up to 27 children daily at our Enoggera centre on the north side of Brisbane.

Our diverse team of experienced and qualified educators are dedicated to giving your child the best educational start in life. They provide an inclusive, play-based, nature-based environment; encourage a sense of wonder and adventure; and create an understanding of lived Christian values. Here, children learn the meaning of love, forgiveness, respect, service to others, equality, inclusiveness and care for the environment – ideals, important to healthy friendships, families and society.

Book a tour of our centre now!


Enoggera & District Eisteddfod

We are happy that the Enoggera Eisteddfod is running again in 2023 from 5th August to 2nd September.

The Schedule is available here. Please contact the Secretary for an Entry Form.

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.

Laurel Muirhead



Ministry Team

Brian Hoole


0435 242 000



Jessica Pinkerton

Families Pastor

0438 168 706



Jesse Caulfield





92 Laurel St, Enoggera QLD 4051, Australia

Best parking is via Laurel Street where there is some off street parking. Also the sight is wheelchair friendly (ramp access and suitable toilets etc.) If you are looking to hire our facilities for your next event please contact the church office via office@emmanueluca.org.au and Helen will be able to assist you with this.

Sunday, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM