Playgroup 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/4jqM6tAkvSlWkjJsZNiOD0co9).
We plan to meet every week in the Hall with different themed activities and crafts each week. Our weekly thematic program is [here](https://emmanueluca.org.au/d/tNjgfg9d3nnHzrQtGhNfDmgu7).
Before attending Playgroup, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/8af52058-d0db-46bf-95fe-8005dc7b7e46).
Playgroup will send regular updates via email to all participants and also via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/emmanuelplaygroup
Playgroup offers a safe place for children 0-5 to play and develop social skills. 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.
Join us each Friday 9:30 - 11:30am during school terms. Each week we have a different theme and activities to engage children. A large range of toys and helps provide new experiences every week.
Cost: gold coin donation per child, per session. Bring your own food and drink.
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 Boys' 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/sZzHFVpfJScOZBgg7dVyC2T5H).
Before attending Boys' Brigade, all participants including children and adults MUST complete an online enrolment form [here](https://emmanueluca.elvanto.com.au/form/9600a6a0-8c6a-475e-94a0-a29e343a6d90), and must check-in every week.
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.
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.
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.
COMMUNITY HELPING HAND HOURS ARE
MONDAY AND 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)
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
Bunnies Explore Group
Fortnightly Thurs 7:00pm
2nd & 4th Thurs 7pm
Women’s Bible Study
If none of these times suit please also contact us there may be other like minded people and we can start a new group.
[Tiny Town Childcare Centre and Kindergarten](http://tinytown.com.au/)has enriched the lives of children in our community since 1974.
As an activity of Emmanuel Uniting Church, Enoggera, they specialise in a play-based learning programme which follows the QSA Kindergarten Guidelines.
Through their daily practices and interactions they promote the Christian ideals of love, forgiveness, respecting and serving others, equality, inclusiveness, and care for the environment.
Tiny Town believes in the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework, describing childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming. We care for children from 2 to 5 years, with a specialist [pre-prep programme](http://tinytown.com.au/Pre-Prep-pg20246.html) for the year before school.
Tiny Town operates from 7.30am – 5.30pm - Monday to Friday. We have one group per day with a maximum of 24 children. Our indoor and outdoor play spaces are designed to provide children with the best educational play environment. For more information visit [tinytown.com.au](http://tinytown.com.au/)
Hello friends of Enoggera Eisteddfod,
Good news, we will proceed with the Eisteddfod for 2021 after cancelling last year.
However, in order to comply with Covid and Uniting Church restrictions, there will be significant changes from previous years.
The Eisteddfod will be 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. We are currently working through the details and cannot be any more specific at this time. There will also be significant limitations on the number of family or friends who can attend with each Competitor.
There is much work to do and our plan is to revise the schedule and send it out probably late April with approximately one month to submit entries.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
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.
- SPEECH AND DRAMA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Stay tuned for Eisteddfod 2021 information.
Laurel Muirhead (Secretary)
Due to the current Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic Indoor Bowls Group is currently not meeting face to face. We are instead keeping in touch with each other by other means.
We have an active group who come along each Thursday @ 1pm to enjoy several games of bowls. We enjoy friendship together, age is really no limit and we welcome all new members.