Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Hello friends of Enoggera Eisteddfod,
Sadly, with no end to the current restrictions on gatherings in sight, the committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Enoggera Eisteddfod.
We are all incredibly disappointed by having to do this, especially as it is our 60th anniversary and we intended some celebrations. We expect that you will all be disappointed as well, particularly those who are 18 years this year and it will have been your last time competing with us.
However, in order to complete the receipt of entries, then arranging programme, prizes, adjudicators, accompanists etc in time, we need to start work now, and we can have no confidence at this time that we will be able to proceed.
We will keep our mailing list for next year so that we can be in touch then. If you know of any others who may be interested in the Eisteddfod next year, please ask them to contact us and we will add them onto the mailing list.
In the meantime, we wish you all the best through this difficult time and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2021.
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.
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)
Playgroup plans to resume again face to face on Friday 5 February 2021 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. A thematic program will be released soon.
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 plans to resume Thursday 4 February 2021, 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 plans to resume face to face on Wednesday 3 February 2021, 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.