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Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.

In 81 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision – to bring about a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.

Our Vision:- For a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flouring relationships.

Aim and Purpose:- To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.

Mission:-

  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service,
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity.

MU Bribie Branch meets on the 4th Monday of each month.

President (Nominated) – Anne Paroz  34086545

DORCAS

Dorcas was started in March 2004 by Jan Jones and Anne Green. Its aim is to attract people with an interest in craft to a fellowship meeting in Cooinda twice a month (second and fourth Saturdays).

 

Here we exchange ideas on craft, try to solve craft problems people have encountered, work on items for the various sales we have throughout the year, and, most importantly, have a good chat! We usually start the year with a meeting at a coffee shop (see first picture).

From time to time we have classes on specific craft topics; cardmaking, beading, tatting, crochet, etc (next three pictures) usually given by our members, but occasionally by an outside expert. Although raising money is not our primary object, we have over the years been able to give over $13000 to the church building fund or to various charities.

We welcome new members; note that you will not be expected to be an expert at any sort of craft; nor will we instantly put you to work knitting 100 chooks for our Easter stall!(see picture below). Do drop in and have a cup of tea or coffee with us sometime and bring your friends (Anglican or not). Any suggestions for topics for our classes will always be welcome.


 

 

Have  you, or a friend / relative suffered a life loss …… loss of partner, family member, employment, home, lifestyle ??

Why “Seasons” can help in such situations ……..

  • “autumn” reminds us of our story of change / loss and brings signals about our grief.
  • “winter” provides opportunity to go inside and be still with the reality of the pain of our story.
  • “spring” reveals new ways of coping and new opportunities for life.
  • “summer” provides challenges for moving on, for new growth and for celebration of life.
  • Each “Seasons” group is facilitated by trained companions and provides opportunity for participants in a relaxed, caring and friendly environment to walk through each “season” of their grief and make comforting and supportive discoveries along the way.

Seasons Groups are being offered in 2018.

Sessions commence at 1.00 pm ( until 3.00 pm),  and then conclude with fellowship and a cup of tea . Further information and / or registration can be provided by the contacts listed below.

Three groups are usually held each year, and in 2018 groups have been planned for February/March; August/September; and again in October/November.

 

Further details about  “SEASONS” are available from   :  Margaret Peterson (54976978), Jill Van Dorsselaer 34081235 or Lorice Keith (54976212).

 

 

 


 

about mainly music

  • Young children and their caregivers enjoying music, rhyme, rhythm, creative dance and more.
  • Preschool children developing skills – co-ordination, fine motor skills, gross motor movements, social interaction, appreciation of music and musical styles, language development.
  • Providing children with a structured environment and then a time of free play.
  • Bringing adult and child together for a time of safe interaction, and in doing so, teaching adults rhymes and songs that can be used at home to help with cleaning up, colours, counting, and more.
  • An opportunity for parents to network with other parents of preschool children. And for families to find a sense of ‘old fashioned community’.
  • Opportunities for families to be helped – practical needs such as meals, transport, help with shifting house, and babysitting.
  • Celebration of Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day – reminding parents that they are undertaking a very important role as parent.

 

In short, mainly music is an opportunity for adults and children to build memories and spend time together, sharing special time with each other.

 

the aim of mainly music

The aim of mainly music is to provide an environment where preschool children develop skills to enhance their preschool education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver.

 

a quick overview

Started in 1990, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.

 

 

Bribie Anglican Cancer Support Group (BACS)

BACS meet every Wednesday at 10.00am for coffee & chat at the Village Deli and on 2nd Tuesday of each month for lunch.

BACS is a group of people who have all experienced cancer in some form. It was formed by members of St. Peter’s Anglican Church who wanted to reach out to and support others, irrespective of denomination or faith. Present members include church goers and non-church goers. All are welcome. For more information, phone Phyll on 34080901 or Denise on 34081598.