We gather together as a community of believers each Sunday morning from 10:00-11:15am. Most weeks there are programs for our children, youth and Persian community after an initial time of worship together.
We also have a monthly midweek worship service and for the period April 2018 - December 2019 we ran a monthly night service ([CUSundayNight](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/cusundaynight)).
See the sections below for details.
Each Kids Holiday Club includes games, craft and construction activities, drama, singing and a short stint of teaching and discussion. We also provide a delicious healthy morning tea to keep everyone going. It’s a great time of laughter and learning together and it is open to all kids aged 5-11.
The Holiday Club runs towards the end of the long summer holidays and attracts over 100 kids each day.
Our 2018 theme was “Follow the Clues”… we had loads of fun joining Detective Dexter Duck and Constable Charlton Clooney as they examined the promises found in the Bible to help them solve the mystery of the man who defeated death!
As always, there were loads of fun activities including drama, singing, stories, games, construction and yummy morning tea.
Check out the video to see what we got up to!
Bloom is our Intergenerational Women's Ministry; open to women of all ages.
Join with us for monthly informal evenings to relax, be encouraged and connect with other women (supper, tea and coffee provided).
Check out our next event on the [Events page](https://www.corouniting.org/events).
Bloom has a [private facebook group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/702972379905072/). For more information, feel free to contact:
- Lauren MacKenzie (0418 895 692)
- Carolyn Dent (0431 593 936)
- Jenny Wichert (0404 834 393)
Hanging out with friends who know God and know how to have fun is so important!
ChillOut is a 2-3 hour session that gives kids in Years 6 and 7 a fun and easy way to start Christian friendships that we hope will be the beginnings of strong, encouraging relationships that last through teenage years and beyond.
Generally held on Saturday evenings during term time, past events have included Pizza & Bowling, Pool Parties, Night Walks, Games Nights etc.
Details of each event are sent out via facebook a couple of weeks before each event, so if you'd like to keep up to date, request to be added to the closed facebook group (see link).
As part of our duty of care, we request that everyone attending ChillOut completes a once-off registration form (linked).
A fun, romantic ‘date night with a difference’ and an opportunity to strengthen and grow your relationship…
We have run The Marriage Course for many years and many couples can testify to the positive impact it’s had on their relationship. It’s run over seven consecutive weeks and has proven helpful for newly married couples and for couples who have been together for 40 years. It includes:
- a romantic, candlelit atmosphere with delicious cakes, coffee and tea, wine and soft drinks (BYO for our online course!)
- practical, informative and fun talks via DVD
- helpful exercises for you and your partner to complete – there is absolutely no group work!
- the opportunity to invest in your relationship, supporting and encouraging each other.
David & Kate Buxton will be running the next course online in Term 3 2020 - from 7.45-9.45pm on Wednesday nights from 19 August (with the option to catch-up if you can't make the session). See our [web/app event](https://www.corouniting.org/events/the-marriage-course-online) for full details including how to register.
Someone once quipped that parenting is the only job you can never get trained for – you can read all the manuals, attend all the how-to sessions, but when it comes to actually looking after your own child, we’re all learners.
To care for, nurture and raise another human being is a wonderful privilege and a profound experience. As a church our desire is to encourage and equip parents to be the best they can be and to model faith to their children in real and effective ways. We offer two Parenting Courses to help with this:
- [The Parenting Children Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tpcc/) (for parents of 1-10 year olds), and
- [The Parenting Teenagers Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tptc/) (for parents of 11-18 year olds)
Both courses run for 5 weeks and are for all parents/carers whether parenting on their own, as step-parents or as a couple. Each course includes informative and fun practical talks with film clips, street interviews and advice from parenting experts as well as small group discussions with parents at a similar stage.
Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more. Course costs are $35 per person ($70 per couple) and include course material and delicious supper.
We all want our kids to grow in faith, yet an hour or so at church each week can only do so much. It is well established (see below) that regular faith discussions in the home have a significant impact on children growing into lifelong followers of Jesus.
Faith @ Home eNews
To this end, most weeks we send out a short email (and post the contents to our [private facebook group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoroUnitingFamiliesAndFriends)) with the following regular features:
- 'Faith @ home... yes, but how?' spot that gives simple practical suggestions for instilling faith practices into what's already happening in the home
- fun videos and thought-provoking discussion questions that relate to the upcoming theme on Sunday mornings for our pre-school and primary-aged kids (we encourage these conversations to happen in the home before we get to cover them at church, emphasising the primary importance of faith discussions in the home)
- various other resources to encourage you with regular faith conversations in the home, many of which you'll find in our [Faith @ Home Resources](https://www.corouniting.org/resources?section=kids) section of our web/app.
Our hope is that this weekly resource will spark conversations in the home and that some of the ideas will help you as you parent your kids to know and love Jesus.
You can view some of the recent Faith @ Home eNews on this [archive page](https://us11.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=7d674b2c4b2fd3d6bd6f28875&id=c41afb1a5b) (look for the Faith @ Home this week emails). If you'd like to sign up to receive these in your inbox, use [this form](http://eepurl.com/by8vNn) and select the 'Faith @ Home eNews' option (feel free to also sign up to our regular weekly church eNews).
See the below tabs for some of the resources we recommend as well as some of the relevant research in this area.
COVID-19 update (August 2020): Some of our Life Groups are currently meeting online. Refer to the linked [Zoom for Life Groups](https://www.corouniting.org/d/0rQRyogTd6YiL3XJq7aBRgFaT) resource for further information.
Life Groups are an integral part of the life of our church. Each group has its own flavour, however they all aim to encourage their members in faith and support each other as they do life together. As such, we encourage everyone to belong to a Life Group wherever possible - it is one of the main ways of connecting with others and finding a place to belong.
There are several different groups that meet throughout the week, some for men, some for women and others mixed.
Interested in joining a Life Group?
- Have a chat with [Cat Patrick](https://www.corouniting.org/team/cat-patrick) or [email the Church Office](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keen to find out more?
- Refer the linked document 'Life Groups at CoroUniting'
- Visit our [Life Group Leaders Training Resources](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/life-group-leaders-training-resources) page
You will expect people to look out for you if you come to a church. As a church community, we want to express God's grace to us in practical, active and relevant ways.
Our pastoral team seeks to mobilise people throughout the congregation to do that for each other. We want to encourage people to join [Life Groups](http://www.corouniting.org/getting-involved/life-groups/), midweek groups for encouraging each other in faith, growing in friendship and caring for each other
For those in a Life Group, this is the best place for ongoing pastoral care.
For those not in a Life Group, some of the ways in which we seek to show care are below: