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Updated 25 March 2023

from our Church Diary


March 2023

  Wed 1 3.30pm Trains in The Shed

Choir Practice  New members very welcome

  Thu 2 9.30am

Craft Group


Play Group—Thursdays during school terms

  Fri 3 2.00pm

Social Games Afternoon

  Sun 5


Worship Service - Rev Ian Brown

  Wed 8 3.30pm Trains in The Shed

Choir Practice

    6.30pm WOW @ The Downtowner
  Thu 9 9.30am

Craft Group


Play Group—Thursdays during school terms

  Sun 12


Worship Service - Rev Ian Brown

  Tue 14 7.30pm Men's Group
  Wed 15 3.30pm Trains in The Shed

Choir Practice

  Thu 16  9.30am

Craft Group


Play Group—Thursdays during school terms

  Sat 18


Coffee at Newmason

  Sun 19


Worship Service - Rev Ian Brown
    Pancake Day - after the service

  Wed 22 3.30pm Trains in The Shed

Choir Practice

  Thu 23  9.30am

Craft Group


Play Group—Thursdays during school terms

  Sun 26


Worship Service - Rev Ian Brown
    Congregational Meeting/AGM

  Wed 29 3.30pm Trains in The Shed

Choir Practice

  Thu 30  9.30am

Craft Group


Play Group—Thursdays during school terms


Games Afternoon - New date to be decided


April 2023

  Sun 2


Worship Service - Rev Ian Brown
    Communion /Coin-A-Day / Food Basket

  Sun 2

12 noon

Raising of the Cross - Our annual ecumenical Cross Raising service at the Cenotaph (cnr Smith & Victoria Sts.)

  Sun 2


Messy Eastersee info below



  FEBRUARY 2023 - Link to CROSSLIGHT to download PDF or open Flipbook

Available in Print & On-Line

Using the flipbook . . .

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Fullscreen icon at bottom right of screen; word "Fullscreen" will appear, then left click.

  Crosslight - Fullscreen icon

2. There is a Zoom in/out slider (bottom right of screen) - you can make print larger and easy to read.

3. Click arrow/s (mid-way down page edge) to 'turn' page

4. Hit your ESC key to return to Crosslight Home page.



PLAY GROUP  9.30AM until 11.30AM

EVERY THURSDAY, during school terms

Please let anyone you know who may be needing a chance to bring their little ones, or grandparents who mind their toddlers and pre kinder children, to the new play group as they interact with each other and the children have the opportunity to play and develop socially, which stimulates their physical and mental wellbeing.


Warragul Uniting Church
Craft Group
meeting in the Chapel

Every Thursday @ 9.30am


Warragul Uniting Church
Choir Practice

Every Wednesday @ 4.30pm

New members very welcome


Warragul Uniting Church
Men's Group
next meeting

2nd Tuesday each month @ 7.30pm

Open to all men in WUC (and friends) so whether you’ve been a regular member over the years or have never attended you are most welcome to join us.


All women welcome 

An EVENING meal time of fellowship
with a very friendly group of women

at The Downtowner 55 Victoria St Warragul

2nd Wednesday each month, 6.30pm



Every Wednesday @ 3.30pm

Enjoy the friendship, fellowship, laughter, and the interesting business of
Model Railways.  ALL MEN WELCOME


Coffee at Newmason

3rd Saturday each month, 10am

Newmason, 25 Mason St, Warragul


     News Updates     


  Messy Easter - Sunday April 2    


On Sunday April 2nd, 4pm - 6pm 

Crafts, Stories, Fun


Dinner and Music

Cost: Donation


Easter Services

Thursday 6th April   7.30pm
Maundy Thursday Service of the Lords Supper

Friday 7th April   10.00am
Good Friday Service, Reflections on the cross

Sunday 9th April   6.30am
Easter Dawn Service at Eric & Margaret Smith's

   10.00am - Easter Day Worship Service

   Rev‘d Ian Brown says "Bring a Flower or two 
     to create our floral Cross.


 “Coin-A-Day”  Don’t forget to bring your jar of coins Sunday 2nd April and empty it into our open wooden Bible for offering to God during the service.

Jars are available from the foyer table.  Our current projects are:- Frontier Services High Country Patrol, and Vanuatu.


  Lenten Study Resource    


If you would like the Lenten Reflection papers for prayer and reflection for further study please pick them up from the table outside the church office.


Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief is experiencing unprecedented demand.

We are appealing everyone to buy ONE EXTRA ITEM each time you shop and bring it along each Sunday.

Food Relief always need: small tinned fruit, tins of spaghetti, bars of soap, tins of tuna, two minute noodles, 1kg sugar, 1 kg flour.

Thank you on behalf of Food Relief

Donations can be made through either of 2 emergency appeals

UC World Mission’s appeal for Vanuatu


National Council of Churches in Australia’s appeal through Christmas Bowl    https://actforpeace.org.au/

 Social Games Afternoon    

Thank you also to those who joined us for the Games afternoon on Friday 3 March. We had one group playing Scrabble and another group playing “Boof-head.  Off to a good start !!

Please note - NEXT Games Afternoon - New date to be decided

No shortage of games choices -
You are Welcome - visit us on . . .


     Information — Groups & Activities    


  Trains in the Shed  

Meets each Wednesday 3.30pm at our church in the Warragul Train Shed.
Participants enjoy each other's company as they talk and work on the extensive Model Railway.
Further information available from the Church Office - (details Home Page).

Dedication of Model Railway

On 7 April 2013, the Church was pleased to welcome June's family to “The Big Shed” to support her as she unveiled a plaque on the model railway, gifted to the Church after the passing of June's husband Don.

The “Trains in The Shed” now provides much interest, fellowship and fun for many.

Creative skills continue to be employed as work on the model railway progresses.

See the Photo Album for Warragul Train Shed PHOTOS and more!


  Men's Group  

Meets on the Second Tuesday of each month.  Engages in a wide variety of activities including, educational outings, listening to guest speakers, discussing social and community interests;
it is open to all men.




The library is open whenever the building is open.  From our library, you may borrow books, video tapes, DVD's, sound cassettes and CD's, suitable for children, teenagers and adults.

Our collection is on a computer data base.  It is easy to search for titles and authors in categories including Ethics, Biblical History, Christian Living, Other Religions and Novels.


  Craft Group  


Enjoying craft and conversation in the winter sunshine

Members with some of their handcrafts

Meets weekly on Thursday at 9.30am to 12 noon (except in January School Holidays).
For ladies who enjoy working on and helping each other in a variety of handcrafts.  This group caters for people both in the church and wider community.


  Other groups and activities include:-   

  • Banner Making Group - meets occasionally as required; 

  • Catering Committee - for funerals and other occasions; 

  • Care Group - practical assistance as required; 

  • Pray for your Church - 8.00am on Wednesdays, wherever you are; 

  • Know Your Bible groups operate within our congregation;

For information from the Church Office - see contact details (left) of Home Page.

Church Choir - special occasion


  St Andrew's Uniting Care Kindergarten  

St Andrews Uniting Care Kindergarten cares for, nurtures and educates preschoolers in their lead up to school.  Address:- 210 Sutton Street Warragul, Phone:- 5623 2425 

Kindergarten ENTRY from the carpark, at the east end of Warragul Uniting Church building.  

Website: https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/st-andrews-uniting-care-kindergarten/

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, call us on 1800 183 103.


  Other Groups that meet in our Building  

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia (AA) - Mondays at 8.00pm.   www.aa.org.au


Baw Baw Region Arthritis Support Group - meets for exercise classes, a cuppa and a chat each Wednesday, 12noon to 2.30pm.  If you are interested or would like to know more, contact: Madeleine 0410 353 339 or Barbara 5625 4585


Tai Chi - on Tuesdays at 1pm



  All About Cheese Scones    



An elderly Irishman lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite cheese scones wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed.

Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. With laboured breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for here, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were dozens of his favourite cheese scones.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted Irish wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted, he could almost taste the cheese scone before it was in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life.

The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to the nearest scone at the edge of the table, when his hand was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife... "Get OUT!" she said, "they're for the funeral!"