Return to worship on 6 September 2020

We’re excited to announce that Graceville Uniting Church will be returning to in person worship in our building on Sunday 6 September 2020 (Father’s Day).

This of course assumes our current progress with COVID-19 in Queensland continues, with no community transmission.

Worship will be different: we will need to maintain 1.5 metres between each person (family groups excepted) and we will need to record our attendance for contact tracing purposes. We’ll also be looking at how we do communion and we’ll be avoiding morning tea for a while. There will be processes in place for sanitising on entry and ensuring we use one door to come in and one to go out. These measures are our responsibility to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable to attend and we minimise any risks of sharing infections.

And of course if you are unwell, we request that you stay home.

We’ll be announcing all of these procedures before the 6th, along with our registration form for attendance.

For those not comfortable to attend

We understand that not everyone is comfortable to attend gatherings of people and we completely respect those decisions that may come for a variety of reasons. For members of our community who are unable to attend, we will video record our services and post these online Sunday afternoon or Monday in a similar format to our current online services.

As we navigate these different times, I’d like you to consider one or two things that you are thankful for since we have last met together. Perhaps it is something new you have learnt, a quality God has been developing in you, or a praise point about our situation.

Stay tuned for more information to come.

Join us online

Hi all,

With COVID-19 requiring a re-think of how we do things, we’re moving more resources online to help keep our community connected to each other, and to God.

Here’s some useful links:

Email subscribe: we’ll send out worship resources and other news and updates.

Facebook: quick updates and links to useful resources

Youtube: this is where we’ll keep our video reflections

Instagram: encouraging photos and images

Please get in touch if you need a hand with anything.

Blessings,

Rev Aaron

Coping with change: from Primary School to High School

Coping with change: a panel discussion for parents and students

Thursday 24 October, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Graceville Uniting Church, Cnr Oxley Road and Verney Road East.

Coping with change: from Primary School to High School is a panel discussion on managing anxiety and transitions from year 6 to 7.

The transition from primary school to high school can be a tough one, and increasingly we’re seeing more stress and anxiety in our teenagers.

Bring your questions for our panel, and we’ll discuss coping strategies, signs of anxiety, and how to get the most out of your new life in high school. We’re encouraging both parents and kids to come and have a chat.

If you have pre-prepared questions, feel free to message us your questions ahead of time.

OUR PANEL:

The PSYCH: Dr Nathan Mueller
Dr Nathan Mueller

Ninja. Astronaut. Firefighter. Computer Hacker. Dr Nathan is none of these. He is, however, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice on the northside of Brisbane. He has two children in primary school and a wife who is a teacher. He has a keen interest in woodworking, just don’t ask him if he is a secret agent; he can’t tell you.

The TEACHER: Oliver Macpherson
Oliver Macpherson

Oliver is an experienced English, Arts and Humanities teacher. In his current position as Year 7 Coordinator, he works with students, parents and
teachers focusing on engagement and wellbeing, striving to make the high school experience the best it can be.
Oliver is an avid bookworm and a competitive Pokemon trainer in the Brisbane eSports scene.

The REV: Rev Aaron Moad
Rev Aaron

Our facilitator is Aaron, the minister at Graceville Uniting. He’s tried fine art painting, drafting with civil engineers and even donut making before following a call to ministry. His favourite part of his job is walking alongside people of all ages and life stages to help them recognise their gifts and potential.

Light refreshments will be provided – so come for a chat and something to eat. We hope to set minds at ease – both parents and youth – so bring your questions for our panel.