Our God is a God in community, and hospitality is a hallmark of God’s Kingdom: the Kingdom whose one law is love.

We have a range of programs, services and projects which are aimed to help people specifically in our community. Our heart is to see lives changed, families strengthened, communities transformed and future generations positioned to make a difference.

Our God is a God in community, and hospitality is a hallmark of God’s Kingdom: the Kingdom whose one law is love.

We have a range of programs, services and projects which are aimed to help people specifically in our community. Our heart is to see lives changed, families strengthened, communities transformed and future generations positioned to make a difference.

CHILDREN (AGES 1 – 12)

Activities for children and youth are coordinated by our Children’s Activities Worker, Karen Moore and her team. There are many programs to choose from as outlined below.

Children & Youth Activities 2017

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Community Playgroup

Activities include: puzzles, play dough, ride-on’s, home corner, book corner, art & craft,
and singing & dancing, as well as fantastic outdoor play space.

When: Tuesday 10.00am – 11.30am (during school terms)
Cost: $4.00 per week plus a piece of fruit
Tea & coffee provided.

For more information, please contact Karen on 0403 159 240 or email pastor@clg.ucasa.org.au.

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Day Camp

Once a year, the Colonel Light Gardens Uniting Church holds a ‘Day Camp’ for Kindy & Primary School aged children. Every day for one week (Monday – Friday) fun filled activities are held both on our grounds and offsite.

We all had heaps of fun at the ‘Deep Sea Discovery’ Day Camp this January.

The Day Camp theme next year is ‘Boot Camp!’ and it will be held from Monday 15th to Friday 19th  January, 2018.

We welcome High School and Uni students to come along and support our Day Camp
as youth leaders to help and guide our campers through the week.

To register your interest, or for more information, please contact Karen on 0403 159 240 or email pastor@clg.ucasa.org.au.

GLYED Sunday School (God Loves You Every Day)

We invite children of all ages to come along to our GLYED Sunday School held on Sunday 9.15am to approx. 10.15am.
The second Sunday of each month we join the Church congregation for Communion.

For more information, please contact Jenni at pjmedson@adam.com.au

Kids Club

Kids Club is held every second Friday, during school terms,
for primary school children aged 4-12 years.

The nights are theme based and encourage participation, learning and social skills.

When: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Cost: $4 individual or $8 per family (A light supper is provided)

Kids Club Program Term 3 2017

For more information, please contact Jenni on 0411 389 767 or email pjmedson@adam.com.au.

KCO 2017

Kids Camp Out – 25-26th March 2017

Venue: Adare Camp and Caravan Park

Theme: Big World

There are big issues in our lives and around our world. Big great things and big horrible things. God knows everything. God loves us and promises to be with us in all things. God has a plan to make all things new – for us and the world.

KCO is for children aged 7-12 year old

For more information, please contact Jenni on 0411 389 767 or email pjmedson@adam.com.au.

Montessori Preschool Program

Do you want a head start in educating your pre-schooler?
Is your pre-schooler needing more stimulation and challenges?
Is your pre-schooler pushing the boundaries or needs to learn social skills?

We offer a new structured program based on Montessori principles to pre-schoolers aged 2 & a half years and above (accompanied by a carer) who would thrive with individual learning, developing fine and gross motor skills, social interaction, group times, arts & crafts.

When: Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am (during school terms)
Cost: $20 per session (less the Child Care Rebate)

Places are limited – enrolments are essential. Enrolments are for the full term.
To book or for more information, please contact Karen on 0403 159 240 or email: clgucmontessori@gmail.com

Children remain in the care of the adult who brings them.
Tea and coffee provided – please bring a healthy snack for your child.

Our Session Program:

9.15amDoors open and set up is organised by Karen
9.30amSession starts
9.30am – 9.45amWelcome circle / greeting
9.45am – 10.45amWork / play period / snack time
10.45am – 11.15amOutside play time / gross motor play
11.15am – 11.30amMusic and movement
11.30amStory time / farewell circle

Montessori Curriculum Areas

Practical Life – to assist independence, developing concentration and fine motor control, while preparing the child indirectly for all other areas of the curriculum (practical life activities include: transferring, pouring, threading, care of self, care of environment and grace and courtesy).

Sensorial – learning through the 5 senses, the use of different materials, to define colour, shape dimension, texture, smell, sound and taste as well as order and sequencing.

Literacy – to develop listening skills, comprehension and vocabulary as well as pencil control through hands on activities. To inspire a love of books and writing.

Mathematics – equipment that helps with the concepts of number, symbol, sequencing, operations and memory through manipulative materials.

Culture – includes zoology, biology, botany, geology, art, history, different cultures.

YOUTH (AGES 12 – 18)

GLYED Sunday School (God Loves You Every Day)

We invite children of all ages to come along to our GLYED Sunday School held on Sunday 9.15am to approx. 10.15am. The second Sunday of each month we join the Church congregation for Communion.

For more information, please contact Jenni at pjmedson@adam.com.au

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Y-CLG (Youth of Colonel Light Gardens)

Y-CLG is for Year 7 and older young adults. It encourages youth to interact with people of similar ages and build solid friendships. The youth are encouraged to assist the younger members of our church through Kids Club and our annual Day Camp.

Y-CLG is held during School Terms with activities being both on and off site. On site activities cost $5.00 per gathering and off site will vary depending on the activity. Times vary depending on the activity.

For more information contact:
Lawrie: linggod@adam.com.au
Peter: pjmedson@adam.com.au

Check out our Facebook page for latest updates and future events!

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Colonel Light Companions

Every three months we get together for a dinner – February, May, August & November
on the first Friday of the month at 6.30pm.

When: First Friday of February, May, August & November 6.30pm

Fitness for the Over Fifties

Two sessions are held weekly. The first session has gentle exercises
& the second session is more energetic and aerobic. Qualified instructor.

When: Thursday 9.15am & 10.30am

Friendship Centre

Every Thursday we hold a ‘Drop-in’ friendship centre for friends to meet,
play games and converse over a light lunch.

When: Thursday 11.00am to 4.00pm

Friendship Group

A social group which meets on the second Saturday of each month for a varied programme
of fellowship activities including theatre and dining out.

When: Second Saturday of each month

Seniors’ Lunch

In conjunction with Mitcham Council, we host a lunch for seniors on the first Tuesday of each month.

When: First Tuesday of each month

For more information, please contact Mitcham Council on (08) 8372 8888

Studies in Living

We believe that Bible can teach us to become more Christ like. Throughout the year, at various times, we offer small groups where we can discover what the bible says to us and we can join together in our discipleship.
We encourage everyone to read the Bible daily. Many people find it helpful to use a study guide to aid their understanding. Some of our congregation use ‘With Love to the World’ as an aid to studying the scriptures systematically in their daily practice. If you would like to engage in this helpful discipline please contact the Secretary of ‘With Love to the World’ at wlwuca@bigpond.com.

This year we have been challenged to read the Bible cover to cover!

If you would like accept this challenge too, you may find this guide  helpful.

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