PROGRAMS for Mums (MOPS & MUMSnext)

At MOPS we believe that better mums make a better world. We also believe that being a mum is probably the most important job there is - you are raising a human being! Our focus of both groups is to provide a consistent space of support, encouragement, insight and love for mothers of all walks of life. Let's join in this journey together and help each other to be the best mums we can be!

Alternating each Monday of school term, MOPS & MUMSnext meets at Marion Church of Christ**

Contact our Office or connect to our MOPS Marion Facebook page (click on the tab - Related Website to be taken directly to the MOPS Marion Facebook page)

for all up to date information, session dates and general information about both groups

**COVID-19: This webpage has general group information only. Please check the MOPS Marion Facebook Page regularly. All changes or modifications to the groups operations due to COVID restrictions are updated via this Facebook page.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)

9.30am-11.30am (fortnightly – even weeks)

MOPS is for uniquely tailored for Mums with young children (pregnancy-6 years). Mums are welcome to come just as they are to make friends, enjoy time out from kids, have fun, and gain the confidence to reach their full potential as Mums. Children are lovingly cared for in the MOPSkids program by accredited volunteer carers. This allows Mums to relax and enjoy a morning of connecting together over tea & coffee, morning tea, group discussions, craft and wonderful support from our Mentor Mums.


$5 per session/$25 per term (EFTPOS available) - first session is free



9am-11am (fortnightly – odd weeks)

MUMSnext is the continuation of MOPS for Mums who no longer have pre-school aged children or predominantly have school-aged children. As our children grow it doesn’t get easier, but it does change. MUMSnext recognises this change and offers continued support, encouragement and connection for Mums through all stages of motherhood.

Discussions at MUMSnext are tailored to children of older ages and Mums with both school-aged children and pre-schoolers are also welcome to attend. Although there is no MOPSkids program, younger children can play under the supervision of their parent while the MUMSnext meeting happens in the same room. MUMSnext is a casual BYO arrangement for Coffee & Tea. Drinks can also be purchased from Side-Gate Cafe on site.

MUMSnext Fees

$15 per term (EFTPOS available) **Free for MOPS mums (when fully paid for MOPS term) - first session is free



Kids are a precious gift from God. That's why we provide quality, energetic, and fun programming for them at the 10am service.

  • CRECHE 0-3yrs
  • Combined group : JUMP 3-5 yrs (Jesus Understands Me Perfectly) & LIGHTHOUSE Reception - Year 4
  • JAM Year 5 - Year 9 (Jesus and Me)

All leaders are members of our congregation and have conducted a Child Safe Certificate and are subject to Working with Children and Vulnerable Persons Checks.

We look forward to meeting you and your child as part of our worship at Marion Church of Christ.

Any questions, please contact our office on 8277 7388.


Guys Alive

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions - GUYS ALIVE Program is currently in abeyance until further notice.

Inviting you to a 'Guys' Dinner Evening - to sit down to a three course dinner, to chat with other men and then listen to a special guest speaker and musician.

1st Monday in March

1st Monday in June

1st Monday in September

1st Monday in November

Time: 6.15pm

Cost: approximately $8-$10


Good Gear

Good Gear is open for business QUALITY RECYCLING at GREAT PRICES

Guidelines for keeping SAFE and meeting the guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be in place.

Open: Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 1.30pm 

Plus last Saturday of the Month from 9.30am-1.30pm

Good Gear is operated by caring and dedicated volunteers

Including: Clothing & Household Goods

For any inquiries, please contact our church office on 8277 7388


Side Gate Cafe


This position is a unique one that is community focussed and requires personable skills that can ensure a welcoming environment for all, both customers and volunteer team members alike. The right person will have

  • Working knowledge of hygiene and safety requirements and food handling standards
  • Passion for good quality food and coffee and is comfortable working in a kitchen environment
  • Proven ability to lead, support and work with volunteers.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision. Energy and vision to see tasks through to successful completion.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of the English language 
  • Willing and able to work within and promote a Christian context and in accordance with Marion Church of Christ’s mission and values.

The role is a paid casual position with view to part-time 0.3 (12 hours over 3 mornings). The Position Description may be obtained by emailing or calling 82777388. Applications are due by the close of business Monday 28 February 2022.


SIDE GATE CAFE is a warm and inviting cafe serving great food and FAIR TRADE coffee all at truly affordable prices.

Open Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am to 1:30pm

Take the time to CONNECT with people in your neighbourhood over a cup of coffee.

Side Gate Cafe also offers Suspended Coffees - by restoring faith, highlighting the simple acts of kindness happening all around us, and encouraging others to do the same.

Kindness can come in many forms, including the purchase of a suspended coffee, which is the very idea that inspired this movement. A suspended coffee is the advance purchase of a cup of coffee for someone who needs it, no matter why. But it really is about so much more than the coffee. It can provide physical comfort, conversation, a smile or even a laugh, and a sense of belonging. A suspended coffee can change lives, sometimes even save them.

Interested in volunteering? You can start by completing the online form, or contacting the Church Office via email on or phone on 8277 7388.


Marion Craft

Due to COVID-19, Restrictions are in place.

Craft at Marion is a safe & friendly place where you can learn a craft while making friends.

Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork, Painting, Folk Art

… plus Chatting

WEDNESDAYS 10am - 12noon

COST: $4.00 (one session) - Includes Tea / Coffee

Operating during School Terms only

Side Gate Cafe also open onsite for morning tea and lunches.


Seniors - Friendship Club

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Friendship Club is now meeting in the Church Auditorium.

Please contact the Church Office for further info.

Friendship Club is now meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month, with the 4th Thursday at Side Gate Cafe for those who would like to catch up again.

Our senior members enjoy an afternoon of activities which could include topics of interest eg PETS, singing, or visiting speakers and artists,with afternoon tea and socialising.

The church bus is available for transport to and from Friendship Club if it is needed (within a certain distance)

For any inquiries, please contact our church office on 8277 7388.


Community Meal

COVID-19 Restrictions are in place

A delicious two course meal cooked by creative chefs and you pay only what you can afford.

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the church pavilion 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

All welcome, no booking required.

Hosted by MarionLIFE, please contact the MarionLIFE office with any queries on 8277 0304.

Our office is open: Monday - Thursdays 9am-12noon

Closed Fridays and public holidays.

MarionLIFE Community Services is the

Community Arm of Marion Church of Christ


Brekky for Blokes

Brekky for Blokes is held in the Marion Church of Christ Pavilion serving up eggs, bacon, toast for Men of our church congregation and community.

Great food. Great company.

9.00am, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Gold Coin donation. All welcome, no booking required.