MarionLIFE Community Services Inc.

Community

Leighton Boyd

Director MarionLIFE -www.marionlife.org.au

08 8277 0304

info@marionlife.org.au

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MarionLIFE Community Services is a not-for-profit community organisation that strives to provide meaningful, flexible and responsive care, support and pathways to individuals and families in need.

 We provide crisis support, community development and adult community education courses.

For any enquiries or to enquire about joining the team as a volunteer, please contact the MarionLIFE office 8277 0304 or info@marionlife.org.au.

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

Closed Fridays and public holidays.

MarionLIFE Community Services Inc. is the Community Arm of Marion Church of Christ and is a separately incorporated organisation and registered charity in Australia with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

Donations are tax deductible and are welcome via www.givenow.com.au/marionlife

MarionLIFE website www.marionlife.org.au

MarionLIFE Services include:

Big Dish Up Cooking Course

Brekky for Blokes

Community Garden

Community Meal

Emergency Relief

Financial Counselling

Health and Wellbeing Support

Marion Mugs

MarionLIFE Youth

Refugee Support

Tax Help

Women Together

More from 'Community'

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.

MOPS Fees

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

MUMSnext

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

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Kids@Marion

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.

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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

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Side Gate Cafe

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 admin@marioncc.org.au or phone on 8277 7388.

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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.

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Friendship Club

Friendship Club is now meeting in the Church Auditorium with Barista Coffees.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

Friendship Club is now meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Our members enjoy an afternoon of activities which include topics of interest, songs, people sharing their stories and experiences with afternoon tea and socialising.

It's an interactive afternoon with lots of laughter and conversation.

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

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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

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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.

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Community Garden

A welcoming, safe and colourful space where people can come to build friendships, learn, share, relax and inspire others. Work together to: give back to the community; grow organic and affordable fresh foods and learn new skills. Garden open Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-12.00pm. All visitors welcome.

Hosted by MarionLIFE. For any enquiries, please contact the MarionLIFE office 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

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Element Youth

Are you in Years 7 to 12? Then this group is for you!

Element Youth welcomes ALL students in yr.7-12 Friday nights of Term 7-9.00pm.

Our LEADERS are DHS Checked. DRIVERS have their full licence.

EVENTS are Drug, Alcohol & Smoke free.

BEHAVIOUR expectations apply.

A group of young leaders facilitate a program of fun, community and learning.

Please contact 8277 7388, visit Alawoona Avenue, Mitchell Park or www.marioncc.org.aufor more information.

Some EVENTS include faith-based and values-based content.

Investing in youth through community outreach and spiritual growth.

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Young Adults

Are you aged between 18 and 30? Then Young Adults is for you.

Young Adults get together both socially and via a regular Bible Study Group.

If you would like more information please contact the Church Office on 8277 7388 and be connected in.

Our Vision Verse

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

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Sisterhood

Due to COVID-19 SISTERHOOD is in abeyance until further notice. Please contact the Church Office for up to date info.

We invite you “Women of all ages” Sisterhood at Marion

Connecting Women Across The Generations

Daughters, Mothers, Grandmothers

Where we can gather together

Making a difference in our world

Placing value on relationships and humanity

Usually held three times a year in April, July and October.

Time: 7.30-9.00pm

Where: Marion Church of Christ Auditorium

There is a small cost of $5.00 (pre-purchase tickets preferable for catering) and

you may like to purchase an extra ticket as a gift for another woman to attend.

We also encourage you to bring along a donation of an item - sometimes a Kilo of Kindness, or Hygiene items, or Box of Chocolates for distribution to those in need or to recognise the work or contribution of people in a specific area.

It is a refreshing night for women - to engage with one another.

Community Service of the MARION Church of Christ

Corner Marion Road & Alawoona Avenue, Mitchell Park SA 5043

p 8277 7388 | e admin@marioncc.org.au | www.marioncc.org.au

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Prayer - Monthly Corporate Prayer Night and Individual Prayer Requests

We are a praying church ...

Connect in on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 7.30pm

Everyone is welcome, so we invite you to come along.

For any inquiries about the prayer night, or to ask for prayer, please contact the church office on 8277 7388.

Colossians 1:9-12 New International Version (NIV)

9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youb] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

PRAYER TEAM

If you would like to ask for individual prayer, we have a team of people who are very happy to intercede for you. Please use the link here to leave a request for prayer for you or someone you care for.

https://www.marioncc.org.au/prayer-requests

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BBQ Church

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions BBQ Church is in abeyance until further notice - Please contact the Church Office for up to date info.

BBQ Church is a community event held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 6pm. It is a great opportunity for people to come together, to eat and connect.

Gold Coin Donation for Tea, Coffee, BBQ

Everyone's invited and welcome - so bring along your family and friends for a great night!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Here at MCC we value everyone, especially our wonderful volunteers.

If you would like to explore how you may too join the team of volunteers, we would love to hear from you.

Hear are just a few of opportunities we have at the moment:

- Side Gate Cafe Volunteer - for cooking, service, barista

You can complete an Expression of Interest form HERE or contact us today to learn more details!

Please note that all staff and volunteers are required to hold a current DHS Check - working with children and vulnerable adults.

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YouTube Marion Church of Christ Channel

Connect in with the Marion Church of Christ YouTube channel to listen to sermons, worship and communion over the past months.

Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuf3erXUSKs9D54c8_LEwaw

Includes special events: MCC Christmas Carols & The Blessing

Lord, you are my God;

I will exalt you and praise your name,

for in perfect faithfulness

you have done wonderful things,

things planned long ago.

Isaiah 25:1

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MCC Basketball Club

MCC has joined a basketball competition and currently have a team for under 8's. We welcome members and community alike for a friendly experience of basketball. Below are some of the key points, please contact us further if you would like to know more!

- Competition is with SA Church Basketball Association

- Games and Locations: Saturday afternoons, likely early afternoon 1pm at Immanuel College or Wayville, maybe but less likely some games at Reynella.

- The schedule will be available here https://www.sachurchbasketball.com.au/fixtures

- Dates First game for the season is Saturday 7 May, and continues on Saturdays during Term 2 and 3

- Age Group U/8s is where we have interest, but the competition has U/8, U/10, U/12, U/14, U/16, U/18 and Seniors if/when there’s other interest for more teams in other age groups.

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