6 February, 2024

Young adults on tonight Tues 6 Feb 7-9pm

Renew Young Adults on tonight Tues 6 February 7-9pm 2024

gathering in the MCC lounge.

Week 2 Term 1 starting the Max Lucado DVD series

Jesus the God Who Knows Your Name

Session 1 God with Us

All young adults (18+) are welcome - come along and join the conversation, enjoy food, connect with other young adults in the community.

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24 January, 2024

MarionLIFE E-news January 2024

Welcome to 2024!

PROGRAMS AT MARIONLIFE 2024

We are pleased to be offering the following Programs at MarionLIFE:

- Adult Community Education Courses

- Garden Tool Library

- AOD Counselling by Life Without Barriers

- Marion Mugs (Coffee and Chat Group)

- Boost Business Incubator

- MarionLIFE Youth (Drop In + Events)

- *Brekky – watch this space*

- Budget Support & Financial Counselling by

- Refugee Support by ARA - Arabic and Spanish Speaking Case Managers

- Uniting Communities

- Christmas Day Lunch

- Tax Help

- The Neighbourhood Project

- Community Connections

- Volunteering

- Community Garden

- Walking Group

- Community Meal

- Women’s Legal Service SA

- Emergency Relief

- Women Together (Group for all Women)

For more information about each program or to find out more about volunteering, please contact us by phone 8277 0304 or email info@marionlife.org.au.

We kindly invite you to follow our social media accounts to stay connected with our programs and activities. To view our social media accounts, please visit the following links: MarionLIFE Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

BREKKY UPDATE

We are no longer holding Brekky for Blokes on Fridays, but we’re excited to share that it will be re-launching on Tuesday morning and open to all. The first Brekky on Tuesday is scheduled for Tuesday morning 13 February – watch this space for more details soon!

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

All MarionLIFE services are made possible by kind-hearted volunteers generously giving of their time and passion to serve others – if you would like to give back to the community, please let us know! MarionLIFE welcomes expressions of interest for the following volunteer vacancies:

- Emergency Relief Receptionist

- Brekky Program Front of House

- Garden Tool Library

- The Neighbourhood Project

For more details about the volunteer role, please visit https://marionlife.org.au/volunteer/

Alternatively, to express your interest in volunteering roles please contact us directly by phone 82770304 or email info@marionlife.org.au

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUR SUPPORTERS

MarionLIFE Community Services Inc. appreciates and acknowledges the connection and support of the following groups who have provided financial, in-kind or other connection and support in the last 12 months allowing us to continue our work, providing meaningful, flexible and responsive care, support and pathways to individuals and families in need.

- Anglicare SA

- Ascot Park Primary School

- Life Without Barriers

- Lions Club of Edwardstown

- Australia Post

- Lions Club of Marion City

- Australian Refugee Association

- Louise Miller-Frost MP

- Baptist Care SA

- Beaumont Tiles

- Blue Bird Bakery

- Marion Church of Christ

- Marion-Warradale Uniting Church

- Monteverdi Singers

- CareWorks SA

- Morialta Trust

- Carthew Foundation

- Nadia Clancy MP

- City of Marion

- Oaklands Estate Kindergarten

- Centrelink

- Officeworks Marion

- Clovelly Park Primary School

- OzHarvestSA

- Coles Park Holme

- Park Holme Library

- Colonel Light Gardens Uniting Church

- Patritti Wines

- Community Centres SA

- Coopers Foundation

- Corner Uniting Church

- Cove Civic Centre

- Danks Trust

- Department for Education

- Department of Human Services SA

- Department of Premier Cabinet / Premier of SA

- Department of Social Services

- Edwardstown Lodge No. 168 – Freemasons

- Elizabeth South Community Centre

- Emmaus Christian College

- Foodbank SA

- Hindu Society of SA

- GIVIT

- Good360 Australia

- Good Shepherd Microfinance

- Inner Wheel Holdfast Marion

- Junction Australia

- SA Council of Social Service

- Share the Dignity

- Smartgroup Foundation

- Spendless Shoes

- St Elizabeth’s Anglican Church

- StreetSmart Australia

- Sunedin Specialist School

- The Village Co.

- Temple Christian College Marion

- TerryWhite Chemmart Marion

- Tonsley Future Energy Consortium

- Tonsley Village

- Toward Home Alliance

- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden

- Uniting Communities

- Volunteer SA&NT

- Westpac Foundation

- Women’s Legal Service SA

- Wyatt Trust / Lions Club of Richmond

Thank you also to the many individuals who support our work through financial and in-kind donations. You can support MarionLIFE this year by making a donation online here https://marionlife.org.au/donate/ or by dropping off non-perishable food and hygiene items at our centre at 877 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park.

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18 January, 2024

Volunteering for the Sunday Roster and through the week

Being a part of our community here at Marion Church of Christ is an integral part of following God's direction in our day to day.

We encourage you to prayerfully seek God's guidance and wisdom on how you can be a part the workings of our church.

Whether it be on Sundays or during the week at the many different groups and activities that operate.

We thank you, if you already volunteer, for what you are doing and the way in which you serve.

We pray that God richly blesses you as you seek to bless others.

If you haven't yet availed of the opportunity, serving and participating are fabulous ways to connect in with our Church Family. There are many opportunities to serve and participate here at MCC and if you would like more info, please don't hesitate to contact the Church Office - we would love to hear from you!

All too soon we need to prepare another roster. We really need to hear from you as soon as you are able to with your unavailability dates to help that happen.

Each volunteer needs to have a Working with Children Check - which we can assist with too. It's a 10 minute process, just ring 8277 7388 or admin@marioncc.org.au the office to make an appt and bring 100 points of ID and you are on your way to volunteering.

Below is the link to the form to identify the ways that you can serve on any given Sunday at either 10am or 6pm or both and /or during the week, plus a place to indicate when you are unavailable for March through May 2024.

Now is the time to check your plans and diaries.

Looking forward to hearing from you all asap or by no later than Wednesday 21st February.

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8 January, 2024

Safe Environments for Children and Young People -

Marion Church of Christ will conduct an accredited Safe Environments training helping our organisation to:

· support our staff and volunteers to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm, and

· build our capacity to provide child safe environments.

If you are volunteering or working in spaces where you’ll be in contact with children or teenagers you may be due to update with a Refresher course.

People who haven’t done this training before and are new to this area, will need to complete a Full Day course.

Marion Church of Christ Training is an approved provider of Safe Environments for Children and Young People - 'Through Their Eyes' with Pastor Sonya Bertram an accredited facilitator.

If you are due for renewal:

Sunday 18 February Refresher 12noon - 2.30pm

If you are new to this training: are starting or considering work, or volunteering, in a workspace with children, you will need to complete the full day course

Saturday 24 February Full Day 9.30am - 4.00pm

Bring your own lunch or money to purchase locally

WHERE: MARION CHURCH OF CHRIST Lounge

Corner Alawoona Ave & Marion Rd, MITCHELL PARK

COST: Free for MCC/ML volunteers

$10 for other participants to cover materials

Tea/Coffee/Water provided

RSVP: To register or for more info: 8277 7388 or admin@marioncc.org.au

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11 October, 2023

2024 Family Camping Weekend

Looking ahead to 2024 ...

Expressions of Interest for MCC Family Camping Weekend 22nd - 24th March 2024

- BYO Equipment and Food

- Come for the whole weekend

- Join us for a day

- All ages welcome

- Nature, fun, games, worship

Pink Gum Campground, Onkaparinga River National Park

For more information please speak to Daniela or Brenton

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27 September, 2023

Spring forward Daylight Savings starts Sun 1 October 2023

Hey folks, it's that time again to spring our clocks forward an hour.

The beauty of each season reveals the beauty of the One who created all seasons. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)

1 Oct 2023 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 1 Oct 2023 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Check your clocks for church on Sunday morning - See you there!

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14 August, 2023

August is Thank Offering Month

August is set aside as a specific time when we pause and reflect on God’s goodness and provision. He is a loving and generous God and it is out of His blessings that we have the opportunity to respond generously. This special thank offering is one that is over and above our usual offering—it is one that will help cover MCC costs, but it is more that that. This is an offering of hope, an offering towards growth, and all for the continued glory of our God.

Each one of us is invited to take some time with our Lord to specifically share what / how we are thankful to Him. We can come before Him with joyful gratitude and make time to intentionally share our heart. Let’s invite Him to remind us of His blessings, and to show us how He would have us respond.

2 Corinthians 9: - 6-8 ...For God loves a cheerful giver.”

Giving to God through His Church here at Marion Church of Christ allows you to share the blessings you have received by investing in the mission of our church.

During the month of August, you are invited to give your one off, over and above monetary gift.

This can be on Sundays, during the week at the Church Office or electronically transferred to MCC Bank Account: BSB: 703-810 Account: 05 300 944 Reference: Thank Offering

You can click here on the REDDE tab attached and select Thank Offering

We are extremely grateful for your commitment and generosity.

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4 July, 2023

Follow us on Social Media

- Did you know we have 203 subscribers to our You Tube Page and 239 videos since 2020.

- Do you share our posts on Facebook or Instagram?

- Do you ask people to follow our pages?

- Marion Church of Christ

- Good Gear Op Shop

- Side Gate Cafe

- Element Youth

- Young Adults

- MarionLIFE Community Services

- It's an easy thing to do and it lets people know what's happening at your church and community.

Marion Church of Christ

Church Office Team

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1 May, 2023

Do you have some spare time? Do you like to have a chat? Do you like making things?

Marion Craft is back on Wednesday 3 May 10am - 12noon.

$4 entry (urn Coffee and Tea plus a Biscuit)

Everyone is welcome to come along and see what crafts are being worked on. Consider joining in.

It's all about Building Community and Valuing People. Having fun. Making something along the way!

PLUS

Side Gate Cafe is open from 9.30am - 1.30pm

Home style Cooked meals at Affordable Prices

Scrumptious Cakes and Slices from CakeWorks

Barista Coffee

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