We believe that building friendships and community is important if we are to truly be the Body of Christ. There are many groups and opportunities to get together and meet with others.
A group of women meet on the first Monday each month at noon, to talk and yarn as they knit or sew or work on various craftwork.
A weekly group for patchworkers under the tuition of Jessie Brown. The group creates quilts as gifts for some of the people who access the services of UnitingCare Ballarat. Jessie also teaches Brazilian Embroidery. Anyone is welcome to join. The groups meets weekly on a Wednesday between 12.00-4.00pm.
A group for people who live alone – single, separated, divorced, or widowed. This group meets for friendship and lunch at a restaurant on the first Sunday each month. Newcomers welcome.
Out for Lunch
Would you like to get to know others in the Ballarat Central UCA community? Come out to lunch at The Barkly Restaurant on Main Rd, the third Sunday each month. Please speak with Lorraine Smith.
Circle of Friends
A fellowship Group which meets on the first Tuesday evening of the month for friendship and supper. Usually there is a speaker. This group supports a family through UnitingCare’s ‘Family Ties Programme’ as well as supporting other UnitingCare programmes and chaplaincy in the high-school and hospital. Newcomers welcome.
Men are invited to gather for breakfast at the church on the fourth Sunday each month at 8.00 a.m. Generally there is a guest speaker. Suggested donation to cover cost of food is $5. Newcomers welcome.
The aim of Heart Sisters is to form friendships between women in our congregation. We do this by having a ‘secret friend’, called a Heart Sister for the year. During this time, a heart sister cares for her friend by sending celebratory and encouraging cards and keeping her friend in her prayers. A little over 30 women are currently involved in Heart Sisters. They meet for an annual dinner in February each year.
Walkers gather on Wednesdays at Pipers Restaurant at 9.30 a.m. to walk the lake. The group meets for coffee at Pipers afterwards with those who have chosen not to walk. Anyone is welcome to join the group.