Formerly Pilgrim Uniting Church, Doncaster Vic.

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GROUPS

Pilgrim has a number of groups which meet as part of our community of faith. These are listed following with links to their web pages as appropriate.
 

Primary School Teenagers  Young Adults

Families

Singles  Ladies Men Interest Groups
 Playgroup

   

Primary School Age

Kids at Pilgrim - KAP

For Children aged 3 and up - the Kids at Pilgrim Program.

The program aims to teach children more about Jesus' life, by making it fun and easy to understand. Each time the groups run, the morning can be made up of songs, games, an introduction to a theme, a story about the theme and an activity. Kids at Pilgrim meet on Sunday mornings downstairs in the Ray Grenfell room.

Basically, Kids at Pilgrim are action-packed and FULL of FUN!

For more details about Kids at Pilgrim - contact the church office.

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For Teenagers

YOUTH GROUP

For age group in Secondary School Years 7 - 12.

Are you in years 7 -12? Are you into getting together and having fun with other people your age? Are you looking for something extra in your life? If yes - Youth Group at Pilgrim is for you!

Youth Group at Pilgrim hold regular events for students - like outings to the movies, bowling, restaurants and even 'road-trips' to other churches, as well as camps away all over Victoria, and Australia! 

Members have attended the National Christian Youth Convention (NCYC) held every two years at various locations around Australia. 

TEENAGERS AT PILGRIM - TAP

This group of young people meets on the first Sunday of the month. The group is invited to join the congregation for morning tea at 10.30am. We then commence study time in the Library and rejoin the congregation for  communion towards the end of the 11.00 am service. The leader is Corinna Fong who can be contacted through the church office.

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For Young Adults

GRACE for Young Adults is a discussion and social group for adults in their mid 20's to 30's at Pilgrim UC, Doncaster.  The Group meets at 7.00pm on the 1st Sunday of the month.

For more info, please contact:

Dimity Paul or Elvina Kioa - who may be contacted through the church office.

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For Singles

The singles group meets bimonthly as advised usually at the Church for lunch ($5.00 each) and fellowship. The purpose of the group is provide friendship and company for those eating alone. The contact person is Margaret Jones  who can be contacted through the Church office.

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For Pilgrim Ladies

LADIES FRIENDLY CIRCLE The name says it all, and they meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The ladies’ curriculum covers a wide range of subjects and interests – with guest leaders … speakers, projects, displays and occasional social events away from the church premises!   Rae Denison and Barbara Mann are the contact persons and may be reached through the church office.

SPECTRUM is a ladies group that began life at Bulleen. The ladies meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 8.00 pm – usually in a members’ home – to enjoy each other’s company and hear interesting and topical speaker.  Shirley Perrett and Lillian Esposito are the contact persons and may be reached through the church office.

WESTCARE is a great time of fellowship for the more senior ladies - meeting in the mornings of the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 11.30 am. The ladies enjoy a chat while arranging flowers for hospital patients or preparing used postage stamps for the ongoing Sammy Stamp enterprise of Uniting Church fundraising. A delicious light lunch is freshly prepared at a very reasonable price - $2.00. Lauris Allen and Faye Lukies are the contact persons and may be reached through the church office.

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For Pilgrim Men

MEN OF PILGRIM BREAKFASTS 

Held at 7.30 am February, April, June, August, October, December at the church centre.

Forsaking the luxury of Sunday breakfast in bed, the stalwart men of Pilgrim and also good friends from St Gregory's arise to the occasion once each alternate month to enjoy a hearty $6.00 breakfast, good fellowship and an interesting guest.

The fellows are rostered for various duties, so most have the chance to bring home the bacon or show off their dishwasher hands to the family. Contact person is Garreth Mann who may be reached through the church office.

MEN'S AFTERNOON COFFEE

A group of Pilgrim men meet for coffee and a chat at The Pines Shopping Centre at 3.00 pm most Tuesdays. Newcomers are most welcome. Just turn up or contact the church office for further details.

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For Pilgrim Families

FOCUS  (Fellowship, Outreach, Christmanship, Understanding, Service)

The Focus group meets  on the first Saturday of each month with a varied program of speakers and activities. It usually meets at the church centre at 8.00 pm. The contacts for this group are Ruth Jensz and Graham Cox who can be contacted through the Church office.

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Pilgrim Interest Groups

PILGRIM PATCHWORKERS

This group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at the home of Lynda Anderson or another member. The group makes knee or bed quilts and banners.  Some of the creations are used to enhance worship and others are sold to raise funds for humanitarian projects, such as the Vietnam Quilt Project.

In 2009, the Patchworkers Group crafted a number of quilts for young people affected by the Victorian bushfires.  Click to see more pictures of the quilts. This year we are making quilts for the Asylum Seeker Project.

The contact persons are Susan Ferres and Lynda Anderson who may be contacted through the church office.

STROLLERS

The Strollers Group consists of a number of people from the Congregation who like a leisurely and interesting walk of about 4 to 5 km, generally in a local park, while enjoying each other's friendship and fellowship. We set off on our "adventure" on (generally) the third Sunday afternoon of each month, meeting at the church car park at 1.30pm. We end the stroll with a BYO "cuppa " and a small snack. The number of walkers averages about 10 to 12. A varied program is prepared at the beginning of the year and includes one or two Saturday excursions to a friend's home, often near the beach. You are most welcome to join us whenever you can - you are sure to have a good time. Coordinators are Mary and John Dunkley, and Helen and Graham Field, who can be contacted through the church office.

DINNER GROUPS

There are two well established dinner groups at Pilgrim: one for those who enjoy fellowship over a 'pub' bistro meal (contact: Bev Robertson) and another for those who enjoy friendly restaurant/home-cooked gourmet meals (contacts: Geoff Ellis and Jim Weber). Bev and Geoff and Jim may be contacted through the church office.

Playgroup

PLAYGROUP AT PILGRIM DONCASTER

For Pilgrim and community pre-school children and their parents. The Group meets weekly during term time on Wednesday 10.00 am to 11.30 am, downstairs in the church centre.  There are varied indoor play activities with parental involvement with its purpose being -  fun for babies through to preschool children and companionship for the parents. The contact person is Lynda Anderson who can be contacted through the church office.

 

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