CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Playgroup

Playgroup meets every Wednesday from 10.00am-11.30am for parents/caregivers and children aged 0-5 years old (during school term).

Playgroup is a time for children and their parents/caregivers to share play experiences and get to know others in the community.

We have free play and some structured activities, story and song time, craft and snack time for the children and morning tea for the grown-ups.

For more information, contact Jenny March via the Office.

KidsLife

KidsLife is on every Sunday morning for children aged 3 to 10/11 (Year 5) alongside our Family Worship at 9.15am (during school term)

  • KidsLife has fun, friendship, stories, music, craft and dramas
  • A time for children to learn about God and good things for their lives
  • Children share in our Family Worship Service for approximately 15 minutes before KidsLife
  • Morning Tea is provided

For more information, contact Julie (8271 7066)

During the holiday periods there will be opportunities for the children and young people to be involved in the services, as well as activities in the church foyer and/or hall.

Messy Church

Messy Church is a diverse worship experience that includes creativity, craft, hospitality and celebration. It’s aimed at children and the grown-ups in their lives. Messy Church is held on a Saturday twice a term from 5.00pm to 7.30pm and includes dinner.

  • Fun for all ages
  • Based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
  • A way of being church for families (adults and children) to enjoy together in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Christ-centred providing the opportunity to encounter Jesus and to grow closer to him
  • A creative time to explore a biblical theme through getting messy; a celebration time which might involve a story, prayer and songs; enjoying a light meal together.

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YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

JAM & JAM+

JAM (Jesus and Me) is for young people in school years 6-9. JAM events happen every second Friday night of the school term, and runs from 6.30-8.30pm. We have a range of different activities including Jailbreak, Cooking Night, Movies, Ice-skating, Ultimate Grip-ball, Play With Your Food Night, Skirmish and even more. JAM is a youth group run at Westbourne Park Uniting Church.

JAM+ happens every Sunday morning from 9.15am-10.30am alongside KidsLife and our Family Worship.

For more information, visit the JAM website.

Once a JAM’er has graduated they move onto Bourne Youth. Bourne is a youth program run on the alternative nights to JAM, for high school students (school years 9-12).

Bourne Youth

T4 program

Bourne Youth is for young people in high school, years 9-12. It happens every second Friday night of the school term, and runs from 7.00-10.00 pm.

We kick the night off with some general hanging out, and then get together for some awesome fun, pumping worship & to learn about God, issues facing us and how the two come together. Planned activities usually finish around 9.00pm and everyone is welcome to hang around until 10.00pm to chill out and chat with friends and leaders.

Some nights we’ll head offsite for other events and these nights may have earlier start times, so check the program details on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BourneYouth

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Westbourne 6pm

Our evening worship service has a focus on young adults and youth, join us for worship each Sunday night at 6:00pm. The service is followed by tea and coffee at the rear of the church, and we often go out for dinner as a community – this is a great chance to get to know new people better.

We have several Small Groups through-out the week, which is the best way to get connected in the community and meet new people who love Jesus.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Thursday Craft

Classes are held each Thursday during school terms from 9.30am to 12.00noon.

We welcome people of all ages. You are invited to join an enthusiastic group who love their craft and enjoy conversation along the way.

Cost:

  • Each term there is an enrollment fee of $10.00 to secure your place in the class.
  • Each week a class fee of $5.00 includes your morning tea.
  • Pay upfront discount option.
  • Plus the cost of any materials you may choose to purchase. This varies depending on your craft and project.

For more information, send us an email or call the Church Office: 8271 7066.

FITNESS

Netball: WPUC and WPUCNC

The Westbourne Park Uniting Church Netball Club started from and is still a big part of the community of Westbourne Park Uniting Church.

The Netball Club has a dedicated committee and association structure with over 600 members, with many strong ties to our church and community. The Netball Chaplain role is one of these partnerships between the club and the church. Contact the Netball Chaplain via email.

There are two competitions held each year; the Winter season which commences early April and concludes late August, and the Summer season which commences mid-October and concludes late March. Teams compete within the SA United Church Netball Association, which in turn, is affiliated with the Combined Australian Netball Association (CANA).

For more information, visit the Netball Club’s website, or follow us on Facebook.

WPUCNC History

In 1950, a group of girls were graduating from Methodist Ladies College (now called Annesley College) and decided they would miss their school netball – and so decided to enter a team in the South Australian United Churches Netball Association.

They were members of Westbourne Park Methodist Church, and so the club, named Westbourne Park Methodist Basketball Club, and with the one team, was born.

For uniforms they used their school sports tunics – a maroon coloured box pleat tunic, and white collared shirt. A green band was added to the bottom of the tunic, and a green girdle at the waist.

The players travelled by bike, bus and tram to get to their matches. In those days few supporters attended the matches and umpires were allocated by the Association.

Over the years, the church has become the Westbourne Park Uniting Church, and our club is now called the Westbourne Park Uniting Church Netball Club.

In 2010, we realised a dream to have a home of our own, when we were invited to partner Westbourne Park Primary School, Cabra College and Fiji School of English in building the Westbourne Park Community Centre. The Centre was opened in 2012 and is where we now have our own office and storeroom.

We at WPUCNC have grown from that one team in 1950, made up of seven members, to over 600 members, with our own Chaplain and a dedicated, hardworking committee, with strong ties to our church and community.

Teams compete within the SA United Church Netball Association, which in turn, is affiliated with the Combined Australian Netball Association (CANA). There are two competitions held each year; the Winter season which commences early April and concludes late August, and the Summer season which commences mid October and concludes late March.

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MORE INFORMATION COMING
In the meantime, contact Deb to find out how to get involved.

Road Hogs – MENS CYCLING GROUP

The “Road Hogs” meet most Saturday mornings for a group ride (and coffee) as well as occasional adventure trips. They’re a very friendly bunch and are always looking for new regulars and/or visitors.

Contact the Office for more information.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Small Groups

Small Groups are the best place to form deep relationships, meeting together regularly to talk about life, faith & culture.

Small Groups are typically held in one of the attendee’s house, focusing on life, our faith and culture, in a relaxed environment.

We currently have small groups running on multiple different nights of the week, over a large range of age groups.

Small Groups are great at connecting with new people and asking questions in a relaxed and safe environment.

Please ask around on Sunday, or just Contact Us about getting involved!