Our team of dedicated leaders are all blue card holders and must abide by the Policies and Codes of Conduct for working with Children. They are accredited in Safe Ministry with Children to equip them to lead our children in the safest possible way. This training is renewed by attendance at refresher courses every 2 years.
Risk assessments are undertaken for all activities and are approved by Church Council.
We utilise a sign in and sign out process for all of our Children and Youth programs.
Extreme - Contemporary Sunday School Programme
Welcome to Xtreme, our Sunday morning program during our 10.15am Service for children from 18 months through to Grade 6.
- Creche is a safe and nurturing place for our Toddlers aged 12 months to children Pre-Prep/Kindy age to experience and learn about God through Bible stories, singing and play based activities each week.
- Prep to Yr 6 children are involved each week in Bible stories, singing, games and craft to learn more about God and His immense love and life for them.
- Yr 5 and above meet every 2nd Sunday to share God’s word and grow their Faith journey together.
During the year we have Family Services and Celebration Services where our children participate in different and creative ways.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day is a FREE activity based program aimed at engaging families with children 0-12yrs. This family event is run once in the earlier half of the year on a Saturday morning to allow the whole family to participate. The morning usually includes activities such as singing, stories, craft and other age appropriate activities. The morning concludes with a morning tea which is an opportunity for families to meet and connect with other families.
mainly music is a fun music based play group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their children aged from birth to school age.
Family Connexions is a social group of young families who gather for picnics, barbecues and other activities. This is a ministry of relational support, care and encouragement, especially for those who have participated in a Baptism or Thanksgiving Service for their child at Glebe Rd UC.
This service is open to Parents with Children of any age who wish to avail themselves of this service. Baptism is a sacrament of the Church and in the Uniting Church the sprinkling of water is used for babies and children as the Lord commanded (Matthew 28 v19). Parents or caregivers promise to bring up the child in a Christian loving environment; with the Congregation pledging their support and ongoing care for that family. There is a designated person from the congregation who will send out birthday cards and invitations to activities which may interest families.
Baptism services are conducted at our Sunday 10:15 service. Extended Family members are invited to attend and encouraged to be present for this important day in a child’s spiritual development.
There is no charge for this service, but an offering is taken up in all of our services.
Please use the Contact form on the right to contact Judy Jackson.
Kids Hope – One on one school based mentoring
Kids Hope is a one on one Mentoring program run by Glebe Road UC in …
… one-to-one relationships fostered by a KIDS HOPE AUS program, restores self-confidence, personal security, and encourages academic excellence in their school.
More information can be found here – https://www.kidshopeaus.org.au/
Contact: Judy Jackson
The Lighthouse - Youth Ministry
The Lighthouse is the Youth Group for Glebe Road Uniting Church. Run by our Youth and Young Adults Pastor and Qualified Youth Worker, Mike McMillan, we aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for young people to come and meet. Hive is aimed at High School grade young people, Years 7 to 12, with weekly programs run every Friday night, 7.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m, during the school term.
‘We extend a special invitation to all Year 6 students to come along each Friday night from 23rd November to get in to the swing of things in readiness for a great year in ‘The Lighthouse’ in 2019.
Updated Facebook link ‘The Lighthouse’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/354998598588735/
or alternately contact Mike via email : email@example.com or on 0419 032 770.
Christian Religious Instruction (CRI) – in schools
CRI continues to be an important educational ministry in our local schools. We support CRI through the provision of funding for curriculum resources and instructor training. Our Lead Minister, Peter Arnett, currently serves on the CRI Network Board.
Youth and Young Adults Ministry - School Chaplaincy
The School Chaplaincy Programs in our local primary and high schools are vital ministries of care and support for staff, students and their families. We support the chaplaincy services at Ipswich Central State School, Ipswich East State School, Silkstone State School, Bundamba State School and Bundamba State Secondary College. Our Lead Minister, Peter Arnett, serves as the Chairperson of the Local Chaplaincy Committee for this network of schools.
Youth and Young Adults Ministry - School Meals
Each year this group provides much needed meals for students of Bremer State High School and Bundamba Secondary College who may find themselves in difficult circumstances. This work assists the chaplains to provide both emergent and ongoing support for students.
The group generally conducts three ‘cooks’ per year and produces approximately 300 nutritious low cost meals for needy students.