Stream of Life
Our program symbolises our desire to offer meaningful and enjoyable fellowship across the generations, both within our congregation and out into the wider community. We value hospitality, friendship and fun, and we like to stretch ourselves creatively and permit and encourage each other to take risks throughout our lives.
Current Stream of Life Programs
'Meeting-In-Style' (first Friday of the month 5.30 pm – 7 pm ): An open group held at our Meeting Hall at 99 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, for mature adults wanting to connect with like-minded others for drinks, nibbles and good conversation. We ask for a $5 donation. Other activities (e.g. theatre, dinners) arranged on an ad hoc basis.
'Terrace Singers' (Wednesdays 6 pm – 7.30 pm during the school terms): This group of women who love to sing is comprised of women mostly from the larger community but also from the Church. This is a great way to enjoy music and the friendship of others. It is led by our gifted leader/conductor Margaret Lambert, and meets for rehearsals at the Meeting Hall on Thursdays from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. It is not essential to be able to read music. Second sopranos and altos are particularly welcome.
'Ruggers' (fourth Friday of the month 1.30 pm – 4 pm): An open group (analogous to quilting groups) held at our Meeting Hall at 99 Osmond Terrace, whose purpose is the creation and subsequent donation to appropriate charity causes of knitted rugs which are assembled from 10 inch knitted squares.
'Acorn Mums and Babies Group' (Fridays 10 am – 12.15 pm): Closed group, held at our Meeting Hall at 99 Osmond Terrace, Norwood. A Women and Children's Hospital program working with mums/carers and their children who are seeking to build resilience.
'Little Oaks' (every Thursday during school terms, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon): Closed group, a play-group providing a transition for those mothers and babies completing the Acorn Group program.
Social Justice Group: Under the aegis of 'Standing on the Side of Love', our social justice activists regularly advocate at public rallies and demonstrations, organise petitions, and draft letters to public figures.
Women's Group which meets once a month.
A UU young adult group, now forming to meet monthly.
Fundraising: Our fundraising work benefits the organisations of Oxfam, ShelterBox, St. Vinnie's, and the Ted Guild Village Bank of the Philippines.