Community Activities

 

Byford Footprints Community Care 

Each Friday morning from 9am to 2pm, a group of community support persons get together to enjoy a helping atmosphere; at the same time contributing support to those in crisis:

The activity supports those effected by domestic violence  , community policing, and several other areas of need from Fremantle to Cunderdin to Waroona.

  • A second hand/recycling  shop operates in parallel with the craft group which provides items for ongoing crisis care in the community and local hospital.
  • Drop in for a chat and cup of tea between 9am to around 2pm on Fridays.
  • Donations suitable for those in crisis will be thoughtfully recycled. Items ready for the tip will not be accepted.
  • The friendly environment allows you to help others by offering help to the crisis care team.
  • Many thanks for those providing goods for the crisis care use or for on selling – which provides funds for wider crisis care activities.
  • Many thanks for those already helping with sewing and craft, providing tea and coffee.

Note that dumping of refuse is illegal, a burden to volunteers and is unfair to those in need  by taking away efforts to benefit those disadvantaged. Call Evan on 0412776776  for further information.

Byford  - Container for Sudan Village

Watch this space; Byford Uniting Church works with the congregation of the Four Square Church to provide practical assistance for African migrants in the local community. Discussion has commenced relating to an arrangement where items such as bicycles are planned to be collected and shipped in a container to a needy community in central Africa. Bicycles are being collected and arrangements are in progress to proccure a suitable container.

Byford – Second Hand High School Uniforms

Discussions are in place with the Byford Secondary College chaplain for Byford Uniting Church to offer an outlet for second hand uniforms for those struggling with education costs.

Currently second hand uniforms for Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School are passed to Byford Anglican Church for distribution to those in need.

 

 

 

Mundijong AA

A strong and supportive AA group operates at the Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church and community garden. Please phone Steve ( 95259347) or Kaz (0418 960 044)  for information

Mundijong Mosaics Matters

This group enjoys meeting and creating Monday mornings during school terms at the Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church. Please phone information contact Samantha 0448 520 312.

Historic Hall And Garden Hire

The Mundijong community has worked hard to provide a pleasant environment for meeting and functions. The working group are pleased to have community interest in hiring the hall.   Please phone Marilyn Marsden on 95259347 if you are interested.

General

We are a congregation serving Byford , Mundijong, Jarrahdale districts. Our nearest Uniting Church neighbours are Armadale/Kelmscott and Pinjarra.  We are one of the 156 congregations of the Uniting Church within Western Australia.

The Uniting Church is made up of Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist churches who amalgamated in 1977.

As mentioned above the Footprints Community which is part of the Byford Uniting Church, is a group of people seeking to help others young and old,  by giving time in practical service.

The church action now centres around support for those in need by fundraising,  collecting clothing and household items to needy and those suffering domestic violence fallout.

Currently we support advocates for domestic violence and community policing.

If you would like to know more about the wider Uniting Church, click on banner above or on one of the “quick links” to the left of the page.

Even better, check out our Revive magazine – full of positive, good news from Western Australia, Uniting Church ……….

Community Care

 

Each Friday morning at 9-11 Cliftong Street Byford, from 9am to 2pm, a group of community support people get together to enjoy a helping atmosphere; at the same time contributing support to those in crisis:

  • A second hand shop operates in parallel with the craft group which provides items for ongoing crisis care in the community and local hospital.
  • Drop in for a chat and cup of tea between 9am to around 2pm on Fridays.
  • Donations suitable for those in crisis will be thoughtfully recycled.
  • The friendly environment allows you to help others by offering help to the crisis care team.
  • Many thanks for those providing goods for the crisis care use or for on selling – which provides funds for further crisis care activities.
  • Many thanks for those already helping with sewing and craft, providing tea and coffee.

Note that dumping of refuse is a burden to volunteers and is unfair to those in need  by taking away efforts to benefit those at disadvantage.

Crisis support kits go out to Pinjarra, Seamans mission Fremantle , Northam, Uniting Care and several other locations extending east to Cunderdin and south to Waroona.

Chapel

 

Welcome

The Uniting Church is made up of Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist churches who amalgamated in 1977

Currently a service is held at 9.00am every Sunday at the church 9-11 Clifton Street, immediately behind the Byford town hall.  (opposite doctors surgery)

This is a worship time where we encourage each other to walk together beyond our world’s sense of self confidence to Gods sense of new beginning.

A morning tea is held at about 10:30am . If 9:00 am is too early feel free to drop in to offload at morning tea – we are there to listen and discuss how we might help as necessary.

Evan and Jayne will be away for a time so the following services up to Christmas are adjusted as shown below:

23   Oct   Leader absent, options – other church visit, Byford morning tea/discussion, use morning prayer guide

30   Oct   (5th Sunday) Leader absent, options – other church visit, Byford morning tea/discussion, use morning prayer guide

6     Nov  Leader absent, options – other church visit, Byford morning tea/discussion, use morning prayer guide

13   Nov  Service at 9am

20   Nov  Service at 9am

27   Nov  Leader absent, options – other church visit, Byford morning tea/discussion, use morning prayer guide

4     Dec  Mundijong Service 10am  School chaplains presentation

11   Dec  Service at 9am

18   Dec  Service at 9am

24   Dec  To be decided

25   Dec  To be decided

1    Jan    Service at 9am Evan

For any further information call Jayne 0400486228

Footprints Community

Footprints Community – Walking together through life

From the beginning of 2015 the Byford Footprints Band has gone into recess in terms of monthly dances and training, although from time to time the group may regather for incidental music subject to members being available.

Doug and Sue Burtenshaw who has done a wonderful job leading the group are taking a well earned break.  Thankyou Doug and Sue for all that you have done for so many young people.

The footprints community theme continues in other ways.

For Byford it involves seeking to help the lost and suffering as a result of domestic violence and family division and being aware of new migrants who have come to live in recent housing developments .

This work continues in Byford through domestic violence advocacy and community policing interfaces.

Mundijong activities centre around healing, especially that of alcoholism and mental health. The creation of a community garden in Mundijong has given scope for those seeking relief from disappointments of high speed lifestyle. The historic building is now surrounded by garden and most recently has a new carpark sealing and facelift for which a mention of appreciation is referred to Royalties for Regions Peel Community Chest Fund.

 

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Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church

The Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church was built in 1905 . The building is located on the main street of Mundijong, 18 Paterson St, and through the hard work of members in Mundijong, has been transformed into a centrepiece for the main street. :-)

The Uniting Church is made up of Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist churches who amalgamated in 1977.

The Byford Footprints community sponsors and encourages our Mundijong friends  in their vision for the future,on behalf of the Uniting church.

An open time is held on Wednesday mornings  9.00 am for visitors wanting a rest or a cup of tea. Come in and admire some of Steve’s special plants!  However visitors are welcome at any time.

Mundijong residents are continuing to work hard improving the grounds, and during 2014 have re-stumped the historic building. Modifications to the garden are continuing including provision of a bore thanks to donations from Alcoa and Shire grants.  Relining, asbestos removal, and water tanks installation have been completed.  Next project is cleaning up and sealing of the carpark area.

Any assistance with this ongoing venture  is welcome – please call Steve or Marilyn Marsden on 95259347.

The Mundijong Heritage Uniting Church and Garden acknowledges support from generous contributors including Alcoa, Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire, Community Grant Scheme , Bendigo Bank and other individuals.

Events Planning ……….

Sunday Service @ 10am  4th   Dec  Mundijong   School chaplains presentation

Note that Mundijong Church celebrates the installation of sealed carpark funding in most part by Royalty for Regions grant.

Next year a plan is in place to clean and repaint the weatherboard cladding of the historic church building.

 

 


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