Spiritual Growth covers key elements of the life of the Christian Church, including discipleship, bible studies, developing spiritual leaders and identifying people who have a calling on their lives for future ministry and mission engagement. As One Congregation in Four Locations, Southside seeks to build our unified identity through our spiritual commitment, by developing ourselves to discipleship we can find out more about our identity in Christ and as members of this unique community in the life of our church.
Bible study and small groups
To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside Uniting Church or to express your interest in joining a Small Group or Bible Study Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.
There are a number of styles of worship offered through Southside Uniting Church.
Our services run for between 60 t0 90 minutes. We sing, pray, hear scripture read and reflect on it's meaning for our daily living. During our Tarragindi and Mt Gravatt morning worship services there is a children's program (during school terms). At Yeronga and Holland Park we assist children to worship with their parent or care giver.
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. We may offer it at other times.
Our worship in each of our communities may be different, but in all of them we are offering worship to God that is vibrant, Spirit-filled, relevant and Christ-centred.
Jesus tells us that the church "is the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14).
Southside Uniting Church takes seriously this charge to be active in sharing Christ's love locally, nationally and internationally.
SAGE (Social Activities Group for Everyone) @ [Mt Gravatt](https://ssuc.org.au/contact-us/mt-gravatt) POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
3 Fs @ [Tarragindi](https://ssuc.org.au/contact-us/tarragindi) POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Men's Shed @ [Yeronga](https://ssuc.org.au/contact-us/yeronga) Continues to meet for the time being. [We have instituted additional health procedures, as advised by the Men's Shed Association.](https://mensshed.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update-for-mens-sheds-recommendations-for-shed-precautions-and-events/)
Southside Uniting Church is a member of the [Queensland Community Alliance](https://www.qldcommunityalliance.org/). Together with other religious groups, unions and community development organisations we engage in advocacy and community development in our region.
As one church in multiple locations, we are keenly aware of the importance of pastoral care, since caring for each other is intrinsic to authentic Christian community and the heart and character of God. Christ proclaims in John 13:34-35 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Networks of pastoral care are established in each of our communities, so that we may live out our motto of pastoral care being for everyone, by everyone.
The question of what the church looks like in the twenty-first century perplexes many people, including us.
We believe that God has been at work in his church unravelling our past understandings of church and inviting us to imagine what church could be in the twenty-first century for a new generation of people.
We know that we are not in a time of temporary exile from our previous experiences of church, we are in a new era, which we embrace with hope.
We are on a shared journey to discern what the Spirit is up to ahead of us and to join God in those places.
With trust in God and deep humility, we venture into the unknown.
To watch our Southside Uniting Time for Kids videos, go to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSTqaDKa_fUlkjWacjrmlw. The most recent video will be uploaded here each week.
Until further notice, there will be no Children or Youth activities held at Southside Uniting Church Communities. We are providing however an online version of some of our activities as detailed below.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As part of the 9:00 am worship services (during school terms) at Tarragindi and Mt Gravatt children participate in age appropriate learning and worship experiences.
Sunday School Picnic - Online
Each fortnight on Sundays at 11.30am primary school children and their parents can connect together via Zoom for a picnic. Bring a blanket and some food and enjoy some time catching up together. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details of the next picnic and how you can connect
Unite Youth Group
Meets weekly during school term at Southside Mt Gravatt from 3pm to 5pm on Sundays. All high school aged welcome. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details.
Boys’ Brigade - Now Online
For boys aged 6 to 18 years. A uniformed group with the object of the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among boys and the promotion of the habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness. Boys aged 6 to 7 (grades 1 and 2), 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 6) and young men aged 12 to 18 (grade 7 and older) meet on Friday nights at various times from 6:45pm to 9:30pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
Girls’ Brigade - Now Online
For girls aged 6 (Grade 1) to 21 years. A uniformed group with the aim to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and, through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility, to find true enrichment of life. Meets every Friday night between 7.00pm and 8.45pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
JAFFA (Jesus A Friend For All) - Now Online
An after school club for children in years 1-5. Children in year 6 have the option to participate as a Junion Leader. The program includes craft, singing, games and bible stories. The club meets on Thursday afternoons (during term time) from 3:30 - 5pm. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details on how to connect.
Ps. Richard Moors is our Children's, Youth and Families Pastor and works alongside our Communities and leaders in developing appropriate and life-giving ministry for children, families and youth.
All our people who work with children and youth BlueCard Verified with the Queensland Government and undergo regular Child Safe Church training with the Presbytery of South Moreton.
To find out more about our Children, Youth and Families Ministries, please email Ps. Richard Moors at email@example.com or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)section.