Children Youth and Families


Richard Moors

Children's, Youth and Families Pastor

0408 446 281


To watch our Southside Uniting Time for Kids videos, go to our YouTube channel. The most recent video will be uploaded here each week.

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 Safe Ministry with Children with the Presbytery of South Moreton.

Meets weekly during school term at Southside Mt Gravatt from 3pm to 5pm on Sundays.

All high school aged welcome. The term program can be downloaded from the link above.

An after school club for children in years 1-5. Children in year 6 have the option to participate as a Junior Leader.

We meet at our Tarragindi Centre.

The program includes craft, singing, games and bible stories.

The club meets on Thursday afternoons (during term time) from 3:30 - 5pm.

As part of the 8:30 am worship services (during school terms) at Tarragindi and Mt Gravatt children participate in age appropriate learning and worship experiences.

Boys’ Brigade

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.

Meets at Tarragindi.

Girls’ Brigade

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.

Meets at Mt Gravatt.

Each month on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11.30am, families with children in primary school or younger can meet together for a picnic. They will be held in various parks in the area. Please bring all your own food, drinks, chairs rugs and hats. Contact Ps Richard Moors for details of the next picnic.

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Spiritual Growth

"Come and See"

From now until Easter we will be immersing ourselves in John's Gospel. We encourage you to be a part of the experience.

21 Day Online Reading Plan

Click here to access the plan.

30 Day Printable Reading Plan

Click here to access the plan.

Read John in One Sitting

For those who are up for an extra challenge, read it in one sitting (or very few). You'll be able to notice the repetitions, rhythms, and 'feel' for John if you can read most or all of it at a time.

Listen to John in One Sitting

Richard Moors is planning to offer a Saturday morning, most likely in February, where John's gospel is read beginning to end. Stay tuned on the Events Page for more details.

Study John

Finally, Mal Coombes will be offering his insight and extensive study into John for us in March. More details to come on our Events Page.

We pray that by engaging in John in one or more of these ways will help you to grow in your relationship with Christ.

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 multiple 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.

To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside Uniting Church or to express your interest in joining a Small Group, please email or via our enquiries page.



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.

For more information on our Outreach Groups please contact our Administrator Rachel Manton.



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 care are established in each of our communities, so that we may live out our motto of pastoral care being for everyone, by everyone.