Pastoral Care

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.

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Childrens Youth and Families

Children Youth and Family Ministry is a significant part of the mission and spiritual life of Southside Uniting Church.

Sunday School


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.

Unite Youth Group


Held fortnightly at [Mt Gravatt]( and creates a space for youth high school aged to young adults, where they can have fun, form life-long friendships and learn about God and his plan for their lives.

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 481 Broadwater Road, Wishart at various times from 6:45pm to 9:30pm.

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 at [Mt Gravatt]( between 7.00pm and 8.45pm.

JAFFA (Jesus A Friend For All)


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. Afternoon tea is provided. The club meets on Thursday afternoons (during term time) at [Tarragindi]( 3:30 - 5pm.

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 or via our [enquiries](