COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Lunch with Us

The Semaphore Uniting Church community lunch has been running for over a quarter century and is held in the back hall of the church every Thursday from 11.30am-1.00pm. A delicious selection of homemade food is available at very reasonable prices. Come along to share in a meal and experience the café’s friendly atmosphere.

Please note: the café is closed if the weather is forecast to reach 37 degrees or above in Semaphore.

Op Shop

The Semaphore Uniting Church Op Shop can be found just behind Semaphore Uniting Church. The op shop is run by volunteers and all money raised is used to help the local Semaphore community. Items for sale include books, clothes, shoes, glassware, toys, furniture, jewellery, household goods, and many other options – all sold at bargain prices. Many items are 50c, $1 or $2.

The op shop welcomes all quality donations with the exception of electrical items. There is an outside collection point for electrical items for disposal.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am-3.00pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

The Op Shop does not operate on days of extreme heat.

Bicycle Group

Our bicycle group, Semaphore Wheels in Motion, meets fortnightly at the shed behind Semaphore Uniting Church on Tuesday from 9.30-10.30am. This group is well-suited to less serious riders and is focused on building community by forming connections within the diverse culture of Semaphore.

Bikes and helmets are available for people who want to come along and ride, but who do not have their own equipment. There are also adult tricycles available for if you have balance concerns.

All are welcome to join this free group.

For enquiries, please call the office on 0476 998 164

Office hours are Thursday and Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Or you can email our minister, Rev. Frances Bartlett: minister@semaphore.ucasa.org.au

NB: Rev. Frances works part-time so you may not hear back immediately. She will endeavour to respond to you as soon as she is able.

Yoga Classes

We hold yoga classes in the back hall at Semaphore Uniting Church (access through the side carpark).

Thursday 9.15am – 10.15am

Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 6.30pm – 7.30pm

This basic class is a good introduction to yoga, and is well suited to beginners, the elderly and more advanced students. Yoga is an excellent way to assist with health, fitness and relaxation. These are run by wider community people and there is a fee for these classes.

Meditation

Tuesday 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Sound Meditation

Thursday 6pm – 7pm fortnightly

Friday 7pm – 8pm

Meditation takes place in the sanctuary and entry is through the side door off the parking lot or the front door of the church may be open. There is no charge for these sessions and we explore many types and styles of meditation from the Christian, Buddhist, Sikh and other traditions using contemplative, sound and guided forms. The aim is to become aware of true self and to allow the individual to live fully in the moment. Allowing the individual to let go of many of our cultures preconceived notions and expectations of the self and giving both techniques and confidence to move more fully towards one’s true self.