What’s On

Worship

Our 9.30am Sunday worship services are varied in format with a mix of contemporary Christian music and hymns. They are live-streamed via YouTube and available to view online later as well. The main Bible reading and message are translated into Korean and other languages as required on screen in real time – part of our multicultural emphasis. Morning tea and a time of fellowship follow the service.

See our latest worship services recorded on Youtube.

Events

Come and join in our community at one of our events. For more information on any event, email contactus@thornleigh-hillcrestuca.org.au

  • Closure of Ministry
    Rev Hugh Park will end his ministry at Thornleigh Hillcrest Uniting Church on Sunday, February 11, 2024, continuing his work at Gungahlin, ACT thereafter. We invite everyone associated with our congregation to join us at 9.30am for the Service of Closure, followed by morning tea in the hall.
  • Bible Studies
    Log in via Zoom on Thursdays February 1 and 8 for our first series of studies for 2024. Rev Robyn will introduce the really bad women of the Scriptures in Week 1, and the not-so-bad ones in the second study.
  • Christmas Services
    On Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24, at 9.30am, we’ll experience the Nativity story in readings and song. At 8AM on Christmas Day, join us for a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Note the early starting time on Monday December 25 to leave you free for the rest of the day. There will be no morning tea served.
  • Advent Bible Studies
    We begin the new church year with a series of three studies, led on Zoom by Rev Alan. Log in for a 7.30pm start on Thursdays November 30, December 7 and 14.
  • Arts and Crafts Morning
    On Saturday, November 18 from 9.30am to 12 noon in the church hall, get your Christmas shopping sorted early! Plenty of handmade gifts and pre-loved items to choose from. $5 entry fee includes morning tea and supports Frontier Services, supporting those in the bush.
  • Advent Bible Studies
    Approach Christmas afresh! Rev Alan will lead these three studies via Zoom on Thursdays November 30, December 7 and 14. Log in for a 7.30pm start.
  • Affordable and Social Housing Public Forum
    Come along to learn, understand and question what should be done about housing current and future generations. Three excellent speakers will explain what affordable and social housing are, the challenges we face locally and pressing needs. Monday October 30, 2023 at 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Normanhurst Uniting Church, Buckingham St, Normanhurst, with supper to follow to allow further conversations with … Read more
  • Mingles Heading to Woy Woy
    On Saturday October 28, the Mingles plan to travel by train to Woy Woy and enjoy fish & chips together at the Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Bible Studies on David
    In David, from Shepherd to King, Rev Alan explores over four studies the most mentioned person in the Bible. Join us via Zoom from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Dates are Thursdays October 19 & 26 and November 2 & 9.
  • Bible Study on Nehemiah
    Meet up via Zoom on four Thursday evenings to explore the Old Testament book of Nehemiah with Rev Alan. Dates are August 31, September 7, 14 and 21 at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start.

Activities

The congregation enjoys a wide range of social and religious activities, both during the week and on weekends. Some of these are listed below.

For more information on any of our activities, phone the minister on 0402 478 240 or email contactus@thornleigh-hillcrestuca.org.au

  • Bible Study
    Groups meet on selected Thursday evenings (via Zoom) for short series of studies, which are themed around seasons such as Advent, Lent and Pentecost, a book of the Bible or a selected topic. As each study stands alone, as well as being part of a series, participants can attend as they’re able. New members are encouraged to join.
  • Cluster Group
    The monthly gatherings give an opportunity for older people to enjoy fellowship and friendship in a social setting. Usually held on the third Saturday of the month, meetings include daytime outings to places of interest using public transport, guest speaker evenings and a mid-winter potluck dinner. New members are very welcome.
  • English conversation classes (recommencing soon)
    Meeting times and days are under review and we expect to recommence meetings early in 2024.
  • Men’s coffee and chat
    Providing a social outlet for older men from the church and community on most Monday mornings, the group chats over morning tea, with wide-ranging topics and points of view explored. 
  • Mingles (married and singles)
    Usually meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month, Mingles go on bushwalks, visit gardens, meet at a café for breakfast, gather around a firepit, enjoy restaurant meals, have a winter weekend away and more. Adults of all ages are embraced.
  • Music team
    A group of singers and musicians meets each Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. For about an hour, they learn new music to enrich our worship services, polish up our known songs as well as adding extra instruments to the mix. New participants are very welcome.
  • Playgroup (suspended for now)
    Catering to preschool aged youngsters and their carers, this group meets for crafts, free play, music, storytime, morning tea and more. Fridays from 10am-12pm during school terms.
  • Special interest groups (SIGs)
    Linked by a shared passion, participants meet up to do various things: stitch prayer quilts and create church banners; explore diverse locations by train and chat over lunch; play with photography and more. 
  • Additional activities
    Additional activities are organised during the year such as church dinners and picnics, a hospitality lunch, retreats and special services, family high tea, Market Day, working bees and so on. Check out the Events tab for details.