Spring Holiday Circus Workshop


Join Sylph Circus for some holiday fun FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER! Circus Workshops for kids from 4yrs to Teen. Beginners Welcome! For program and bookings visit http://sylphcircus.com/spring-holiday-workshop/

March 21st don’t miss out


Hey Everyone, Youth group this week at the High School at 5pm on FRIDAY night. Fun and Feed night with heaps of games. $4 ($2 for the hall $2 towards dinner) Let me know if you can make it. Would love to have you there.  Tell your friends as well.  Jennifer 0400 771143

Youth group Facebook “group” replaced by Facebook “Page”


that is because we want everyone to know what the Youth Group  are up  to so we have created a Facebook Page.

Head on over and LIKE us. This will keep you updated with events and all the goings on.  Remember the Youth Group is for all high age and older. We tailor different activities to different ages and sometimes have girl and guy nights as well

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Junior Netballers make history


The 2013 Caloundra District Netball Association Junior Competition recently hosted Grand Final day with not one, but two Maleny teams participating. This is a huge accomplishment for Maleny Netball Club, which is the smallest club in the competition with four teams. Throughout the session the girls have shown great sporting ability, teamwork and sportsmanship that was rewarded with three of our teams reaching finals.

The U10 division 2 team Blackhawks made history by being the first team from Maleny ever to win a Grand Final. Coach Michelle Heath has trained the girls since they were beginners and has watched them go through the whole season undefeated. They took on Pacific Lutheran College (PLC) in the Grand Final and won 20-6 in a well-played game.

The InterDiv 5 team Phoenix took the harder path to the Grand Final playing first in the semi and preliminary finals. Coming in as the underdogs against Tibro’s, they were slow to get into the game but by the final quarter the girls pulled together and tightened their game play turning the game around in a nail biting and suspense filled final few minutes. The whistle blew and the closing score was 17-16. The girls were triumphant and the supporters held back the tears of joy for a job well done.

Table Tennis awards night


The table tennis awards night was great fun for everyone. Terrific seeing so many receive different awards and encouraged about the new year ahead.  Thanks to jenny mcKay for being there to present the awards and encourage everyone.


the Church is not the point


This article caught my eye a few months back and I keep going back and mulling over the points raised here.  I would love to hear other peoples responses.

I have a real connection with this analogy because I used to work for Kodak, in Elizabeth Street, Coburg. My first job out of school.  I started as the export estimator and was confronted with my first strike action only months after starting  (1974 I think). Scary because I was in the clerical union and I don’t think they had ever gone on strike before but being told not to come to work but not told how I was going to pay my rent was very daunting for a young country girl in her first job, living in her first apartment in the big city.  I was very lucky I went and painted fences on a horse stud for several weeks, it gave me enough to pay the rent and hold on till they let us back to work.  But I digress …

Back to the article and my reasons for why I believe we are going to seriously have a kodak moment unless we take a good hard look at what we are doing.


1. A misunderstanding of mission. Kodak’s leaders thought they were in the film business–instead of the imaging business. Their clutching of the traditional methodology clouded their ability to think about the real objective and outcome of their work. The same is happening in churches that confuse their methodologies and legacies with the real mission. Many church leaders believe they’re in the traditional preaching business, the teaching business, the Sunday morning formula business. Clinging to the ways these things have been done diverts the focus from the real mission of helping people today develop an authentic and growing relationship with the real Jesus.

“Jesus” I hear you say – but is He relevant? Oh Yes my friend , He is very relevant but maybe what you have experienced by way of “Church” or  “religion”  has not been relevant, or caring, or supportive, or helpful, or understanding, or fair ….  the list goes on. For many of us we may well feel the Church has let us down or has a lot to answer for.  Sometimes our experiences are years old but they still carry a lot of weight and memories for us today.

2. Failure to read the times. Kodak’s leaders didn’t recognize the pace and character of change in the culture. They thought people would never part with hard prints. They derided the new technology. They assumed that people, even if they wandered off to try digital photography, would return to film-based photos for the perceived higher quality. People did not return. Similarly, church leaders who assume that the current church decline is just a cyclical blip, will be left to sweep out the empty factories of 20th Century religion.

Changing culture doesn’t  mean just “doing Church with loud music”.  Changing is about really looking at what Youth and their parents are dealing with and providing a support structure that benefits them.  Not expecting them to fit in with the Sunday Church structure.  I am so pleased my Jesus didn’t spend his days with the agenda of getting people into Church. No, He spent His days healing the sick, casting out demons and setting the captives free! I want more people to meet Jesus, not more people to attend church.

This trailer of an upcoming moving looks interesting. The comment that:

“Somehow we got it in our minds that the Church was the point – the Church is not the point”  really resonates with me.

Disclaimer: I am stepping out boldly here to express my thoughts but these views  are not necessarily the views of the Combined Churches of Maleny steering committee.

All comments welcomed.

Jennifer Perri








Netball Sign-on info



Stay fit, build your skills and have fun!



(8 to 17 yrs)

~   8 (or turning 8 in 2013) to 17 yrs play in the Saturday morning comp at Caloundra, and train in Maleny on Thurs/Fri afternoon.  Season runs from March to Sept.

~   5 to 7 yrs can join NetSetGO in Maleny (Term 2 only).

~   Sign-on:  Maleny Tesch Park, Saturday 15th Feb. between 9.30am – 11.30am.

~   Sign-on:  Outside IGA Saturday 22nd Feb. between 9.30am – 11am

Information regarding Junior Netball

Helen Woolls  –  5494 2281 or 0459 988095



(Ladies & Gents 14 yrs and over)

~   Ladies Comp – Tues nights. Sign-on 6pm, Tues 11th Feb.

~   Mixed Comp – Wed nights. Sign-on 6pm, Wed 12th Feb.

~   Venue: Maleny Indoor Activity Centre at the High School.

~  Scratch matches after sign-on with season start following week.

Information regarding Senior Netball

Fiona Medson  –  5494 3169 or 0438 687373


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