21 May, 2019

News and Dates for your Diary




Sunday 24th Feb 2pm MOVIE FUNDRAISER ‘Stan and Ollie’ with afternoon tea following in the foyer. Tickets on sale now $20.

Saturday 2nd March 7pm Chamber Philharmonia Cologne CONCERT in the church. Details below.

Sunday 3rd March CONGREGATIONAL MEETING after worship

Tuesday 5th March 6.30 pm Shrove Tuesday PANCAKE DAY Cost $13 pp, Family $30. All welcome for great pancakes and fellowship.


Cologne Philharmonia SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 7pm

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne 2019 Australian Tour

After several successful European tours in 2017 and 2018 the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) is coming to Australia in summer 2019 with a powerful and lovely new programme.

“Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of our ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with our exceptionally talented musicians.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians have been trained here for many decades and are, in terms of their musicality, unparalleled around the world.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Our tours regularly take us to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries and of course Germany. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble and the works selected provide every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.

The real appeal of our repertoire lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.
The programme for Echuca includes works by Vivaldi, J.S. Back, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens.

The Echuca performance is in the Echuca Moama Uniting Church, 7pm Saturday 2nd March. Tickets available from Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre, ph   5480 7555 or 1800 804 446. Adults $40, concession $35, children $30
Tickets also available at the door one hour prior to the concert.

Christmas Celebrations


If you were lucky enough to attend Christmas by Candlelight on 9th December you would have enjoyed the serene sounds of carols from our choir intermingled with Christmas readings. The evening was hot but the atmosphere serene. There were many familiar carols plus a lovely arrangement of Away in a Manger and a lively ‘Gloria’ to inspire and uplift us.

Thanks to Dianne Henss for directing the choir and River Voices for providing some music. Also big thanks to Karen Witney and Priscilla Jasper, our accompanists on organ and piano.



There was lots happening around the church pre-Christmas including the Festival of Christmas Trees and Santa’s Workshop. The Christmas trees displayed ranged from beautiful to stunning with some unique creations from the creative people in our local community.









 Trailblazers 2019 term 1, watch this space!!



Echuca Moama Uniting Church Recipe Book, 2011 Edition.

Bargain $5.00

A GREAT gift. Last of this edition available in the Marketplace Crafts NOW!



Thank you to all who contributed their time, goods and talents to our recent Church Fair. A great result for our fundraising and a beautiful day had by all.





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