Children & Families

Children’s Ministry

Our children’s program caters for children up to the age of 12. At Murrumbeena we believe that children are a vital part of any church family. We hope that your child’s faith grows and that a solid foundation is built on the love of Christ. Erin, our Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator, is passionate about children’s ministry and would happily discuss any questions. Her contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Kids Time

On Sunday mornings during the 10:00am service we have a short talk with the pre-school/primary kids and then during the sermon time they are invited to go out together with Erin for intentional activities in the Kids’ Room. The Kids’ Room is right next to the main worship area so parents will always be close by!

Countdown to Christmas

During the lead up to Christmas we put on Murrumbeena’s famous “Countdown to Christmas”. Countdown to Christmas aims to share the true reason of the season amongst all the busyness of Christmas. Our Children’s co-ordinator, Erin, brings together a dedicated team of ‘Countdown Crew’ volunteers who give their time over three sessions leading craft groups, puppet shows, dramas, music, games and so much more. 
Our Christmas Eve service on the 24th also gives the opportunity for the kids and families to celebrate together whilst sharing a meal together beforehand.
 We split the kids up into 3 age groups to ensure that nothing is too easy or difficult, for your children to complete – as well as helping them make lifelong friends.

It is aimed at Primary aged children; though have a chat with Erin if you have any queries. Also, if you are interested in joining the Countdown Crew, Erin would love to hear from you.


Family Ministry


Families Eating And Sharing Together.
This is an awesome community for the families at Murrumbeena and the surrounding community! A few times a year the families meet together to enjoy each other’s company, advice, time and friendship.
Moving around to each other’s houses you get to know the children and families that make us this community by allowing friendships to form through games, conversations and amongst food!
If you would like to know when our next F.E.A.S.T. is on feel free to contact Tai, our Family Ministries Pastor. Her details are at the bottom of the website!

Family Craft Day

A few times a year Murrumbeena puts on ‘craft days’ where families can come create some awesome work together while making friends and spending time together. Sometimes we have large projects that everyone can complete together, other times we have a few different stations for families and children to move from place to place. It is heaps of fun and if you just like spending time with a group of people, you are more then welcome to come join in.
To find out any more information, like when the next craft day is, feel free to contact Tai – our Family Ministries Pastor. Her contact details are at the bottom of the screen.

Family Movie Day

Occasionally Murrumbeena puts on family ‘movie days’ where we pop on a child friendly movie and spend the afternoon together. It is super fun and gives the chance for everyone to come and have a relaxing time enjoying each other’s company.
If you would like to know when the next one is, or any other information, please contact Tai – our Family Ministries. Her contact details are at the bottom of the screen.

mainly music

‘mainly music’ is a Christian-based, interactive, developmental, spiritual and social program for children under 5 and their carer’s who meet on Tuesdays at our Murrumbeena Uniting Church for 1 hour of FUN which includes: Music, Dance, Rhymes, Instrument Time & God Songs! We follow this with a time of fellowship, food & chatting. Our mainly music program is a much loved and needed outreach program which serves the wider communities surrounding our church. Come join in sometime and you will no doubt, feel God’s beautiful Holy Spirit throughout our church as connections are made and friendships are formed all whilst building God’s Kingdom here at Murrumbeena Uniting!
Please feel free to join us at our  11.00-12.00 session during each school term.
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering please contact Tai!

Erin Wait

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Phone:  9568 8177

Tai Alphred

Family Ministry Coordinator

Phone: 9568 8177



(03) 9568 8177

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