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News and events at Albert Street Uniting Church

News and events

Albert Street Uniting Church congregation hosts and participates in a number of activities throughout the year. Check back regularly to see what we are up to or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Upcoming events

 Violin & Piano Recital

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 4pm

Where: Albert Street Uniting Church, Corner of Albert and Ann Streets, Brisbane.

Come and listen to the wonderful music of Eccles, Chopin, Liszt and Gretry performed by John Mitchell on Violin and Ryaed Owens on Piano. A special feature will be the premiere performance of Rayed Owens' Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor. Entry by donation, this splendid afternoon of music can't be missed!

Ryaed Owens will also have some of his CDs on sale in the foyer.

Entry: by Gold Coin Donation

Open House – Albert Street Uniting Church

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9am to 4pm

Where: Albert Street Uniting Church, Corner of Albert and Ann Streets, Brisbane.

One of the most picturesque settings of the inner City is at the corner of Albert and Ann Streets, where two giant buildings dominate the skyline.  Down at their feet, nestled in a garden setting on a slight rise is an architectural gem built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style.  Viewed from King George Square the Albert Street Uniting Church makes as pretty a picture as you would find on any postcard.

Come and visit our 129 year old Heritage listed church this Open Day and take in the beautiful wood interior and stunning pipe organ. Built in 1888-89 and designed by George Addison of Messrs. Oakden, Addison and Kemp, Albert Street features a number of design modifications to Gothic revival in response to Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate. A number of stained glass windows commemorate past events including a set of nine displaying knights to honour the memory of those lost in World War 2. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions during your self-guided tour.

A Little Water Music – A Concert to Break the Drought

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3pm

Where: Albert Street Uniting Church, Corner of Albert and Ann Streets, Brisbane.

Want to support a drought breaking appeal?
Want to hear some drought breaking music?
We hope the music will be just that... rain-making….
The fantastic Full Spectrum Brass and the organists at the Albert Street Uniting Church will raise the roof with music of a water, ocean, rain, and rural flavour to support the Uniting Church Qld Synod Drought Relief Fund.

Tickets $20 online at Eventbrite or $25 at the door (cash only)

Advance notice - Sing It Yourself Messiah

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Where: Albert Street Uniting Church, Corner of Albert and Ann Streets, Brisbane.

Rehearsal: 4.30pm

Performance: 7pm

Entry: $10

Join us for our Annual Christmas Sing It Yourself Messiah. We will be following our usual format, with the rehearsal commencing at 4.30 pm (doors to the church open at 4.00 pm) until approximately 6.20 pm followed by a break, prior to the performance commencing at 7.00 pm If you have a score please bring it along.  There will be scores available for those who do not possess their own copy. Entry is $10.00. Jason Barry-Smith has again agreed to be our conductor and at 7.00 pm we will be joined by our soloists, and Greg Hartay-Szabo will, of course, be at the organ!

During the break, light refreshments (i.e. sandwiches, fruit, cakes and drinks) will be available in Wesley House, for $5 to participants only.  Bottles of water will be available during the afternoon and evening.

Please invite any of your friends who you think would be interested in joining in the choir. Also we encourage you to invite all non-singing members of your family, friends and neighbours to come and listen to this amazing performance from the balcony of the Church.

Past Events

Bread of Heaven Sermon Series

Join us through August for our Bread of Heaven sermon series exploring the Gospel of John. All welcome!!

Cupcake Day, Monday August 6 starting at 7am

Buy at cupcake from us on Monday August 6 from 7am at the front of the church. All proceeds go towards our Community Meal program in the Valley.

What's Community Meal?

Each Wednesday volunteers work in the Wesley Mission kitchen in St Paul’s Terrace, preparing a 3 course meal to be served to people that night. The meal usually consists of a  soup, mains with meat & vegies & a delicious dessert. About 120 – 140 people attend our free meal and share in conversation with others in similar situations. It's a time of relaxation, sharing and friendship in a safe environment. This is an outreach program run by our church which is part of Wesley Mission Qld, free of charge to those in our community. Volunteers are always welcome - see the "Get Involved" tab on the Wesley Mission home page to apply.

News from the Pews - August

This month's newletter for Albert Street Uniting Church: News from the Pews

Induction of Rev Dr Peter Hobson at Albert Street Uniting Church

Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm

Our new Superintendent Minister will be inducted on Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm. Following the service a supper will be held in Wesley House, just behind the church, in the ground floor function room. Come and celebrate the start of Rev Dr Hobson's ministry at Albert Street - All welcome! RSVP to the Church Office for catering on 3071 3060 or email albertstreet@wmq.org.au .

June Sermon Series - Breathtaking Faith

Join us in June for our Breathtaking Faith sermon series with acting Superintendent Minister Rev Dr Peter Hobson. Starting Sunday June 3, we will be taking an adventure through the Gospel of Mark, exploring what faith means. Come along any Sunday at 9am and join us afterwards for conversation and morning tea. All welcome!

News from the Pews: June 2018

Catch up with the latest news from Albert Street Uniting Church - Download your copy here - News-from-the-Pews-June-2018.pdf

Sing It Yourself Messiah, Sunday March 25, 2018

The Albert Street Uniting Church invites you and your friends to join us for our Sing It Yourself Messiah. It’s a great night for both people who enjoy singing and people who enjoy listening to Handel’s amazing Messiah. We are looking forward to a wonderful occasion as we sing the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection told through the words of the prophetic voices.

Rehearsal starts at 4.30pm, break at 6.20pm and Performance at 7pm. Cost is $10.

Pancake Day, February 13, 2018 starting at 7am

Join us on Albert Street in front of the church for delicious pancakes. All monies raised goes towards our Community Programs. Serving pancakes from 7am!

Sing It Yourself Messiah, Sunday November 26, 2017

The Albert Street Uniting Church invites you and your friends to join us for our Sing It Yourself Messiah. It’s a great night for both people who enjoy singing and people who enjoy listening to Handel’s amazing Messiah. Jason Barry-Smith will again be conductor, with our Music Director, Greg Hartay-Szabo, on the organ. Our soloists are Judit Molnar (soprano), Anne Fulton (alto), Bernard Wheaton (tenor), Shaun Brown (bass) and Ashley Moor (trumpet).

Rehearsal starts at 4.30pm, break at 6.20pm and Performance at 7pm. Cost is $10.

"The Organ Society Presents: Duelling Organs", November 5, 2017 at 2.30pm

Albert Street Uniting Church organist Greg Hartay-Szabo and Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church organist Steven Nisbet will be presenting a program of exciting organ music in a two-organ program, Duelling Organs, at Albert Street UC on Sunday afternoon 5th November at 2.30pm. The two organs to be played are the Benson pipe organ and a virtual pipe organ featuring the Melbourne Town Hall Organ.

Tickets are $25, with a concession price for seniors and tertiary students of $20. School students and young children are free. Tickets can be purchased from trybooking.com or at the door.

Proceeds go to Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, located at Weller Gardens, Chermside.

170th Anniversary Celebrations

You are invited to join us for worship at brunch celebrating the ministries that have shaped us over 170 years as the Albert Street Congregation. Worship is at 9am with brunch following at 10.30am in the Function Room of Wesley House (behind the church). As this is a fully catered event please RSVP to albertstreet@wmq.org.au or 3071 3060.

Open House - October 7 & 8, 2017

Albert Street Uniting Church is taking part in Brisbane's Open House Weekend. Come and visit our church between 9am and 3pm on Saturday October 7 or between 12 noon and 3pm on Sunday October 8 to get an inside look at what goes on.

Somerville House Strings Concert - September 10, 2017 at 1pm in the Church

Sit back and enjoy some of Brisbane’s best young musicians in this wonderful afternoon concert. Somerville House showcases their talent with this afternoon of delightful music.

News from the Pews - September 2017

Every month we produce a newsletter highlighting the activities of the Church. Please have a read of this month's "News from the Pews".

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