Mothers and Preschoolers

PROGRAMS for MumCo & MUMSnext

At MumCo (previously MOPS) we believe that better mums make a better world. We also believe that being a mum is probably the most important job there is - you are raising a human being! Our focus of both groups is to provide a consistent space of support, encouragement, insight and love for mothers of all walks of life. Let's join in this journey together and help each other to be the best mums we can be!

Alternating each Monday of school term, MumCo & MUMSnext meets at Marion Church of Christ**

Contact our Office or connect to our MOPS Marion Facebook page (click on the tab - Related Website to be taken directly to the MOPS Marion Facebook page)

for all up to date information, session dates and general information about both groups

**COVID-19: This webpage has general group information only. Please check the MOPS Marion Facebook Page regularly. All changes or modifications to the groups operations due to COVID restrictions are updated via this Facebook page.

MumCo (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)

9.30am-11.30am (fortnightly – even weeks)

MumCo is for uniquely tailored for Mums with young children (pregnancy-6 years). Mums are welcome to come just as they are to make friends, enjoy time out from kids, have fun, and gain the confidence to reach their full potential as Mums. Children are lovingly cared for in the MumCo kids program by accredited volunteer carers. This allows Mums to relax and enjoy a morning of connecting together over tea & coffee, morning tea, group discussions, craft and wonderful support from our Mentor Mums.

MumCo Fees

$5 per session/$25 per term (EFTPOS available) - first session is free


9am-11am (fortnightly – odd weeks)

MUMSnext is the continuation of MOPS for Mums who no longer have pre-school aged children or predominantly have school-aged children. As our children grow it doesn’t get easier, but it does change. MUMSnext recognises this change and offers continued support, encouragement and connection for Mums through all stages of motherhood.

Discussions at MUMSnext are tailored to children of older ages and Mums with both school-aged children and pre-schoolers are also welcome to attend. Although there is no MOPSkids program, younger children can play under the supervision of their parent while the MUMSnext meeting happens in the same room. MUMSnext is a casual BYO arrangement for Coffee & Tea. Drinks can also be purchased from Side-Gate Cafe on site.

MUMSnext Fees

$15 per term (EFTPOS available) **Free for MOPS mums (when fully paid for MOPS term) - first session is free



Kids are a precious gift from God. That's why we provide quality, energetic, and fun programming for them at the 10am service.

- CRECHE 0-3yrs

- LIGHTHOUSE Kindy/Reception - Year 4

- JAM Year 5 - Year 9 (Jesus and Me)

All leaders are members of our congregation and have conducted a Child Safe Certificate and are subject to Working with Children and Vulnerable Persons Checks.

We look forward to meeting you and your child as part of our worship at Marion Church of Christ.

Any questions, please contact our office on 8277 7388.


Good Gear

Good Gear is open for business


Open: Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 1.30pm

Plus special events and some Saturdays (as advised at the time)

Good Gear is operated by caring and dedicated volunteers

Including: Clothing & Household Goods - no electrical goods

For any inquiries, please contact our church office on 8277 7388


Side Gate Cafe

SIDE GATE CAFE is a warm and inviting cafe serving great food and FAIR TRADE coffee all at truly affordable prices.

Open Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am to 1:30pm

Take the time to CONNECT with people in your neighbourhood over a cup of coffee.

Side Gate Cafe also offers Suspended Coffees - by restoring faith, highlighting the simple acts of kindness happening all around us, and encouraging others to do the same.

Kindness can come in many forms, including the purchase of a suspended coffee, which is the very idea that inspired this movement. A suspended coffee is the advance purchase of a cup of coffee for someone who needs it, no matter why. But it really is about so much more than the coffee. It can provide physical comfort, conversation, a smile or even a laugh, and a sense of belonging. A suspended coffee can change lives, sometimes even save them.

Interested in volunteering? You can start by completing the online form, or contacting the Church Office via email on or phone on 8277 7388.


Marion Craft

Craft at Marion is a safe & friendly place where you can learn a craft while making friends.

Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Patchwork, Painting, Folk Art

… plus Chatting

WEDNESDAYS 10am - 12noon

COST: $4.00 (one session) - Includes Tea / Coffee

Operating during School Terms only

Side Gate Cafe also open onsite for morning tea and lunches.


Friendship Club

Friendship Club is now meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Our members enjoy an afternoon of activities which include topics of interest, songs, people sharing their stories and experiences with afternoon tea and socialising.

It's an interactive afternoon with lots of laughter and conversation.

For any inquiries, please contact our church office on 8277 7388.


Community Meal

COVID-19 Restrictions are in place

A delicious two course meal cooked by creative chefs and you pay only what you can afford.

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the church pavilion 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

All welcome, no booking required.

Hosted by MarionLIFE, please contact the MarionLIFE office with any queries on 8277 0304.

Our office is open: Monday - Thursdays 9am-12noon

Closed Fridays and public holidays.

MarionLIFE Community Services is the

Community Arm of Marion Church of Christ


Brekky Together

Great food. Great company. 8.45am, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Pay what you can afford (gold coin appreciated).

All welcome, no booking required. Held in the Pavilion at Marion Church of Christ (Cnr Marion Rd & Alawoona Ave, Mitchell Pk)


MarionLIFE Community Services Inc.

MarionLIFE Community Services is a not-for-profit community organisation that strives to provide meaningful, flexible and responsive care, support and pathways to individuals and families in need.

We provide crisis support, community development and adult community education courses.

For any enquiries or to enquire about joining the team as a volunteer, please contact the MarionLIFE office 8277 0304 or

Our office is open: Monday - Thursdays 9am-12noon

Closed Fridays and public holidays.

MarionLIFE Community Services Inc. is the Community Arm of Marion Church of Christ and is a separately incorporated organisation and registered charity in Australia with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

Donations are tax deductible and are welcome via

MarionLIFE website

MarionLIFE Services include:

Adult Community Education Courses

Brekky Together

Community Garden

Community Meal

Emergency Relief

Financial Counselling

Marion Mugs

MarionLIFE Youth

Refugee Support

Tax Help

Women Together

Walking Group