Free Spirit

Free Spirit is one of the choirs at the Glen Waverley Uniting Church. It focuses on contemporary music. Free Spirit's programme involves participation in worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the fourth Sunday of most months and also engaging in some other form of musical outreach once a month. Leader and enquires contact DebLeigh

The notes here and the FreeSpiritStory pages present a historical record, as best can be made out, of Free Spirit's activities since about 1988. There are updated from time to time by JohnSnare.

FreeSpiritSchedule contains the Free Spirit schedule and choir member availability in 2020. It also contains details of Free Spirit members.

FreeSpiritSupperRoster contains the current supper roster.

2019 Highlights

1. Regular contributions of music to worship in Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

2. Participated in special Easter, Seniors and Christmas worship services at Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

3. Participated in the Glen Waverley Uniting Church combined anniversary choir in June.

4. Visited Cowes Uniting Church in March and Hampton Park Uniting Church in August to contribute to their worship.

5. Participated in Christmas concerts at Bluecross Livingstone Gardens and Estia Health Manor (Grace Manor)

2018 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly contributed music to worship in Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

Additionally:

Participated in the Glen Waverley Uniting Church combined anniversary choir in June.

Visits to Cowes Uniting Church in March and Dingley-Heatherton Uniting Church in November to contribute to their worship. The latter was a special service devoted to companion animals.

Fundraising concerts at Glen Waverley Uniting Church, Burwood Heights Uniting Church and Croydon Uniting Church. A total of $4910 was raised for Possible Dreams International, Lantara Welcome Centre, and the Glen Waverley Uniting Church programme.

Ran the silent auction at the fete raising approximately $2667 in October and assisted with setting up and packing up.

Participated in special Easter and Seniors services at Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

2017 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Additionally.

Participated in special Easter service at Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

June - Led the Glen Waverley Uniting Church combined anniversary choir.

June - Held a fundraising concert at Peppertree Hill retirement village. Proceeds $150 contributed to the Glen Waverley Uniting Church outreach programme.

Sale of a fund-raising CD made in 2016. (The CD was funded by Free Spirit members.) Net proceeds contributed to the Glen Waverley Uniting Church outreach programme in 2017 - $200.

Participated in the worship of St Michael's Uniting Church in Melbourne in August.

Participated in the worship of Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church at Rosebud in September.

Ran the silent auction at the fete raising approximately $4009.

Participated in special Christmas Day service at Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

2016 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Additionally:

May - Organised and participated in the Ecumenical Choral Service hosted in 2016 by the Glen Waverley Uniting Church. This was the last of 34 annual Ecumenical Choral Services.

June - Participated in the Glen Waverley Uniting Church combined anniversary choir.

July - Contributed music to worship at the Berwick Uniting Church.

September - Fund-raising concerts for the Glen Waverley Uniting Church and Castlemaine Uniting Church (proceeds $1,645 and $900 respectively).

November - Contributed music to worship at the Heatherton-Dingley Uniting Church.

Sale of a fund-raising CD. The CD was funded by Free Spirit members. Net proceeds to date approximately $4,500.

Participated in special Easter and Christmas services at Glen Waverley Uniting Church.

The 2016 annual report for Free Spirit is here

2015 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Additionally:

March - Memorial Service for Lois Hosking

March - Music for worship at Croydon Uniting Church

May - Ecumenical Choral service

Recording of a fund-raising CD for sale in 2016.

The 2015 annual report for Free Spirit is here

2014 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Additionally:

May - Ecumenical Choral service

August - Fundraising Concert at Boronia Uniting Church

September - Fundraising Concert and worship at Beeac

The 2014 annual report for Free Spirit is here

2013 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the second Sunday of the month.

Additionally:

April - Seniors' Hymn Service

June - Ecumenical Choral Service at Glen Waverley Uniting Church

August - Fundraising concert at Glen Waverley Uniting Church

October - Fundraising concert at Burwood Heights Uniting Church

November - Worship at Camberwell Uniting Church

The 2013 annual report for Free Spirit is here.

2012 Highlights

Free Spirit regularly sang at morning worship at Glen Waverley Uniting Church on the second Sunday of the month.

Additionally:

April - ANZAC service at Cumberland View

May - Ashburton Uniting Church service

June - Ecumenical Choral Service at Holy Redeemer Church, East Oakleigh

July - Bacchus Marsh UC

August - Concert for Habitat for Humanity fund raiser with John Atwell. North Blackburn New Hope Church.

September - Concert to raise funds for Asylum Seeker Support Group at The Avenue Church, Blackburn

October - Wedding of Phillipa Hilman and Tim Laub

November - Pets' Thanksgiving service at Heatherton-Dingley Uniting Church

December - Wedding of Debbie Davey and Tim Brewster,

The 2012 annual report for Free Spirit is here.

FreeSpirit (last edited 2019-12-30 02:35:08 by JohnSnare)