Cleveland Uniting Church

36 Passage Street, Cleveland, Qld Australia  4163

Phone 9-12 week days:  32865627

Time out for Friends Christmas gathering November 2019.  We raised funds for the Uniting Church bushfire appeal and enjoyed a delicious Christmas celebration lunch at Tanja’s Wellington Point.  In October, at Bob and Lois Anderson’s beautiful garden, Time out for Friends raised donations for church infrastructure projects.

Time out for friends  – a group of Christian baby-boomers and their friends enjoying a monthly fun, social activity.  Photos and activities listed below.     Please come along and join in the fun.  

15 August 2020:  Grandview for morning tea and a chat:  socially distancing didn’t stop us from catching up!  A couple more photos:










Time out for Friends program – 2020

15 FebruaryPlanning – Wellington PointJill
28 March        

8.00 am

Breakfast at Barcella, Lakeside, Victoria Point.  Menu Cancelled 18/3/2020       

Address and contact details:

Jane and Peter         


18 AprilCroquet on the lawns of the church followed by lunch at the RSL club –      

cancelled due to Covid-19

Croquet:  Don and Wendy         

Lunch:  Host?


16 MayRedland Museum – volunteers and morning tea. National Volunteer Week.  General admission into the Museum is $7 per adult, $5 per seniors, $2 per children (Any carers are free).  We also offer group tours of the Museum at no extra charge. cancelled due to Covid-19      

They also prepare a Devonshire Tea for our group which is a morning or afternoon tea of scones with jam & cream, tea and coffee at $6 pp.

To be arranged.  Host?        


13 JuneCoochie walk and lunch at Red Rock Café (3207 8181) cancelled due to Covid-19      

Timetable – ferry 

Cost – ferry each way

Glenys and David         


18 JulyIndigiscapes Centre and gardens tour ($5) and lunch.  Open 7 Days, 10am to 4pm       

Cafe: 10am to 3pm

Miriam and Ross         


15 AugustGrandview hotel for coffee and walk around historical ClevelandLois and Bob         


19 SeptemberBreakfast near Cleveland library – Little Bloomfield Cafe & Wine Bar

Cancelled due to pandemic.

Cancelled due to restrictions
10 OctoberTime out for Friends volunteering in church fund-raiser market.Don and Wendy         


21 NovemberChristmas gathering at Tanya’s, Wellington PointAnn         


Still a few gaps in hosting which need filling before we can go ahead.  Let Jill know asap which activity you’d like to host/assist.  Thanks.



An afternoon of croquet, games and afternoon tea at Redland Bay.  August 2019:



Soaking in the view half way around Coochiemudlo Island 25/5/2019:


2019 program of activities for Time Out for Friends

23 March 2019Breakfast: Little Bloomfield Street Cafe and Wine Bar 8.00am  (Jill)
27 April 2019Whale Park at Wynnum for fish n chips.  (Jill)  CANCELLED
25 May 2019 – SaturdayCoochie – lunch and walk                                         


(18 May Vintage Sale)

Sat.  15 June 2019Breakfast – Fish on Fire, Cleveland                                 


(Miriam and Ross)

20 July 2019                                         




Stradbroke Island.  Water taxi, bus and walk around the gorge + lunch.  Host:  Graham.  
17 August 2019                                         



Ruwoldt farm – a croquet/games afternoon.  Think turn of the century.  Royalty perhaps.  (Wendy and Don)
21 September 2019                                         



Sirromet, for morning tea.  10.00am                               


(Bev and John)

19 October 2019        9.30-4.30                                 



Open garden – Bob & Lois Anderson’s garden with Devonshire teas served as a church fund-raiser.  Toffs members rostered to help with catering.    (Lois and Bob)
16 November 2019  11.30amChristmas lunch (Ann)  Tania’s





Welcome to Time out for friends!  Come and join us.  Always room for more people.  It’s a social group which meets once a month, the first outing is a planning gathering where everyone gets a say on what type of activities they’d like to do during the year.  We meet on the third Saturday of each month, with the final activity in November.  Some of the activities we’ve done are listed below.  If you think you’d like to join us or perhaps you haven’t been for a while, just contact the office and ask for details of where it’s being held.   This website will also list details.  

You are invited to choose an activity to “HOST” i.e. book venue, take enquiries, send an article for the Messenger to the office for inclusion about 3-4 weeks prior to the event. 

19 Oct 2018 – Breakfast at The Bush Pantry Cafe

2018 Timetable of activities

17 February    Breakfast – Little Bloomfield Cafe, Cleveland  7.30 am  (host:  Jill)   

17 March   RSL club for lunch at 1.00 pm.  Garage sale in the morning from 7.00 am – 12.00 pm.     (Jill)    

21 April    Lunch at Lois and Bob Anderson’s.   (Hosts:  Miriam and Ross)     

19 May    Breakfast at Tanya’s Cafe, Wellington Point at 7.30 am   (Hosts:  Bev and John)    

16 June    Next hosts:  Lynette and John and Bob and Lois.     Progressive supper.  Soup and dessert.  Start 6.00pm at Hardman’s.  Please let Jill know (or one of the hosts) as soon as possible.  Guests are asked to bring a contribution of either a soup or a dessert.  

21 July    BREAKFAST at Harvest Café Victoria Point 7.30 am   (Hosts:  Graham and Joan)    Menu    

18 August    “GARDEN PARTY” Afternoon Tea in the front paddock of Ruwoldt’ s property at Redland Bay.  Everybody to bring some delectable afternoon tea to share and a fold-up chair.  Start:  2.00 pm   (Hosts:  Wendy and Don)   

FRIDAY 14 September    BUSH PANTRY CAFÉ at HORIZONS   – 12.00 pm  1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba    (Hosts:  Jill)  

20 October    Breakfast at the Bush Pantry Cafe at Horizons –  8.15 am  1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba  (Host: Jill)  

17 November     CHRISTMAS lunch at the Point of View Restaurant   1 Main Rd, Wellington Point    (Ann)



All activities have now been completed for 2017.  If you’d like to join us in 2018, you’d be most welcome.  A program for each month will be listed here after our first gathering at the end of January 2018.    Thanks for a great year, everyone!

Thank you to all who attended our Christmas lunch at Wello.   Our host, Ann, had arranged several Christmas-themed games and our meal was delicious.  Frontier Services has received our donations.  This was their reply:

Thank you for your donation to Frontier Services for our work in remote Australia.

Your gift is greatly appreciated and will be used to assist in providing vital volunteering, community recovery and pastoral services across remote Australia.

Please find your receipt below.


Frontier Services
Tel : 1300 787 247
Fax : 02 8270 1313

Frontier Services
ABN: 77 231 384 646
Level 10, 222 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Donation Reference:
Date : 18/11/2017 05:00:19

Donation : $175

CHRISTMAS EVENT:  host – Ann Richardson

TOFFS                                  Saturday                           18 November                 12.00 pm            




21 October 

The Time Out for Friends group met around a ‘campfire’ indoors yesterday as the rain pelted down on the small hall’s tin roof.  They sipped hot soup and shared some lunch while some bush poetry was enjoyed.  After a movie, the second-last 2017 monthly gathering was over and they all looked forward to the final Christmas lunch in November.   Brigitte and George – thank you for organising and then re-organising this event because of the inclement weather.

We’d love you to join us any time you can.    





November 18     Christmas lunch at local venue (offerings aren’t available yet)

Consider volunteering as an activity host.  Sharing the load is why TOFFS is so popular.  Contact Jill or the office.  

2 December  Christmas lunch at RSL Cleveland.  Our final gathering for 2016. 

Saturday 15-Oct-16     Breakfast 7.30 am ‘The Little Bloomfield Cafe’, Cleveland    Located next to the Cleveland Library.

Back to the 1960’s!

Great team-work everyone!

Please contact the church office for more information.

20 August 2016:  breakfast at The Harvest, Victoria Point



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