THE SPIRE COMMUNITY

The Spire Community is a Place of Welcome

Together, we are a community of helpers, collaborators, social support seekers, arts enthusiasts, music buffs, creative types, bargain hunters, volunteers, and spiritual revelers.  Our projects and activities aim to promote inclusivity and welcome.

Ten years ago we began with our ‘Jesus was a Refugee’ campaign to educate the wider community about the difficulties new arrivals faced, assisting them to meet new people and settle into their new community.  Since then we have created and adapted our programs to expand to ensure that all have a place to belong, to explore and to form friendships and kinship.

Hope’s Cafe and Goodies are the entry points into our community.  Hope’s Cafe is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and offers affordable delicious meals and barista made coffee – ensuring that everyone at any income level can enjoy dining on the Parade. Goodies provides low-cost high quality pre-loved items for sale which in turn funds the work of Spire Community.

We have many free activities involving art and craft, music, gardening and provide community education seminars and activities.

Please follow Hope’s Cafe on Facebook to keep up to date on all that is happening, and feel free to share with us not only your thoughts and images of your time here, but also your ideas.

GOODIES OP SHOP

We’re open from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am until 1pm on Saturdays.

The shop has a large range of clothing, vintage, retro, secondhand, and even clothes that have never been worn, as well as books, bric-a-brac, linen, records and jewellery.

Goodies Op Shop is entirely staffed by volunteers. It’s a welcoming and happy place where you can come in and grab a bargain.

Any profits are shared between the local Spire Community, including Hope’s Cafe, and other organisations involved in care and outreach. A list of recent donations made can be found on the Notice Board.

Goodies is located at the rear of the church property and parking is available with entry via Union Street. Bus tours are most welcome but please ring ahead so we can have the shop fully staffed, so you can have the best shopping experience.

Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with any exciting new arrivals.

Call us on (08) 8332 8631.

Donations are most welcome, but please drop off during opening hours.

We’re always looking for more volunteers, so if you’re interested drop in, or give us a buzz.

HOPES CAFE

Hope’s Cafe is open between 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Food and barista service is open from 11am until 2pm.   Come just for lunch … or join in with community activities.

Here’s just some of what we offer:

Healthy and delicious meals at very reasonable prices.

Quality Barista made coffee.

Free English as a Second Language Classes.

Music, Gardening, Art, and Craft Activities.

Workshops and events.

Hospitality training through volunteerism.

Orange Sky Laundry and Mobile Foodbank Hub.

Hope’s Café is a joint project between Uniting Communities and Clayton Wesley Uniting Church. It is run by The Spire Community and is a place for people to come together, to help each other, and to make a better community. You can find us in Hope Hall, through Goodies Op Shop

If you’d like to volunteer or have any questions, contact The Spire Community on (08) 8331 3529 or reach out to us on our Facebook page.

OTHER SERVICES

Activities and services
We have a diverse range of activities on the site of Clayton Wesley church, which all make up our thriving community. If you would like more information about our activities, and you can’t find the details, or if you’d like to volunteer in some way, please email us at thespirecommunity@gmail.com

Goodies Op shop
Mostly run on volunteer steam, Goodies is open from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 10am to 1pm Saturdays.

Drop in to get some great bargains. Proceeds go towards local community services, and to aid projects at home and abroad.

Befriend us on Facebook to keep up to date with new items arriving instore daily.

Uniting Communities (Eastern Services)
Providing emergency help, counselling, and advocacy. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 am to 3 pm (closed for lunch 12 to 1pm). Please phone (08) 8331 3529 to make an appointment.

Hope’s Café
A collaboration between Uniting Communities and Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Hope’s Café is our community cafe, offering great coffee and food at very reasonable prices.

It is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 10am to 3pm. English classes are also offered for free on Fridays from 11am – no need to book, just show up. For more details call (08) 8331 3529.

Norwood Community Creche
Conducts sessions each week Monday – Friday in the Manse on site. For further information phone Susan on 0428 697 090.

Korean Adelaide Presbyterian Congregation
Worships in the church in Korean on Sundays at 12 p.m. For further information phone (08) 8364 1751.

Venue Hire

Please contact our Church Office on (08) 8331 9589, or email admin@claytonwesley.ucasa.org.au