Click to hear Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘Jesus placed the child in our midst. Where do we place the child?’ delivered at Manningham Uniting church, Doncaster on 16 September 2018 (Bible References: Psalm 19, Matthew 18: 1-5):
Once again there will be Christmas Puddings for sale this year and as we have done other years we will be making to your orders. Proceeds from this Fundraiser will go to The Mphatso Children’s Foundation to support the running of the Nursery School previously established in Malawi through the generous donations of members of the MUC congregation.
All orders are to be placed with Sharon Hyne by 11 November. Sharon, together with Helen Turnham will cook and supply your puddings. Please contact Sharon on 8848 0998 (if no answer please leave your order on her message bank, please leave your name and phone number and the number of puddings you require and Sharon will ring back and confirm your order). Or email Sharon on: email@example.com
The cost for puddings is $25 per pudding, still an amazing price and value for money. All orders will be ready for collection from your Worship Site commencing 28 October until 2 December.
Sharon Hyne and Helen Turnham
Social Justice Action
At the inaugural meeting of MUC’s Social Justice Action Group this week two issues were tabled which required urgent action.
1. Climate Change
Why? As Christians we are to love God our Creator and love our neighbour as ourselves. To love our neighbour requires a healthy environment for us all to live. To love our neighbour means we think of all God’s creatures and the generations to come after us.
People at the forefront of environmental damage,
Indigenous peoples and those most impacted by climate change,
tell stories of forced relocation, changes to food production and water supply, acts of violence, destruction by mining companies
and feelings of abandonment. They are calling for justice; that we
turn this brokenness into compassion, hope and loving action.
2. Children on Nauru.
A letter was tabled from ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) giving details of the situation on Nauru, encouraging people to read the joint report with the Refugee Council of Australia: “Australia’s man-made crises on Nauru. Six years on” and write to their MPs in protest.
There are copies of the ASRC letter in the foyer as well as a suggested letter which you can take home, or sign and leave for us to send on.
Our compassion and Christian beliefs require us to take action on these issues..
Uniting Church Campsite, Merricks Lodge, Mornington Peninsula
3670 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks
Cost $100/adult, children FREE
Accommodation: Single, Couple, Family rooms
Food: Expert catering by our very own Lisa and Colin.
Activities: Heaps to choose from.
See MUC Monthly Magazine or contact the Camp Team: Lisa Bairstow, Shaz Taylor, Colin Austin, Graham Cox, Don Bartlett and Merryn Platt
Date: 23 September
Place Atkinson Street, Templestowe
Peter Bartlett will be joining us to update us on the Hearing Clinic
and Training Centre he and his wife Rebecca have established
Profits from the sale of mangoes support various projects
for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia and mission
work in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries.
Cost per tray: $27.00 per 7kg (14-20 mangoes)
Delivery: Late November-Early December
Order by 22 October through Elaine Dodds, Russell Crockett, Don Bartlett or the HUB.
Click on link to see Mango Poster 2018
Up to 12,000 seeking asylum in Australia are at risk of losing core services and financial support . To find how you can help prevent these people falling into destitution click on the link to The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce’s brochure “Dignity not Destitution”
Manningham Uniting Church has been part of a
community initiative by Manningham Police
to reinvigorate community
spirit in Manningham.
The aim is to reach out to people who are isolated, lonely
and disconnected. The means is a custom built BBQ trailer
that can be hired free of charge for street parties or
other community events.
If you are interested in hiring the trailer or want to
know more please contact Emma Hanna 0418 133 818