MUC Christmas Puddings

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: sharon@hyne.net.au
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

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.

https://environmentvictoria.org.au/campaign/repower/

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..

“Spring Together’ MUC Intergenerational Camp 19-21 October

‘Spring Together’

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.

More Information:

See  MUC Monthly Magazine or contact the Camp Team: Lisa Bairstow, Shaz Taylor, Colin Austin, Graham Cox, Don Bartlett and Merryn Platt

The Mango Fundraiser- Orders by 22 October


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

Pop-Up Party Trailer – Rejuvenating Community Spirit

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
or emma.hanna@manninghamuc.org