Induction Service for Rev Claire Dawe 15 July

The Induction Service for our new minister Rev Claire Dawe will take place at Atkinson Street on Sunday 15 July at 1.00pm.
Please note: There will be no morning services on 15 July, but we will all combine for this very special occasion in the afternoon.
The service will be preceded by lunch in the Upper Hall at 12 noon.
Please bring a plate of food to share.

Manningham Fresh Youth Theatre Performances

Manningham Fresh Youth Theatre performance of ‘Hardly Working’

It has been a challenging season with a new production team and the departure of many of the long-time Freshies, owing to pressures of school work.  In addition, of course, our former performance venue is now not available to us.  So these performances are being held in the Old Church at 104 Atkinson Street.

So the small cast of 6 which has devised and written this
material would be so encouraged if members of MUC
could swell the audiences for the three performances:-

Friday 22 June at 8.00pm
Saturday 23 June at 8.00pm
Sunday 24 June at 4.00pm

Following the matinee performance on Sunday afternoon
the Community Building Team will sponsor refreshments
in the Upper Hall.

Tickets are available from members of Community
Building Team, or book online at

The best way the congregation can support Fresh Youth Theatre
is by providing an audience!

Emerging Church ‘Living the Way of Jesus’


The theme of Emerging Church in 2018 is ‘How our faith can provide a compass for life’s difficulties.’

Date: Sunday 17 June
Time: 5.00pm
Place:Westfield Drive

The media feeds us with news that is often mad, bad and sad.
Our faith in the god of Jesus can be a mainstay for coping with the difficulties and sadness.  Emerging Church will reflect the reality of our world and the empowering faith we have inherited from Jesus.  This is a time of music, reflection, images and prayer. You are very welcome.  We share a plate of finger food following the service.

Click for information on the Emerging Church June-November 2018 Program

Pop-Up Party Trailer – Rejuvenating Community Spirit

Manningham Uniting Church has been part of a
community initiative 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


Musical Memories

Remember the old songs and musicals from years past?
Come along to Westfield Drive for a time of nostalgia and enjoy the opportunity to sing them again.
Diana Mayne is our pianist and Bill Matthewson is our compere.
We look forward to a great afternoon. Afternoon tea will be served. Transport can be arranged.

Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Place: Westfield Drive

Phone: The Hub 9846 2012 or Jill Parkinson 9850 6695 or Megan Coote 9876 2428

‘Connections’ Movie Fundraiser

Date: Wednesday 27 June
Time: 11.00am
Place: Palace Balwyn Cinema, 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn
Tickets: $25 available from Faye Tse or Ian Esposito

Please plan to come and enjoy the movie, ‘The Bookshop’ is followed by a basket lunch to raise funds for Refugee Legal.

Congregational Meeting 1st July

A congregational meeting is planned for Sunday 1 July at 2.00 pm at ATK for elections for vacancies in Elders/Leaders and Council membership. Those members whose terms have expired are eligible to be renominated (see the Annual Report list for information). Nomination forms are available for return in the foyer of each worshipping community.
Tony McLachlan Congregational Secretary.