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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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