Christmas Bowl 2018

Love Thy Neighbour – Share God’s Love Through the Christmas Bowl

This year the Christmas Bowl programs will assist people living through conflict and displacement and natural disasters in the following areas:

• Natural disaster response in Vanuatu
• Peace education in Pakistan
• Refugees and displaced people in war-torn Syria and in Jordan
• Drought stricken farmers in Zimbabwe
• Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The problems are huge. We can, through our generous support of the Christmas Bowl, make a significant difference to the well-being of many of our neighbours around the world.

Please place your donation envelope in the normal offering plate or mail direct to Act For Peace Ltd. Be sure to write ‘Manningham Uniting Church’ in the section provided on the form. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Act for Peace Ltd-Christmas Bowl’.

Donations can also be made online

https://www.actforpeace.org.au/Christmas-Bowl

Outdoor Service of Mourning for First Peoples 27 January

At its last Assembly in July, the UCA agreed that the Sunday before Australia Day be designated a day of mourning. This is a way to stand in solidarity with the First Peoples at a time that is celebrated by many in Australia but, at the same time, is the cause of much pain and grief to many others.  MUC is holding this day on 27 January at Westerfolds Park.  More details later.