Posts from May 2019

Posts from May 2019

Thank you – Happy Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week, a time when we celebrate all those who give their time, gifts and energy for no financial reward to support their communities in many different ways.  At Manningham Uniting Church, we give thanks for all those who volunteer at any of our programmes as well as other community groups, whether they are hospital visitors, work for the environment, drive people to appointments, cooking meals, support those seeking refuge.  We never take you for granted…

Spectrum May Meeting

Spectrum had a really successful meeting on Tuesday 14 May both in the numbers present (thank you to the men folk who joined us, your presence was both noted and appreciated) and the quality of our speaker Ralph Boyne, and his subject matter very topical, the history of the Shrine, given the proximity to Anzac Day. Perhaps the most interesting and for me inspiring piece of information was that the cost of the Shrine was totally met by the Victorian…

Minister Note – May 2019

This month my family begins renovating the house that is to shortly become our home. It is already our house (well the bank’s house – we just mow the lawns!) but it will be a few weeks before it comes our home. It will become our home not when we have received the keys (which we now have), not when we have finished the building and painting work to add our personal touches (which we have not!), but rather when…

Crazy Whist Night – Round up

Following are some photos from the MUC Crazy Whist Night on 4 May 2019. Special thanks to members of the Community Building Team and the F.O.C.U.S. Group, and especially to Graham, for organising the night which was attended by 42 enthusiastic players. Prize winners were: Most points: DorothySecond most points: RayEqual lowest points: Merryn and Peter

Manningham Fresh Youth Theatre – Global Warning

Fresh Youth Theatre Manningham has been running for over five years at Manningham Uniting Church in Templestowe and has become a safe place for many young performers over that time. Fresh is a place to build confidence, meet like-minded people and expand ideas and opinions about issues prevalent in our lives. For me, Fresh has been a safe place where I can always be heard and accepted and share my feelings and thoughts with people like me. Every show has…

Walking in the Shadows

There were quite a few services and events planned for Easter this year. One of them was a community walk on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Day. Around 30 people from MUC and Doncaster Church of Christ gathered at the viewing platform behind MC2 in anticipation. We were in the shadow of the Doncaster Library and near the new council buildings. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew that Lucas was excited about what he’d planned with Jim, Beverley and Ellen…