Posts by Manningham UC

Posts by Manningham UC

About the Community Centre

Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is redeveloping its Templestowe site to create a new Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre. The purpose of this new MUC & Community Centre is to be a truly inclusive, welcoming, safe place where people can be who they are, find connection, discover meaning, offer their experiences and learn from others. It welcomes the community as equal partners in the daily sharing of its spaces and is to be a place offering options for positive and…

Worship – 13 September 2020

The second creation story seeks to remind us that God’s ideal for us is to be settled together within the ordered space carved out especially for us. Human nature is to voyage outside of those boundaries, to explore the world which contains pain and suffering. In doing this we grow, but at what cost? And if we breach the threshold, can we ever come home?

Covid19: an unprecedented crisis?

This is a study by John Bottomley called ‘Covid19: an unprecedented crisis?’  It is written for groups but it is something anyone could work through on their own.  John’s writing is challenging but speaks of God’s hope for the world. Download the study here

Introducing our New Supply Minister*

After bidding goodbye to Rev. Dhirendra Narayan at the end of August – he has taken a permanent placement in another congregation – we now welcome Rev. Beth Bear. She writes by way of introduction: Hello MUC and thank you for welcoming me for the next few months. I am a Minister of the Word in placement as chaplain at The Scots School Albury and have been here since 2016. My favourite parts of my ministry are building community and…

Intergenerational Pilgrimage – Walk 5

Pilgrimages are religious journeys which people take to learn more about God and faith. Whilst we are not currently able to go very far and can only leave home for an hour, we can still go on pilgrimages. Why not decide on a pilgrimage walk and invite someone else or another family to do the same walk. Even though you are not able to walk it together, you can share what you discovered and talked about afterwards.

THIS IS YOUR SPACE TO IMAGINE

This place is envisaged to be vibrant and life-filled and we’d love you to be a part of it.We’re seeking your input. What can you imagine in these spaces? What would you do in these spaces? What would you participate in if it was offered? Please Share your ideas, and for which space/s? Contribute as many as you like for as many spaces you can imagine by submitting your idea below or by filling in the form and sending it…

Worship – 6 September 2020

For this service, we tackle the reading from John 1:1-5, listen to the choir and the band, and have some reflective opportunities, listening and watching.

Building Layout

Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre will: Be open for hire, collaboration, innovation, creativity from Feb 2021 Offer flexible formal and informal spaces for large and intimate events, gatherings, meetings, workspaces. Be fully climate controlled, well served with wifi and audio-visual services, acoustic treatment Be fully accessible (DDA Compliant) Provide an onsite underground carpark with lift access into the main building Be a place where you, your business, or community group can belong, contribute and be. There will be numerous…

Pet Blessing Service – 6 Sept

Our pets are so important to us, members of our family in fact. At times like these, they are a comfort and loving support. Bring your pets (or photos/ drawings if they are unlikely to cooperate) to a blessing service on zoom.

The City over the hill

Rev. Peter Aumann has recently written a fascinating paper on his recollections of the early years of Templestowe Presbyterian Church (Templestowe Uniting/Manningham Uniting) which he has generously made available for our members to read. It is to be published by the church Historical Society but can be accessed on here if you would like to read the full text.

Aumann Education Grant

This grant was instigated as a result of a bequest given to the former Templestowe Uniting Church by the Aumann Family in memory of Dorothy Aumann, a much loved and revered member of the church who always supported young people. As a result, MUC awards $500 each year to a person who has been nominated by a church member, then selected by the Mission Portfolio, to assist with their studies. This year there were three worthy nominations for the grant,…

From Little Things Big Things Grow

I have been reflecting on our practice of acknowledging the original custodians of the land on which we worship – their elders past, present and emerging.    Standing tall at the Woodhouse Grove property is a large silver leaf stringy bark tree. It was a small seedling in the year 1820. In that year, an old woman, an Elder of the Wurundjeri peoples rests beside a campfire, its lazy smoke rises gently, then lost in a large tree canopy standing on…

Intergenerational Pilgrimage – Walk 4

Pilgrimages are religious journeys which people take to learn more about God and faith. Whilst we are not currently able to go very far and can only leave home for an hour, we can still go on pilgrimages. Why not decide on a pilgrimage walk and invite someone else or another family to do the same walk. Even though you are not able to walk it together, you can share what you discovered and talked about afterwards.