Posts by Manningham UC (Page 19)

Posts by Manningham UC (Page 19)

Celebrate Ageing – Forget me Nots

The Fellowship@10 service led by Chris Mitchell  also focused on the story of the infant Jesus being received in the temple by Simeon and Anna both of whom had awaited the coming of the Christ and had lived righteous lives. We put aside our thoughts about the theology of the wording and sung some old favourite hymns such as ‘Trust and Obey’ and ‘Blessed Assurance’ and Closed with returning to an old Sunday School chorus ‘We have an anchor’! Over…

Celebrate Ageing – Fellowship@10’s Celebration

On the cusp of Dementia Awareness Month (September) and Victorian Seniors Celebration (October), services to celebrate ageing were held on 30 September in all MUC’s worship locations. At both Fellowship@10 and Woodhouse Grove people were encouraged to exhibit the freedom to dress as they pleased in the spirit of Jenny Joseph’s poem‘Warning’ Over morning tea we shared cupcakes decorated with forget-me-knots lovingly prepared by Jenny. At Fellowship@10am Chris was worship leader. On the communion table were several symbols of what…

Celebrate Ageing – Family@10

On the cusp of Dementia Awareness Month (September) and Victorian Seniors Celebration (October), services to celebrate ageing were held on 30 September in all MUC’s worship locations.  At both Fellowship@10 and Woodhouse Grove people were encouraged to exhibit the freedom to dress as they pleased in the spirit of Jenny Joseph’s poem‘Warning’ Over morning tea we shared cupcakes decorated with forget-me-knots lovingly prepared by Jenny Ellis. It was such a good idea of Megan’s to have a service in each…

Celebrate Ageing – Woodhouse Grove’s Celebration

On the cusp of Dementia Awareness Month (September) and Victorian Seniors Celebration (October), services to celebrate ageing were held on 30 September in all MUC’s worship locations. At both Fellowship@10 and Woodhouse Grove people were encouraged to exhibit the freedom to dress as they pleased in the spirit of Jenny Joseph’s poem‘Warning’ Over morning tea we shared cupcakes decorated with forget-me-knots lovingly prepared by Jenny. With a red hat on my head, 30 plus cupcakes each beautifully decorated with a…

Minister Note – October 2018

Prayer is a vital part of the life of a faith community – personal prayer and corporate or communal prayer. It doesn’t matter where or when you pray, or even how you pray, it’s the fact that you spend time communicating with the Spirit of God. We all know this! One thing I’ve learnt over the years is that it’s very difficult to remain cross with someone you pray for, so I seem to pray a lot for Peter Dutton!…

Peter Bartlett speaks at September’s Combined Service

The MUC congregation swelled by visitors from Ears Inc., packed the Atkinson Street church to hear special speaker Peter Bartlett, son of Don and Helen who, with his wife Rebecca and three daughters, spent 6 years working in Malawi, East Africa with Ears Inc. where they established a Hearing Clinic and Training Centre. Peter based his talk around Proverbs 31:10-31( read by Jon Martin) and the biblical story telling of Mark 9:30-37 (by Chris Mitchell). Peter particularly concentrated on the…

An intergenerational way to choose a mission project (or 2)

On the first Sunday in September, we shared that the Compassion donations have far exceeded the amount of money needed for the sponsorship of our 3 children around the world.  Instead of sponsoring more children, we decided to look at supporting another project or two.  The process we adopted was intergenerational and was in line with the UCA’s definition of mission.  We ended up selecting 2 UCA Uniting projects – one supporting young people in their education and another at…

Uniting Church Studies – An introduction

Scott Leslie – Transition Ministry Coordinator In July I spent a week taking a course called Uniting Church studies. The course is designed for people who are coming into ministry in the Uniting Church from other denominations, and for those coming from overseas. I met a great bunch of fellow students and it was encouraging to hear about their varied backgrounds, and their ministry in the UCA. On the first day we visited three church buildings in the CBD representing…

Mango Fundraiser Time Again

If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to again indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride mangoes like many of you have done over the last few years. They make a wonderful Christmas gift. Trays are picked and packed during the premium harvest and will be delivered in late November to early December, depending upon harvest, at a cost per tray of only $27 – 7kg (the same price as last year) – 14-20 mangoes depending on size. Profits support various…

Climate Change Rally at Ruffey Lake Park

MUC’s newly formed ‘Social Justice Action Group’ had its first outing on Saturday 8 September when members joined a Climate Change Rally at Ruffey Lake Park in beautiful sunshine. We were encouraged to draw our handprints on a large colourful banner calling for a fast and fair transition away from coal to 100% renewables. It was great to meet in good spirit with like-minded local folk who shared a passion for trying to turn the tide and are fighting the…

Minster’s Note – September 2018

“… walking with communities locally, nationally and globally”. Part One Human beings were created to be in relationship with each other. In fact, in order to continue to grow and become all that we could be – to self-actualise – we are dependent on the support and input of other people. (As much as it pains me as an introvert to admit it!) Therefore it is vital for individuals to belong to a community that nurtures, encourages and inspires them…

Vision and Hopes

Some of the vision and hopes for the new development at Templestowe are: a place where it is evident that visitors, guests, volunteers, staff and church members are welcome, highly valued and well catered for. an inspiring place, both by design and in its daily operation that ensures sustainability is paramount and the development is environmentally responsible and resource efficient. to recognise the traditional owners of the land, valuing the first peoples’ history and stewardship of the land. a place…

How we got here – The story so far

In 2015 Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) embarked on a journey to explore opportunities to consolidate its activities and sustainably better serve the needs of the community. Throughout this process discussions were held with church members, local residents, Manningham City Council and local agencies to establish how a consolidated facility might serve the people living, working and worshiping in the area. The outcome of the exploration process, which was endorsed by the MUC congregation in early 2016, concluded: the Atkinson Street…

Manningham Uniting ready for next chapter

As reported by Uniting Church in Australia publication, Crosslight, Mar 16, 2018 As Manningham Uniting Church marked the closure of one of its church sites, the congregation is already planning ahead for the next part of their ‘grand adventure’. In mid-March, congregation members from all four Manningham UC sites gathered together for the final service at the Anderson Creek Road church in Doncaster East.  More than 200 people attended the thanksgiving service, which was part of a weekend of activities…