Posts by Manningham UC (Page 2)

Posts by Manningham UC (Page 2)

Access Mars

Check out the real surface of Mars as recorded but NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

The Resilience Project

A few months ago, long before we had even heard of Covid-19, I watched a young man being interviewed on breakfast TV. I was so impressed I went out and bought his book which was equally impressive.  Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher who spent 12 months volunteering and living at an underprivileged school in the Himalaya. He came to realise that despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in…

Getting ready for the World Knitting day

In preparation for the World Knitting Day, Adele takes you through what you need to know to be able to knit squares. And also, find the knitting pattern here for you to print and refer to during the knitting day event Don’t forget to register: Register here

COVID update 13 May 2020

Dear Friends and Members of Manningham Uniting Church (MUC), Premier Dan Andrews announced the easing of some restrictions in Victoria.  In order to keep everyone safe, Church Council would like to communicate the following to you all. The church buildings remain closed, but the Church is still open Worship will continue to be online with pastoral care offered through phone calls, mailouts, email and zoom.  Phone Rev Claire, Megan or Scott if you need pastoral support. Megan will continue her…

Penguin Parade

Witness the cutest penguins returning to the world’s largest little penguin colony and let your mind wander as the playful story unfolds. Narrated by Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, experience the magic of Phillip Island’s LIVE Phillip Island Penguin Parade off the coast of Visit Melbourne. Tune in onto Facebook page at 6:00 PM AEST Sunday, May 17.

An Unexpected Death

The phone rang one evening at home. “We would like you to go to Bahrain to work with the Vocational Education Sector within the Ministry of Education.” It was my friend Enzo. “Not so fast” I said. “I am retired.” Three weeks later I found myself reading the documentation provided to me before boarding a flight to Bahrain. Arriving in Bahrain I was met by the project manager and driven to my accommodation. Next day I was introduced to the…

Manningham City Council Parenting Seminar Series

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Our parenting seminar series aims to provide parents the tools to manage difficult situations and help them be well informed and involved in their children’s lives. Over the next 12 months, we have partnered with some of Australia’s most acclaimed professionals to help you feel empowered by developing strategies and techniques to create positive change. All parents, grandparents and guardians interested in developing the emotional and social competencies of their…

Prayer Resource #3

This prayer resource is offered in the hope that it will sustain you whilst we are worshipping in different places. Just because we are not gathering together in one place as we would usually do on a Sunday morning, it doesn’t mean we aren’t gathering together as a community of faith and prayer. This third edition contains new offerings written from members of our community and other offerings from other writers. Download your copy of the third edition of the…

Climate through COVID to Change

What do you love and hope never to lose to climate chaos? – a question posited during our Earth Hour on-line service. It is a powerful and potent question and the more so as we grapple with an invisible virus wreaking economic havoc and more desperately, taking the lives of hundreds of thousands across our world. No respecter of geographical borders or social class, its impact of grief and suffering is incomprehensible and wretchedly devastating. Our hearts writhe with the…

Worship 10 May 2020

Welcome to Worship for Sunday 10 May 2020. The service today is led by Rev Claire, with contributions from the community.

Register now – World knitting Day

Knitting, he thought, was a comfort to the soul. It was regular. It was repetitious. And, in the end, it amounted to something. Jan Karon, At Home in Mitford Our World Knitting Day was such a success in 2019 that we decided to do it again this year. How? you might ask, given the corona virus restrictions on social distancing. The answer to everything these days seems to be ‘Zoom’, so we thought we would give it a go! Saturday…

Piggy Banks – Compassion Children

The sponsorship money for our Compassion Children has always been raised through donations in the piggy banks. However at this time, when we are not meeting each week, this has not been possible. So we are asking if you would like to continue or even start supporting Jordan, Bert and Dickson that you find your own piggy bank or container and put in the change that you would normally put in the piggy bank at church each Sunday. When our isolation is over and we all meet back again we can then all bring our containers to church and combine what we have collected.

Reflecting about Happier Times when in Isolation

While in isolation I’m reading some great novels by Australian women writers like Di Morrissey, Tamara McKinley and Fleur McDonald. Which books are you reading and enjoying? In the quiet moments I’m also thinking more often of happy memories of past times with family and friends. In the past we spent some lovely holidays on the surf coast. Now I’m enjoying re-reading some poems that I wrote in happier times – two years ago – about happier times with our…

New life in another place

Jessica was planning the watering system for her vegie box built from discarded timber. It was the size of an old galvanised bathtub, long discarded. The vegie box is a project while under lock down – an excuse for an old man to spend time with his granddaughter. The box took shape under the watchful eye of the old man, Jessica providing the labour. Measuring, assembling, drilling and screwing one piece at a time, the box standing assembled in the…

Melbourne Zoo Animal House

Melbourne Zoo are live streaming the animals and the zoo keepers 24/7! What a fantastic way to experience the zoo and the animals from the comfort your own home.