Building Project update

Building Project update

Why does…

Why does Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) choose to walk the path of deliberate community connection, relationship and learnings going forward? MUC chose to become one by merging four previous UCA congregations in 2012. The congregation has committed to more deliberately engaging with and learning from the Manningham and broader communities. MUC believes that Jesus walked with love in the world as one of the world; and showed us that God can be found in every face and interaction. If we…

Shovel Ready…

As published in Manningham Leader, 12 August 2019 By Andrew Rogersandrew.rogers@news.com.au A house of worship for four Uniting Church congregations to call home is being built in Templestowe. Parishioners at Doncaster, Doncaster East, Templestowe and Box Hill North agreed to a merger in 2012, forming the Manningham Uniting Church. But without a suitable central location worshippers continued to attend services at each church. The Uniting Church has now sold their Doncaster and Doncaster East properties, with the Box Hill North…

What might be…

What might be the outcomes and relationships that flow from the Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) and community priorities and development of the new building? MUC exists as part of a much larger community. As a Uniting Church it reflects the UCA vision of ‘seeing a nation where each person and all creation can flourish and enjoy abundant life’, as expressed in seven foundational areas: A First Peoples Heart Renewal of the Whole of Creation A Welcoming, Compassionate and Diverse Nation…

Sod Turning Ceremony Recap

On Friday 4 August, a collective of congregational members, Uniting Church representatives from the Synod (State level) and Presbytery (Region level), along with FPPV Architecture, Harris Constructions and the wider community gathered at the momentous Sod Turning ceremony to mark the beginning of building works.

It’s all Happening

It’s cold and dark and I am surrounded by boxes in my office at The Hub. I can’t find anything, the internet is intermittent, and my computer won’t recognise the printer so I can’t print off anything for tonight’s meeting. I feel like I’m living out of a couple of shopping bags as I’ve taken all my files home for safe keeping. We are on the move and isn’t it a pain! I have moved house many times during my…

Pedestrian access between Wood Street and Atkinson Street

In 2015 Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) embarked on a journey to explore the redevelopment of one or more of its sites to better serve the needs of the community. The Templestowe site, between Atkinson Street and Wood Street, was chosen and after much planning and preparation the project is set to start in August. Together with diverse and flexible worship spaces, the new MUC community building will assist as a gathering and meeting place, and as a base from which…

Updated – building plans

The building and landscape of the new church and community facility has been taking shape with some alterations to the plans uploaded previously. Please find now the updated plans for the Manningham Uniting Church building project.

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…
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