Building Project update

Building Project update

Playgroup in new surroundings…

Many thanks to the amazing band of helpers who helped us move all the Playgroup toys, furniture and outdoor equipment into the church including upstairs onto the balcony and down to the cave. The removal of some pews has allowed for a fabulous space for Playgroup and the veranda is a great spot to ride bikes and cars as well as looking over the edge to all the work going on below. Morning tea is fun to have on the…

SHARED GARDEN MAKES WAY

After almost 6 years of operation the Shared Garden has made way for our new development. This is an exciting time, but also a little sad for the small group of gardeners who have nurtured it for that time. It has been very successful. Happier times were when playgroup children visited to pick strawberries, tomatoes and other produce; morning teas enjoyed by gardeners and others, working bees to set up the planter boxes with shared refreshments; plant stalls for the…

Farewell upper hall

In anticipation of the hand over of the Upper Hall to the builders tomorrow, the last event was held there today.From next week Young Explorers and morning tea will be relocating to another part of the Templestowe site.

Who could connect…

Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is committed to building existing community relationships, to further learning from and supporting the church and local communities, and to promoting places and interactions of welcome, safety and collaboration. The major MUC priorities, also reflected in the broader Manningham community are:  Children, Youth and Families, and  The Ageing Community These are built through worship, learning and spirituality and all other church and broader community connections There is strong MUC focus on social justice broadly e.g. family…

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…

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…