Photo gallery

Photo gallery

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.

Frontier Services ‘GREAT OUTBACK BARBEQUE’

On Sunday 29 September, over 30 folk from MUC gathered at Chris and Tricia’s place to support a Great Outback BBQ to help Australian farmers doing it tough. It was a beautiful day for the event and those attending had a wonderful time of fellowship as they enjoyed barbequed sausages, slices and an array of beverages.  The event is promoted by Frontier Services, an agency of the Uniting Church specifically focussed on assisting those in regional and remote areas of…

Climate Action – Coral not Coal

The social justice action group has installed the large banner on the exterior wall of the Templestowe church building – visible from the car park – in an effort to communicate to the wider community our great concern about the climate change emergency. You may have seen the article and photo in the Manningham Leader last week.  Notwithstanding the coal developments up north, we believe that our focus must be on a carbon neutral economy and fully renewably energy, including…

Pet Blessing Service

Dogs, chickens, worms, rabbits were among the many that attended the Family@10 service to be blessed on Sunday 14 July 2019. Here’s a snapshot:

English Conversation Class – Cooking

Cooking is always a popular pastime so Wendy and I decided to ‘give it a go’ with the English Conversation Class, on 31 May, 2019.    We began by explaining the origins of Australian damper, and Wendy showed them a Camp Oven she had brought along, and explained its workings. Then came the damper making with students helping. Into the oven went the damper, and then we make scones.  While the damper and scones were cooking, a cut and paste worksheet…

Crazy Whist Night – Round up

Following are some photos from the MUC Crazy Whist Night on 4 May 2019. Special thanks to members of the Community Building Team and the F.O.C.U.S. Group, and especially to Graham, for organising the night which was attended by 42 enthusiastic players. Prize winners were: Most points: DorothySecond most points: RayEqual lowest points: Merryn and Peter

Messy Church comes to Family@10

On Sunday 24 March the members of Family @10 had a new and exciting experience when we undertook Messy Church. Various stations were set up throughout the church, foyer and downstairs where we could explore the theme of Food in the Bible. Each station had a Bible reading, an activity to explore, a section that drew out some focus points of the reading for reflection, plus a section called ‘Going Deeper’ for anyone wanting to contemplate either individually or in…

March Combined Service

On March 17, 2019 a Manningham Uniting Church had a combined service (all worshipping service worshipped together). Andi Jones from Lentara was the guest speaker providing an insight into the work of Lentara Andi Jones was very enthusiastic about telling us about the work that Lentara is involved with and we were very impressed. In Lentara’s Asylum Seeker Project, staff members case manage about 60 people who are seeking asylum, in 5 or 6 different accommodations scattered across Melbourne. Clients…

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday begins the Christian season of Lent.  Ashes are a physical reminder or a symbol of our mortality, an image about dying to one life and being raised to another. This is the first day of 40 days of waiting until Easter Sunday when we believe that Jesus rose from the dead.  The colours in our worship spaces turn from green to purple, a colour of waiting and royalty – the other time we see purple is Advent when…

Day of Mourning photos

Sunday 20th January 2019 was declared a Day of Mourning by the Assembly of UCA and all congregations were encouraged to hold worship services that reflected on the effects of colonization on Australia’s First Peoples and our identity as a nation. The Day allowed us to stand together in remembering the truth of our history, and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples. Manningham UC decided to hold its service as a combined service at Westerfolds Park on Sunday 27th…

FRESH Production – The Macbeth Play

Against the flat, bleak landscape of a Scottish winter, men and women are cramped into bitterness by corruption and conflict. Together they explore the complex connection between the actions humans take to achieve power and the guilt and fragility of personal identity we encounter in trying to maintain it. The Macbeth Play is a postmodern performance prompted by the Shakespearian tragedy that invites audiences to find moments of recognition in the characters it presents. It is a vivid and troubled…
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