Photo gallery

Photo gallery

John the Baptist – Messy Church

The new blue banner was flying from the veranda at ATK telling everyone Messy Church was starting last Sunday and we had 10 different stations relating to the story for all ages.  Cath Barnard rediscovered a love of threading beads as she added the different colours to a bracelet in order to tell the story of John the Baptist, the Bairstows brought their pet stick insects from home, we learnt a couple of new songs courtesy of the band, and…

This is where we stand on

Today, we have been invited by Common Grace to stand together with the First Peoples by acknowledging their custodianship of the land on which we stand in a visual way.  So, as invited, here are some feet of people attending worship this morning who are standing on the traditional lands of the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin nation.  We pay our respects to their elders past, present and those emerging.  

Ecumenical Collection for The Christmas Bowl 2019

On Christmas Eve, Manningham churches conducted  ecumenical collections for the Christmas Bowl outside Woolworths Macedon Plaza, Woolworths Devon Plaza and Coles Tunstall Square. An excellent total of $3540.85 was collected, the amounts from each venue being approximately equal.

Concert at Mercy Place

Sixteen children from seven families who attend Family@10 put on a concert at Mercy Place where Wilma (a regular attendee at Family@10) lives. The children sang some of the songs from their school musicals as well as songs they have learnt at Young Explorers. It was a fun afternoon with time after the concert to chat with the residents before afternoon tea. We all had a most enjoyable time and have been invited to come back again next year. Dear…

Christingle 2019

Our service began late as lots of people were finding it hard to secure a parking spot – but as we were assured – “it won’t be long and we will have our new building and parking will be ok”. The Advent candles were lit as readers appeared from the east, west, north and south. The service was led by Rev Claire with lots of singing of carols. Some words of some carols were a little different and it seemed Drew had…

Seniors Christmas Luncheon

Lynette and I were delighted to receive an invitation from the Manningham Church Seniors Ministry to attend a Christmas Dinner on Friday 6 December.  On arrival we were surprised to see tables set for more than 60 seniors, resplendent with table decorations and bonbons.   Catering was provided by Tally Ho Catering Service and the ladies catered for our every need with efficiency and smiling faces. Initially we were offered a welcome cool drink followed by roast turkey and ham with…

Fresh Production – Fail Happy

Manningham Fresh Youth Theatre this season attempted something very different from any of the shows they have presented in the past. Our Freshies over this past season have been working hard in our workshops, but they haven’t learnt a single line! That’s because there were no lines to learn! Those who came along to ‘Fail Happy’ were asked for a ‘one word suggestion’ and with no script prepared the Freshies took the word, pulled it apart, transformed it and put…

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…
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