Posts from 2023

Posts from 2023

Christmas Giving Tree

Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is supporting the CareNet Giving Tree and the work of LinC Manningham and would like to invite you to also support these projects by providing a gift for a child between the ages of 0-18yrs. This will help bring relief to families and care givers around the community. Please return your unwrapped gift to the Christmas tree in the foyer at Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre, 109 Wood St, Templewstowe Some gift suggestions to offer…

MUC Presents… Steph McCorkelle Band

Those that attended the latest MUC Presents were treated to an amazing afternoon of Jazz and entertainment by the Steph McCorkelle Band. Comprising of Greg Smith on saxophone, Dan McIlvride on trombone, Cam McAllister on the trumpet and flugelhorn, Erica Wright on piano, Hayden Murtagh on acoustic bass and Bruce McIntyre on drums all being led by Steph McCorkelle. Around 90 people tapped their toes and clapped all afternoon and ended the day with a scrumptious afternoon tea. Profits raised…

Mean what you do, do what you mean

An interactive Sunday morning service looking at Exodus 17:1-7 and Matthew 21:21-35. Led by Nate onsite, and Con remotely via zoom we were taken on a journey of meaning what we do, and doing what we mean. We worked through the importance of this theme through an introductory activity exploring what it is like to experience what we thought we would do, but when it came to implementing it wasn’t what we said we would do. What we wanted to…

Mangoes Fundraiser – 2023

Fresh juicy Bowen Special Mangoes (which are more formally known as Kensington Pride Mangoes) are back on again. The profit each box goes to support asylum seekers and refugees in Australia and EARS Inc which brings help to the hearing impaired people in the Developing World. In addition, 100% of the booking fee profits from this sale goes towards the children education/healthcare charities associated with Humanitix (our booking platform) –, & So the bottom line: approx 4.5Kg…

MUCKY Kitchen – Welcoming

Over the weekend, Family@10 looked at the theme of Welcoming through the looking at the reading from Matthew 10:40-42. Watch MUCKY Kitchen as they prepare to welcome a new guest.

Welcome Sally and Con!

We are delighted that Rev Sally and Rev Dr Con Apokis, both of whom have already led some worship services, are coming to join us for the next few months to assist our exhausted minister! Although they will be leading both worship services, Sally’s main focus will be on Children Youth and Families and Con’s on the Seniors Ministry. Both have extensive experience in various fields of church ministry. Sally’s background is as a teacher, deacon, and educational chaplain. Con…

Reapping MUC Presents… The Velvetones

An amazing afternoon was had be attendees of the first MUC presents for the year. We were entertained by the four vibrant, versatile, vivacious fabulous women who are the Velvetones! The Velvetones launched onto the Australian music scene in 2018 and quickly established themselves as one of the country’s leading a cappella ensembles. They performed to sell-out audiences and received glowing reviews following appearances at the Melbourne International Singers Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Voices in Paradise (QLD), and Hobart Festival…

Saturday 8 April 2023

Forgive me Lord Jesus where I have forgotten the magnitude of your authority. Holy Spirit, help me obey Jesus’ command to share the fact that Jesus is the only appointed authority with the power to forgive and restore us to a right relationship with God.

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Jesus, the Lord Christ, help me keep my attention on you, the source of my life and my redemption. May obedience become my genuine response to God’s give of grace, for I accept I cannot gain it on my own.

Friday 7 April 2023

Thank you Jesus for overturning the status quo and taking my place on the cross. You suffered and died for my sake and the that of the whole world – past, present and future generations.

Thursday 6 April 2023

Jesus, wash me in your blood from head to toe, so I may live in unity with you. Teach me to share your message of redemption with those who are not yet cleansed.

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Thank you, Jesus, for opening the pathway to God’s mercy and grace. I affirm my sincere intention to embrace God’s will over my own.

Saturday 1 April

Dear Lord Forgive us when we deny our faith, when we relegate You to an hour on a Sunday, when we fail to prayerfully consider your word and when we willfully try to live our lives according to our will and not Yours

Friday 31 March

What a great sacrifice you gave to us in the form of your Word made flesh. When the Hebrews lost their way, you provided your Son as a guiding light. When we lose our way, Jesus is still there as a guiding light. We give praise to you that in your infinite wisdom and grace we are never forsaken. Amen

Thursday 30 March

Dear Lord . Forgive me when I act without thought or care for other people. Forgive me when I selfishly think only of fulfilling my own wants and desires. Help me to treat each person I meet as my neighbour; as one loved by you. Amen

Wednesday 29 March

Dear Lord. Help me to be a disciple for you. Help me live a life that shows others what it is to experience your grace. Help me not to be afraid to share your good news to those around me. Amen

Tuesday 28 March

Dear Lord. Help us to remember that in all things You are there to guide us and challenge us. We pray that we can hear your voice even when we allow the world around us to drown out your message. Amen

Monday 27 March

Dear Lord. We give praise and thanks for the good things you give us in this earthly life we live; hope, joy, peace and the greatest of these, love. Because we experience Your love for us we can then give love to others. Amen