News & Articles (Page 4)

News & Articles (Page 4)

Firetruck artwork

Molly’s mum told me how they had taken the bits of the firetruck craft home from Playgroup and added some finishing touches to make this wonderful firetruck.

What is Café Church like?

We enjoy going to café church together, and enjoy our worship there, although we have very different personalities and so appreciate different aspects of church in a real café. Church in a café means for us real coffee, but much more. Although it can be a bit noisy at times, the management at the Living Room always reserve a large table for us up the back, and the staff know us and are most welcoming. Along the way as Café…

Day of Mourning Service

This year, weather permitting, our Day of Mourning service will be held on 23 January at 10.00am at the Red Stringy Bark shelter, Westerfolds Park.  If the weather is not suitable the service will be held at Templestowe and a decision about this will be made on Thursday 20 January.

Earth Hour – 27 March 2021

What do you love most and not want to lose to climate chaos? Introduction Reading – Genesis Chapter 1 & 2 Lights If you can, please, turn off your lights to as a symbolic gesture that you are connected with a world wide earth hour community Welcome A Litany of Confession Response Except for the lone wave by Grace Nicolls Like a heiress drawn to her light-reflecting jewels, Atlantic draws me to the mirror of my oceanic small days and…

Introducing… Swee Ann Koh

Oh, don’t you just love a story that takes you on a journey which has something different at every turn? And so it was at our ‘trinity gathering’ when Ruth and I met up with Swee Ann at The Living Room in Templestowe, to hear the Swee Ann story. We were there to hear all about the man who is to be inducted on 14 February as the newest member of our Ministry Team. Swee Ann comes from Singapore, so…

How Best to do Mission?

I was drawn to the February article by Helen, who asked the question “What is Mission”? In the article Helen suggested that as cultures vary, so do their needs. In not understanding the culture and need we may in some cases be creating bigger problems for a community.    In 2013 Joan and I and our two girls travelled back to Zambia to the birth place of Tanya and Fiona.  It was in Kitwe a large town of 150,00 people, the site of a very large copper mine. I was working at Kalulushi Farm College,…

Manningham Connecting Communities Pop-up Kitchen Trailer

Through Emma Hanna, our Missional Community Development Worker, MUC has played a significant part in the development of the Manningham Council’s fabulous new ‘Pop-up Kitchen Trailer’. The trailer is available for use for groups and individuals within Manningham to foster community cohesion. While MUC is planning to use it at the opening of Stage 1 of our new building, scheduled for later in the year, and perhaps for other community events, we are hoping members of our congregation will also…

Church in a real café? On Saturday?

Along with Joan and Gloria, (members of the original team who started Cafe Church) I say we are pretty involved with our Café Church and pretty proud of what we have achieved. The manager and staff at the Living Room welcome us and we cater to those who enjoy this type of worship. It works for them and it works for us. The team decided it would be great if we could start having communion before each session. We felt…

Social Justice Action Group

During 2019 the SJAG will be providing regular articles to help us understand the importance of Social Justice and how we intend to take action on our behalf. This month the article will focus on the broad issue of ‘What is Social Justice’, that will provide the context for more specific discussions in later months. What is Social Justice? The term ‘Social Justice’ was first coined in the 19th century but the idea of social justice has a very long…