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Dec 4, 2020

Via Zoom – English Conversation Classes

Is English your second or additional language? You are invited to practise your English with volunteer tutors from Manningham Uniting Church in a free weekly online class. Register now to join. Places are limited. They will run from 10am to 10.40am. We would love to see you! Please fill in the form below and we will contact you with a zoom invitation: For more information: Tricia or Marion on 03 03 9846 2012;
Dec 6, 2020

EMAIL – Choir

Sharing some musical favourites amongst members of choir through email The choir leads the singing for the Fellowship@10 Sunday services and often sings a piece relevant to the theme of the service. Most times the piece is rehearsed only on the day of the service and so choir members can walk up to the rehearsal. Besides the regular choir members, other choristers are welcome to join for single services as/when they are able. At Easter and Christmas and sometimes other…
Dec 6, 2020

ONLINE Worship

Following the latest advice, we are suspending all of our worship services until further notice, starting from Sunday 22 March. This is so that we can keep everyone safe and, as much as we can, slow down the spread of the COVID19 in the community. We are now worshiping and gathering as a community online – you are more than welcome to join us
Dec 6, 2020

VIRTUAL – Sophia

November theme: Paying tax is liberating!And don’t come expecting to hear about handing coinage back to Caesar although we’ll take a minute to explain why. **Note: new time of 4pm** Passcode: 238653 A monthly evening service on the 1st Sunday at 4pm. The service will be based around an ethical issue including the exploration of spiritual and faith responses.  Following a time of gathered prayer, an ethical issue is introduced, information shared and then discussion takes place in table groups using some…
Dec 6, 2020

Youth Group via zoom

Virtual youth group meet fortnightly on zoom  for a range of games and activities; including scavenger hunts, trivia quizzes,  pictionary and more. We also enjoy learning deep and meaningful things about each other such as  whether people keep jam in their fridge or pantry!  Contact Lisa on 03 03 9846 2012;
Dec 7, 2020

Study of Revelation

Revelation is considered by many modern readers as mysterious at best, and confusing at worst. Reading the book is like entering into a maze. However, do you know that the message of Revelation was simple but the encryption of the message was absolutely brilliant for the first audience? do you know that Revelation is actually a ‘sequel’? do you know that the author ‘planted’ a clever and almost unnoticeable digression, causing huge confusion for modern readers? And do you know…
Dec 8, 2020


Now meeting at Wombat Bend Playground, Duncan St Templestowe from 9:30 – 11:30am. Bring your own morning tea. Our playgroup program gives children the opportunity to socialise and to learn to play with other children; to develop a sense of cooperation through new experiences in a fun and stimulating environment. It also enhances interactions between adults and children, whilst building a sense of community between both the children and adults taking part in the group. We know children learn through…
Dec 8, 2020

Green Sage Morning Coffee Group

Now meeting at Green Sage while adhering to COVID restrictions MUC ladies and friends come together to enjoy a coffee/tea and a weekly catch-up. Special Birthdays are celebrated and the ladies support each other in times of need. They also collect loose change for the ‘Porridge Pot’ which is sent to Malawi, Africa to support the Mphatso Children’s Foundation. Contact Helen or Elaine on 03 03 9846 2012;
Dec 8, 2020

Via Zoom -Tuesday Mens’ Coffee Group – The Grumpies

Encouraging to gather at 3pm via zoom and have had cuppa each Tuesday This is a very informal group of retired men that meets at Michel’s at The Pines Shopping Centre every Tuesday to enjoy the coffee and try to solve the world’s problems, so far without any success. The Grumpies draw from a group of about twenty-five and attendances range between eight and fifteen. The focus is purely social based on coffee and conversation. The Group is welcomes all…
Dec 10, 2020

VIRTUAL – Church families’ catch up with Rev Claire

All church families are invited to jump onto zoom with Rev Claire and see what everyone’s been up to this week, what people have planned, say hi to friends, and do a prayer activity together.Thursdays at 4pm for 40 minutes – show and tell positively encouraged. Email Claire for zoom details –
Dec 13, 2020

Emerging Church

A service of reflections around Christmas 2020, with Christmas music old and new.Pre-recorded and will be available from Saturday 12 December
Dec 13, 2020

Messy Church at Home – Christmas

The Messy Church team have pulled together an amazing Christmas resource for you to do at home. It is now ready for downloading, watching, creating and enjoying. Check it out here Feel free to send your creations through to for sharing Messy Church is a time for all ages to gather together to connect as a community focused around the Christian message. There is an order and structure to Messy Church, despite its name, and there is liturgy and…
Dec 14, 2020

Via Zoom Book Club

Book Club is a small group of people who read a book each month which is then discussed along with other issues of interest to the group. Contact Chris or Ruth 03 9846 2012;
Dec 14, 2020

Via Zoom – Men’s Social Tennis

The “Could Have Beens” meet every alternate Monday evening at 7.30pm, for a couple of hours’ social tennis, followed by cheese, refreshments and convivial conversation covering all manner of subjects. Skill levels unimportant. Around 8-12 players attend, so we manage a couple of sets each. Occasionally non-players come along just for the conversation. New participants are most welcome. Contact Bob on 03 9846 2012;
Dec 14, 2020

Via Zoom – Explorers Study Group

Meeting via zoom – if you would like to join in Contact Zoe or Gwyn 03 03 9846 2012; We are a group wishing to explore our faith through an evolving perspective, in a safe comfortable environment. Material used includes books, articles, study series and videos, sourced from a number of different areas. We begin each session with supper and then a time of sharing. Our main agenda includes a short informal worship followed by discussion for approx. one hour.…
Dec 17, 2020

Quiet Christmas

A time to remember those we have lost and to share in communion. During the service, Megan and Rev Claire will read the names of those we have lost this year in an act of remembrance.  Rev Claire would also like to open this up to anyone who would like their loved one’s name spoken out loud at this time, no matter when they died.  This has been a difficult year in many ways so if you would like to…
Dec 21, 2020

Via zoom – MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers

MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers make quilted knee rugs that are given to church members and friends who are struggling with health issues, etc. We make banners, single bed quilts for Australian military personnel serving overseas, bags sent to Africa, quilts for refugees etc. All items are given away, nearly all materials used are supplied. We sew together in a private home and may take items home to finish. We try various patterns to learn new skills. No-one is an expert, all…
Dec 24, 2020

Christingle – Christmas Eve

Join us for an intergenerational service of readings and carols using the diverse gifts of our congregation members This service will be pre-recorded and available 23 December 2020 from our online space worship Contact the hub on 03 03 9846 2012;
Dec 25, 2020

Christmas Day Service

Let’s celebrate a very different Christmas and explore the role of the shepherds. This service will be pre-recorded and available 24 December 2020 from our online space worship Followed by a zoom Cuppa Call at 10am. Contact the hub on 03 03 9846 2012;
Dec 30, 2020

Via Zoom MUC Connections – Supporting refugees and people seeking asylum

MUC Connections is a group of people who encourage one another to connect with, support and advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum. Activities include speakers, petitions, organising food, and toy drives; making up toiletry packs to give to newly arrived refugees, activities to raise awareness, and fundraising for organisations that support people seeking asylum. New members are always welcome. Contact Marion, Brian or Ian on 03 9846 2012;