Community online

Community online

Worship

  • Worship – 2 Aug 2020
    This service is led by Rev Claire Dawe along with members of Manningham UC and is looking at HABAKKUK 1:1-4, 3:1-2, 16-19
  • Reflection Points – 2 Aug 2020
    Download your reflection points document – HERE
  • Sophia – 2 Aug 2020
    What does it mean to be an anti-racist? How is that different from not being racist? Do you actually know what being racist means? Rev Swee-Ann Koh has been educating and guiding the Uniting Church through these issues for many years and will lead our discussion at Sophia on Sunday 2 August at 6pm.

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Sharing Space

  • Fundraiser for Asylum Seeker Emergency Medication Fund
    People seeking asylum in Victoria are struggling to pay for essential medications. As they are not eligible for concession prescription medications, the cost is often more than they can afford. The pandemic has meant that many more people than usual who are seeking asylum have no income at all. With no eligibility for Government subsidies, paying for essentials is becoming increasingly difficult. Connections is a group of people from Manningham Uniting Church, who seek to support people seeking asylum and […]
  • Climate Change – your response
    This is a link to get your views heard at synod as young people about climate change.  It follows on from the zoom discussion Bradon and I held a couple of weeks ago – another is in the planning with a really good speaker who will talk to us about different climate change issues…..  I’m not allowed to spill the beans yet though.  Claire
  • MUC MASKS
    Manningham Uniting Church are doing their bit and covering up – feel free to send your mask through to communications@manninghamuc.org so we can add your mask to the mix.
  • Young People and Climate Change
    At Manningham Uniting, we are encouraging our young people in a passion they have already shared with us – doing something about climate change.  Rev Claire has begun working with our young people to work out a project they want to pursue so they can share how they feel and what action they want to take and see other takes with them.  At the end of July, Rev Claire will be attending the UCA climate change conference which will include […]
  • Follow up – Young Voice on Climate event
    Last Sunday afternoon, a group of young people met with the Synod’s Bradon French and Rev Claire to talk climate change and what they want the church to do about it.  3 congregations were represented including 4 young people from Manningham.  This was Amari’s response: “Sunday’s meeting was a great opportunity to engage on the topic of climate change with the church. I really hope that if we have another meeting more people will join in and help us brainstorm ideas to […]
  • COVID Update – 10 July 2020
    Dear Friends and Members of Manningham Uniting Church, As you know, the restrictions have been increased by the Victorian Sate Government due to the number of COVID-19 cases.  As always, we continue to follow the advice of the State Government and the Synod.  The following protocols are now in place for the next 6 weeks. The church buildings are closed – no church groups or tenants will be using the buildings – but the church itself is very much open […]
  • Dancing feet
    The Young Explorers have been dancing their way through 2020. Here’s a quick video to get your feet moving! See if you can guess who’s who??
  • Meditation, prayer, perspective: How faith is helping some through the struggles of coronavirus
    An article from the ABC this week on how people have been turning to faith and prayer practices during COVID-19.  Read about it here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-09/meditation-prayer-faith-cope-anxieties-coronavirus/12434824 Remember that our church has several different ways to access prayer support and to be a part of that support: prayer resources on the website and mailed out prayer chain – please email Rev Claire to share a prayer request  Pray Where You Are on Thursdays at 8.45am – just stop what you are doing […]

Virtual Gatherings

While our face to face gatherings have been suspended, we’ve been working hard to provide alternative options for you to connect and engage with.

See the calendar for virtual gathering options.

updates

  • COVID Update – 10 July 2020
    Dear Friends and Members of Manningham Uniting Church, As you know, the restrictions have been increased by the Victorian Sate Government due to the number of COVID-19 cases.  As always, we continue to follow the advice of the State Government and the Synod.  The following protocols are now in place for the next 6 weeks. The church buildings are closed – no church groups or tenants will be using the buildings – but the church itself is very much open […]
  • Introducing our Supply Minister*
    My name is Rev. Dhirendra Narayan and I am an ordained minister within the UCA. Following my ordination, in December 2000, I have served in the Eastern Mallee rural parish, in Swan Hill, where I had five rural congregations spread over a large area. Following that placement, I served in Rosanna and then at Wesley, Box Hill, where I concluded my placement in 2018. After some much-needed time out I did some supply ministry at Plenty Valley, Mill Park, and […]
  • Narrative lectionary readings
    Until 13 September, the Narrative Lectionary does not set readings for each Sunday allowing the preacher to return to some themes or books of the bible, or to spend some time in other books and stories we don’t usually read and study together. Later in the year, COVID-19 allowing, we will be running a Bible study on the book of Revelation. This is one that chills the hearts of some and excites others, but it isn’t one we tend to […]
  • Theological reflection on communion during COVID-19
    The serving of communion during COVID-19 is a tricky one. Depending on your theology of communion, the way you understand communion, you will have formed your own views. What follows are my views as well as an explanation of the reflection I have undertaken whilst forming these views. After much discussion at worship portfolio, we have reached a decision to not celebrate communion whilst our services are online. I know some people are not going to agree with this decision […]

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Resources

  • Whitehorse Manningham Libraries AUgust activities
    Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have organised 38 online events in August to keep you entertained, learning and amused this lockdown. For more information, follow their page or visit wml.vic.gov.au/files/August_Covid_Whats_On_Interactive.pdf
  • Ergasia
    Ergasia is the Rev. Brendan Byrne’s podcast about the intersection of work and faith and a theological reflection on economics. Brendan is a Uniting Church Minister down the road at Heathmont who reflects brilliantly on spirituality of work and views human dignity in employment through a Scriptural lens.  Brendan has written many articles on the theme of faith and work and this podcast has some great listens, for example, 19 May episode is about God’s call to pastorally care for those in […]
  • Keeping your children safe online

    Manningham Uniting Church operates under the guidelines of the VicTas Synod’s Culture of Safety Unit. We offer regular UCA Safe Church training, we have a designated culture of safety officer, Lynda Anderson, and we screen all employees and volunteers according to
    the Synod guidelines. Our church leaders have current Working with Children Checks.

    We offer the following document for your use. You will no doubt have received information and advice from your children’s schools. This may repeat or supplement what you already know but it is important that we communicate about this as a church.

  • Prayer Resource #4
    This prayer resource is offered in the hope that it will sustain you whilst we are worshipping in different places. Just because we are not gathering together in one place as we would usually do on a Sunday morning, it doesn’t mean we aren’t gathering together as a community of faith and prayer. This fourth edition contains new offerings written from members of our community and other offerings from other writers.
  • Local Library connections
    There are some really great events, opportunities and resources in the local Library Whats On Program
  • Online Courses at Living and Learning @ Ajani
    Living & Learning @ Ajani has been working through this social distancing period to bring you these FREE ONLINE courses to help you to ‘stay connected’.
  • Access Mars
    Check out the real surface of Mars as recorded but NASA’s Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
  • Getting ready for the World Knitting day
    In preparation for the World Knitting Day, Adele takes you through what you need to know to be able to knit squares. And also, find the knitting pattern here for you to print and refer to during the knitting day event In the meantime, feel free to utilise this pattern and knit your own squares in your own time. We would be very happy to receive any additional knitted squares to turn into blankets. You can send your squares to […]
  • Penguin Parade
    Witness the cutest penguins returning to the world’s largest little penguin colony and let your mind wander as the playful story unfolds. Narrated by Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, experience the magic of Phillip Island’s LIVE Phillip Island Penguin Parade off the coast of Visit Melbourne. Tune in onto Australia.com Facebook page at 6:00 PM AEST Sunday, May 17.
  • Manningham City Council Parenting Seminar Series
    They say it takes a village to raise a child. Our parenting seminar series aims to provide parents the tools to manage difficult situations and help them be well informed and involved in their children’s lives. Over the next 12 months, we have partnered with some of Australia’s most acclaimed professionals to help you feel empowered by developing strategies and techniques to create positive change. All parents, grandparents and guardians interested in developing the emotional and social competencies of their […]
  • Prayer Resource #3
    This prayer resource is offered in the hope that it will sustain you whilst we are worshipping in different places. Just because we are not gathering together in one place as we would usually do on a Sunday morning, it doesn’t mean we aren’t gathering together as a community of faith and prayer. This third edition contains new offerings written from members of our community and other offerings from other writers. Download your copy of the third edition of the […]
  • Climate through COVID to Change
    What do you love and hope never to lose to climate chaos? – a question posited during our Earth Hour on-line service. It is a powerful and potent question and the more so as we grapple with an invisible virus wreaking economic havoc and more desperately, taking the lives of hundreds of thousands across our world. No respecter of geographical borders or social class, its impact of grief and suffering is incomprehensible and wretchedly devastating. Our hearts writhe with the […]
  • Melbourne Zoo Animal House
    Melbourne Zoo are live streaming the animals and the zoo keepers 24/7! What a fantastic way to experience the zoo and the animals from the comfort your own home. https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house/
  • Story online
    A fantastic opportunity to share the classics from your childhood with your children – with classics such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Tale of Two Beasts and newer stories in abundance. Story Online offers the opportunity to improve your child’s reading, writing and communication skills and is available 24/7. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes […]
  • Comfort of the Natural World
    While the Corona Virus is so front and centre in our thoughts and actions right now, we may discover that the natural world holds great comfort, strength and reassurance.
  • LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
    Have a buddy artist in your household? Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES.

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