Posts from September 2019

Posts from September 2019

The Imagination Declaration

Following the Uluru Statement From The Heart, in 2019, a group of young Indigenous people have gathered in East Arnhem Land for the Youth Forum at Garma Festival (hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation). The forum was facilitated by AIME[1]  and resulted in a declaration for the Prime Minister and Education Minister’s across Australia – The Imagination Declaration. This message was read out by Siena Stubbs, on August 5, 10:00am, at the 2019 Garma Festival: To the Prime Minister &…

Church’s support for the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart

General Secretary, Rev Dr Mark Lawrence recently advised of a Synod resolution at the July meeting – relating to the Church’s support for the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.  The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, resolved (S19.4.13.1): (a) To support the 2017 Statement from the Heart made at Uluru as a consensus position of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia as the preferred pathway towards reconciliation, and urge the Commonwealth Government to implement:    (i)…

Muffin Sale Tomorrow

There will be a selection of delicious muffins for sale after both Family@10 and Fellowship@10 services today. Choices will include raspberry and white chocolate, lemon and poppyseed, blueberry, chocolate chip and apple and cinnamon. There will be some GF options.    Cost is $3 each or 4 for $10.  Proceeds will go to supporting young people with financial constraints to attend the upcoming annual Fresh camp. More information about FRESH Youth Theatre

Postponed – Family Violence Workshop

Just a quick post to let you know that the Family Violence workshop scheduled for this coming Sunday (22/9) afternoon has been postponed. More information will be provided once a new date has been confirmed. If you know of someone planning to attend please pass on this information.

Walking the Talk

One issue explored by Rev Claire in July, centred around the question, “How can we share our faith with others without being weird or scary?” Recently I had the chance to find out in an unexpected way. It was a wintry Saturday morning, and bundled up in warm clothes, I walked to the pond in the urban farm near our home. I needed space to think about recent ‘happenings’, and being near water amidst trees helps me to do this.   …

Building Bridges Through Story… introducing… (part 2)

Continuing on with the amazing list of presenters, we’d like to introduce you to: Afadang AkueyAfadang (Affy) Akuey- 22 year old Activist/Nursing Student/ Director at Twich Women’s Sewing Collective.At Twich we train and employee women from migrant/refugee backgrounds, to make bags and clothes.Through my work with Twich I have used our platform and following to draw attention to social justice issues that are faced by refugees and asylum seekers, specifically focusing on my experiences as a South Sudanese woman. I…

Building Bridges Through Story – Introducing…

The team organising the Building Bridges through Story event have a fantastic line up of speakers and presenters. They would like to introduce you to: Ian GoldsmithIan goldsmith is currently the CEO of Edith Bendall Lodge Aged Care in Pascoe Vale where he has been since February 2016. Ian does a lot of volunteer work having been on the committee of management of a child care centre for 8 years, treasurer of East Doncaster little athletics club for 4 years,…

Spring Together is back…

After the huge success of Spring Together 2018 at Merricks Lodge, we will again be gathering together to grow as a community of faith on the weekend of October 25-27. Spring Together 2019 will be a fantastic time of fellowship, festivities and fun. There will be activities for everyone including canoeing, bushwalking, small group discussions, worship and importantly marshmallow toasting on the campfire. This years theme will explore the issues surrounding Climate Change and how we as a faith community…

Why does…

Why does Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) choose to walk the path of deliberate community connection, relationship and learnings going forward? MUC chose to become one by merging four previous UCA congregations in 2012. The congregation has committed to more deliberately engaging with and learning from the Manningham and broader communities. MUC believes that Jesus walked with love in the world as one of the world; and showed us that God can be found in every face and interaction. If we…
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