Posts by Manningham UC

Posts by Manningham UC

Farewell upper hall

In anticipation of the hand over of the Upper Hall to the builders tomorrow, the last event was held there today.From next week Young Explorers and morning tea will be relocating to another part of the Templestowe site.

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Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is committed to building existing community relationships, to further learning from and supporting the church and local communities, and to promoting places and interactions of welcome, safety and collaboration. The major MUC priorities, also reflected in the broader Manningham community are:  Children, Youth and Families, and  The Ageing Community These are built through worship, learning and spirituality and all other church and broader community connections There is strong MUC focus on social justice broadly e.g. family…

Frontier Services ‘GREAT OUTBACK BARBEQUE’

On Sunday 29 September, over 30 folk from MUC gathered at Chris and Tricia’s place to support a Great Outback BBQ to help Australian farmers doing it tough. It was a beautiful day for the event and those attending had a wonderful time of fellowship as they enjoyed barbequed sausages, slices and an array of beverages.  The event is promoted by Frontier Services, an agency of the Uniting Church specifically focussed on assisting those in regional and remote areas of…

Minister’s Message – October

This month, I have conducted a funeral, a baptism and a wedding and I have only done so because I am an ordained Minister of the Word. This vocation allows me access into the most intimate parts of people’s lives through pastoral conversations and listening to their stories. It is an honour that I don’t take for granted. Recently, I was in conversation with a retired minister who had originally been part of a Methodist circuit. I had never met…

E-waste Drop – recap

Over the weeks leading up to the E-Waste Drop Off Day on Saturday 21 Sep 2019, two piles of e-waste were gradually building up in size at the Westfield Drive Hub.   And on that day itself, two truck-loads were sent to the Manningham Council Depot at 620 Blackburn Road Cnr Warrandyte Road, Doncaster East.   Well done, MUC, for saving the earth from being polluted by this e-waste when thrown into the rubbish bins! And special thanks to Tony…

So what are we are reading each week? Some background and a quiz! (yes, there’s a prize)

So what are we are reading each week?  Some background and a quiz!  (yes, there’s a prize) September saw the start of the Narrative Lectionary at Manningham, a new order of Scripture readings for our Sunday services on a 4 year cycle. If this is all new to you, please refer to the read this post. I found myself pondering the importance of names in this first group of readings:the Garden of Eden and man naming all the animals after…

It’s Mangoes Fundraiser time!

If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to again indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride mangoes like many of you have done over the last few years.  They make a wonderful Christmas gift.  Trays are picked and packed during the premium harvest and will be delivered in late November to early December depending upon harvest at a cost per tray of only $27 – 7kg  (the same price as last year) –  14-20 mangoes depending on size.   All profits to…

Statement in relation to reporting in The Australian

Today, the Australian newspaper reported a story which contained false information. Please read the UCA Assembly’s response and talk to Rev Claire if you are unclear about anything contained. The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly (National body) have released a statement following: The Australian newspaper has published an article today on the Uniting Church’s decision on same-gender marriage.  Regrettably, the story includes a number of allegations in relation to a congregation in Queensland which are untrue. At the 15th Assembly in July…

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 &…