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Warrandyte Uniting Church

A Place for Peace

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As followers of Jesus, we seek the reconciliation of all things.
We work and pray for peace with God, peace with each other,
peace with the earth, and peace within ourselves.

Welcome to this time of worship & friendship.
Please join us for a cuppa after the service.


(Previous Notices)

3rd March 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

March 3 10.15 am Holy Communion led by Rev. Wal Baker
March 10 10.15 am Interactive Service
March 17 10.15 am Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison
March 24 10.15 am To be advised (no breakfast service)
March 29 10.15 am Traditional Worship led by Many Stark



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date Notice Title Section
November 19 Fire danger period began Caring and Sharing
    Community Events
  Renovation Works WUC Activities
April 8 Book Club WUC Activities
April 14 Walk for Justice Community Events


The Gathering of the People of God 


Holy Communion led by Rev. Wal Baker

Prelude

Call to Worship

Hymn 162 Thank you for giving me the morning

Welcome and announcements

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Story “Webster the Preacher Duck”

Scripture Luke 9:28-36

Responsive Transfiguration Prayer

Loving God, today we remember how your glory surrounded Jesus and his disciples as they prayed on the lonely summit of the mount where he was transfigured

As we come to worship today, may the light of your glory shine in our lives to transform us, and our community, till the glory of Christ is seen all around us.

We glimpse your glory in the beauty of your created world, and in the wonder of human life and love

We glimpse your glory in the message of the gospel, and in the loving concern of Jesus.

We acknowledge that it’s good to be here in your presence. Like the disciples, we have wanted to hang on to the glory of the moment, or the glory of past experiences..

But your voice tells us that the vision won’t mean very much, unless we listen to Jesus teaching, and follow him on the journey of love and service.

Lord of the mountain, and of the plain, and of the busy city streets, let us live in the light and glory of your love, today and forever

And bless us as a Church, that we might be a blessing to others

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sermon “Focus on Jesus, listen to what he says, and

follow him by putting our faith into action”

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Hymn 626 Lord of creation to you be all praise

Offering and Dedication

Prayers of the people

Hymn 526 Lord Jesus Christ (vs. 1&2)

Communion

(Order provided)

WE GO AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Hymn 526 Lord Jesus Christ (vs. 3&4)

Benediction

Postlude


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: Tinned fish, Shampoo and conditioner, Laundry Powder Sensitive, Rice 1 and 2 kilo bags, Olive oil, cooking oil, Breakfast cereal, Coffee, (not decaf), Juice, Savoury Biscuits, tinned spaghetti, School Snacks, Toilet Paper, Men and women's personal items, Dish Detergent, Hand Wash, Laundry Liquid or Powder, Deodorants, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Men’s Friday Fix: Join us for a “fix” of coffee, chat or whatever in an informal guy’s get together from 9:30 to 11:30am on March 29, the last Friday of the month) at the Church. All welcome so bring a friend or neighbour too. $2 donation. For more information contact Ken (0407 839 718)

Book Club meets Monday April 8 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘The Lost Man’, by Jane Harper. This book ‘works as a story about families and also as a tale about surviving in the outback, a "land of extremes where people were either completely fine or they were not." Certain rules "written in blood" guide life in the Queensland part of Australian — break one and the outback is not just unforgiving, it can be fatal. Here it's a hardscrabble life, the nearest neighbour may be a three-hour drive away, death from dehydration is a reality and checking in regularly with others is vital. … Solid, believable characters fill "The Lost Man." But equally important is the exploration of the outback where "too much space" gives way to resentments. Helicopters are used to round up cattle and long-range radios are a necessity in this "perfect sea of nothingness. If someone was looking for oblivion, that was the place to find it’ (from. https://www.aspentimes.com/news/jane-harper-writes-engrossing-3rd-novel/). Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


Renovation Work.
Our WUC renovation work is almost complete. The hall and other areas are yet to be painted and storage areas sorted. Note that our indoor toilets can now be used, but please take care as there are some items still out of place.



WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: The gift of life
Although many people speak simply of the ‘environment’, Christians often prefer to use the term ‘creation’. This reminds us that life is a gift. Creation is grace. God didn't have to make the world; God wasn't filling a hole, responding to a problem or meeting an inner need. Neither was it a struggle, a victory over primordial chaos, or a compromise between competing forces. No, in pure generosity and love, God stands behind all that exists and says Be. God made a world that was good, very good, and which, despite deep problems, is still fundamentally good. Our Creator is faithful and is not about to give up on it.
From “Why Care? It’s God's world!” in Common Grace at
 
http://www.commongrace.org.au/climate_change

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Remember that the most important seed you will ever plant is the seed of God’s love--through Christ--that you plant forever in your heart.
Source:-A Woman’s Garden of Love


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period remains in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit
https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).


Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees, Sunday 14 April 2019, 2.00pm, at the State Library Melbourne (Corner Swanston & Elizabeth Streets)



Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com
Kid's Corner weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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Previous Notices  (Return to Top)

17th February 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

February 17

10.15 am

Interactive Service

February 24

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Mandy Stark

March 3

10.15 am

To be advised



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 19

Fire danger period began

Caring and Sharing

 

 

Community Events

Feb.11 2019

Book Club

WUC Activities

 

Renovation Works

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God 


Interactive Service


Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: Rice 1 and 2 kilo bags, Olive oil, cooking oil, Sugar small packets, Breakfast cereal, Coffee (not decaf), Juice, Savoury Biscuits, tinned spaghetti, School Snacks, Toilet Paper, Men and women's personal items, Dish Detergent, Hand Wash, Laundry Liquid or Powder, Deodorants, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Renovation works have commenced in the WUC hall
Some important things to note:
* The hall is a building site so if you need to go there please take care.
* The kitchen area will be fine to use on Sunday and the hall will be clear for our cuppa and chat after the service.
* All groups who use the hall have been spoken with to discuss their needs.
* the outside toilets have been cleaned and are unlocked and available for use during the building works
If you have any queries re any of these works, please contact Leeanne 0418307410


Book Club meets Monday Feb 11th 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Outspoken’, by Fr. Rod Bower. “ ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’ On 24 July 2013, Anglican priest Rod Bower put up these words on the roadside sign of his Gosford parish church. Next he posted them on Facebook, sparking a social media revolution. The post was shared thousands of times – suddenly the one-time butcher was on the public stage. Today Fr Rod has close to 65,000 followers on social media. He uses this platform to raise questions about Australia’s corporate soul, to assert that we are all brothers and sisters – asylum seekers, Muslims, those identifying as LGBTI, Indigenous Australians ... And for such messages, the death threats pour in. Utterly frank, both philosophical and funny, this is a singular book by a singular person. It illuminates the life and work of the man behind those signs.” Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Our Common home
“Earth is a blessing. She supports life and is the basis of all our economies. She conveys beauty and evokes our recognition of something greater than ourselves. She is our temple, our mosque, our sanctuary, our cathedral. Our home.”
From Living the Change: faithful choices for a flourishing world, at https://livingthechange.net/ Downloaded August 21 2018

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
We give thee thanks, Lord of heaven and earth, for the beauty of this day - a day that shall ripen grain, that shall provide good things for the table, that shall make all growing things rejoice, that shall make more sweet the music of the birds, that shall make more beautiful the gardens which Thou hast planted and watered. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by Peter Marshall


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period is now in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik. It will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).
 


Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

*******************************************************
10th February 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

February 10

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Mandy Stark

February 17

10.15 am

Interactive Service

February 24

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Mandy Stark

March 3

10.15 am

To be advised



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 19

Fire danger period began

Caring and Sharing

 

 

Community Events

Feb.11 2019

Book Club

WUC Activities

 

Renovation Works

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God 
 

THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP / WELCOME

HYMN: TiS 235 A man there lived in Galilee

Prayer of adoration and confession

HYMN TIS 658 Here I am Lord

EARLY WORD / REFLECTION

THE WORD

1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

Luke 5: 1-11

HYMN TIS 597 Master speak thy servant Heareth

OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN TiS 609 May the mind of Christ my Saviour

Blessing

Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: Rice 1 and 2 kilo bags, Olive oil, cooking oil, Sugar small packets, Breakfast cereal, Coffee (not decaf), Juice, Savoury Biscuits, tinned spaghetti, School Snacks, Toilet Paper, Men and women's personal items, Dish Detergent, Hand Wash, Laundry Liquid or Powder, Deodorants, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items you could donate money for LinC to purchase th

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Renovation works have commenced in the WUC hall
Some important things to note:
* The hall is a building site so if you need to go there please take care.
* The kitchen area will be fine to use on Sunday and the hall will be clear for our cuppa and chat after the service.
* All groups who use the hall have been spoken with to discuss their needs.
* the outside toilets have been cleaned and are unlocked and available for use during the building works
If you have any queries re any of these works, please contact Leeanne 0418307410


Book Club meets Monday Feb 11th 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Outspoken’, by Fr. Rod Bower. “ ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’ On 24 July 2013, Anglican priest Rod Bower put up these words on the roadside sign of his Gosford parish church. Next he posted them on Facebook, sparking a social media revolution. The post was shared thousands of times – suddenly the one-time butcher was on the public stage. Today Fr Rod has close to 65,000 followers on social media. He uses this platform to raise questions about Australia’s corporate soul, to assert that we are all brothers and sisters – asylum seekers, Muslims, those identifying as LGBTI, Indigenous Australians ... And for such messages, the death threats pour in. Utterly frank, both philosophical and funny, this is a singular book by a singular person. It illuminates the life and work of the man behind those signs.” Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Our Common home
“Earth is a blessing. She supports life and is the basis of all our economies. She conveys beauty and evokes our recognition of something greater than ourselves. She is our temple, our mosque, our sanctuary, our cathedral. Our home.”
From Living the Change: faithful choices for a flourishing world, at https://livingthechange.net/ Downloaded August 21 2018

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
We give thee thanks, Lord of heaven and earth, for the beauty of this day - a day that shall ripen grain, that shall provide good things for the table, that shall make all growing things rejoice, that shall make more sweet the music of the birds, that shall make more beautiful the gardens which Thou hast planted and watered. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by Peter Marshall


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period is now in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik. It will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).
 


Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

*******************************************************
3rd February 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

February 3

10.15 am

Holy Communion led by Rev. Wal Baker

February 10

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Mandy Stark

February 17

10.15 am

Interactive Service

February 24

10.15 am

Traditional worship led by Mandy Stark



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 19

Fire danger period began

Caring and Sharing

 

 

Community Events

Feb.11 2019

Book Club

WUC Activities

 

Renovation Works

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God 

Holy Communion led by Rev. Wal Baker

WE GATHER BEFORE GOD

Prelude

Call to Worship

Hymn 52 Let us sing to the God of salvation

Welcome and announcements

Responsive Prayer (attached)

WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Story for Young People of all ages “Giraffes Can’t Dance”

Hymn 242 Lord of the dance

Scripture Luke 4:21-30

Sermon “Rejection at Nazareth over privilege before mission”

WE RESPOND TO GOD

Hymn 658 I the Lord of sea and sky

Offering and Dedication

Prayers of the people

Communion (Order provided)

WE GO AS GOD’S PEOPLE

Hymn 607 Make me a channel of your peace

Benediction

Postlude
 

Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: sugar, honey, juice, pasta sauce, long life milk full cream, shampoo, toilet paper, tinned vegetables (eg pea/carrot, carrots. not corn) single toothbrushes.. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items, you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Renovation works have commenced in the WUC hall
Some important things to note:
* The hall is a building site so if you need to go there please take care.
* The kitchen area will be fine to use on Sunday and the hall will be clear for our cuppa and chat after the service.
* All groups who use the hall have been spoken with to discuss their needs.
* the outside toilets have been cleaned and are unlocked and available for use during the building works
If you have any queries re any of these works, please contact Leeanne 0418307410


Book Club meets Monday Feb 11th 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Outspoken’, by Fr. Rod Bower. “ ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’ On 24 July 2013, Anglican priest Rod Bower put up these words on the roadside sign of his Gosford parish church. Next he posted them on Facebook, sparking a social media revolution. The post was shared thousands of times – suddenly the one-time butcher was on the public stage. Today Fr Rod has close to 65,000 followers on social media. He uses this platform to raise questions about Australia’s corporate soul, to assert that we are all brothers and sisters – asylum seekers, Muslims, those identifying as LGBTI, Indigenous Australians ... And for such messages, the death threats pour in. Utterly frank, both philosophical and funny, this is a singular book by a singular person. It illuminates the life and work of the man behind those signs.” Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Our Common home
“Earth is a blessing. She supports life and is the basis of all our economies. She conveys beauty and evokes our recognition of something greater than ourselves. She is our temple, our mosque, our sanctuary, our cathedral. Our home.”
From Living the Change: faithful choices for a flourishing world, at https://livingthechange.net/ Downloaded August 21 2018

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
We give thee thanks, Lord of heaven and earth, for the beauty of this day - a day that shall ripen grain, that shall provide good things for the table, that shall make all growing things rejoice, that shall make more sweet the music of the birds, that shall make more beautiful the gardens which Thou hast planted and watered. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by Peter Marshall


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period is now in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik. It will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).
 


Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

*******************************************************
27th January 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

January 27

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison

February 3

10.15 am

To be announced

February 10

10.15 am

Mandy Stark

February 17

10.15 am

Interactive Service



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 19

Fire danger period began

Caring and Sharing

 

 

Community Events

Feb.11 2019

Book Club

WUC Activities

 

Renovation Works

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God 

Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison
 

Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: sugar, honey, juice, pasta sauce, long life milk full cream, shampoo, toilet paper, tinned vegetables (eg pea/carrot, carrots. not corn) single toothbrushes.. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items, you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Renovation works have commenced in the WUC hall
Some important things to note:
* The hall is a building site so if you need to go there please take care.
* The kitchen area will be fine to use on Sunday and the hall will be clear for our cuppa and chat after the service.
* All groups who use the hall have been spoken with to discuss their needs.
* the outside toilets have been cleaned and are unlocked and available for use during the building works
If you have any queries re any of these works, please contact Leeanne 0418307410


Book Club meets Monday Feb 11th 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Outspoken’, by Fr. Rod Bower. “ ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’ On 24 July 2013, Anglican priest Rod Bower put up these words on the roadside sign of his Gosford parish church. Next he posted them on Facebook, sparking a social media revolution. The post was shared thousands of times – suddenly the one-time butcher was on the public stage. Today Fr Rod has close to 65,000 followers on social media. He uses this platform to raise questions about Australia’s corporate soul, to assert that we are all brothers and sisters – asylum seekers, Muslims, those identifying as LGBTI, Indigenous Australians ... And for such messages, the death threats pour in. Utterly frank, both philosophical and funny, this is a singular book by a singular person. It illuminates the life and work of the man behind those signs.” Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Renewing a commitment
The present is a time during which the whole body of Christian thinking needs to be interpreted in the light of climate change. It is time for us to articulate an understanding of faith that calls the church to renew our commitment “to move towards sustainable non-exploitative living, believing that God's creation is precious, and the earth's resources exist for the good of all, now as well as for future generations” and diverse creatures of the Earth”.
Section 3.4 in proposal 19 “For the Whole Creation”, 15th Triennial Assembly Uniting Church in Australia, Assembly Resourcing Unit, downloaded from https://uniting.church/19-for-the-whole-creation/

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Remember that the most important seed you will ever plant is the seed of God’s love--through Christ--that you plant forever in your heart.
Source:-A Woman’s Garden of Love


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period is now in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik. It will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).
 


Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

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20th January 2019


Worship Services Schedule

 

January 20

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison

January 27

10.15 am

Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison

February 3

10.15 am

To be announced

February 10

10.15 am

Interactive Servive



Activity Calendar
 

Event Date

Notice Title

Section

November 19

Fire danger period began

Caring and Sharing

 

 

Community Events

Feb.11 2019

Book Club

WUC Activities

 

Renovation Works

WUC Activities


The Gathering of the People of God 

Traditional Worship led by Alastair Davison
 

Caring and Sharing

Updated requirement LinC Manningham pantry:
The following items are needed: sugar, honey, juice, pasta sauce, long life milk full cream, shampoo, toilet paper, tinned vegetables (eg pea/carrot, carrots. not corn) single toothbrushes.. Items must also be within the use by date. If you cannot supply the requested items, you could donate money for LinC to purchase them. See Mary Clark.

Arrangements for Fire danger season (now in force)
Note that Manningham and Nillumbik are now in the official fire danger period. On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Rev.Lynette Dungan (9844 0674) or Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).

 

WUC Activities

Renovation works have commenced in the WUC hall
Some important things to note:
* The hall is a building site so if you need to go there please take care.
* The kitchen area will be fine to use on Sunday and the hall will be clear for our cuppa and chat after the service.
* All groups who use the hall have been spoken with to discuss their needs.
* the outside toilets have been cleaned and are unlocked and available for use during the building works
If you have any queries re any of these works, please contact Leeanne 0418307410


Book Club meets Monday Feb 11th 2019 at 8 pm in the church office to discuss ‘Outspoken’, by Fr. Rod Bower. “ ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’ On 24 July 2013, Anglican priest Rod Bower put up these words on the roadside sign of his Gosford parish church. Next he posted them on Facebook, sparking a social media revolution. The post was shared thousands of times – suddenly the one-time butcher was on the public stage. Today Fr Rod has close to 65,000 followers on social media. He uses this platform to raise questions about Australia’s corporate soul, to assert that we are all brothers and sisters – asylum seekers, Muslims, those identifying as LGBTI, Indigenous Australians ... And for such messages, the death threats pour in. Utterly frank, both philosophical and funny, this is a singular book by a singular person. It illuminates the life and work of the man behind those signs.” Everyone is welcome to join in, or if you can’t make the discussion, you can still read the book. A number of copies are available in our closest regional libraries. …


WUC Peace Messages

Peace with earth: Renewing a commitment
The present is a time during which the whole body of Christian thinking needs to be interpreted in the light of climate change. It is time for us to articulate an understanding of faith that calls the church to renew our commitment “to move towards sustainable non-exploitative living, believing that God's creation is precious, and the earth's resources exist for the good of all, now as well as for future generations” and diverse creatures of the Earth”.
Section 3.4 in proposal 19 “For the Whole Creation”, 15th Triennial Assembly Uniting Church in Australia, Assembly Resourcing Unit, downloaded from https://uniting.church/19-for-the-whole-creation/

Peace with each other: Something to think about!
Remember that the most important seed you will ever plant is the seed of God’s love--through Christ--that you plant forever in your heart.
Source:-A Woman’s Garden of Love


Community Events

Warrandyte Bridge upgrade impact:
New 40km speed limit around the works area and a new temporary pedestrian crossing, with speed bumps, is installed between the bridge and the intersection of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

The Fire Danger Period is now in place, in Manningham and Nillumbik. It will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For guides on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
On Extreme and Code Red Fire Danger Rating days which fall on a Sunday, please arrange to go to worship services outside any designated fire hazard area. (If the church must be evacuated assemble at the sports stadium opposite the church building). For queries please contact Pam Lavery (0439 442 959) or the Uniting Church Synod Office (9251 5200).
 


Regular activities:
 

Activity

Occurs (check venue on Extreme or Code Red Fire rating days)

Bible discussion

9.30 am Thurs. every 2 weeks, Margaret Y.9725 1535

Birthday group

every 2-3 months for dinner, Margaret Y. 9725 1535

Book discussion group

every month, Mon 8.00pm, Jennifer 9844 3830

Breakfast Club

9.00 am – 11.00 am on Tuesdays, 4 times a year. Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Bridge Magazine:

to make a contribution contact Pam Egglestone 9844 2714

Care circles

Contact Pam Lavery

Church Council

meets quarterly, Sundays after worship

Craft group

for next gathering contact Leanne Keam (ph 98442038)

Friday Fix Men’s Group

Meets last Friday of the month. Contact Ken Keam

Hall hire

Contact Gail or Paul Wilkinson, 9844 3151 or gailpaul@bigpond.com

Kid's Corner

weekly, contact Leeanne Keam (9844 2038)

Kids Hope

Coordinated by Jacky F. 9439 7544

Music Together

Wed 9.15 am for 0-5yo, Joan McDonnell (9844 4730) or Robyn Bonthorne (9844 0747)

Riverflow Recycling

Contact Ken Keam (9844 2038)

Sunday market day

Last Sunday in the month, in the hall after church, to boost our church funds

Sunday worship each month

Week 1 Holy Communion at 10.15am
Week 2 Interactive Service at 10.15am
Week 3 Traditional worship at 10.15am

Week 4 Breakfast church at 9am and Traditional worship at 10.15am

Walking groups

9.00am Wed & Fri. Contact Marg H 9739 5926

 

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