This is your space to grow

Sharing Your Space

Introducing our New Supply Minister*

After bidding goodbye to Rev. Dhirendra Narayan at the end of August – he has taken a permanent placement in another congregation – we now welcome Rev. Beth Bear. She writes by way of introduction: Hello MUC and thank you for welcoming me for the next few months. I am a Minister of the Word in placement as chaplain at The Scots School Albury and have been here since 2016. My favourite parts of my ministry are building community and…

Aumann Education Grant

This grant was instigated as a result of a bequest given to the former Templestowe Uniting Church by the Aumann Family in memory of Dorothy Aumann, a much loved and revered member of the church who always supported young people. As a result, MUC awards $500 each year to a person who has been nominated by a church member, then selected by the Mission Portfolio, to assist with their studies. This year there were three worthy nominations for the grant,…

From Little Things Big Things Grow

I have been reflecting on our practice of acknowledging the original custodians of the land on which we worship – their elders past, present and emerging.    Standing tall at the Woodhouse Grove property is a large silver leaf stringy bark tree. It was a small seedling in the year 1820. In that year, an old woman, an Elder of the Wurundjeri peoples rests beside a campfire, its lazy smoke rises gently, then lost in a large tree canopy standing on…

Communion during COVID-19 – the wandering continues

A few months ago, I shared a theological reflection on communion during COVID-19. I said then that I had wrestled with this and spoken to colleagues, some of whom were celebrating communion online according to the Assembly guidelines and some of whom, like me, felt deeply uncomfortable doing so. Theologically, I view the church as a body – not a new or original idea! – a whole body with different parts which work together, not apart. At the time of…

As we are working under COVID-19 restrictions, we are worshipping online until further notice.
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.

Worship Online

Worship – 13 September 2020

The second creation story seeks to remind us that God’s ideal for us is to be settled together within the ordered space carved out especially for us. Human nature is to voyage outside of those boundaries, to explore the world which contains pain and suffering. In doing this we grow, but at what cost? And if we breach the threshold, can we ever come home?