Building Project update

Building Project update

Timber Church New location

Timber Church finally came to rest in its new location. Its relocation has taken a much longer time than planned due to delays in obtaining necessary approvals for preliminary works around it. Delay to the overall completion date has been avoided by allowing the Contractor early access to the rest of the site. The retaining wall along the western boundary has been completed. Bulk earthworks is nearing completion and detailed excavation for footings and below ground services is underway.

Demolition Of the Hub

The building project is moving along… The building that housed the Hub on the Templestowe site has now been demolished. Thanks David for capturing this occasion! If you need to contact the Ministry team and the Administration Hub, it is now located at 20 Westfield Dr, Doncaster. The contact details remain the same: 03 9846 2012; info​@manninghamuc.org

Remembering A MEMORABLE DAY

During the early part of the 1990s it became apparent that the Bulleen Uniting Church in Kenneth Street was struggling, both financially and in limited active personnel within our membership. It was apparent that our Church, which had been so active during the formative years of the Bulleen district was unlikely to continue in its present form. With heavy hearts we engaged in conversations with Doncaster Uniting Church with the aim of instituting a merger of our two congregations, To…

Playgroup in new surroundings…

Many thanks to the amazing band of helpers who helped us move all the Playgroup toys, furniture and outdoor equipment into the church including upstairs onto the balcony and down to the cave. The removal of some pews has allowed for a fabulous space for Playgroup and the veranda is a great spot to ride bikes and cars as well as looking over the edge to all the work going on below. Morning tea is fun to have on the…

SHARED GARDEN MAKES WAY

After almost 6 years of operation the Shared Garden has made way for our new development. This is an exciting time, but also a little sad for the small group of gardeners who have nurtured it for that time. It has been very successful. Happier times were when playgroup children visited to pick strawberries, tomatoes and other produce; morning teas enjoyed by gardeners and others, working bees to set up the planter boxes with shared refreshments; plant stalls for the…

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.

Who could connect…

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…

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…

Shovel Ready…

As published in Manningham Leader, 12 August 2019 By Andrew Rogersandrew.rogers@news.com.au A house of worship for four Uniting Church congregations to call home is being built in Templestowe. Parishioners at Doncaster, Doncaster East, Templestowe and Box Hill North agreed to a merger in 2012, forming the Manningham Uniting Church. But without a suitable central location worshippers continued to attend services at each church. The Uniting Church has now sold their Doncaster and Doncaster East properties, with the Box Hill North…

What might be…

What might be the outcomes and relationships that flow from the Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) and community priorities and development of the new building? MUC exists as part of a much larger community. As a Uniting Church it reflects the UCA vision of ‘seeing a nation where each person and all creation can flourish and enjoy abundant life’, as expressed in seven foundational areas: A First Peoples Heart Renewal of the Whole of Creation A Welcoming, Compassionate and Diverse Nation…

Sod Turning Ceremony Recap

On Friday 4 August, a collective of congregational members, Uniting Church representatives from the Synod (State level) and Presbytery (Region level), along with FPPV Architecture, Harris Constructions and the wider community gathered at the momentous Sod Turning ceremony to mark the beginning of building works.
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