This is a study by John Bottomley called ‘Covid19: an unprecedented crisis?’ It is written for groups but it is something anyone could work through on their own. John’s writing is challenging but speaks of God’s hope for the world. Download the study here
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have organised 38 online events in August to keep you entertained, learning and amused this lockdown. For more information, follow their page or visit wml.vic.gov.au/files/August_Covid_Whats_On_Interactive.pdf
Ergasia is the Rev. Brendan Byrne’s podcast about the intersection of work and faith and a theological reflection on economics. Brendan is a Uniting Church Minister down the road at Heathmont who reflects brilliantly on spirituality of work and views human dignity in employment through a Scriptural lens. Brendan has written many articles on the theme of faith and work and this podcast has some great listens, for example, 19 May episode is about God’s call to pastorally care for those in…
Manningham Uniting Church operates under the guidelines of the VicTas Synod’s Culture of Safety Unit. We offer regular UCA Safe Church training, we have a designated culture of safety officer, Lynda Anderson, and we screen all employees and volunteers according tothe Synod guidelines. Our church leaders have current Working with Children Checks. We offer the following document for your use. You will no doubt have received information and advice from your children’s schools. This may repeat or supplement what you already know but it is important that we communicate about this as a church.
This prayer resource is offered in the hope that it will sustain you whilst we are worshipping in different places. Just because we are not gathering together in one place as we would usually do on a Sunday morning, it doesn’t mean we aren’t gathering together as a community of faith and prayer. This fourth edition contains new offerings written from members of our community and other offerings from other writers.
There are some really great events, opportunities and resources in the local Library Whats On Program
Living & Learning @ Ajani has been working through this social distancing period to bring you these FREE ONLINE courses to help you to ‘stay connected’.
Check out the real surface of Mars as recorded but NASA’s Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
In preparation for the World Knitting Day, Adele takes you through what you need to know to be able to knit squares. And also, find the knitting pattern here for you to print and refer to during the knitting day event In the meantime, feel free to utilise this pattern and knit your own squares in your own time. We would be very happy to receive any additional knitted squares to turn into blankets. You can send your squares to…
Witness the cutest penguins returning to the world’s largest little penguin colony and let your mind wander as the playful story unfolds. Narrated by Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, experience the magic of Phillip Island’s LIVE Phillip Island Penguin Parade off the coast of Visit Melbourne. Tune in onto Australia.com Facebook page at 6:00 PM AEST Sunday, May 17.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Our parenting seminar series aims to provide parents the tools to manage difficult situations and help them be well informed and involved in their children’s lives. Over the next 12 months, we have partnered with some of Australia’s most acclaimed professionals to help you feel empowered by developing strategies and techniques to create positive change. All parents, grandparents and guardians interested in developing the emotional and social competencies of their…
This prayer resource is offered in the hope that it will sustain you whilst we are worshipping in different places. Just because we are not gathering together in one place as we would usually do on a Sunday morning, it doesn’t mean we aren’t gathering together as a community of faith and prayer. This third edition contains new offerings written from members of our community and other offerings from other writers. Download your copy of the third edition of the…
What do you love and hope never to lose to climate chaos? – a question posited during our Earth Hour on-line service. It is a powerful and potent question and the more so as we grapple with an invisible virus wreaking economic havoc and more desperately, taking the lives of hundreds of thousands across our world. No respecter of geographical borders or social class, its impact of grief and suffering is incomprehensible and wretchedly devastating. Our hearts writhe with the…
Melbourne Zoo are live streaming the animals and the zoo keepers 24/7! What a fantastic way to experience the zoo and the animals from the comfort your own home. https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house/
A fantastic opportunity to share the classics from your childhood with your children – with classics such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Tale of Two Beasts and newer stories in abundance. Story Online offers the opportunity to improve your child’s reading, writing and communication skills and is available 24/7. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes…
While the Corona Virus is so front and centre in our thoughts and actions right now, we may discover that the natural world holds great comfort, strength and reassurance.
Have a buddy artist in your household? Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES.
Provided by Manningham Inclusive Housing this check in list
This is a difficult time for everyone, but if someone you love is dying or has died, it can be a cruel time. For good reasons, people are not always going to be allowed into a hospital room to say goodbye.
Find a quiet space and light a candle. Place it close by or even hold it so that all your senses are alive to the flame.