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Worship

  • Worship – 12 July 2020
    This week we are led in reflection by student Minister James Tang. He is joined by other members of the Manningham UC congregation and Rev Claire.
  • Reflection Points – 12 July 2020
    This week’s reflection points are composed by student Minister James Tang. This weeks readings look at Amos 5:14-24 and Matthew 5:21-48. Download your document here for your reference and guide.
  • Messy Church @ Home – Jonah
    This edition of Messy Church @ Home is looking at Jonah

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Sharing Space

  • Follow up – Young Voice on Climate event
    Last Sunday afternoon, a group of young people met with the Synod’s Bradon French and Rev Claire to talk climate change and what they want the church to do about it.  3 congregations were represented including 4 young people from Manningham.  This was Amari’s response: “Sunday’s meeting was a great opportunity to engage on the topic of climate change with the church. I really hope that if we have another meeting more people will join in and help us brainstorm ideas to […]
  • COVID Update – 10 July 2020
    Dear Friends and Members of Manningham Uniting Church, As you know, the restrictions have been increased by the Victorian Sate Government due to the number of COVID-19 cases.  As always, we continue to follow the advice of the State Government and the Synod.  The following protocols are now in place for the next 6 weeks. The church buildings are closed – no church groups or tenants will be using the buildings – but the church itself is very much open […]
  • Dancing feet
    The Young Explorers have been dancing their way through 2020. Here’s a quick video to get your feet moving! See if you can guess who’s who??
  • Meditation, prayer, perspective: How faith is helping some through the struggles of coronavirus
    An article from the ABC this week on how people have been turning to faith and prayer practices during COVID-19.  Read about it here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-09/meditation-prayer-faith-cope-anxieties-coronavirus/12434824 Remember that our church has several different ways to access prayer support and to be a part of that support: prayer resources on the website and mailed out prayer chain – please email Rev Claire to share a prayer request  Pray Where You Are on Thursdays at 8.45am – just stop what you are doing […]
  • In My Blood It Runs
    Dujuan Hoosan is a young man from Arrernte and Garrwa Country.  ‘In My Blood It Runs’ tells his story and was shown on the ABC on Sunday.  Crosslight’s Mikaela Turner talks about it here and how the education and justice systems are closely linked for young Indigenous people like Dujuan.  A must see documentary – and an invitation from Indigenous people to stay awake to the systemic racism in our society.
  • Introducing our Supply Minister*
    My name is Rev. Dhirendra Narayan and I am an ordained minister within the UCA. Following my ordination, in December 2000, I have served in the Eastern Mallee rural parish, in Swan Hill, where I had five rural congregations spread over a large area. Following that placement, I served in Rosanna and then at Wesley, Box Hill, where I concluded my placement in 2018. After some much-needed time out I did some supply ministry at Plenty Valley, Mill Park, and […]
  • What I Can See from My Window – Sharon
    This was an extremely interesting topic, one I thought I could not achieve, so here goes my view from my window. Due to the current Covid time wherein we were asked to stay at home, to get our children or a friend to buy our groceries, to stay safe and stay well, looking out my window was done with more concentration than before. This especially applied to my age group and especially to me as I also have an autoimmune […]
  • Viral Worship Team
    This unedifying name has kind of stuck since the first meeting of the group back in late March when it became obvious that we were not going to be able to meet together for worship in the usual way for some indeterminate time. Being forced to imagine other ways of doing things has forced us to re-think our priorities in all aspects of life but particularly in the way we worship. Claire has contributed an article in this month’s online […]

Virtual Gatherings

While our face to face gatherings have been suspended, we’ve been working hard to provide alternative options for you to connect and engage with.

See the calendar for virtual gathering options.

updates

  • COVID Update – 10 July 2020
    Dear Friends and Members of Manningham Uniting Church, As you know, the restrictions have been increased by the Victorian Sate Government due to the number of COVID-19 cases.  As always, we continue to follow the advice of the State Government and the Synod.  The following protocols are now in place for the next 6 weeks. The church buildings are closed – no church groups or tenants will be using the buildings – but the church itself is very much open […]
  • Introducing our Supply Minister*
    My name is Rev. Dhirendra Narayan and I am an ordained minister within the UCA. Following my ordination, in December 2000, I have served in the Eastern Mallee rural parish, in Swan Hill, where I had five rural congregations spread over a large area. Following that placement, I served in Rosanna and then at Wesley, Box Hill, where I concluded my placement in 2018. After some much-needed time out I did some supply ministry at Plenty Valley, Mill Park, and […]
  • Narrative lectionary readings
    Until 13 September, the Narrative Lectionary does not set readings for each Sunday allowing the preacher to return to some themes or books of the bible, or to spend some time in other books and stories we don’t usually read and study together. Later in the year, COVID-19 allowing, we will be running a Bible study on the book of Revelation. This is one that chills the hearts of some and excites others, but it isn’t one we tend to […]
  • Theological reflection on communion during COVID-19
    The serving of communion during COVID-19 is a tricky one. Depending on your theology of communion, the way you understand communion, you will have formed your own views. What follows are my views as well as an explanation of the reflection I have undertaken whilst forming these views. After much discussion at worship portfolio, we have reached a decision to not celebrate communion whilst our services are online. I know some people are not going to agree with this decision […]

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Resources

  • Prayer Resource #4
    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.
  • Local Library connections
    There are some really great events, opportunities and resources in the local Library Whats On Program
  • Online Courses at Living and Learning @ Ajani
    Living & Learning @ Ajani has been working through this social distancing period to bring you these FREE ONLINE courses to help you to ‘stay connected’.
  • Access Mars
    Check out the real surface of Mars as recorded but NASA’s Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
  • Getting ready for the World Knitting day
    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 […]
  • Penguin Parade
    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.
  • Manningham City Council Parenting Seminar Series
    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 […]
  • Prayer Resource #3
    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 […]
  • Climate through COVID to Change
    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 Animal House
    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/
  • Story online
    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 […]
  • Comfort of the Natural World
    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.
  • LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
    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.
  • COVID-19 daily check in
    Provided by Manningham Inclusive Housing this check in list
  • Grief and dying at this extraordinary time
    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.
  • A Short Devotion in Uncertain Times
    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.

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