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GWUC Headlines for week ending Sep 30
Attendance graphs have been updated.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Sep 23
Church Council met this week and provisional minutes are now available.
Presbytery Newsletter for September is now available.
The words of RossMackinnon's song for Hoon's farewell at available.
Palm Information Events. MELBOURNE – SOUTH-EAST – 30 SEPT, 5.30PM-9.00PM at the Clayton Town Hall. Contact Sylvia Coombe ([email protected]) or Anthony Sofe (mailto:[email protected])
What makes these events important is that they are directed towards PASIFIKA people, recognizing the importance of their role in supporting/connecting with workers from their home communities. The occasions will provide an opportunity to find out more about the PALM Scheme, how it looks after the workers, and how best Pacific Diaspora may be involved in providing support. Each event is fully funded and will include a Pacific Meal with cultural entertainment contributions from PALM workers, and input from Australian Government personnel who run the program. To make the most of these one-off opportunities, please try and attend one of the events yourself and spread the spread the word around your Pacific community in each region, and encourage their attendance.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Sep 16
- The Dementia Workshop mentioned below has been cancelled pending re-scheduling.
The collection of links to information sources about the referendum at VoiceInformation continues to grow. Suggestions are welcome.
The September newsletter of the Alliance for Gambling Reform is available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Sep 9
The ARRCC public meeting about climate change for people of faith in Melbourne is next week. Next Thursday evening, we will gather to share hope and get behind a new faith-based campaign that will make sure our elected representatives hear our voices loud and clear.
- Wednesday September 13
- 7.30 to 9.00pm
- Stonnington Community Uniting Church
- 59 Burke Road, Malvern East
The collection of links to information sources about the referendum at VoiceInformation continues to grow. Suggestions welcome.
The Mt Waverley UC Social Justice and Mission in Society Committee is organising another of their Dementia Workshops at Mt Waverley UC (482 High Street Road (corner Stewart St.) Mt Waverley) on Friday September 15th at 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Dr Emily Rosenich is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuropsychology at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. Emily’s research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Association, investigates how our lifestyles and our genetics interact to drive memory/thinking loss and dementia. In addition to her scientific work, Emily is a passionate science communicator and advocate for women in science. Please advise Margery Kennett on 9807 4084 or [email protected] of your intention to attend. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Sep 2
VoiceInformation is a collection of links to information sources about the referendum.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Aug 26
Unpacking the Statement from the Heart. Exploring the Uluru Statement from the Heart with Rev Cannon Associate Professor Glenn Loughrey - Sunday 27 August at 3 pm (a Zoom Only Meeting) This is going to be a great chance for those who missed Glenn's excellent presentation in Murrumbeena church. Glenn is a Wiradjuri man. He is a leader at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne's Educator and Advocate for the Voice. He is the chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council, the vicar of St Oswald's in Glen Iris and artist in residence at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne. The meeting will be chaired by Rev Greg Crowe
Church Council met this week, and provisional minutes are available at CouncilMinutes20230821
GWUC Headlines for week ending Aug 12
The Presbytery Newsletter for August is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Aug 05
GWUC Headlines for week ending July 29
GWUC Headlines for week ending July 22
Church Council met this week, and provisional minutes are now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending July 08
A webinar on the voice to parliament will be on Thursday 13 July at 7.30pm for an hour of listening, laughing and learning with your Church. The Working for Justice and Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circles invite you into some deep dadirri listening around the Voice. Come and hear Palawa woman Alison Overeem, Advocate of the Walking Together Circle, Gamillaroi man and comedian Ben Moodie and Uncle Ray Minniecon, Aboriginal Pastor and a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nations join together and Yarn for Yes. For register click here.
A copy of Uniting Vic.Tas Winter Congregation Connect is now available, featuring information on Share Sunday on August 20, and how donated winter items help to ease hardship.
GWUC Headlines for week ending July 01
Church Council met this week, and Provisional minutes are available
A youtube recording of a recent information session on the constitutional referendum is now available from Murrumbeena UCA.
The Welfare Coordinator position description is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending June 24
Some new explantory material on The Voice is now available from Synod.
GWUC Headlines for week ending June 17
The next Church Council meeting will be held on Monday 26 June. The [[http://wiki.gwuc.org.au/gwuc/CouncilAgenda20230626| agenda is developing. If you have items for inclusion, please email <councilsec AT gwuc DOT org DOT au>
GWUC Headlines for week ending June 10
The June Presbytery Newsletter includes Glen Waverley's Indonesian Festival.
June Crosslight is now available.
Garry Deverall's talk about the Voice referendum is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending May 20
The next Home-brewed pub conversation about forming new communities of faith will be held on Sunday 21 May 2023 at 4pm at The Rogue Squire, Cnr Ferntree Gully & Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill. This regular gathering is for those interested or involved in starting contextual expressions of Christian community. We’re a peer group of learners about gathering people beyond the church and exploring faith with them. For more information contact Craig Mitchell [email protected]
- The Seventeenth Meeting of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania will commence at 10am on Saturday 18 Nov 2023 and conclude at 4pm on Tuesday 21 Nov 2023. The meeting will be held at Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. It is time to consider nominating for membership at the 2023 Synod Meeting. Any confirmed member of the Uniting Church can nominate as a Synod member.
GWUC Headlines for week ending May 13
Synod is holding a Zoom session on reaching net zero emissions Wednesday 31 May 2023, 6pm-7:30pm.
GWUC Headlines for week ending May 6
The Presbytery Newsletter for May is now available.
PPE and the Victorian Council of Churches are co-sponsoring an evening of listening and conversation about The Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice Referendum on Tuesday evening 30 May at Glen Waverley Uniting Church, 7.30-9.00pm. The speaker will be Rev Dr Garry Deverell, Lecturer and Research Fellow in the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Divinity. More details here.
GWUC Headlines for week ending April 22
Church Council met this week, and provisional minutes are available at CouncilMinutes20230417.
GWUC Headlines for week ending April 15
Plans for the Indonesian Festival are coming together. Bookings are now open for the paid events.
Church Council meets Monday evening. Agenda items to DavidMorgan please.
GWUC Headlines for week ending April 8
The April Newsbeat (Presbytery newsletter) is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending April 1
A new appeal by Act for Peace will support refugees in Kenya.
Professor Anne Pattel-Gray speaks about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice referendum on Youtube. Rev Dr Garry Deverell also speaks about the Statement and the referendum. Both Anne and Garry are faculty members of the University of Divinity.
The April edition of CrossLight is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending March 25
United Climate Action Network news is available.
The Survey requested by the last congregational meeting is now available.
GWUC Headlines for week ending March 18
Church Council met this week, and provisional minutes are now available to the congregation.
- Presbytery have provided some links to do with The Voice referendum.
GWUC Headlines for week ending March 11
The Presbytery Newsletter for March is now available.
A discussion paper on the Synod of VicTas achieving net zero carbon emissions has been released.
GWUC Headlines for week ending March 4
March is the month for our Welfare program at Grill'd Local Matters. Put your tokens in our jar to maximise our funding.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Feb 18
Church Council met this week, and provisional minutes are available at CouncilMinutes20230220
Monash City Council is accepting soft plastics for recycling at the Ferntree Gully Road depot. If you would like to be part of a scheme to collect soft plastics from the congregation and take to the depot, please contact DavidMorgan
GWUC Headlines for week ending Feb 18
For those wishing to donate to the earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria, Act for Peace, the aid arm of the National Council of Churches in Australia, (Christmas Bowl) have now launched an emergency appeal at https://actforpeace.org.au/syria-turkiye-earthquake/
The Alliance for Gambling Reform newsletter is now available.
The February Crosslight features a story about Kelly Skilton.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Feb 11
- Sarah Manase, Presbytery Communications Officer wrote:
Our Newsbeat Newsletter goes out the 1st week of every month, so if you know any stories or workshops or testimonies that would be useful, I would appreciate them by the 24th of every month.
It doesn't need to be long, whether it be 1 page or 1/2 a page or even just a paragraph and lots of good quality photos - this would be great!
In the month of March our theme will be focusing on " Thankfulness". If you have any people or know of a story that leads to this theme that would great. Or if not, anything is welcome.
GWUC Headlines for week ending Feb 4
The Presbytery Newsletter for February is now available, including articles about Kelly Skilton and Daniel Sihombing.
The stained glass display funded by the Marriott bequest is now on display. A photo with the artist's explanation is available.
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