We invite you to join us at:
MEN OF NUNAWADING
A firm tradition for locals! The MON group meets regularly at the
Mitcham Hotel, 556 Maroondah Highway Mitcham, on the first Monday of the month at around 12.30pm. Enjoy some spirited conversation in good company.
LADIES MEET & CHAT – Come and share conversation and a catch-up over lunch. Our group meets bi-monthly at 12 noon on the first and third Friday of each month. Check back here to find confirmation of the next luncheon date. For further information please contact Cherril Randles.
CRAFT GROUP - The Craft Group meet regularly each Monday during the school term, from 10am to 12 midday in the Fellowship Room at BNNUC.
REFLECT AND REFRESH - contemplative and reflective worship is currently suspended for 2022
MESSY CHURCH - relaxed family worship for all ages is currently suspended for 2022.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - The ACM was held on Sunday 27 March following the regular service.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS. Please feel free to contact these Church Council members if you have any questions or concerns.
Sharon Collins, John Cradick, Tom Creedon (Chair of Congregation),
Brian Head (Treasurer and Co-Chair), Elaine Hewson (Co-Chair), George Manuofetoa,
Jeff Randles (Co-Chair) , Anne Smith (Secretary and Co-Chair), Rey Sumaru, Barbara Wandoch.
*Justice for Refugees - Australian Refugee Action Network advocates to Federal Parliament and asks our elected representatives to:
- Provide permanent protection to refugees who have sought protection in Australia,
- Evacuate all offshore camps and bring all of the people detained there to safety in Australia,
- End indefinite detention,
- Ensure that determination processes are thorough, fair and timely,
- Cease the demonising of refugees, and lead a constructive and respectful dialogue, and
- Legislate to protect the rights of refugees and people who seek asylum in Australia.
The petition was forwarded to our local Federal member Michael Sukkar by Jeff Randles.
Rosters for Sundays - have been distributed to volunteers.
Please see Sharon if you need a copy.
WHEN YOU CAN NOT BE PRESENT: In all cases please......
1) arrange a swap within the roster and
2) notify Sharon Collins.
FROM THE WIDER CHURCH
*Exploring the Vision - A series of Bible studies that explore the rich meaning, imagery and purpose of Synod's Vision is available. The six studies are the work of a diverse range of authors within the Synod and beyond.
The booklets can be downloaded from this website: https://ucavictas.org.au/visionandmission/studies/ If you need assistance accessing these resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Synod committees- Synod has implemented governance arrangements to better inform and equip decision-making.
The Mission and Ministry Committee and the Property and Operations Committee and three subcommittees – Finance, Audit and Risk Management.
*Synod Meeting 2022: The next Synod meeting of Vic/Tas will start with opening worship at Wesley Church, Lonsdale St, Melbourne on Thursday, June 30, from 7.00pm to 10.30pm and at Box Hill Town Hall, Friday to Sunday, July 1 – 3. Friday and Saturday are from 9am to 9pm and Sunday is from 9am to 4pm.
*Keeping Children Safe - The Uniting Church has zero tolerance for child abuse and we want to do all that we can to care, protect and ensure the safety of children. The Church is committed to implementing recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and to comply with new legislative requirements.
There is a range of resources available to support our commitment to make children safe. They can be found on this website - https://ucavictas.org.au/keepingchildrensafe/