Synod Snaps – September 2016

Congregation members at Emerald Uniting Church donated a carload of food and toiletries for UnitingCare Harrison’s homeless clients. They also donated $10,050 for their services.

emerald uniting church

Wendouree Uniting Church held a Messy Church on 31 July, where blankets were made for people in need. The theme for the day was ‘Bind us together’.

blankets made with love

A History of the Surrey Hills Uniting Church was launched in August on a day of celebration. Left to right: Bryan Long worked on promotion, Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison launched the book, Gwenda Smyth was assistant editor, Graham Beanland researched and wrote the book and Clare Rendall helped identify photos. Melanie Garriock and her sons, Gabriel and Raphael, wait for their copy.

surrey hills book launch

Cranbourne Regional Uniting Church farewells Rev Wendy Snook following nine years of service. The colourful attire was part of a Cook Island farewell presentation by church elder Ta Tunoa. Ms Snook will commence her placement at Berwick Uniting Church in September.

rev wendy snook

Camberwell Asylum Seeker Support Group (CASS) and Oxfam Australia Canterbury Group hosted a Pleasant Sunday Afternoon fundraiser at Camberwell Uniting Church. It featured music from around the world and a high tea.

camberwell uniting church
It was standing room only at the Ewing Memorial Afternoon Fellowship UCAF Group in Malvern East as Rev Dr Rob Gallacher OAM spoke about icons and icon writing.

Rev  Dr Rob Gallacher

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