February 2017 Synod Snaps

Wesley Church Melbourne presented its minister Rev Alistair Macrae a new purple stole featuring traditional Easter and Christmas symbols. It was designed by congregation member Jan Harris (right) and embroidered by Margaret Grinton (left) from Burwood Heights UC. (Photo by Geoffrey Grinton)

Richmond Uniting Church invited visitors and church members to write and draw their Christmas prayers in chalk on the Prayer Stairs in front of the church.

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Children dressed up and joined in a nativity scene as part of community carols organised by the Mt Waverley Chadstone Interchurch Council. Rev James Douglas of St Luke’s Uniting Church in Mt Waverley was the MC.

The High Street Road Uniting Church congregation hosted the musical production Popa Panov’s Christmas Dreams as part of their Christmas celebrations (photo by Ian Bock)

St John’s Uniting Church in Mt Waverley organised a Carols by Candlelight service in December. (Photo by Ian Bock)

A big team of helpers spent two days packing 160 hampers at Burwood Heights Uniting Church. The donated goods were distributed to families in the local community. (Photo: Geoffrey Grinton)

Rev Christine Aisbett at Wangaratta UC used stories from Spinifex Blessing during Advent.


The synod accounts services team got into the Christmas spirit with a gingerbread house made by the multi-talented Heather Acland (front second from right)


John Stanley has been a church organist since he was a teenager. He is a ‘living treasure’ of the St Albans–St Andrews congregation in Geelong and recently celebrated his 98th birthday

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