Synod Snaps – October 2016

Families worker Corinna Fong (fourth from left) was commissioned as a Lay Preacher at Surrey Hills Uniting Church. With Corinna are four lay preacher representatives from Yarra Yarra Presbytery, Arthur Tonkin (Lay Preacher since 1950), student Emma Dods and Rev Rob Gotch

Families worker Corinna Fong commissioned as a Lay Preacher at Surrey Hills Uniting Church

The late Raymond Chandler Gardiner (third from left) – who passed away in September – and his family sit on the Centenary Seat outside the Darebin North West Uniting Church. Ray was a major donor to the seat project and his family have long been supporters of the church.

raymond chandler gardiner and family on new centenary seat
Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis attended the opening of the new Uniting Church Op Shop at South Melton.

sharon hollis at melton south op-shop

St Andrews Uniting Church in Beechworth completed 30 sanitary hygiene kits for Days for Girls, a worldwide organisation aimed at improving the health of women globally. Left to right: Margaret Rolf, Jan Wagner, Margaret Commins  and Kathy Higgins. Photo by Joan Hilderbrand.

St Andrew's Beechworth

Retired minister and author Rev Bruce Prewer, his wife Marie and son Martin relax and enjoy a cuppa at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Drop-In-Centre/second hand bookshop in Sunbury.


Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis attended and preached at Hanbit Congregation’s 25th anniversary service. She is pictured here with Kevin Kim, Eun-deok Kim and Hoon You
sharon hollis at hanbit 25th anniversary

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