Synod Snaps – April 2017

Members from the East Stonnington Uniting Churches joined in a World Day of Prayer service at St Mary’s Catholic Church in East Malvern.
World Day of Prayer

Every year, members of the Hopkins Region of Churches participate in a Soul Water Walk to mark the beginning of Lent. It is a time to reflect with their fellow travellers as they journey with Jesus on the way of the cross.

 warrnambool soul walk

More than 100 people attended the Hopkins Church Picnic at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. The Hopkins Region consists of congregations from Warrnambool, Allansford, Port Fairy and Mortlake.

 hopkins picnic

The Wendouree Uniting Church Ladies Evening Group held their annual Strawberry Luncheon to raise funds for Uniting Church Hospital and Aged Care Chaplaincy. A $2200 cheque was presented to the hospital and aged care chaplain Andrew Shearer-Cox.

strawberry luncheon
More than 150 people attended an organ concert at Ivanhoe Uniting Church. Four organists played a range of pieces that highlighted the diverse qualities of the organ.

The Lara Uniting Church sold pancakes during the weekend of the Avalon airshow to raise funds for UnitingCare.

lara uniting church pancake day
The History of Unicare was launched by Rev Dr Peter Blackwood at the North Balwyn Uniting Church on Sunday 5 March. L to R: chairman Rod Harden, convenor Mrs Ruth Shipp, author Graham Beanland and Rev Dr Peter Blackwood.

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