Synod Snaps – July 2018

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School hosted a Smoking Ceremony for the first time. Wurundjeri elder Uncle Bill Nicholson conducted the ceremony as part of National Reconciliation Week.

smoking ceremony

Woodbridge Uniting Church attendees and dedicated members of the Rwandan Coffee Club raise a cup ahead of the 8 July celebration of 120 years of continuous worship in their building. Read more about them on page 12.


Hannah and Abigail Nazir explore Messy Science at Messy Church Heidelberg. The Banyule Network has a number of science professors and professionals who help plan Messy Science for their two Messy Churches in Ivanhoe and Heidelberg.         

messy science


St Andrew’s Mirboo North paid tribute to Margaret and Peter Stollery after many years of faithful service as the congregation’s treasurers.

st andrews

Approximately 100 people attended the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Glen Waverley UC, raising more than $1535 for Cancer Council Victoria. Participants wrote the names of people who have been affected by cancer on cut out figures.

glen waverley

The Pastoral Connections Ministry Team at St Luke’s UC Highton established a shawl ministry last year. The shawls are distributed to people in hospital, the sick, bereaved, and those in aged care homes. Each shawl is accompanied by a card explaining that the shawl is a reminder of God’s presence and love.


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