Yarra Yarra Presbytery Update August 6 2015

·         August Presbytery day – a quick reminder that our next Presbytery-in-council meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd August at Kingswood College, Box Hill. Put this date in your diary if you have not already! Further information will follow at the end of next week.

·         Presbytery Induction – a reminder that the induction and recognition service for the Rev. Young Lee will take place this Sunday 9th August from 3:00pm at the Loving Church of Melbourne (Manningham UC, Westfield Dr, Doncaster).

·         Dedication and opening ofBarry’s Place’ at Burwood UC – Thursday 27th August. An invitation is attached.

·         40 Developmental Assets Training – a one day workshop for people passionate about the holistic development of young people. Deepen your understanding of positive youth development in Australia and engage in conversations on how your community, school or faith congregation may enhance and develop young people’s resilience and capacity to thrive. Saturday 29th August. More information:http://ctm.uca.edu.au/ctm/events/thriving-40-developmental-assets-training/

·         ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ at North Balwyn – Ms Jessica Morrison, who is a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, will talk on the topic ‘Embodying Christ’s call to be peacemakers in a violent world’. Sunday 30th August, 5:30-7:30pm, NBUC, 17-21 Duggan St, Balwyn North.

·         Music at St Margaret’s – is to be held on Sunday 13th September from 2:30 pm, featuring clarinet quintet Clique des Clarinettes with the St Margaret’s choir supporting. Admission by gold coin donation including a light afternoon tea. St Margaret’s UC, Hull Road, Mooroolbark. Further enquiries to 9726 5953.

·         Celtic spirituality workshop at Bayswater – Sunday 16th August. Information attached.

·         Hymn playing workshop at North Balwyn – Saturday 26th September. Information attached.

·         ‘A Thoughtful Faith’ – is an new initiative of the Congregation of Mark the Evangelist (North Melbourne), which provides a listing of upcoming theological conferences and seminars and an email subscription if you’d like to be notified of new additions to the list. See www.marktheevangelist.unitingchurch.org.au