Yarra Yarra Presbytery Update July 6 2015

Yarra Yarra Presbytery Update July 6 2015


  • Retired manse fellowship – the next gathering for retired ministers, deaconesses, missionaries, spouses and widows/widowers will be heldtomorrow Tuesday 7th July, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Wesley UC (148 Lonsdale St, Melbourne). Rev Alistair Macrae will talk about the proposed restoration and development plans at the Wesley site and Rev Robert Elkhuizen, Presbytery Minister Administration, will speak about his work including new programs Presbytery is tackling. For further information: Jim Cunnington, jimar6@bigpond.com or 9432 4200.
  • Presbytery recognition and induction – an induction and recognition service for the Rev. Young Lee will take place at the Loving Church of Melbourne (Manningham Uniting Church, Westfield Drive, Doncaster) on Sunday 19th July at 3:00 pm. These are significant occasions and all are invited and encouraged to attend.
  • Collaborative Consultations training evening – the Consultations Advisory Working Group is planning a training event to equip and enable more people to participate in consultations with congregations. It will be held on Tuesday 28th July from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Yarra Yarra Presbytery Office, 415 Belmore Rd, Balwyn East. See attached for contact and other information.
  • LPA Lay Education day – the next Lay Preachers Education Day will be held on Saturday 1st August at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville from 8:45am-4:15pm. For further information and registration form contact Alastair Davison, ajdavison@netspace.net.au.
  • Wisdom’s Feast – registrations for Wisdoms Feast are now open, a two event of theological reflection, discussion, friendship, activities and learning resourced by the Centre for Theology and Ministry and to be held in Ballarat from 14-15 August. More information and registration here
  • August Presbytery meeting – an advanced notice that our next Presbytery meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd August at Kingwood College, Box Hill. A date for your diary!


Other information and resources

  • Applications for funding through the Share 2016 Lenten Offering are now open – see more here
  • Koonung Heights UC (Balwyn East) is seeking a an experienced, enthusiastic and committed Children and Families co-ordinator for a half-time position initially for 2 years and commencing in September 2015. Contact Rev David Carter on 9816 3218 or drcarter@adelaide.on.net for a copy of the position description. Applications close Friday 31st July.
  • Synod Moderator Dan Wootton has released a statement regarding a decision to withdraw from ACCESS Ministries – see it here
  • People might be interested to listen to UCA President Andrew Dutney’s message on this year’s anniversary of the Uniting Church, which can be foundhere; and also an interview with President-Elect Stuart McMillan who will be installed as President this weekend at the Assembly meeting in Perth.