Sunday 16th December was the last Sunday our ministry (Deacon) candidate Fi Botcher was with us in an official capacity. Rev Deacon Wendy Elson presents Fi with a bowl and towel, symbols of the ministry of the deaconate.
Worship in the coming weeks in our congregations
The table below shows the details for services at each congregation. Refer to the contact person on the particular congregations page for further details.
Woodend's prayers for peace will be from 11 am on each Monday. It is followed by lunch and all are welcome. There are many other linked activities throughout the day, so come along and check it out.
Riddells Creek: Normally each Wednesday at 9 am Prayer and Meditation is held. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, an All Age service is held at 4 pm. The Labyrinth is available for anyone to walk at any time.
safe church training
The Macedon Ranges Partnership congregations seek to be safe churches
Over recent months, the Macedon Ranges Partnership of the Uniting Church have run several Safe Church Training events. All leaders of the churches are expected to have participated in one of the events. Anyone else who would like to participate in the training is also encouraged to do so. Further training events can be arranged with Rev Peter Cannon.
Congregations have been working with the guidance of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania to develop and adopt policies and practices that ensure our congregations are safe places for all vulnerable people, including and especially children. This includes the establishment of Codes of Conduct for all leaders. The Partnership, through its Coordinating Council also has adopted a Safe Church policy as guided by Synod and all members of CoCo have affirmed its Code of Conduct.
join us in kyneton for
Tuesday evening 11th June at 6:30 pm we commenced our "progressive" study. "Progressive" here means to be open to exploration of ideas without prejudice. It is a study encouraging people to share and explore the questions of life in relation to theology and the Bible. Interpretations from a range of theological and social perspectives will be explored openly. To begin our program we explored ideas raised by the book "What is the Bible" by Rob Bell. While some are using the Audible version of the book, participants may prefer to use traditional hard copies. Contact Rev Peter through the Contact Us page to find out details. We often meet in participant's homes with each person contributing to the meal.
Fish 'n Chip Church
A service with a difference! We meet for worship around a meal. Each person brings something to eat (not necessarily fish 'n chips) and the service is held during, before or after the meal. We share and encourage each other in this informal setting of celebration and worship. Holy Communion is celebrated in the context of the meal at each service. The service is normally held on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of each month from 6:30 pm and anyone is welcome to attend. See above on the worship roster for when the next service will be held.
Available to the public events
The Macedon Ranges are an attractive setting for weddings. The lovely Uniting Churches throughout the Macedon Ranges Partnership are available for use for wedding services.
If you are interested in having your wedding service at one of our churches and would like further information please contact our Secretary at the Partnership Office.