9:30am each Sunday
5th Sunday we have
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We are a group of about 50 people and our doors are open to all new visitors.
We meet for worship on Sunday at 9:30am
each week except on 5th Sundays
23 Brantome Street
Gisborne, Vic, 3437
Some of the congregation at the plant sale in October
(Plans are in place to conduct another plant sale in December)
What happens on a Code Red or an Extreme Fire Danger day?
With summer now upon us and a potentially severe bushfire season, it is important to be aware of our policy for our meetings and worship. Check the Contact us Page for details.
more about us
The Gisborne Uniting Church is located right in the centre of Gisborne and has facilities used by many of the community. We have about 40-45 people attending each Sunday for Worship and a friendly cuppa after. Quite a few groups meet socially and for study during the week or weekends ..
Gisborne Uniting Church offers a range of worship, service, educational and social activities to which you are warmly invited. If you are interested in any of these, or think the church could be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact one of the people mentioned.
Our Worship Services are lead by Ministers on 2nd and 4th Sunday and by lay preachers on other Sundays.
Communion is held on 4th Sunday monthly by an Ordained Minister.
We are a part of the universal Body of Christ, ecunemical in outlook, committed to the proclamation of the Word of God, and witnessing to God’s redeeming love to our community.
ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
Informal Worship –
4th Tuesday of every month at 10:00am. Contact: Annette Buckley 0457 608 539
Prayer Group – Prayer for local and overseas concerns
Fridays 10:00am for 30-40 mins. Contact: Glennis Speed 5428 3827
Muffin ‘n More – Care and Share
2nd Tuesday each month 10:00am – 12:00pm. Contact: Janet Wood 0407 888 725
Friends Group – A friendly get together to share pizza.
(Hoping to recommence early 2022.)
Banner Group – Make banners to hang in Church
Meets as required.
peter barcham lecture 2021
Held Sunday 14th November 2021 2:30pm,
Gisborne Uniting Church, 23 Brantome Street, Gisborne
EASTERN ORTHODOX ICONS
Observed by a Western iconographer
Peter Blackwood is a retired minister of the Uniting Church who has served both in parishes and on the Synod staff in Melbourne. His doctoral thesis was on the Old Testament psalms and he is a keen amateur musician.
Peter has painted many icons and he conducts workshops in Melbourne for people interested in painting (or "writing") their own icons.
These workshops are called "icon schools".
Icons are vividly coloured representations of people and stories from the Old and New Testaments, also of notable Christians down the ages.
Every Orthodox church around the world has numerous large icons, and many Orthodox believers have smaller icons in their homes.
Icons have both teaching and inspirational functions. Even more, they are a focus for prayer and reflection.
The largest Orthodox Church is in Russia, but there are self-governing Orthodox churches in many countries.
The largest Orthodox Church in Australia, by far,is the Greek Orthodox.
See our Resources page to watch a video of Peter's lecture.
The Macedon Ranges Partnership continues to explore new ways or fresh expressions of being missional Churches.
Meeting the Neighbours: building interfaith understanding
A Uniting perspective on issues of our time
Dr. Julie Rudner - program convener: Communication, Planning and Development at the Department of Social Studies and Communications, La Trobe University
Ms April Kailah - Interfaith Community Development of the Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania.
For details and notes of this event, please go to our Resources page.
Carols by Candelight
The Gisborne Community Carols by Candlelight was held this year on Sunday evening 8th December in Dixon Field. Some of our congregation members made significant contributions to the success of the evening. The event was well supported by the community with around 1,000 attending.
The photo below is from a previous year's carols.