Wominjeka. Welcome. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge our gratitude that we share this land, our sorrow for some of the costs of that sharing and our collective hope and belief that we can move to a place of equity, justice and partnership together. We are located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in the village of Tecoma. We are a Christian Church devoted to serving our local community. You’re welcome to have a look around our website or come and visit us.
THIS SUNDAY we are back to in-person gatherings!
Unlike previous lockdowns, we have been given the green light immediately to be able to have church in person. We will still require masks and be asked to use QR codes to sign in. Due to the size of chapel, we’ll be able to have around 50 people gathering on Sunday morning.
It will be great to see many of you then whilst also continuing to offer a Zoom version
To view it through zoom, use the following link:
Meeting ID: 829 2369 7058
Pass code: 109713
Special First Nations Kids segment – NEXT SUNDAY 8th August
After being twice foiled by COVID lockdowns, we are hoping third time is a charm. NEXT SUNDAY as a part of our in-person 10am Sunday morning service, Emmy Webbers a Gunai/Kurnai woman and local First People’s educator will be running the kids program. We’ll hear her read a book in the service before she runs some activities for the kids out in the hall.
For those of you with families, we are hoping to know numbers of kids attending so could you please email Matt with a quick RSVP.
Emmy will also have a table set up in the foyer after the service selling some of her materials and wares. Check out her website: www.wurruckyambo.com
Some Lockdown Tips
We hope that you are all doing okay in lockdown. For those of you working from home it is important to take regular short breaks that can be as little as five minutes or less. These are effective energy management strategies such as stretching, walking up and down stairs, gazing out a window at nature or having a five minute mindful meditation. If you would like some tips on how to do some stretches please see the links below.
Try these Stretches at your Desk or Workstation for hips, neck, upper body, legs & back:
Stretches at your desk 1 – Hips: https://youtu.be/vAsNz_BRgv8
Stretches at your desk 2 – Neck: https://youtu.be/5gRe–kAYIw
Stretches at your desk 3 – Upper body: https://youtu.be/JwMH159dH3A
Stretches at your desk 4 – Legs and back: https://youtu.be/_5y4TwpqksY
Stretches at your desk 5 – Total body: https://youtu.be/kCj77HCcl00
For more well-being videos go to: https://eapassist.com.au/digital/wellness-videos/
Connecting with people is important for us all especially during lockdown, even if that means using some new technology, picking up the phone for a chat or going for a walk with a friend. You will both likely feel much better for it.
Please remember to sign in using the QR Code provided whenever you are in the church building. If you are unsure how to do this please ask for help. We are no longer able to have hand written contact tracing logs.
Wilderness Magazine – Again & Again
The latest edition of our ‘Creative Art magazine’ is available for download. A huge thanks to Allison Howard for putting it all together for us once again. We hope that you are keeping well and can take the time in these strange times to enjoy all the artistic talents and reflections of our community.
If you would like to support the work of the church and it’s service to the surrounding community, you
can do this through our Bendigo Bank account.
BSB: 633 000 & Account: 131789216 To contact us: (03) 9754 2177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening in and around the Tecoma Uniting Church and get our latest newsletter, The Tecoma Times here.