Welcome

Wominjeka. Welcome. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri 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 an inclusive Church committed to serving our local community.

You’re welcome to have a look around our website or come and visit us.

THIS SUNDAY – Continuing with Advent

At Church on Sunday at 10am or …

The Morning Service will be live-streamed so you can participate through zoom if you are unable or unwilling to join us in person.

Zoom link Meeting ID: 829 2369 7058   Pass code: 109713

Advent

This year’s Advent theme is From Generation to Generation.

This year’s Advent theme; From Generation to Generation is a part of the Sanctified Art team.

When the angel Gabriel comes to Mary, she is perplexed and confused—and no doubt, afraid. And yet, the angel’s news is: “Do not be afraid.” Do not be afraid. We hear this refrain all throughout the Christmas story and remember it is the most common phrase in all the bible. From generation to generation, God shows up in the midst of our fear and uncertainty and confusion. From generation to generation, faithful people have said “yes” despite apprehension. From generation to generation, our ancestors in faith have accepted the invitation.
Please note, there will be no community Carols this year on December 18th as previously advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Carols at Tecoma Uniting Church

Sunday December 11th 6.30-8.30pm

We are looking forward to having New Horizons Concert Band a regular hall hirer and supporter of Food is Free with support from Barb McFarlane’s choir VoKallista for Christmas Carols at Tecoma Uniting Church this year in the hall.

All proceeds to go Food is Free to purchase food for the pantry.
Entry fee is by donation with a suggested minimum $5 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food is Free Reverse Advent Calendar

We are hopeful again of our community getting behind the reverse advent calendar to help support families over Christmas, and also help stock our shelves for what is always a busy January period.

There are hard copies of this that can be picked up at church, emailed to you, or collected from the office.
This serves as a guide. All non-perishable items would be greatly received.

We look forward to our families ticking off the days to Christmas on this large advent calendar out the front of the church.

Thank you volunteer morning tea

 

A celebration of and for all those who make this place happen!
If you contribute to this community in any way, please come along and share some catered food together – both so that we may say thank you, and to celebrate the year that was.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 13th to the church office – including any dietary needs.

Helping our flood-affected communities

As parts of Victoria and Tasmania continue to be impacted by flooding and its aftermath, Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis has launched a national appeal to support communities across Australia. “We pray for all people impacted by the recent floods and those who are coming alongside them to provide immediate relief and care,” Sharon says. “The National Disaster Relief Fund is use
d to support people to rebuild both physically and emotionally, in the short and long ter

Click Here for more information

 

 

 

 

Recycling Station

Check out our recycling station and see what you can contribute to improving our environment. But, we have been informed by Jenny Stevens that folks are still leaving unwanted types of lids in the lid recycling box.
Only Lids with the number 2 and 4 number can be accepted.  The lids also need to washed.
Jenny has been given the additional task to separate the lids into different colours so lets make sure we assist her to get these 1st steps covered to make it easier for her.

1. Number 2 or 4 lids only
2. Lids must be washed and clean

We are currently collecting:

  • Used batteries
  • Pens and textas
  • Any mobile phone (including their batteries, charges, cases & headphones)
  • Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads & floss containers
  • Milk bottle and container bottle caps
  • Wine bottle corks
  • Plastic bread ties

In recycling through us, not only are you rescuing things from landfill, most of the materials are sorted and reused, up-cycled into new products or recycled. Companies like Terracycle sew juice pouches together into backpacks, chip bags into suit jackets, and even granola wrappers into pencil cases. Other waste collected is us turned into plastic pellets that can be moulded into benches, picnic tables, and even playgrounds. Envision turn the bottle cap lids into prosthetic limbs.

 

Financial Contributions

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 office@tecomauc.org.au

 

Keep up to date with what is happening in and around the Tecoma Uniting Church and get our latest newsletter, The Tecoma Times here.

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