Welcome

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.

We have moved many of our interactions to remote and online. It is best to contact us via phone or email whilst our premises slowly re-open for gatherings.

Please contact us on (03) 9754 2177 or email office@tecomauc.org.au

Please join us this Friday

in person at Tecoma Uniting Church at 9:30am for our Christmas Day Service, or live on Zoom.

We offer an open invitation to all to come and celebrate this special time of year, especially those who are unable to meet with their families due to Covid restrictions or another reason.

No Service Sunday 27th Dec

We are BACK on deck!

Please join us this Sunday in person at T ecoma Uniting Church at 10am or during our live service on Zoom.

For those of you not able or willing to be with us in person just yet, we will be streaming the service live. Whilst previously we have utilised Facebook, we are switching to Zoom in order to maintain the privacy of those who attend. The meeting ID and passcode which will remain the same for each service.

You do not need to have downloaded zoom (although this may be preferable) as you can view it in your web browser.

Participants joining will not be asked to have a camera so you needn’t stress about having one operational.

We appreciate there may be a teething process on either end of this process – both yours and ours! Please be gentle with yourself and with us as we adjust again to a different way of being. What a grand adventure we are having!

To join the Zoom Meeting, please contact the Office for the web link and meeting ID & passcode.

Wilderness Magazine

Well hello my wonderful reader, it has been a long time between issues but how excellent it is to be back and sharing this beautiful community and what a great issue, well worth the wait.

Again, we have history, music, poetry, and freedom thought. What a great way to inspire the feeling of hope that can be at times so elusive, especially during these long  and strange times we have been facing.

What is hope?

Hope is one thought, one action, one smile, one step, one hand extended, and one hand accepted. Hope is the willingness to let life grow even amongst confusion and despair. Hope is he seed of happiness, and you are the one to water it.

More inside – click on the image at left to download HOPE.

 

Come by for a freshly made hot Take-Away meal and a chat.

Every Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Tecoma Uniting Church

Join us @kindnesskitchen on Facebook and Instagram

 

Some resources to help people navigate this period of social distancing.

Suggested resources for accompanying you through quarantine:

  • Richard Rohr’s daily devotions. Subscribe at www.cac.org to have a daily email delivered toyour inbox.
  • The Uniting Church website www.victas.uca.org.au offers a range of resources and suggestions.
  • OnBeing have created a ‘Care Package for uncertain times’ with podcasts, poetry, meditations and reflections. It can be found though their website www.onbeing.org which is also a terrific podcast itself.
  • Poetry Unbound is a podcast in which poet Pádraig Ó Tuama takes you through a single poem each episode. Short and unhurried; contemplative and energising.
  • Meditative stories podcast combines the emotional pull of immersive storytelling with gentle “mindfulness prompts” throughout to prompt listeners to settle more deeply in story details, and connect with their own observations. (web-based at http://podcast.meditativestory.com or via your podcast app)
  • Pray-as-you-go offers guided daily prayer (web-based at www.pray-as-you-go.org or via your podcast app)
  • John Tansey is running online guided mindfulness meditations daily at 11am through Zoom. Check the flyer or email John at tojtansey@gmail.com for the details.We’d also love your suggestions of books, websites and podcasts that might help resource your heart, mind and spirit during this time and beyond!

Social Distance

Maintaining a healthy social distance does not mean that we need to have a communal or spiritual distance, just a physical separation. Thus Tecoma Uniting Church is now operating ‘virtually’  via Zoom as well as congregating under freer Covid restrictions at the Church building.  Gathering together in one place has limitations but you can still join us via Zoom each Sunday morning at our usual time. Contact the church office for details.

Staying connected also means being able to continue with our offerings that keep the church operating. You can do this either through our U Ethical account by downloading this form with Congregation Account Number: 108373002 and Account Name of  “Tecoma Parish Uniting Church UEthical Enhanced Cash Portfolio”, and returning it to the Office….

or our Bendigo Bank account.
BSB: 633 000
Account: 131789216

  The “Church” is not the building, it is the people and we can stay connected in the Wilderness.

Please contact us on (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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