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.

 

Sunday Service – 29th January

Since 2019 the Uniting Church has marked a Day of Mourning to reflect on the dispossession of Australia’s First Peoples and the ongoing injustices faced by First Nations people in this land. For those of us who are Second Peoples from many lands, we lament that we were and remain complicit.

We hold our observance of a Day of Mourning on the Sunday following 26th January, arising from a request from the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) which was endorsed by the 15th Assembly in 2018.

We invite you to join us as we reflect on the effects of invasion, colonisation and racism on First Peoples. We will also create some space for us to consider what it means to be an ally.

Join us at 10:00am either in Tecoma or from home via …

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

A Word or Two

Day of Mourning for the First Nations People
Sermon on the Mount

When you feel a bit on the edge of whatever,
feel for our own people.
That is our own people who have been here before us.
Our First Nations People who feel lost without
their understanding let alone their physical needs
of their land.
Sermons can be confronting.
Do they not feel lost?
Is it a mourning or could they not enjoy or enjoy?
Always a difficult issue.
Decisions are important and are the leader.
They need to be their own decision people.
Feeling of respect and First Nations people
should be making their own land decisions.

Jen © 2023

Please remember that Covid19 is still within our community

Thanks to everyone who are continuing to take steps to keeping everyone safe.  Just as with any other illness, please continue to take care of yourself and those around you, particularly if you or someone close is vulnerable.

A good quality face mask in indoor and crowded settings is strongly recommended to protect yourself and our most vulnerable.

  • We will continue to try and maintain good ventilation indoors
  • Clean hands with soap and water regularly. Use hand sanitiser provided.
  • Always cover cough and sneeze into a tissue or a bent elbow

We have plenty of free Nasal (RAT) tests at the church for anyone who needs to test themselves. Feel free to take as many as you need as we have plenty

 

 

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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