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.

Sunday Service 22nd May: 10am

Join us – something will happen for sure. All are welcome to come and ‘experiment’ with the ‘experience’ that is Tecoma Uniting Church.

This 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

Additional Hymn & Communion Service this Sunday

This Sunday (May 22nd) from 1pm to 1.45pm, we will having an afternoon service. It will be a chance to gather and pump out some of our congregations favourite hymns. We appreciate that for any number of reasons, being with us for a morning service is challenging. By promoting this well ahead of time, we are hoping to make it as open and accessible as possible.

The service will feature communion – creating an opportunity to share together for those who may otherwise miss out.

If you would like to attend but require transport, please be in touch as we’d love you to be with us.
And if you have a particular favourite hymn please email Matt to have it included.

 

Volunteer Week

This Sunday marks the end of volunteer week. On a National level this years theme Better Together – amplifies the message that volunteering brings people together; builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.  With a staggering 2.3 million registered volunteers across Victoria (pre-COVID), if you’re not a volunteer yourself, it’s quite likely that you know someone close to you that is and you’d therefore be aware of the time and effort given. To mark the week, Volunteering Australia, have released a new report – ‘Volunteering and Australia’s crisis resilience’. The report confirms volunteers’ status as the backbone of our nation in a crisis.

Last Sunday we had a great day of recognising of all of the volunteers in our midst and surrounds who help contribute to the offering we create and the gift we are to the community. We had a chance to get to know  our volunteers and to recognise their contribution.

For those that couldn’t make the service there is a summary in this week’s Tecoma Times and a reminder of the great opportunities for volunteering in our community.

Hall Hirer Feature

Taylor Support Services

Taylor Support Services provides these Disability and Social Support Programs to adults with Disabilities and Older Adults.

·         Weekend Group Recreational Programs

·         Weekend Camps

·         1:1 Support

·         Café Club – weekly outings for older adults

·         Life Skills Programs – Cooking, Art and Craft, Music, Gardening, Literacy

Our premises in Tecoma is our base and where we run most programs from. The Weekend Extend day activities and camps are at various locations as is our Café Club Program. We have mini buses to transport our participants. Our Music program is held at Tecoma Uniting Church, a lovely welcoming space.

We are always happy to take new referrals and we are on the lookout for more casual support staff.

Lyn Taylor

TAYLOR SUPPORT SERVICES

P.O.Box 678

Belgrave VIC 3160

Ph: 0407942007

www.taylorsupportservices.com.au

 

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.

 

Email addresses

Now that Kellie has taken the office reigns and doing a wonderful job, and Sue has transitioned into her role as Hospitality Coordinator, please ensure your correspondence is channeled to the right person.
For all office, facility or church related matters, contact Kellie at office@tecomauc.org.au.
For all food relief, events and matters concerning hospitality please contact Sue at care@tecomauc.org.au.

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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