Mar 29

labyrinthThe labyrinth prayer and meditation walk returns to Oakleigh this coming

Wednesday night, 8pm, April 2nd.

The venue is the Oakleigh Uniting Church hall, 154 Drummond St. (near the library – see map).
We invite you to come and enjoy the healing and transformational space of the labyrinth.

For more details, click here.

Please invite others who may enjoy the opportunity to slow down and be refreshed through the labyrinth.

Mar 28

Earth hourAt 8.00pm on Saturday March 29th, people, businesses, corporations, towns and cities all over the world will switch off all unnecessary lights for one hour, following the lead of Sydney in 2007.

Dubbed “Earth Hour” it acknowledges climate change as a crucial issue for our community and provides a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on our personal responsibility for the planet and yet know that we are not alone.

Project Australia invites you to be a part of this initiative by engaging in a “Conversation by Candlelight”

We are asking you to gather together a few friends (and strangers too if you can manage it) preferably by candlelight and create a conversation about climate change and any other sustainability issue that is of interest to you.

And then we’d like feedback. Just a few lines telling us where you met, how many of you were there and what the issues were that occupied your attention. You can also tell us about anythng else that came out of the event that you think might be interesting. eg. Any actions you decided to take? Any new friendships or associations that might have developed. Just whatever you feel comfortable with sharing.

We will gather these stories together for a comprehensive report on our website,

You can find out all about the initiative at

For further information on the “how to” either call or email to Meetups coordinator Noel on Tel: 0403 347 067 or email:

We can also offer a range of useful topic headlines to help get you started if you like.

Please tell us if you are considering such an event.

I hope we hear from you soon.

Project Australia

Mar 28

Be inspired by an indigenous perspective from Vicki Walker, the mystical art of Jenni Mitchell, poetic reflections from Christina Rowntree and the reflective genius of Shane Charles on didgeridoo. 


Saying Sorry to the Earth – flyer


7.30pm till 9.45pm, Sunday 30th March,2008

Templestowe Uniting Church, 104 Atkinson Street, car park at 111 Wood Street


This is Grandstand’s second major event to draw our community together to reflect on the environment.  Grandstand is an informal group of grandparents/seniors from Manningham and beyond, mainly folk from the local UCA churches.

Mar 27

Jesus used stories all the time, but he used them for far more than inspiration or entertainment. He introduced, through his parables, a new way to understand and relate to God and to the people around us. In fact, storytelling was arguably Jesus’ primary approach to persuasion. This article explores what makes that approach so powerful and offers several practical tips for improving our own storytelling.

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Mar 26

A shared meal across the parish of Balkara. Please bring some food to share.

Everyone welcome.

Mar 26

Combined worship service including members from the Tamil Church (Melbourne), the Cook Islands Uniting Church (Clayton) and the St. David’s Uniting Church (Oakleigh).

All welcome.

Mar 26

Annual general meeting of the Tamil Church (Melbourne), Cook Islands Uniting Church (Clayton), and the St. David’s Uniting Church (Oakleigh).

Mar 26

Sunday morning worship at St. David’s Uniting Church,

Mar 26

superheroesHeroes are a force, from the original superhero Superman, to the Fantastic Four, to the current television hit titled, well, Heroes. Ordinary people discover they possess special powers: the ability to travel through time, to heal, to see into the future, and perhaps to save the world! And when they become our heroes, they change us, too.

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Mar 23

Easter Sunday cross 2008Speaking of Jesus and the events of Easter, St. Augustine said:

And he departed from our sight
that we might return to our heart,
and there find Him.

As we muse over the events of Good Friday, sit in vigil on Saturday and experience the rise of the Son on Easter Sunday, we reflect on these words from Augustine to seek out places where the resurrection of Christ meets us.

Sermon – Easter Sunday, 23rd March, 2008 (pdf)
St. David’s Uniting Church, Oakleigh
Rev. Arnie Wierenga