Ormond Uniting Church is a congregation of The Uniting Church in Australia in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in which ages vary from newborn to nearly 100 years!
Our minister works closely with our elders and others to provide a healthy spiritual atmosphere for the congregation. There are many social activities which take place regularly as a means of reaching out into the community.
The congregation at Ormond Uniting Church is in the process of discerning the will of God, and God's call for change as OUC continues in the second decade of the 21st century.
Each year Samaritan's Purse collects gifts to be distributed to children in the developing world for Christmas.
A container will be in the church foyer during the next few months to collect your gifts for Boy or Girl with: Something to wear; something to love; something special; something to play with: something for personal hygiene.
If you would prefer to make a cash donation of $10 to cover project costs like postage, please mark your envelope "Operation Christmas Child" and place it in the offering plate.
Early in the new year we will be an opportunity to read the book Listening for the Heartbeat of God and to get together to discuss it. The book by Philip Newell presents a spirituality for today, modelled on the Celtic spiritual tradition. In the Celtic tradition there is an emphasis on the essential goodness of creation and of humanity, made in the image of God. This perspective may come as a refreshing surprise to us. Too many of us were raised on something less positive and nurturing. The book traces the lines of Celtic spirituality from the British Church in the fourth century through to the twentieth century and the founding the Iona Community. There deep and life-giving resources in this tradition.
Celtic spirituality finds its roots in the mysticism of St John the Evangelist, the writer of John's Gospel. So to read this book at this time is a fitting conclusion to our listening for the spirit in his Gospel over this year. The book is just a little over 100 pages, so is an easy read. We will gather on three occasions in the last two weeks of January and the first week of February. If you would like to participate, please let Christine in the office know, on 9578 1553 or firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of November. The book will cost just under $20.
The Uniting Church is committed to providing a safe environment for children and other vulnerable people.