It's good news to hear government COVID-19 restrictions are lifting. We have made the decision to keep the St Michael's Uniting Church building closed this coming Sunday. We hope to see you in church next week.
Remember that while the church building is closed, our hearts remain open.
It is possible to give to St Michael's online using the "Giving' button. We welcome your support via bank transfer or credit card using the online forms. Alternatively, cheques may be maile to the St Michaels Office. For regular or one-off offerings make an online deposit here:
St Michael's Uniting Church. BSB: 083004 A/C: 515113338
Restrictions in Melbourne are lifting. We can now drive 25kms to buy our coffee. Hurray! On a more serious note, news that religious services will be limited to only 50 people means that we will keep the church doors closed for another week. And while there is still community transmission of COVID-19 in Melbourne, we want to do everything possible to keep our community safe. We are hoping that we will see people back in church on Sunday 20 June and hold our AGM as planned. Fingers crossed.
We do understand fatigue and anxiety are constant companions for some. We encourage our friends to keep reaching out to others. Check in with a friend, neighbour, or someone you know from church. Some people are struggling, and a kind and caring word can make all the difference.
What we are doing is working. Continue to follow the guidelines, get tested (often!) and vaccinated (if that’s an option for you). The small efforts of each one will create a safer community for all.
As New Zealanders say in Maori, “Kia kaha e hoa.” Stay strong my friend. And as my American friends say, “take care.”
Stay safe and stay kind,
Events and Programs @ St Michael's
Online Program: Searchers Zoom Program
Six stand-alone sessions exploring "Prof Marcus Borg Beyond Belief from Living the Questions". Join one, some or all of them. From Wednesday 7th July 2021
When: Session One Wednesday 7 July via Zoom | 7.30pm.
Duration: Approximately 1 hr 15mins, including discussions.
Register with St Michael's Uniting Church at email@example.com for zoom link and discussion questions to be sent to you.
The following in-person programs have been postponed due to COVID-19 government restrictions. We hope to bring them to you soon. Watch this space for updates.
Public Good Series
Remaking Public Good, is an initiative launched by Australia reMADE, to encourage communities to come together and connect in joyful, purposeful ways across differences; without being treated as a means to someone else’s predetermined end.
Better than lunch at your desk. St Michael's Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recitals give you some musical time-out each week. Featuring, St Michael’s incredible grand pipe organ played by Rhys Boak and visiting artists.
Regroup and Relax at St Michael's
It's the calm we all need. The Mindfulness Meditation sessions encourage slow breathing and an increased awareness of being in the present moment. Presenter: Karen Ellis
St Michael's Notices
Diary Date: St Michael's AGM
The St Michael's AGM will be held on Sunday 20 June at St Michael's at 12:30pm. All members and friends of St Michael's are invited to attend.
Carry the Processional Staff
Are you interested in carrying the Processional Staff during service?
Acknowledge a special event, or do it just for the fun. Please contact the St Michael's office if you are interested.
We say goodbye to Carmen who is finishing at St Michael's today, Friday 11 June. We have appreciated her strong efforts as our receptionist and administration support over the last few years and have been lucky to have her on our team. We wish her well in her future endeavours.