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Pentecost Sunday
Sunday 28 May, 10am
‚??Do good, seek Justice"¬†
with guest minister: Rev Deacon Sandy Boyle
 

Music in church and online: Dr Joel Brennan (Trumpet) & Rhys Boak (Organ & Piano)


About our guest minister Rev Deacon Sandy Boyle

Sandy is a Minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, ordained to the Ministry of Deacon in 2007. Sandy is co-convenor of the network of Deacons in the Uniting Church, and is the President of DIAKONIA World Federation. She coordinated the 2021 online Deacon Intensive for Deacon candidates. 
Sandy has recently concluded a placement of 12+ years at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide.  
In April 2022 Sandy commenced in the role of Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Churches. Sandy reflects, ‚??In a fractured, conflicted world with all its challenges and divisions, the churches have an important leadership role to play in valuing what we share in common and building towards visible unity.
Prior to her ministry in a congregation, Sandy served as the National Faith Development Consultant in the Uniting Church, overseeing activities and programs for youth and young adults. 
Sandy worked as the Youth Ministry Consultant in the South Australian Synod for six years, commissioned as an accredited youth worker in 1997. 
Sandy also spent 20 years as a teacher in a number of schools in Adelaide, and had a year teaching in London. 
Sandy has completed a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Theology, and a Graduate Diploma in Theology. 
Sandy is married to Geoff Boyce, a retired university chaplain, and has 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. 


Sunday at St Michael's


‚?ćAfter-service morning tea & coffee


Morning tea and coffee will be served in the Hall after the Sunday service.

Everyone welcome! 


WomanSpace - The Poetry Group


Please join us for a warm, welcoming,
inclusive space for womankind, to discuss poems and share new thoughts about them. This session we will be discussing some of Dr Macnab's poetry.
Facilitator: Pamela Blood

When: 11.45am | Sunday, 28 May
& 18 June

Where: The Wellbeing Studio, Level 1



Retiring Offering (In Church)
Offering boxes are located by the main doors of the church.ÔĽŅ

Giving - Tap and Pay (In Church & Hall)

Tap and Pay donation points are located around the Church and in the Hall.

Online Giving

Information about giving online is available on St Michael's website https://stmichaels.org.au/giving/  

 

You can also give via cheque or bank transfer, please click the link below:


St Michael's Notices


Thank you to Carlene and Neil

 

A big thank you to Carlene Gosbell and Neil Blood who put together new tote bags and a peg board to brighten up our children's corner in church. Carlene hand-made each bag, filled with fun activities to keep children entertained during church service. Neil built the brightly decorated peg/hook board to hand the bags.
Thanks to the time, energy, and efforts of our incredible volunteers, St Michael's continues to be an inviting and caring community. 
If you are interested in volunteering for St Michael‚??s please leave your details via¬†volunteer sign-up sheet in the Hall after service or:


Free Organ Recital

 

Experience the soaring sound of the spectacular St Michael's pipe organ each Thursday at the free Lunchtime Organ recital.
When: Thursdays | 
1pm
(doors open 12:30pm).
¬†Where: St Michael‚??s Uniting Church¬†

Free event - donations towards the
St Michael's music program are welcome.


Celebration of Life Service for
Rev Dr Francis Macnab

 

A Celebration of Life for Rev Dr Francis Macnab will be held on Sunday, 4 June at 2:30pm at St Michael's Uniting Church
The celebration will be livestreamed..


‚?ćMingary, The Quiet Place


The Quiet Place is perfect for those looking for a place to spend
a moment of peace and contemplation.

Open: Monday to Thursday, 10am-2:00pm, Sundays, 9:30am-11:30am
Enter via the Russell Street side, St Michael's Uniting Church.


Repair, Reuse, Refashion

 

You asked and we listened. Ange Tang will hold a second Repair, Reuse, Refashion workshop. 
Do your bit for the environment, learn the art of clothing repair and get more from the clothes you love.
Come along, slow down and learn to return your favourite clothes to use.
Facilitator: Ange Tang

When: Sunday, 25 June | 11:45am


Visiting Ministers 

 

Margaret is on study leave until 7 June.

While she is away, we are fortunate to have a number of visiting ministers leading Sunday services:

Sunday, 28 May - Rev Sandy Boyce

Sunday, 4 June - Rev David Dawes 


We're Hiring

 

St Michael's is looking for a Pastor to join our team


Sunday Car parking changes 

 

The Grand Hyatt parking garage has advised their discount parking will be ending May 31 2023.
To help you decide where to park on Sundays we have compiled a list of nearby carparks and their weekend rates.


Living in the 21st Century 

 

"Look around. Stop looking back 20 to 30 centuries so much". The Progressive Christian Network Victoria, Rev Dr David Merritt and Rev John Gunson present an exploration of Lloyd Geering's influence on Progressive Christianity.

When: Sunday, 28 May | 3pm
Where: Stonnington Community Uniting Church or via Zoom


Be a Voice for Generations

 

This year‚??s National Reconciliation Week from 27 May ‚?? 3 June invites all Australians to think about practical and meaningful ways we can create a more just and reconciled Australia with the theme, Be a Voice for Generations.


‚?ćA launch page has been created by the Uniting Church Assembly connecting members to the rich Covenanting tradition of the Church. Historical and and emerging content explores the journey of First and Second peoples in the life of the church so far, and how the Uniting Church might respond the question of a First Nations Voice to Parliament.¬†


‚?ćMasks are encouraged in church and in the halls
when not eating and drinking.


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