Welcome to the website of Mulgrave Uniting Church. Here you can learn about who we are, where we are and what we do. Our website includes a brief history of the church, information about our regular activities, our contact details and some photos.
At Mulgrave Uniting Church, we strive to pursue our life-giving themes of:
· worship which is faithful to God’s word;
· giving and receiving of pastoral care;
· outreach which expresses faithful discipleship linking word and deed;
· growing in faith and understanding; and
· responsible stewardship of all resources.
Our minister is Rev Kharis Abadani who commenced with us in July 2019. Kharis also ministers to the Monash Uniting Church congregation which is located in Princes Highway, Clayton.
Kharis is the daughter of Rev Benjamin Susilo, who was minister to the Indonesian-speaking congregation when it was based at Mulgrave, before relocating to the St Andrews Uniting Church site at Gardiner.
She previously served in the Mitchell River Parish (Bairnsdale and Paynesville Uniting Church congregations) and ministered to people from diverse Christian backgrounds, to migrant workers and also to people suffering from mental illness. In 2016 -17 she was Vice-Chairperson of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Intercultural Reference Forum.
As well as leading worship and proclaiming the Gospel, Kharis’ gifts and priorities include pastoral care and visiting, training and supporting lay leaders, developing cross-cultural relationships and using her musical talents. She is fluent in English, Indonesian and Indonesian dialect Javanese, as well as conversational Japanese.
We meet for worship each Sunday at 9.00am (from 6 November 2022) and have holy communion on the second Sunday of each month.
Special services are held at other times as advertised.
You are most welcome to join us!
Fete – 26 November 2022, 8.30am – 1.00 pm
Our annual fete returns again in 2022 with many of our well loved stalls. An extensive range of homemade cakes, slices and biscuits will be available along with stalls selling craft, plants, preloved household goods, treasures, books and toys. Hot food, cold drinks and delicious morning tea also available.
Community members are invited to book a car-boot site, $15 per site. Booking Enquiries 9546 0352
All funds raised will support a range of wider works projects.
Secondhand Book Shop – OPEN WEDNESDAY
In our church building we have a “book shop” where we sell good secondhand books at very reasonable prices. Our stock includes novels, a broad range of non-fiction works and children’s books.
All income from the book shop boosts our congregation’s outreach giving.
The book shop is open each Wednesday (February – December) between 10am and 12 noon – all welcome.
Any phone enquiries during that time slot can be made on 9560 0469. To enquire at other times, please phone Beryl on 9546 0352.