St.Margaret's Uniting Church, Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia

MINISTER: REV. JINSEON PARK

Due to Covid-19 Government Restrictions, there will be no Public Services of Worship until further notice.

"Connected for Worship" via Zoom 10.15am for 10.30am Sundays.

All gathered activities - SUSPENDED

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY AND ANCESTORS: As we gather, we acknowledge the indigenous custodians of the land – land that was taken from them without their consent, treaty or compensation. We express our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that. The Spirit of God has long dwelt with the people of this ancient land. We honour the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and other first peoples on whose land we stand, and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony, and in the spirit of healing. We acknowledge and give thanks to God for the forebears of St Margaret’s Uniting Church and other faith traditions from which we have come. To this community of saints - this great cloud of witnesses - living and dead - named and unnamed - we pay our respects and offer our thanks as we connect with each other to worship God and to celebrate the sacredness of all life.

Mission Outreach

Some of the Mission Outreach in which we share -

            Rubaga Youth Development Association (RYDA), is an African success story which St. Margaret's Uniting Church has supported for over 20 years. Founded in Kampala, Uganda in 1992 and registered as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO), its mission is to advocate for orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs).

            Since its establishment in rented premises in suburban Rubaga, its major pathway in enacting this mission has been offering vocational and life-skill training to 12 - 18 year-old OVCs. Beginning with a handful of young street people in the original building, RYDA has grown to provide this life education for 200-300 male and female youths annually at a purpose built 10 acre residential campus at Buloba.

Through the years, over 4000 students have graduated with government certificates from courses in a range of trades and have been assisted into their first job. Students pay no tuition or living costs and RYDA receives no government financial support.

St. Margaret's holds RYDA constantly in its prayers, regularly raises funds to supplement RYDA's other funding sources and occasionally facilitates shipment of goods and equipment. Our RYDA web site maintains a detailed record of all things RYDA. More information - http://www.blackdouglas.com.au/ryda

  • Eucharist at Barradine Aged Care, Mooroolbark
  • Eucharist at Mooroolbark Residential Aged Care Facility
  • UCA Frontier Services
  • Lentara Asylum Seekers Support.
  • Food for Wesley, Ringwood
  • Helping Hands, Lilydale
  • Lenten Appeal
  • Social Justice
  • Music Together
  • Nutrition Network
  • SHARE Appeal
  • Christmas Bowl Appeal
  • Kids Hope Aus

In-house

  • The Family Gathering, to which all are welcome, is held monthly in our Chapel on the fourth Sunday at 5:30pm from February to November. It is a simple sharing of life-experiences followed by a simple meal.

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  • Book Chat - SUSPENDED
  • Indoor Bowling Club - SUSPENDED

Ministry with Children

Lantern carried by children as they go to learn more about Jesus

Every Sunday the children share in Worship with the wider gathered community. After a time of sharing with the minister, we light a special candle that journeys with the children into the chapel.

Children are engaged in specific learning activities based on the readings for the day. The Sunday Activities Program runs every week of the year including holiday times. Currently our curriculum is based on the Seasons of the Spirit resources.

We aim to engage children in meaningful learning and ministry. As part of this we are working out how we can best resource parents so that home learning and ministry is coordinated for a deeper learning experience.

The children later re-join the Service of Worship and are always given opportunity to show and tell the congregation what they have been doing and learnt. Children attend and participate in Communion Services on the first Sunday of the month.

Get in touch

Call us:
03 9723 7323 or write P.O.Box 306, Mooroolbark. 3138

Email us: stmargarets@netspace.net.au

Visit us: 219 Hull Rd, Mooroolbark. 3138

A Family to belong to - "Come and See"