Embody

Serving in the specific, personal place that God calls us is the very basis for joy-filled, energising and effective ministry.  At Emmanuel Uniting Church we want to help each person find that place of ministry.  The identification of spiritual gifts, the right balance between not doing too much or too little, being led by the Spirit and knowing that we are making a difference for eternity, are essentials to the way we embody our faith in service.


Members of Emmanuel serve in areas such as worship, pastoral care, administration, youth and children’s ministry, and engage and explore groups.  Others find their place of service in the wider community through schools and community groups. Our congregation also serves to support a number of other organisations.


 


As a church, Emmanuel embodies service through:


Community Helping Hand

Through Community Helping Hand, Emmanuel helps people from our local community who are facing difficulties.  Assistance provided includes:

• Locating appropriate Government services or available referral systems
• Someone to talk with in a private setting
• Help with everyday family challenges
• Prayer support
• Referral to other networking support groups in the area
• Emergency food support

 

Emergency food support is provided from the church office Monday and Thursday between 9:30 am and 1 pm.

 

 

Chaplaincy

Emmanuel Uniting Church believes in the value of Chaplaincy in both primary and secondary schools. We see Chaplaincy enhancing the care for students that is provided by other caring professionals. Chaplains provide pastoral care for spiritual and emotional needs, activity and programs [not sure what you mean by “activity and programs”], community outreach and adventure-based learning.
Through our support of Mitchelton Primary and Secondary schools, and Everton Park High School, Emmanuel helps ensure that students, staff and parents have a personal point of Christian contact, care and support. 
We support our chaplains with prayer and finances.  Additionally, through the chaplains we distribute Christmas hampers to families in need at the end of the year and gift bags for children commencing prep or year 1 at the beginning of the year. 
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here more information about chaplaincy.

 

 

Frontier Services

People living in the Australian outback face many pressing issues, including distance, isolation and access of services. For over 100 years Frontier Services has offered programs to address these issues. Frontier Services is an agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church and is a major provider for aged care, health and community services, and pastoral support to people in outback Australia.
Emmanuel Uniting Church provides prayer and financial support for the work of Frontier Services.
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here more information about Frontier Services. 

 

 

 

 


Samaritan's Purse

Each year in September and October, members of Emmanuel Uniting Church, along with people across the World, participate in Operation Christmas Child.  The message of God’s unconditional love is expressed as members pack a shoebox full with specific items that are given as a Christmas gift to a child in a developing country. 
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here more information about Samaritan's Purse.

 

 

 

Christmas Bowl

At a time of year when we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, we also take the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Christmas Bowl in bringing Christ's peace to over 1 million people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific and Australia. Money raised through the Christmas Bowl goes towards helping war-torn communities to protect refugees, prevent further conflict and reduce extreme poverty.
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here more information about Christmas Bowl.

 

 

Noro United Church in the Solomon Islands


In 2010 we embarked on a partnership with the Noro Congregation of the United Church in the Solomon Islands. Noro is a town in the Western Province with a population of about 5000 people.

In May 2011 Rev Leonard Pineke was appointed as Minister of the congregation. Rev Leonard has five children and four grandchildren. He is assisted in his work by Pastor Reginald Niva. Pastor Reginald is a local from Noro and has one daughter.
Through our partnership we strengthen the faith of members of both congregations; expand the capacity and skills of members of both congregations; and provide much needed resources for the Noro congregation.  Members of our congregation have visited the community in Noro, running educational training classes and sharing in the uplifting faith this congregation have.  We have also hosted visits by members of the Noro congregation to Australia.
As a part of our partnership we are assisting in the establishment of a Boys' Brigade Company and developing a pen pal relationship between the Girls' Brigade Companies in Noro and Emmanuel.

 

 

 

 

For some other opportunities to serve please refer to our saved to serve booklet. 

Saved to serve booklet