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Curly Questions
Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:05
Curly Questions

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:05

 

  1. Doubt that we are physically resurrected – feel that Jesus was spiritually resurrected. RS
  2. How can we be understanding / accepting of violence / injustice? T
  3. How do we make sense of God and Jesus – I am not sure if my faith should be equally directed to both or one. TCH
  4. How much has the church/Bible/Jesus been transformed or manipulated by the Catholic church – e.g. Mary, the Dead Sea Scrolls, etc, etc TCH
  5. Q: How do I believe in miracles? A: Perhaps a para-olympian competing in the Gold Coast is a miracle. RS
  6. How can I explain my faith to those I meet who do not believe in Jesus as God’s son? SCL
  7. How can my doubting faith compete with the confidence of evidentiary science? Particularly with confident, reasoning science? RS
  8. Why do bad things happen to good / innocent people? How do we stay strong in faith? T
  9. Why do some humans hate what they don’t understand? PAW
  10. I enjoy the community of our church. I doubt that I have or believe in true faith. SCL
  11. Why do so many forms of religion flourish? PAW
  12. Without empirical evidence, why should I have faith? RS
  13. Why is Christ’s rise from the tomb so important – let’s concentrate on examples of Godly living RS
  14. I don’t have any doubts in my faith, however there are certainly times when things happen that I don’t understand, but I trust God for His wisdom as it is far greater than mine. SCL
  15. “The curtain of the temple was torn in two.” Please expand on the significance of this statement to Jews. TCH
  16. Without questions there can be no hope of answers. SCL
  17. How can I answer those who follow Richard Dawkins’s “philosophy”? RS
  18. Is God there with sick and suffering children? t
  19. The seven days of creation: The word “day” could be millions of years for each day? RS
  20. How can I experience God? SCL

 


And here are the grouping criteria I'm using.

 

  • RS – Religion and Science  (6)
  • SCL - Spirituality and Christian Living (5)
  • TCH - Theology and Church History (3)
  • T – Theodicy (3)
  • PAW - People Are Weird (2)
 
Kid’s Club
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:20

Kid’s Club is a drop-in playgroup for parents, kids and carers in the centre and is open to the public. We welcome neighbours and local parents or caregivers with pre-school children to come along and enjoy craft, colouring and free play with other children. There’s tea and coffee available, plus access to kitchen facilities for morning tea time.

During the school term, Kid’s Club runs Monday - Wednesday from 9.30am - 11.30am.

There’s no need to register, you are welcome to come along any morning.

If you have any questions, contact Hannah at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring the church office on 03 9885 8219.

 

 
Intergenerational Worship
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:17

On the second Sunday of the month, we are going to be exploring a new way of "doing church" together. Instead of a long (though of course very fascinating :) ) sermon surrounded by hymns and prayers, we are going to experiment with other ways of learning and growing together. It's going to involve conversation, table groups. interaction. And, yet, still singing and praying together.

We think that the key to a flourishing spiritual community is healthy relationships between people of all ages. Rather than banishing the children to a special area, we should all be the people of God together. That is what "intergenerational" means - all of us together.

You can read more about it in this article. But experiencing it is better than reading about it.

 
What To Expect
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:05

Every Sunday we gather at 10am, young and old and in between, to journey and worship together. There are usually around thirty or so of us, we meet in the Glen Iris Primary School Hall, which is part of our community centre. You don't need to dress up in your Sunday best - it's pretty informal. We use a variety of music - hymns and more contemporary. Most weeks there's a sermon. We welcome children - we want to learn and grow together as a community, and that works best when we are all together. We structure our service to make it as accessible as possible to all ages.

We particularly extend a welcome to noisy children, and are particularly keen on making roughly-rhythmic noise during the singing, and provide musical instruments for precisely that purpose.

Afterwards, morning tea. Except on the first Sunday of the month, when we have communion and stick around to relish the afterglow with our famous community BBQ.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring us on (03) 9885 8219

 
Christmas Day Service
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:37

Our Christmas Service will begin at 9.30 am on Monday December 25th. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child and the renewal of hope in a world which continues to struggle with individual difference, the human rights of all peoples, and international political brinkmanship.

 
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:34

As the School, Kindergarten, adult and children's programs in the Centre come to an end for 2017, the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church wishes the local community a wonderful, safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season. Thank you to the many people who donated to our Christmas appeal; all toys, food and monetary donations have been passed on to Camcare Ashburton for distribution to local families doing it tough at the moment. The Team Holiday program for children will be running throughout January in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Centre; access is from the Glen Iris Primary School grounds. The rest of the Centre will be open at irregular hours throughout the end of December and January. Please send an email if you would like to contact us for any reason. You are of course always welcome to attend our Sunday church services. For updated information please check the What's On box.

 
Check us out on Facebook
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:32

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or 'like us'  https://www.facebook.com

 
Welcome Alister Pate
Friday, 27 October 2017 14:06

Glen Iris Road Uniting Church is delighted to announce that Alister Pate will be joining us as Supply Minister for some months, beginning in late November. We welcome him wholeheartedly.

 
Farewell Rev Lisa
Friday, 01 September 2017 15:09

It is with love and very best wishes we farewell Rev Lisa Stewart after nearly five years of ministry here at Glen Iris Road Uniting Church. During her time with us she brought her own brand of vitality, colour and creativity to the Centre, a deep commitment for her work with asylum seekers, and a passionate contemporary engagement with the Faith.

 
Check us out on Facebook
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:13

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or 'like us'  https://www.facebook.com/GlenIrisUnitingChurch/home

 
The Centre
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:11

If you are interested in hiring space to run a regular program here, please contact our Property Manager, Nicole, via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For all other enquiries regarding the Church, Centre life and the Kindergarten, please check our Contact Us page for details. We are open from 10 am to 4 pm each week day so feel very welcome to call in during these hours.

 
Kids' Club
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:08

Fun activities for kids and grownups alike! Craft, playdough and more. A great opportunity for parents and carers with babies and little kids to socialise in a comfortable, safe, informal environment. Join us Tuesday mornings between 10 am and 12 noon during school term time - it's an open session so come and go as you please. And it's FREE (gold coin donation is welcome, though).

 
10th Anniversary
Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:44

10th Birthday Flyer

 
Kindergarten Open Day
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:23

Looking for an excellent, friendly neighbourhood kindergarten? Come to our Open Day on Saturday 20th May between 9 and 11 am and have a chat with kinder directors, Kathy and Gill. Four year old class numbers are kept to 22, the hours are 8.30 am to 4 pm, and we have a wonderful working relationship with Glen Iris Primary School next door. The three-year old class runs from 9.30 to 2.30 on Mondays. Please check here for further details about our three and four year old programs. You will find the kindergarten at the western end of the car park.

 
Kids' Club
Friday, 05 May 2017 14:59

Fun activities for kids and grownups alike! Craft, playdough and more. A great opportunity for parents and carers with babies and little kids to socialise in a comfortable, safe, informal environment. Join us Tuesday mornings between 10 am and 12 noon during school term time - it's an open session so come and go as you please. And it's FREE (gold coin donation is welcome, though).

 
The Centre
Friday, 05 May 2017 14:58

If you are interested in hiring space to run a regular program here, please contact our Property Manager, Nicole, via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For all other enquiries regarding the Church, Centre life and the Kindergarten, please check our Contact Us page for details. We are open from 10 am to 4 pm each week day so feel very welcome to call in during these hours.

 
Check us out on Facebook
Friday, 05 May 2017 14:37

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or 'like us'  https://www.facebook.com/GlenIrisUnitingChurch/home

 
Welcome Nicole
Friday, 10 February 2017 16:18

We are more than delighted to welcome our new property manager, Nicole, who is settling very quickly and capably into our community here. She will be overseeing all maintenance and hiring in the Centre and will be in the Centre office on Mondays or can be emailed via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any enquiries. For all other matters we can be contacted via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Tuesday morning Kids Activity Time
Friday, 10 February 2017 15:16

If you live in the local area and have a baby, toddler or preschooler join us at the Centre's Kids Activity Time on Tuesday mornings between 10 am and 12 noon during school term times. This is an informal opportunity to meet other local parents, and grandparents, while the little ones play. Cost is a gold coin donation. Just turn up, introduce yourself and enjoy.

 
Check us out on Facebook
Friday, 10 February 2017 15:12

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or 'like us'  https://www.facebook.com/GlenIrisUnitingChurch/home

 
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:02

As the School, Kindergarten and the children's programs in the Centre come to an end for 2016, the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church wishes the local community a wonderful, safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season. Thank you to the many people who donated to our Christmas appeal; all toys, food and monetary donations have been passed on to Camcare Ashburton for distribution to local families doing it tough at the moment. The Team Holiday program for children will be running throughout January in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Centre; access is from the Glen Iris Primary School grounds. The rest of the Centre will be open at irregular hours throughout the end of December and January. Please send an email if you would like to contact us for any reason. You are of course always welcome to attend our Sunday church services. For updated information please check the What's On box.

 
Are you the right person?
Monday, 21 November 2016 22:23

Property Manager Position

 
Pirate Church here!
Friday, 09 September 2016 11:03

Glen Iris Road Uniting Church is delighted to be the venue for the only Melbourne performance of Pirate Church: Booty Call on Thursday 29th September, part of their National Tour 2016. Pirate Church was the Winner - Best Comedy, Fringe World 2015. Expect a very irreverent take on Christianity. Not for the easily offended! You can book tickets via www.piratechurch.com.au or follow them on facebook.com/piratechurch. Come along and laugh till your skull hurts and your bones rattle!

 
Check us out on Facebook
Friday, 05 August 2016 12:26

Do you know we have a Facebook page? Take a look to see what goes on here at the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church Centre, and leave a post or 'like us'  https://www.facebook.com/GlenIrisUnitingChurch/home

 
Over the Fence: Exhibition 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 14:29

During Refugee Week an exhibition of the artwork of Asylum Seekers presently or recently detained at the MITA detention centre in Broadmeadows will be held at Gallery 314, 314 Church Street, Richmond on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th from 6 to 9 pm. Entertainment, guest speakers and light refreshments will be available both nights. Please ring the Glen Iris Road Uniting Church office for more information.

 
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