October 2017

Presbytery elections and appointments

With the sole exception of the Presbytery Treasurer, all other Offices (including Chair and Secretary) will require nominations to fill, as will the Chairships, Convenorships, and Membership of all Presbytery Committees and Working Groups.

Members of Presbytery are asked to consider now what part they might play in the life of the Presbytery by nominating for one of the available vacancies. Alternately, you might consider those you know within the Presbytery who might possess the gifts and graces needed to make a positive contribution to the life of the Presbytery. Have a conversation with others – you might discover within yourself, or within somebody else, the capacities the Presbytery needs to carry out its administrative, financial, and pastoral functions.

Anyone with questions or suggestions should contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Rev. Brendan Byrne, at or any other member of the Nominations Committee.

September 2017

Presbytery Meeting
The meeting of the Presbytery held at the Forest Hill on Saturday 5th August was well-attended, and important decisions were made which will affect some of our congregations. Please find an opportunity to hear about these from your Presbytery Representatives – perhaps a short update during weekly worship would be helpful to everyone.

Yarra Yarra Mental Health Research Project
The Uniting Church (Presbytery of Yarra Yarra) is undertaking a research project to explore issues and opportunities for people living with mental illness and explore future opportunities for the Church and community to develop support in creative ways. The project was launched at Habitat Uniting Church, Kew, on 17th August. For more information, contact Natalie Dixon-Monou on tel 0409 019 269.