COVID-19 Update June 2020

Following the latest directives from the Federal and State governments all gatherings at the Shepparton Uniting Church are begining to resume some of our activites. This will be done in stages using both Government and Synod Guidelines.

The Synod has requirements for people and church buildings – hand sanitising, social distancing; cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, chairs included, each day.  We have a thermometer.  So we can come safely, up to ten people at a time, to spaced chairs in the Narthex. We also ask for a contact detail in the event that we became aware of a known COVID-19 incident involving our buildings.

Ministers are available for pastoral conversation and prayer:
Joan Fisher Wednesday mornings: 10.00am to noon. 
Loni Vaitohi Fridays: 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Just drop in – to the Narthex.* 

*Please note: In accordance with Government restrictions we are only able to have 10 people in the buiding at anyone time. If we happen to have reached our maximum prior to your arrival you will be asked to wait a short while or our ministers may make other more convenient arrangements with you. Thank you for your understanding.

Borrow a book from the wide range – biographical, devotional and theological available form the book shelf in the narthex.  Please borrow at the times the building is open.

Small groups    If you would like to join with others, up to a maximum of ten, to read and reflect on the passages for the coming Sunday, share joys and concerns, please contact Loni and let him know days and times you would be available.

Services are being streamed or livestreamed.

Op Shop Our Op Shop is once again open and more details regarding this can be found in one of the below posts.

We will keep you informed when other activities inline with Government restrictions will resume again.

Virtual Worship and Personal Reflection: Sunday, 12th July 2020

As we continue to observe physically distance during this unforseen time, we encourage you to take time for your own personal or family reflection this Sunday or join one (or more) of the many online Services of Worship tomorrow morning.

Shepparton Uniting Church will be uploading our pre-recorded Worship Video tomorrow and we will place a link online as soon as it becomes available. Until then all our recorded Worship Services can be found on our YouTube page.

One of the online Worship Live streams we recommend is Glen Waverley Uniting Church. Their virtual worship begins at 10:00am. Tune in 5 minutes before. Their website and live stream can be found here: gwuc.org.au/live/

If Virtual Worship is something you’re not sure about, feel free to use the following resource created by one of our Ministers. Download it here: Pentecost 6: Sunday 12th July 2020.

Keep checking back and click on the following links for continued information and resources during this unknown time of Church Closures:

Shepparton Uniting Church Op Shop to reopen!

It’s with great excitement the we announce that the Shepparton Uniting Church Op Shop is set to reopen on the 15th of June.

To ensure all our volunteers and customers are kept safe there will be some slight changes to the service.

Firsty our opening hours will be reduced to: Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

We will also be taking extra hygiene precautions as outlined by both the state government and the Uniting Church in Australia. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding during our closure and as we move forward in the safest possible manner.