Our community embodies the key values of hospitality, welcome and connection. Through the shared Food, Arts, Spiritual Practices, and Community engagement, we strengthen connections with one another and across various cultures and backgrounds. We share a particular concern for those on the edges of our society.
A Vibrant Community with a Spiritual Heart
- Deepening a Gospel Spirituality.
- Deepening our sense of community with each other and beyond.
- Living a different ethic around kindness, hospitality, generosity and inclusivity.
- Honouring the dignity and sovereignty of the Wadawurrung, and opening our hearts and minds to the voices of First Nations people.
- Continuing to develop our response to climate change and environmental degradation as a key spiritual issue.
- Growing connections with and support for Refugees through local refugee networks and shared events.
- Recognising mental health challenges within our community and building resilience and wellbeing through spiritual growth.
- Being a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTIQA+ community to participate in and enrich our life together.
- Growing artistic and creative opportunities to explore meaning and nurture relationships with the wider community.
Our community is held together by a committed group of people that serve on the Church Council, responsible for the policy, direction and major decisions on behalf of the community.
Church Council is supported by three Ministry Teams who work with the ministers and staff to connect with the wider community.
Keeping Children Safe
The Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale Uniting Church is committed to providing safe places where people are cared for, nurtured and sustained. We have adopted the Keeping Children Safe Statement of Commitment. Through it, we commit ourselves to the care, protection and safety of all people, particularly those who are vulnerable. The Culture of Safety Contact Person is the primary point of contact for anyone concerned about issues relating to the safety of children. Our ‘Culture of Safety Contact Person’ is Jan Hodge: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone 5258 2854
An Inclusive Church
As an expression of our Core Values and Spirituality, we seek to nurture and live a Gospel Faith formed by the inclusive love of Jesus. Support for the LGBTIQA+ Community and their families and friends has been a long held core value of this community, leading us to be actively enagaged in the Equal Marriage Campaign in 2017. We hope you find us a welcoming and inclusive place no matter what your gender or sexuality.
Facilitate and support activities, projects and programs
Provide vibrant, caring places where we can share the love of Christ in meaningful, fun and inclusive ways.
Raise awareness of injustices and needs and facilitate action in keeping with the Gospel message of hope.