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Rev Jay Robinson
MINISTER
jay@murrumbeenauniting.org.au • 0410 465 836

Jay has been at Murrumbeena Uniting Church since September 2016. Ordained in 2009, Murrumbeena is her second placement within the Uniting Church.  Jay is passionate about all people, young and old, and their relationship with Christ. Jay loves Worship, and loves exploring creative ways we are able meet and connect with God. Jay is passionate about getting involved within the wider network of communities and serves widely within the structures of the Uniting Church, and sometimes you will see Jay walking around Murrumbeena, at the church, on pastoral visitations, or leading Sunday morning Worship.

 

Jay loves meeting over a cup of coffee and sharing in people’s highs and lows of life. Over the passed decade, Jay has had an instrumental role in University Chaplaincy within Victoria, across Australia, and also internationally. 

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The Uniting Church is organised not by a hierarchy, but by groups of women and men, lay and ordained, consulting together, usually making decisions by consensus, in each area of the church’s life. The church is committed to being a series of inter-related councils — local churches, regional presbyteries, state synods, and the national Assembly. Each council has its distinct tasks, and each council recognises the limits of its responsibilities in relation to other councils. Hierarchy occurs when a group decides it knows what is best and has the power to impress that decision on others. The Uniting Church is committed to a more shared process … and realises the need to keep working at it.

Along with the minister, and ministry team, the Elders are called to share in the spiritual oversight of the congregation. They are responsible for building up the congregation in faith and love, sustaining its members in hope, and leading them into a fuller participation in Christ’s mission in the world. Elders can take on a number of different roles depending on the gifts and skills that they bring to Eldership. These can range from pastoral visitation and care to assisting in worship.

 

The Church Council is made up of members from the congregation who have been elected to this role and the ministry team.  It is the responsibility of the Church Council to handle the day-to-day operations of the congregation. This can be anything, from setting worship times to praying, dreaming and scheming for the future of the congregation. The Church council also is responsible for setting the ministry and mission goals of the congregation. The Church Council also oversees the non-ordained staff and reports to the Presbytery on behalf of the congregation. 

Alison Campbell Rate   CHAIR OF CHURCH COUNCIL

Anne Don   ELDER

Bruce Robinson   ELDER
Warren Cramer   CHURCH COUNCILLOR

David Robinson   CHURCH COUNCILLOR • CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY

Peter Barnes   ELDER
Rachel Dart   MINUTE SECRETARY • CHURCH COUNCILLOR

Peter Barnes   ELDER

Sharon Pereira   ELDER • CHURCH COUNCILLOR

Kerry Gregoric  ELDER • CHURCH COUNCILLOR

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There are many communities that are run and coordinated through the people at Murrumbeena Uniting. Below are the large number of those people within our congregation. 

Alison Campbell Rate   MUSIC COORDINATOR

Anne Don  CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY 

Geoff Edwards   FRIENDSHIP FELLAS/MEN'S GROUP
Glynis Ramsay   CRAFT CIRCLE COORDINATOR • COMMUNITY GARDEN
Kay Pentland   COMMUNITY GARDEN

Marg Edwards   LIFT/WOMEN'S GROUP 
Mary-Lou Keur   LIFT/WOMEN'S GROUP

Bruce Robinson   Community Morning Tea

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We have such a high number of people and programs that happen throughout the week at the church. Below are our Administration Team members. 

Sandra Tempes BOOKINGS OFFICER

Sue Sears  OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 

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