Port Melbourne Congregation
Welcome to Port Melbourne congregation “Sowing Seeds of Hope”
Who we are
We are people from diverse backgrounds and ages who want to learn more about God in today’s world and share the hope given to all in Jesus Christ.
We do this through:
Worship and bible study
Worship time: 9.30 am Sundays
In our worship we seek to make bible teaching relevant to today and build the relationship between people and God.
Music is important to our worship. Our services incorporate both traditional hymns that connect us to our heritage and contemporary songs that speak to our faith today. This includes original compositions written within the congregation and incorporated into the UCA’s website Songs that Unite.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Families and children are very welcome to participate in worship. We have Sunday School for kindergarten - lower primary children during worship time.
Bible studies are held in short blocks throughout the year, focussing on the church seasons and other themes.
Messy Church is a relaxed service for families to explore faith together through craft, games, stories, music and sharing food. Held on Saturday 4.30 - 6.00 pm, about once a month - see our Facebook page for dates.
Fellowship and activities
We enjoy getting to know each other through various activities such as regular brunches, talks, special morning teas, family camps and working together in our community garden.
During Advent we have special after school activities for families of children kindergarten and primary school and a community Carols by Candlelight.
Playgroup for 0-5 year olds runs every Friday morning during school terms in the kindergarten next to the church.
Simply Living Project
Our Simply Living Project began in 2007 with the aim: As a Christian community we commit ourselves to exploring and engaging in issues of environmental sustainability and stewardship in our inner urban community.
Since then we have changed many of the ways we think and act and were the first congregation in Australia to achieve a Green Leaf Eco-Award. Outward signs of the project include the bike racks out the front, rainwater tanks and the attractive and productive Simply Living Community Garden. We have also developed a number of community activities around growing and cooking fresh food and sharing skills.
SkillsFest is a program of sharing and celebrating old and new skills for living more sustainably and connecting with our local community.
In the wider world
We also sow seeds of hope through our congregation overseas mission project. Each year we support two young people in Timor Leste to undertake vocational training and return to work in their communities. This is part of the wider support to the Suai region of Timor Leste provided by the City of Port Phillip Friends of Suai.
Where we are
144 Bridge St (cnr Nott & Bridge Sts),
Port Melbourne – map
Melway 2J F3
Rev Hoon You
Phone: 0403 369 781
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