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: 5.00 pm Sundays.*

* Please note, from August 2021, until further notice, worship will be at 10 am, either in person at Port Melbourne or via Zoom during lockdowns.
This will be a combined service with South Melbourne while restoration works on the South Melbourne church are ongoing.

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.

Bible studies are held in short blocks throughout the year, focusing 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. 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 a community Carols by Candlelight.

Playgroup for children 0-5 year old and their parents or carers runs every Friday morning during school terms in the kindergarten next to the church (currently suspended due to covid restrictions).

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, an award re-achieved in 2021.  Outward signs of the project include the bike racks out the front, rainwater tanks, solar panels 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

Contact Us

Our minister is Rev (Deac) John Tansey, john.southportuca@gmail.com

Contact the Church office: 9690 1188, email: info@southportuniting.org.au

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