The Presbytery of North East Victoria covers a large area of north eastern Victoria and reaches into southern NSW. The western boundary stretches from Mathoura to Heathcote, and the eastern boundary from Corryong to Alexandra with Broadford as the southern most community. Our northern boundary is through the Murray Valley region to Mathoura, and then south-east to Broadford.
Representatives and ministry workers usually met four times a year for formal Presbytery meetings. The Presbytery in Council is much more than a business meeting: it is the Body of Christ from across the region, meeting to worship, pray, study, learn and do business.
Our present practice is to hold the meetings on either Thursdays or Saturdays to enable different people to participate. We rotate around various congregations across the Presbytery to give depth to our relationship together. The Presbytery meets for other special occasions such as the ordination or induction of a new ministry worker, or on the rare occasion when an extraordinary meeting is called. Between Presbytery meetings, Standing Committee deals with the business of the Presbytery and is able to make decisions on behalf of the wider Presbytery.
Due to the large area covered by the Presbytery it is divided into four geographical areas. Those regions are Ovens Murray, Campaspe Goulburn, Mid-Murray and Hill Country.
Congregations are in the habit of deliberately praying for one another
each time they meet. By naming each other in prayer we enhance our
pastoral support with each other, in God’s company. This invitation
continues our practice over the past couple of years.
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November 4 - Benalla, Devenish, Goorambat, Swanpool
November 11 - Rutherglen, Chiltern-Springhurst, Corowa, Howlong
November 18 - Northern Rivers (Rochester, Elmore, Bamawm, Tongala)
November 25 - Upper Murray (Corryong, Walwa)
Uniting is grateful for the continued support we have experienced with your presbytery.
As the executive who is your
formal link with Uniting, I am writing to send you our latest newsletter
and fundraising initiatives. The Spring Newsletter is currently being
sent to all Uniting donors, Uniting
Church congregations, as well as Share representatives.
Our newsletter contains stories
that feature our collective work with our partners from across Victoria
and Tasmania. We will continue to achieve so much by working together,
and there is much to celebrate.
Please share the good news in
this newsletter with your presbytery. If you would like more copies for
to share at a presbytery meeting please contact me or Uniting Donor
Services on 1800 668 426.
Uniting Christmas cards are
available to purchase again this year, and Share representatives have
been provided with Christmas card samples and resources. All proceeds of
card sales will directly support marginalised
people who access our services.
In addition to the Spring
Newsletter, we have recently provided congregations with information
about how to access Share Sunday resources. This year, over 30
congregations have already dedicated a worship service
to recognising our community service work with vulnerable people as a
direct expression of faith in action.
Digest of Presbytery Meeting 18th February 2017
Digest of Presbytery Meeting November 17th 2016
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