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Presbytery of North

East Victoria

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.

Praying Together

Many 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.

Praying Together 2019

December 2 - Mathoura, Thyra, Womboota

December 9 - Wangaratta, Eldorado, Greta-Moyhu, Whitfield, Uniting Gourlburn North East (St David's, St Stephens, Wangaratta, Shepparton)

December 16 - Cobram, Katamatite

December 23 - Alexandra

December 30 - Broadford

January 6 - Shepparton, Uniting Goulburn North East

January 13 - Tallangatta, Eskdale, Mitta Mitta, Red Bluff

for our community

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.