Ringwood Uniting Church participates in a diverse range of ministries.
MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP
Ringwood Uniting Church has partnered with the Mental Health Ministry of the Yarra Yarra Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia. Below are documents introducing the Chaplain, the Rev James Godfrey, and information about the ministry, together with further resources and reflections. If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry then your attention is directed to the document “Volunteering”.
Mental Health Ministry Reflections provided by the Chaplain James Godfrey can be found here:
PARTNERSHIP WITH HOSANA CHURCH
(IPTL SYNODE, TIMOR LESTE)
Ringwood Uniting Church is privileged to live in partnership with Hosana Church, in Dili, Timor Leste.
Each year a team from Ringwood visits with our friends at Hosana, and a team from Hosana visits with us at Ringwood. Ringwood is privileged to be partners with the vision of the Hosana Church to establish the Hosana Training Centre, as it trains young people in Timor Leste to speak English, to become competent with computers, and to play music (keyboard and guitar).
On the most recent visit of a team from Ringwood to Hosana a group of musicians spent time sharing their musical giftedness but also brought home to Ringwood a collection of Timorese songs that the Ringwood church are learning.
The story of the resilience of the Timor Leste people is a profoundly inspiring story for those of us in the western world for whom faith is increasingly a take-it-or-leave-it commodity.
Many wonderful friendships have emerged from our interactions.