EXTENDING FRIENDSHIP, especially over a meal:

  • Talk ‘n Tucker meets at 11 am on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays at the Chum Street church hall. BYO lunch and join the conversation. Contact: Carol Wearne on 0417 306 175.

  • Dinner Club meets every third Saturday evening at 6 pm at the Chum Street church hall, with each participant encouraged to bring some food to share with those attending. Contact: Janette Gibson on 0439 795 747

  • Quarterly luncheon meetings of retired Uniting Church clergy, lay pastors and their spouses in the region. Contact: Michael Greenall on 0417 208 756.


  • Donations: Retiring offering assists various works: a safe water project overseas; the Bendigo school chaplaincy work and other identified needs. Weekly in-kind donations go to Uniting for its emergency relief.

  • Multi-cultural fellowship:

    • though our Bendigo-wide meal/monthly gathering where participants share the experience of migration (through marriage, employment, study, persecution, or better opportunities) and know the complexities of settlement and global ties. [in recess during the pandemic; contact: James Lerk on 0412 374 842]

    • The Karen community uses our hall on Saturdays for the retention of their culture and language through weekly groups.

  • Refugee advocacy and support: Members are locally active in Rural Australians for Refugees, Amnesty International and Grandmothers for Refugees as well as other community clubs and groups.

  • Ecumenical Links: The local Quaker meeting is held at Chum Street on second Wednesday evening once a month.


Kangaroo Flat Uniting Emergency Relief at the corner of Church and Camp streets is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 09.30 am to 1.00 pm.

Contact Details: Phone (open hours) : 54435458

Manager : Max Blume 54431809 (AH)

Email : Maxwell.Blume@vt.uniting.org.au