Minister

Lynette Dungan

Rev Lynette Dungan

We welcome Rev Lynette Dungan to Supply Ministry at Elsternwick Uniting Church.

Lynette is an experienced UCA Minister of the Word, Spiritual Director and ministry supervisor – supervising ministers and Spiritual Directors. She is married to Rod and they have two adult daughters Charisma and Hannah. Lynette recently became a first time grandmother, as the family welcomed little Sophia, daughter of Hannah.

Minister’s Messages

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Spring Cleaning

A bit of Spring cleaning seems in order for this Spring Season. Sorting and discarding those things that won’t be needed in the days ahead. If you are like me you often get astounded at how much you have accumulated. And while my build-up of “what might come in handy” has served me well in…

Season of growth

In this Pentecost season, in the churches in the southern hemisphere, we see the signs of new life begin to emerge in the garden after the long cold Winter. Winter is the time when plant and tree growth slow down and seem to wait till the sun and the conditions are right before the buds…

Called to mission

In a year of absence, presence! In a year of grief, the king had died, the world had changed, a new sense of sovereignty. In an experience of feeling unworthy, the assurance of forgiveness and saying yes to God for a new future. This is a potted version of the reading from the beginning of…

God hears our cries

In my theological studies, I wrote a major paper on communal lament, where people in the Scriptures cry out to God in experiences of despair, loneliness, and abandonment. Such cries are frequent in the Psalms and certainly in sections of the book of Job. In the passage from Job 23; 1-9. 16-17 we hear the…

Season of Creation – Sky

In this week’s Season of Creation, we remember the Sky, for as they say, ‘the Sky’s the limit!’ The vastness of the Sky reminds us of our smallness and is in a sense ‘out of our reach’. I don’t know if you can remember your first plane ride, the sense of being up in the…

Season of Creation

During September we celebrate A Season of Creation with different themes given each week. This first week’s theme Planet Earth we take time to ponder and be amazed at God’s good creation, often called Mother Earth as She gives life, food, and shelter to sustain us and we commit ourselves to taking greater care. The…