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. This year Lynette became a first time grandmother, as the family welcomed little Sophia, daughter of Hannah.

Minister’s Messages

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…

What gives us courage?

What helps us to take courage? Or what helps us feel protected? Do you protect others? In these times of lockdown all these questions might evoke new answers. The letter to the Ephesians was written to a church community that was a minority in a society under Roman rule. They suffered daily harassment and discrimination.…

Wisdom

In I Kings chapter 3 we are told that King David, the great shepherd king has died, and his son Solomon is taking up his role as the new King. Yet it is significant that this ancient story dwells more on the humanity and choice of Solomon to seek the gift of wisdom to help…

Bread of life

Mahatma Ghandhi once said: “There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread”. What do we hunger and thirst for in our crowded lives? We might not be like half the world; physically hungry, but are there other things that are scarce that might…