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

Getting up after falling

When we fall down what helps us get up again? There is a story told by father Bede Griffiths, a priest and scholar of Buddhism and Christianity — an old monk was standing at the gate of a monastery when a stranger walked by “What do you do in there all day?” The stranger asked,…

Struggling with God

How we are in a crisis may depend on what the crisis is. Certainly, we each have our own experiences of suddenly having things change or needing to make a quick decision in response to a problem. Possibly we could experience our hearts beating faster and feel confused and anxious. In the Scripture stories this…

“Have you understood all this?”

“Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” Matthew 13:31-33 31 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and…

Awe and wonder of Sacred Places

There is more to see and know in this world than our naked eye can see. And sometimes we need to be taught to see. We need an experience which can transform our perspective. To stand or lie in a place where you feel what the ancients, and people today would call an experience of…

Rivalry or Co-operation?

The story in Genesis chapter 25 can be read at many levels. It is a dramatic tale about family life, and deception over an inheritance of blessing, where a birthright was sold to satisfy an immediate need or hunger. Within the story there are choices and contrasts. It is also a story set within a…

An Amazing Story

The story of the first Christmas is a story that most people know, at least in part, even if they are of a different faith or have none at all. For some, the question will be about who Jesus was, more than how he got here. The story’s depiction, as universally captured in nativity scenes,…