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

The highs and lows of leadership

Poor Moses! He and his mob have been drifting in the Sinai in the manner of Bedouin for forty years, give or take. During this period of nomadic drifting our Moses, who had no ambition to be a leader, was thrust into the limelight as God’s right-hand man, all the time trying to work out…

What do we focus on?

It seems that this lockdown time and being home a bit more has shifted our focus (unless, you work in essential work areas such as the medical field, or police force, then you may have been busier, and home less) in these past months responding to issues regarding Covid-19. What we focus on in our…

Following the rules

How are you going following the rules during this lockdown time? I have heard a lot of discussion this week about how the current restrictions and rules need to be modified. And certainly, with compassion and special circumstances we might see possible exceptions to the rule. The Ten Commandments were understood as rules for living;…

Wilderness

Ever found yourself in the wilderness? And which wilderness? For each expression of wilderness can often a different vista. The notion of wilderness or desert; midbar in Hebrew, eremos in Greek, would conjure up vivid pictures for people in the past and now. Perhaps, the Desert of Sinai and ‘the Sahara’ in the Middle east…

I’ll do the judging

Romans 12:9-21 (Translation: The Message) 9-10 Love from the centre of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. 11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fuelled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master,…

I beg to differ

To think differently and act differently from the group you are a part of, can be a challenge. Can you remember an experience when you did not follow what a group or person said and did not conform? Our Uniting Church in Australia is formed from churches that are called Protestant. Historically many protestant groups…