Cluster Ministry Team
In December 2020, our Presbytery of Yarra Yarra formally provided recognition of the Whitehorse Cluster, including approval of a MOU between the three congregations. Link to Cluster Info.
The Cluster's Regional Council holds all the responsibilities for ministry, including engagement of several ministers (via a mix of full and part time) for the provision of all ministerial and worship leadership to all the cluster congregations.
The first Inductions of ministers from 1 April 2021 brought this new arrangement into reality.
Mountview is committed to including children in worship, as well as nurturing them toward a mature adult faith. Using story-telling, multi-media, singing and the involvement of the whole congregation, time is set aside in each service for engagement with the Scriptural message. Mountview continues to explore ways to enable its children and teens to participate more fully in the Sunday service and life of our community. For many years the Awaken! afternoon services also served this need.
The Young Adult group's engagement with the children and teens - including them with their group's community food collections - is another successful venture.
Mountview is truly blessed by a vibrant group of young adults (from Mountview and elsewhere) who meet about 7:00 pm every second Monday; to study Scripture, discuss life and the world, pray, chat, laugh, and eat. The group aims to balance studying Scripture with examining social justice issues, as well as actively participating or organising various fundraising and volunteering.
They are often known as the Monday Night Group.
COVID-19 Ministry Changes
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we deliver Worship Resources every week to all our members via email. We support the remaining 9 households without internet via letterbox drop or by post.
We are in partnership with 'Cheltenham-Mentone Uniting Church' to regularly produce sing-along lyric videos (hymn lyrics and music) for use with the worship resources, or during streamed services.
Every month we hope to live record a Virtual Holy Communion Worship Service and make such available to all members via our YouTube Channel. We also upgraded our website to provide many more helpful resources during these COVID times.
Centre 81 is a drop-in centre located at 81 Doncaster East Road, on the north-western corner of the Mountview property, and is open most weekday mornings.
This outreach mission / ministry centre opened in May 1989 and has been offering companionship, referrals, and food parcels for those in need for over 30 years.
For further details, including contact details and our
'Charities Christmas Card Shop', click here
Mountview's Pastoral Partners program provides pastoral care to all members of the Mountview congregation, both through regular informal contact and in response to specific needs. The Pastoral Partners team meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every odd month for training, support, and conversation.
When ordained ministry are required, cases are escalated to the Whitehorse Regional Council.
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