Welcome to Waranga Uniting Churches

The Waranga Uniting Churches comprises congregations from the towns of Colbinabbin, Murchison, Rushworth, Tatura and Toolamba.
You are welcome to join us at any of our worship services or activities.

Many faces… Many places… Many forms
Our congregations throughout the district are caring communities to which all people can belong.
Some of our congregations may be a tiny community of a dozen people, but they are warm vibrant and alive.
They have many faces. There are older people and young, families and single people, people of one culture or many.

While our congregations can be different, each aims to embrace all people… to unite them with each other and with God. This is expressed in part by our having an open table for Holy Communion, to which all baptised people are invited, welcoming children for baptism and being willing to marry those who are divorced.

We are by no means perfect, but we know that God loves us as we are and as we grow. Our congregations are communities in which people seek to follow Jesus, learn about God, share their faith, care for each other, serve the local community, and seek to live faithfully and with real joy. This is the kind of engaging church to which we belong.

Easter Services

By on March 19, 2018


Easter is about strong love. Throughout the Easter season we will be reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster of Jesus’ last week, from the joy of Palm Sunday, through the dread of betrayal and his last supper with his inner circle of followers, to his sense of despair and abandonment by all in his crucifixion on Good Friday and finishing with the hope that springs from the resurrection on
Easter Sunday. Join us for a deep and joyful experience of strong love.Whether you are a regular, infrequent or “never” attender at church, we invite you to join us at one or many of these services.
If you are holidaying in the region please join us, maps and full details on our website:


Don’t pave over the playground

By on February 25, 2018

I’ve always been the playful type. Unfortunately my “life is-too-important-to-be-taken-seriously” attitude has not always gone down well. School was a nightmare. And of course, the stereotype for ministers of religion wants to confine me to seriousness. Nonetheless, I choose to


The weakest link

By on February 11, 2018

I wrote recently (Salvation is in the Details) that many grand plans fail because of poor implementation and that if the world goes to ruin, it won’t be because someone invented a bigger, better bomb, but because someone installed a

Salvation is in the details

By on January 27, 2018

Follow your dreams is the advice given to us by the winner of the Australian of the Year awards. “You can realise your dreams … right here. Look into your own heart. And look into your own land”, said Quantum

The memories in things

By on January 24, 2018

One of our church members, who I’ll call Jim, has been having a clean out. Not just your run of the mill, “We have too much stuff” type of cleanout, but the one you have when you sell up the