The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500 volunteers trained to respond to disasters in Victoria.
The Council’s work is assisted by six Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for their expertise and commitment to the ecumenical journey.
Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices are in accord with the mission statement of the Council.
Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from around Victoria and Australia.
  • The Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500...
  • The Council’s work is assisted by six Commissions. Members of Commissions are invited for...
  • Membership of the Victorian Council of Churches is open to all churches whose faith and practices...
  • Each month VCC sends out an electronic newsletter covering upcoming events and latest news from...

Welcome to the Victorian Council of Churches

The Victorian Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess to the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Read More >>

News

  • 19.08.15
    VCC Statement on Racism

    Please find attached a statement from the Standing Committee of Victorian Council of Churches.

  • 11.08.15
    Pope Francis and Other Prophetic Voices

    Pope Francis and Other Prophetic Voices are calling us to reject the ways of greed and violence and breathe new hope in the search for peace and justice.  These voices invite us to focus our attention on how we relate to God, to one another and to the earth. They remind us that we live in a troubled, unequal, often violent and anxious world, and that this places on us heavy responsibilities to renew our commitment to the public good, and respect the dignity of all human beings, especially the poor and the vulnerable. This event is open to members of all faiths, cultures and communities. Join us 17th and 18th September at St Michael’s on Collins.

    Youth are also invited to come along and explore how to become the best you can be in a changing and diverse society. The youth forum Reshape Your World is a space where school and university students will engage with questions such as what is the world Pope Francis sees and is responding to? Are Francis’ eyes seeing right? Are these the issues? Are youth fired up about these same issues? If yes, what are they doing about them? If not, why not? What are you hearing from your peers? These are just some of the questions that youth will explore at the youth forum on 16th September at St Michael’s on Collins. Youth of all religion and faiths are welcome to attend.

    Register at www.acu.edu.au/popefrancis

    or
    email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 02 9701 4176

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  • 11.08.15
    The Challenges for Faith in a Globalising World

    The Victorian Council of Churches held its annual Oration on the 4th August. It was held at Melbourne City Mission and the guest Speaker was Rev Tim Costello, the CEO of World Vision Australia.  His Theme was: The Challenges for Faith in a Globalising World.

    The Focus of the thoughts I want to share tonight is Faith – and the responsibility (and opportunity) that people of Faith carry in an ever changing, ever emerging global community…   Read more… 

  • 20.07.15
    Victoria Launches Embrace Diversity Campaign

    Dear Friends,

    As you would know there has been an increasing degree of activity by a number of parties that would seek to create fear and unease regarding our cultural diversity.


     

    On the 16th of July the Primer of Victoria Daniel Andrews launched a new #EmbraceDiversity campaign which aims to promote inclusion and harmony in Australia and around the world.

    There is interest in ensuring a clear recognition of the strength of our Multicultural Society and the benefits it brings not only in social terms but also the economic benefits.

    We are hoping to demonstrate the resounding commitment by political leaders, business, community, philanthropic and the not for profit sectors to the embracing of diversity.

    A number of high profile people have joined the campaign to show their support for diversity in the community. Click Here to watch the video.

    We’re encourage you to promote and share #EmbraceDiversity within your networks

    Follow us on –

    -        Twitter -  https://twitter.com/EmbDiversity

    -        Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EmbDiversity

    -        Instagram - https://instagram.com/EmbDiversity

    Get involved

    -        Post a photo of yourself holding the #EmbraceDiversity sign;

    -        Change your profile picture to the Embrace Diversity logo; or

    -        Share your thoughts on what #EmbraceDiversity means to you;

    -        Remember to include #EmbraceDiversity in your posts.


    Our
    partners include but not limited to– AFL, Netball Victoria, FIFA Victoria, Twitter Australia, Facebook, Google Australia, Australia Post, Australian Super, VECCI, Westpac, Victorian Trades Hall, Scanlon Foundation, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Melbourne Writers Festival, Portland House Foundation, Cricket Australia, Google Australia, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Linfox and Commonwealth Bank.

    If you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Join the conversation. Help us #EmbraceDiversity

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Prayers

  • A Prayer of Awareness

    God is the foundation for everything
    This God undertakes, God gives.

    Such that nothing that is necessary for life is lacking.
    Now humankind needs a body that at all times honors and praises God.
    This body is supported in every way through the earth.
    Thus the earth glorifies the power of God.

    - Hildegaard of Bingen

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