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 their...
  • 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

  • 31.10.14
    Christmas Bowl Activity

    Christmas Bowl provides a major context and the resources for churches to work together for the communities most affected by conflict and disaster. It is an outstanding way to witness to the unity of the churches, and the hope that that brings, to the local community. The leaders of many of the member churches of the National Council of Churches in Australia have indicated their support for the Christmas Bowl Appeal. This year Christmas Bowl has its 65th anniversary and through Act for Peace we are providing many ways that you can be involved.


    An exciting new development is the formation of a network of speakers on Christmas Bowl. These generous volunteers will soon receive training and resources to enable them to be ready to speak to churches and other community groups. We ask for your prayers to support them in their preparation and work. This will be an opportunity for your church to hear about the history of the Christmas Bowl Appeal and the heroic, passionate people it supports. Please contact the Act for Peace office in Melbourne on 03 9650 6811 or in Sydney on 1800 025 101 if you would like to invite a speaker.

    Many churches and groups of churches are planning events such as combined carols nights, street collections, festivals and dinners for the Christmas Bowl. We love to hear about what you are doing and have a range of resources to help you.

    Two special events are: the Inaugural Frank Byatt Lecture to be held at the Electra St Uniting Church in Williamstown on 16th November at 7.30pm. This will be presented by Rev Dr Sandy Yule and is in honour of the founder of the Christmas Bowl. Please use the attached flyer to promote the event.

    The other special event is a performance of The Fourth Wise Man as a musical production. This was advertised previously and we are pleased to say that one church, the Southern Community Church of Christ, is performing it, and two other churches are considering it. We will have details of the performances shortly and will send them out.

    There are exciting online resources available at www.actforpeace.org.au/christmasbowl . These will add to the resources you should already have received.

    The familiar large Christmas Bowl posters will be available at the Rural Conference. They are also available at several Uniting Church Presbytery offices, particularly via their meetings. Otherwise please contact our office if you would like one or are able to offer assistance in transporting them.

    Our aim this year is not only to increase giving via the Christmas Bowl Appeal to support our partners, but also to involve more people and to share with them the wonderful work that can be achieved by passionate people working together.

    Jeff Wild

    NCCA - Act for Peace Development Officer for Victoria and Tasmania

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  • 31.10.14
    Act for Peace Appeals

    Act for Peace working through its international partner organisation Act Alliance, have currently appeals for Syria, Gaza and West Bank projects.

     

    To read more, please go to www.actforpeace.org.au

     

  • 30.10.14
    VCC Standing Committee Statement on Violence

    At this difficult time, when globally and locally, communities are reeling from the violence of extremism, we the Victorian Council of Churches Leadership, stand in support of all those who contribute to our rich, multicultural community in Australia, and also wish to retain their religious heritage and practices.

     

    Please click here to read more.

  • 30.10.14
    Gaza Children's Emergency Appeal

    The Gaza Children's Emergency Appeal is a joint initiative of St John Ambulance Australia and Hadassah Australia. Both organisations have long been at the forefront of efforts to provide a medical response to the needs of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank.


    Please click here to read more and respond to Appeal.

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Prayers

  • Act of Charity

    O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

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