St Kilda Uniting Church Church Members Petra


Petra completed her university studies in Slovakia and wanted to become a teacher. However, after one year teaching at a primary school, she changed her mind. She has worked in various positions related to IT marketing and project management in tourism.

St Kilda Uniting Church When the Heater Fails

When the Heater Fails

This is my response to Sunday’s excellent service in which David Pargeter explored what it might mean to take the injunction of Matthew 25 seriously: 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a…

St Kilda Uniting Church Welcoming a stranger

Welcoming the Stranger

I recently had lunch with a friend who is working on the island of Lesbos – helping to manage the flow of refugees arriving on its shores. She went back last Wednesday. She first went there almost 3 years ago. On arrival she found chaos; beaches strewn with discarded lifejackets, and the formal ‘settlements’ overflowing.…

St Kilda Uniting Church Finding an Old Card

Finding an Old Card

Well, we’ve moved and slowly adjusting to many experiences of difference. Simple things like remembering where light switches are and which ways cupboard doors open. Oh, and where do we keep the biscuits now? Slowly the brain’s hard-wiring of 17 years will fade and be replaced by new wiring over the months to come. I…

Shalom - Wholeness

Shalom – Wholeness

It’s hard to imagine what the piece of land on which our church building stands, looked like 200, 2,000, or 2 million years ago. But the coastline of what we call Port Philip Bay appears to have remained unchanged for about 6000 years. For the Yallukut Weelam clan the skyline would have looked the same…

St Kilda Uniting Church Song Shalom by David Pargeter


The hymn formed part of the Sunday church service on 20 May 2018. The topic was healing a specifically Shalom, meaning also completeness, wholeness, wellbeing …

Tune: 138 TiS