With joy, members of the recent Annual Meeting of the Synod and Presbytery recognised and welcomed the Eaton Millbridge Community Project (EMCP) as the Uniting Church in WA’s newest faith community.
Almost three years ago, a fresh expression of church, the EMCP was planted as a form of church for our changed culture and primarily, for the benefit of people who currently have no connection to the church. The EMCP practices incarnational mission through acts of loving service, listening and radical hospitality in the community of Eaton and Millbridge. Regular events held in local parks, such as Easter egg hunts, Movies by Moonlight, Christmas events and most recently a Spring Fiesta draw in crowds from the local community.
Rev Karyl Davison, minister at EMCP, shared with members of the Synod its involvement with the local primary school, Glen Huon Public School, and how connections made through starting up a Breakfast Club have been key to developing relationships.