Church Ministries

Mental Health Ministry

Rev. Deacon Fiona Bottcher

My ministry journey began as a volunteer at Olive Way, an “open door” space  Brunswick Uniting Church that offers a place of welcome for those living on the margins. After a few years I became the program coordinator before following a call to ordained ministry as a Deacon.

I didn’t grow up “churched”. I’m an adult convert to Christianity and I love to grapple and wrestle with what it means to follow Christ in contemporary Australia. I love walking alongside people, sharing stories and sharing journeys, because this is where I’ve seen glimmers of hope in the here and now of very ordinary moments.

My role is divided between Sunshine Hospital providing pastoral care and chaplaincy and coordinating the operation of the men’s and women’s sheds here at Sunshine Uniting Church. If you would like to know more about how the Mental Health Ministry or how we might support you, please contact me at:, 0408 987 174. 

Youth Programs

Youth Bible Study – meets at 7pm every second Friday of the month at the Church.


part of the prayer station for Lent 1 - story of the testing of Jesus in the wilderness

part of the prayer station for Lent 1 – story of the testing of Jesus in the wilderness


Worship is fundamental to who we are as a Christian community.  It both expresses our relationship with God and inspires us to go out into the God’s world refreshed in our spirit and reoriented in our self to be about God’s work.

Sunshine Uniting consists of one congregation but with two worshipping communities.  There is a service at 9:30am in English and one at 11.30am in Samoan.

The elements of our worship service may be termed “traditional” but with the freshness of a contemporary take on what has sustained the Church for over 2,ooo years.

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at the 9:30am service and the whole congregation gathers together for worship, including Communion, on a bi-monthly basis.