Humans of the Uniting Church
February 28, 2023
In a new regular series this year, we’re excited to be featuring some of the inspirational people who make up the Uniting Church. Check out the growing hub of stories here.
If you know of someone with a great story to tell, contact us and nominate them to be featured.
This week we hear from Luke Molkentin, a member of Terrigal Uniting Church on the Central Coast of NSW. Luke is involved in music and young adult ministry across the Uniting Church.
"I love seeing times of worship when we can come together and pour out our spirit to God in honour and glory. I always walk away from those times excited for what’s to come and with a fire renewed inside."
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What’s your Uniting Church story?
My Uniting Church story really starts with the start of lockdown in 2020. Being passionate about music and tech I dove into learning and helping with the pre-recorded church videos and then livestreams. From there I have been involved in playing at my church as well as at some Pulse events such as the Young Adult gatherings.
What enlivens your faith?
Seeing but also being involved in gatherings. I love seeing times of worship when we can come together and pour out our spirit to God in honour and glory. I always walk away from those times excited for what’s to come and with a fire renewed inside.
What’s one thing happening in your community that’s really exciting for you?
Being the son of Steve Molk has meant I have been connected to a lot of the Pulse events such as the Young Adult gatherings and Kids Camp Out, events which I am super stoked to go to again this year. I have also recently been connected into the Uniting Creative scene and am really excited to see what we can make this year!
What’s one thing you love telling people about the UCA?
Our openness and acceptance of everyone. No matter who you are, no matter your background, no matter anything, the Uniting Church will love and accept you as you are.
What’s one thing you’d like to change, or something you hope for?
I’d love to see a growth of young people within our church body across the state. Whilst we have a decent number, Church has been something that does not appeal to a great deal of young adults and I want to see a movement to bring them back to the church, to welcome them and accept them into the community.
What's one thing you would like the rest of the Uniting Church to pray for?
Love and Growth as a church body. That we can collectively see how we can be better servants of God and continue to love and honour him.