Bonny Hills to cease operations
On 6 August 2014, the UME Board approved the recommendation to cease operating the Uniting Venues centre at Bonny Hills in December 2014 and to proceed to sell the property.
This was notified to the Synod Standing Committee on Saturday 23 August 2014. This has not been an easy decision for the UME Board, given the wonderful ministry that has taken place at and through the Bonny Hills centre for over forty years. However, the changing demographics of the area, ageing of the facilities, operating losses for the last 8 years and the changing dynamics of the church have all meant that the venue has become economically unsustainable,.
Our hospitality ministry at Naamaroo, Elanora and the Centre For Ministry at North Parramatta will continue.
It is envisaged that the operation at Naamaroo can be strengthened and repositioned to address the need for adult retreat and conference accommodation; that Elanora can enhance its focus on family and school camps; and that the Centre For Ministry will continue to offer exceptional educational, conference and accommodation facilities.
Uniting Venues staff look forward to welcoming you in the near future! www.unitingvenues.org