Local Impact

Local Impact

“How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” – Romans 10:15

As Encompass Church we’re the bringers and carriers of God’s good news to people in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs and beyond out into the wider world. Those who are lonely, hungry, afraid and seeking can find helping hands and open arms as we reveal to them the love of Jesus in practical ways, giving hope of a better future.



Unicare is the University Student ministry of Encompass Church. We welcome both local and international students, into a community where they can connect, grow and journey with one another.

We are committed to creating a strong sense of family amongst all students, building friendships and motivating them to reach their full potential. Our passion is to support and care for uni students on their academic journey and help combat loneliness and isolation for those studying and living away from home. Unicare holds regular gatherings to support and help students deal with isolation, finding accommodation and part-time work and learning English. Unicare aims to engage students by hosting a number of activities throughout the year, including free dinners, day trips, music lessons, volunteering, fun & games and group hangouts, along with opportunities to integrate into church life. Regular life groups also allow students to have in-depth and open discussion about life and God.

Click on the following links to find out more about our Free Dinners, Student Alpha, Life Groups, Fun & Games events and Day Trips! Contact us for further information on 03 9467 6777. We look forward to meeting you!

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Playgroup happens on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-12pm and is open to all families. Mums, dads and grandparents are welcome to bring babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to participate in a range of structured activities.

The cost is $40 per family per term (no refunds). New families are welcome to check out the program before making a permanent commitment. To register or find out more, please forward an email to jjplaygroup@gmail.com or contact the church office on 03 9467 6777. Please note that some days are full and have a waiting list.



Encompass Care provides emergency relief and support to low-income earners in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne and the Whittlesea Shire.

Our Purpose: To assist individuals or families in crisis by providing services which are client centred and focus on improving the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of those in our community.

Our initiatives:

Please call the church office for more information.