Christmas volunteering fun at Westfield

From Rev. Ann Key

Over the past few years if you have done any shopping in Market Square round about Christmas time, you may have seen the nativity dress up, story -telling, or Christmas craft making.  Then again, you might not have, because it has been a bit hidden away.

However this year, after much negotiating on the part of the Reverend Elizabeth Breakey, Vicar of the Bellarine Gateway Anglican Parish, this ecumenical outreach will be right next door to Gloria Jeans. You won’t be able to miss it!

And so you, and your Congregation don’t feel left out of this wonderful ministry, this is to invite you to participate!

We need your help to make this work, and would appreciate your prayerful consideration, before saying you are too busy…

From the 11th –  22nd December there will be colouring in for adults and children(giant stained glass windows which will later go on display in the shopping centre), the opportunity for people/ families  to dress up in costumes and have a photo taken in the nativity(on-going), and story -telling (12.00 -12.30).

We only need 3-4 people each day, and will give instructions, information etc so that it is a great experience for all volunteers, each one of whom must hold a current Working With Children Check.

If you would like to volunteer and have a current WWCC, please contact

Reverend Elizabeth Breakey : vicar[at]bellarinegateway.org.au  and let her know what you can help out. Only 7 days left to fill! Hurry, or you might miss out!  15, 17, 18, 22 and 23 December slots already gone!

Finance Manager Position – Heathdale Christian College

From Ross Grace, Principal

“Heathdale Christian College is a multi-campus, Kinder – Year 12 Christian faith based school community in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Our purpose is to help each student find their God given gifts and talents, through nurturing curiosity and developing skills of deep learning. We seek exceptional educators, who align with our vision and be part of a culture that pursues excellence and quality, with a deep commitment to serving God through our work. Heathdale Christian College engages staff who are able to identify and abide by the Christian foundations, ethos and practice of the College.”

Current Positions Available – Finance Manager

Opportunity for an experienced and professional Finance Manager to join our team, reporting to the Business Services Manager. The Finance Manager is responsible for and assisted by the finance team, on all operational, administrative and financial matters of the College. This includes drafting of annual budgets, management of expenditure, financial reporting, fees collection, payroll and payment of accounts.

Applications close 30 November 2017. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the College and ask to speak with Kristen Dent,  HR Coordinator, or Ross Grace, Principal, on 9974 4808.

Winchelsea Uniting Church – Position Available

Applications are open for the position of Pastoral Assistant (0.2 EFT).

The role entails the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the pastoral care of the people in the congregation
  • Assist with the coordination and operation of the inter-church after school WOW program for primary school aged children
  • On occasions participate in worship within the congregation and at the local Hesse Rural Health Nursing Home
  • Assist in organising combined inter-church events – Pentecost, Easter, Christmas
  • Explore and identify worship options for a younger generation and those for whom the traditional church is no longer relevant

Requests for a detailed job description can be sent to : olivejohndsl@dodo.com.au

Applications close on Thursday November 30th 2017.

John Bumford, Co-ordinator, Winchelsea Uniting Church 0419 535490