The Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Mission in Victoria has just released its calendar of events and opportunities for learning and education for ministry for the first 6 months of 2017.
There are many interesting and inspiring practical training opportunities for ministry leaders and in-depth theological exploration for people wanting to deepen their understanding of faith and how to live today.
Pop the 26th of March in your diaries and start planning your picnic!
Join members of the St. Luke’s Congregation for a relaxing lunch and afternoon at the Barwon Valley Fun Park on Barrabool Road, opposite Riverview Coffee House, now called Cafe R n R.
This area has easy access to Barwon Valley Fun Park, walking tracks, open areas
for ball games, riding bikes, and of course, and is close to the Coffee House for excellent
hamburgers, coffee, cake, etc. This is a great way to spend a relaxing few hours getting to know some of our newer members or catching up with each other.
Wet weather venue: Back at St. Luke’sWhen: Sunday 26th March 2017, 12-2pm
Taste sustainably and organically grown, local food, soak up lots of information about Geelong’s flora and fauna, view the beautiful film “Melbourne Down Under”, let the kid’s make “wild animals”, find out about our endangered Great Barrier Reef, have a go at “Cluckar” and much, much more
Come along and participate in our Antique Appraisal Day. Bring something to have valued or just come and enjoy the show! Lots of things happening alongside the appraisals so grab a bargain at the Garage Sale, a sausage or a Devonshire tea to ward off the tummy rumbles, hunt through the Book Stall for something that appeals or treat your sweet tooth with something from the Cake Stall. We’re looking forward to a great day – see you there!
A new opportunity to gather with the St Luke’s faith community to explore the Animate Practises study series.
A new small group gathering is commencing next month, monthly on the first Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 at the Saravanan’s place in Highton. If you can’t get out of the house you can still join us via Skype!
This month St. Luke’s small groups are starting a new series of studies.
Animate: Practices is a seven-session adult introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith.
In each session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. Topics include Prayer (Brian McLaren), Food (Sara Miles), Worship (Mike Slaughter), Sacraments (Phyllis Tickle), Money (Shane Claiborne), Service (Enuma Okoro) and Community (Doug Pagitt).
Here’s a short sample of the video from the session on “Food, eating with Jesus”.