Safe Church Training Reminder – Wednesday 28th of November

“The St Luke’s Uniting Church Highton is committed to providing safe places where people are cared for, nurtured and sustained.  We have today adopted the Keeping Children Safe Statement of Commitment as attached. Through it, we commit ourselves to the care, protection and safety of all people, particularly those who are vulnerable.” 

St Lukes Statement of Commitment to Keeping Children Safe

Adopted by Church Council on the 27th of November 2017

As part of our implementation of the Keeping Children Safe policy, all church leaders, employees and volunteers are required to attend a Safe Church training session.   The next session will be held on

Wednesday the 28th of November

from 7-9pm

in the Fellowship Room at St. Luke’s. 

Please RSVP to Robyn or Paul via the church office: info@stlukesuca.org.au  or 52442997.

 

Democracy sausage sizzle, cake stall and garage sale on Saturday 24th – election day

When you are voting this weekend, come along to the St Luke’s Uniting Church polling place (“Highton Central” as the VEC call it).

The Geelong Youth Choir will be running a sausage sizzle, St Luke’s will be running a cake stall and St Luke’s Men’s Shed will be running a garage sale.

Acknowlegement to https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobnrenee/4592565959
Acknowledgement to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cupcakes_market_stall_01.jpg
Acknowledgement to https://pxhere.com/en/photo/635363

Uniting Book Sale Fundraiser Friday 26th October

 

From Lewis Pascoe at Uniting Barwon:

Hello everyone,

The month end book sale will be held on Friday 26th October at the Uniting Barwon Grovedale site (272 Torquay Road, cnr Reserve and Torquay Roads) between 10.00am – 2.00pm.

Plenty of old and new stock to browse through and all books are only $1.00!

We look forward to seeing you there.

For the Love of God Movie Screening

With screenings all over Australia, almost 20,000 people have seen the film already with encore screenings happening all over the country from 26 September.

If you haven’t seen it yet, this documentary is insightful, complex, and vulnerable, opening up a space for honest conversations about the best and worst parts of Christian history.

This is not the history we think we know.

to purchase your tickets:

For The Love of God – Village Cinemas Geelong, VIC

Mental Health Month Special Event Sunday 7th October

On Sunday 7th of October, Tania Lewis, Lived Experience Educator for Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service, will give a presentation on Mental Health at 12 noon at St. Luke’s Uniting Church.

Biography – Tania Lewis

Tania was a policewoman, when, at age 23, she experienced a psychotic episode. She was subsequently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and continued in the force for 15 years, experiencing episodes of psychosis and mania during that time.

In 1997 Tania left the force and pursued her passion as a trainer and educator.

She currently works as a Lived Experience Educator for Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service. She is a Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor and also has her own training and speaking business.

Tania undertakes speaking engagements around topics including; an introduction to mental illness, managing mental illness and wellbeing, and how people with mental illness can be supported to remain in their workplace, a topic close to her heart.

Tania lives by the beach on the Bellarine Peninsula. Her dog, Mahla, is her much loved companion and a great source of wellness.

Tania’s presentation is preceded at 11:30 by a Great Outback BBQ fundraiser for Frontier Services, a Uniting Church Agency who provide essential support to remote communities experiencing hardship due to the ongoing drought.