One of the activities of St. Luke’s Men’s Shed is to repair and refurbish donated furniture for use by needy people. Our challenge is when we’ve run out of space to store the furniture that’s been generously donated, and right now, we’re having a clearance sale to make some space – all offers considered!
When: Saturday 16th of June 1-4 pm (co-inciding with Repair Cafe)
Where: St Luke’s Uniting Church, 174 Barrabool Rd Highton (enter from Scenic Road).
For further information, contact Ken Anderson 0412118554.
Don’t forget the “No Waste” expo this Saturday.
1pm to 4pm at St Luke’s UCA Highton, 174 Barrabool Road, Highton
More info Environment Action Group Waste Expo
Some of you may already have heard of the Good News stories project, Humans in Geelong. The project was inspired by Humans of New York and a desire to see the good news happening in Geelong getting out there for all to hear about.
The Humans in Geelong project has evolved to an exciting new stage with a planned expo, showcasing organisations in Geelong who are doing great things in the community.
Find out more about the expo here.
This week’s news sheet is coming to you live from the inaugural Geelong Repair Cafe at St. Luke’s Uniting Church!
And here is this week’s news sheet: News Sheet Aug 6
St. Luke’s House Church recently celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary. Here’s an excerpt of the History of House Church and some photos from the Anniversary Celebration:
In The Beginning … As Elizabeth Nicholls wrote in her reflections at the tenth anniversary of House Church, “House Church began its life around the dinner table early in 1997.” Earlier in the 1990’s, David (then Uniting Church Chaplain at The Geelong Hospital) was invited to lead some discussions at The Emmaus Group. The Emmaus Group was initiated and coordinated by Dr. Marcus Benjamin (dec.), who was a consultant psychiatrist in Geelong, and a member of the Wesley Uniting Church, Yarra Street. David and Carol also attended various social functions of that group. David became enthusiastic and stated, “You know, one day I wouldn’t mind having a go at running such a group.”
Highton Rotary, St Luke’s Environment Group, Clifton Springs, Curlewis Coastcare invite you to join us for a litter survey followed by a famous Rotary BBQ.
When: 22 April 10am
What: Earth Day Activity and BBQ
Where: The Dell, Clifton Springs
What to bring – gloves, sunhat and suncream, warm top (just in case), bag or bucket, $2.50 for BBQ and a water bottle.
We will take a survey of the litter we find at The Dell and send our findings to the Port Phillip Eco Centre who will add this to their data base from all around Port Phillip Bay.
A proactive approach will be taken by finding out where the rubbish comes from and taking action:
We will divide into 3 teams measure and mark 3 areas on the beach.
We will then pick up all the rubbish in the 3 areas, then lay it out on 3 separate tarps.
Lastly we will count all the different types of rubbish and record it on the survey sheet and send the results to the Eco Centre.