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.
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.”
What if you knew that by Just Walking Across The Room and saying hello to another person, you could make a huge impact on their life? It is nothing difficult …… just a matter of taking a genuine interest in another human being.
On Sunday 19 March after church, another famous Roast Lamb luncheon will be served. No need to book, just come and Walk Across The Room to strengthen friendships as you share a meal together.
During the past few years, we have invited and welcomed many ‘newcomer’ families to Australia to worship at St Luke’s. Several of these were Refugee/Asylum Seeker families. Through Men’s Shed & Mission Outreach, we meet Newcomers at their point of need (provision of furniture, household items, paper work queries, food, etc.).
By increasing the level of social interaction between our Church Community and with Newcomers, by sharing food, we get to know them better and they get to know us better leading to a greater sense in Newcomers of belonging in the life of St Luke’s.
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
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!