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.

Men’s Shed Furniture Sale Saturday 16th of June 2018

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.


Humans in Geelong Expo Saturday 8th of October

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.