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.

Weekly News Sheet 23rd July 2017

News Sheet Jul 23

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:

Rev. David Manks, one of the founding leaders of House Church

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.”

The History of St Luke’s House Church June 2017

The 20th Anniversary celebrations were a great opportunity to catch up with long time friends.

Earth Day Activity & BBQ

Help us understand where our little comes from so that we can stop creating it!

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.

Ministry of Hospitality Roast Lunch

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.

Rae Anderson – Mission Outreach Ministry Team

Centre for Theology and Mission calendar 2017

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.

You can find all the details at the website here:

and some DL sized cards with the calendar will be available from the church foyer.


Annual Church Picnic

Church Picnic
Church Picnic

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.

BYO everything.

Wet weather venue:  Back at St. Luke’sWhen: Sunday 26th March 2017, 12-2pm

Barwon Valley Park – map

RSVP via Facebook or via our contact form.



It’s Garage Sale Trail time again!

Once again, St. Luke’s Men’s Shed is hosting a community garage sale as part of the Garage Sale Trail on October 22, 2016!

The sale will include:

  • Cake Stall
  • Book Stall
  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Plants
  • Paintings
  • Jewellery
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Collectibles
  • a yummy morning tea

If you have furniture you would like to donate for the sale, please contact Ken Anderson on 0412 118 554.

You can book your own stall at the community sale for only $20 by contacting Ian Pooley on 5243 4832.

Bring along your inner “Womble” and see what treasures you’ll find, or bring along your own treasures to sell!


Antiques Appraisal Day 19th March 2016

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!Antique Appraisal

St. Luke’s is on the Garage Sale Trail for 2015!

Garage Sale Trail COGG Once again, St. Luke’s will be hosting a group sale at the church as part of the 2015 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday the 24th of October. More information about that here:

The Garage Sale Trail is an initiative designed to help the community to recycle their unwanted goods by selling them to people who are keen to buy secondhand. It’s a win/win scenario!

If you have some items you’d like to sell, why not hold your own stall as part of the sale? You can register on the Garage Sale Trail website and all contact details are available there.

St Luke's Garage Sale