Op Shop Volunteers Urgently needed

 

Are you keen to volunteer in the Porter Ave Op Shop 2 hours (or more) a month?

Uniting Barwon URGENTLY needs  motivated reliable volunteers from 10am till 12pm Saturdays!

Uniting Barwon (formerly UnitingCare Geelong) is an emergency relief agency providing assistance to individuals and families in our local community who need practical support during times of financial and personal struggle.

If you—or someone you know—would enjoy being part of a can-do volunteer team, please contact Elizabeth Hopkin on 4210 1113 or email Elizabeth.Hopkin@vt.uniting.org

Support vulnerable people in the community and help make a difference.

*Volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal history checks, reference checks and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 3rd of March

Clean up Australia Day
Our environment is no place to leave rubbish and debris lying around, so we’re teaming up again to clean up the Barrabool Rd Stormwater Basins.  Please register and join us at the Clean Up Australia website, then spread the word to come along and work off those unwanted pancake calories from  the pancake feast following the church service on Sunday March 3; Clean Up Australia Day.
Be visible in our local community; help us to be seen cleaning and taking care of our locality.  Our efforts are making a difference; the quantity and types of rubbish needing to be removed from our local area is gradually reducing each year.

We’d love your help on the day if you would like to sign up to be a volunteer at our Clean Up site.

https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraisers/ianlawrence  this is my volunteer page!

Want to get in touch or have a question about the Clean Up?

Contact Robyn at the church office 52442997.

Got a question for Clean Up Australia? You can send an enquiry to cleanup@cleanup.com.au or give them a call on 1800 CUA DAY ( 1800 282 329 )

Thank you for your support! Remember – change starts with you!

Best wishes,

Ian LAWRENCE

Sunday Morning Worship Rosters

St Luke’s has been blessed by the work that Pam Seller and Ian Pooley have done over the past several years in ensuring that our Sunday Morning Worship is well supported by the volunteers from the congregation.

From now on, the role of organising and co-ordinating the volunteers for Sunday morning Worship returns to the St Luke’s Office co-ordinator – Robyn Hodge – commencing with the March roster.  Roles that are usually organised by particular people will continue to be done by those people.
Volunteers can notify Robyn of changes and availability on 52442997 or email info@stlukesuca.org.au.
There may be some hiccups in the first couple of months, but I trust that people will be understanding and gracious as any problems are sorted out.  Thanks to all of you who help the weekly Sunday Morning Worship service to happen!
Pam and Sonya on Morning Tea duty
Robyn Hodge, Office Co-ordinator.

Christmas volunteering fun at Westfield

From Rev. Ann Key

Over the past few years if you have done any shopping in Market Square round about Christmas time, you may have seen the nativity dress up, story -telling, or Christmas craft making.  Then again, you might not have, because it has been a bit hidden away.

However this year, after much negotiating on the part of the Reverend Elizabeth Breakey, Vicar of the Bellarine Gateway Anglican Parish, this ecumenical outreach will be right next door to Gloria Jeans. You won’t be able to miss it!

And so you, and your Congregation don’t feel left out of this wonderful ministry, this is to invite you to participate!

We need your help to make this work, and would appreciate your prayerful consideration, before saying you are too busy…

From the 11th –  22nd December there will be colouring in for adults and children(giant stained glass windows which will later go on display in the shopping centre), the opportunity for people/ families  to dress up in costumes and have a photo taken in the nativity(on-going), and story -telling (12.00 -12.30).

We only need 3-4 people each day, and will give instructions, information etc so that it is a great experience for all volunteers, each one of whom must hold a current Working With Children Check.

If you would like to volunteer and have a current WWCC, please contact

Reverend Elizabeth Breakey : vicar[at]bellarinegateway.org.au  and let her know what you can help out. Only 7 days left to fill! Hurry, or you might miss out!  15, 17, 18, 22 and 23 December slots already gone!