Warm food and warm clothes are everyone’s priority at this time of the year. Uniting Barwon has been busy distributing food and clothing to people feeling the cold and having to manage their winter bills whilst feeding their families.
You can help families by donating the following items:
- Soup, pasta sauces, long life milk, noodles, cooking oil, tinned vegetables, tuna and rice for the preparation of nutritious meals.
- Warm clothing such as children’s track pants (sizes 8 to 12), girls leggings and men’s track pants (M,L & XL).
- Material aid such as cutlery and saucepans are in demand for clients moving into what is often their first home.
ALL DONATIONS MOST WELCOME AND CAN BE MADE VIA THE TRUSTY ST LUKES SHOPPING TROLLEY IN OUR FOYER. GOODS ARE THEN TAKEN TO UNITING.
You can also add your financial support by donating to Uniting’s Winter Appeal here.
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.
Easter Message 2019
Weekly Update 28th April
Weekly update 28th April 2019
You’ve heard the stories, now it’s time to take action to support the people of Timor Leste! To donate online directly to Uniting World’s Lent Event appeal for 2019, click here.
Issue 1 of the Uniting World Update is now available from the display holders outside the office.
St Luke’s is one of many congregations with money invested with Uniting Church Funds Management . UCA Funds Management have announced that they are changing their name to U Ethical with the intention of attracting a wider investment base of people interested in ethical investing
Read more here
Uniting Church President Dr Deidre Palmer has recorded a Survival Day video message with young Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Congress leader Sean Weetra on Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia.
The observance of a Day of Mourning was endorsed by the Fifteenth Assembly at the request of our sisters and brothers in the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). In the spirit of our Covenant relationship with the UAICC, we have declared the Sunday before Australia Day as a Day of Mourning.
Remembering our history is an important part of our journey toward reconciliation as First and Second Peoples. The service reminds us of the dispossession and violence against First Peoples, and laments that as a Church and as Second Peoples we were and remain complicit. We acknowledged this in our Church when we apologised to the Stolen Generations in 1997. We acknowledged this by revising the Preamble to our Constitution, which was approved by the Ninth Assembly in 2009. We acknowledged this in affirming First Peoples as the sovereign peoples of this land. Our declaration of a Day of Mourning allows us to stand together in remembering the truth of our history, and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations.
2019 President’s Survival Day Message from Uniting Church in Australia on Vimeo.