Resource for parents and congregation – Growing up Together

Growing up together – Intergenerational rituals to mark rites of passage in the lives of children and young people

Growing Up Together is a FREE intergenerational resource is for multi-age households, small groups and communities of faith committed to growing up together in worship, witness and service.  Growing Up Together comprises an overview of the place of rites and rituals in the lives of young people and their communities plus liturgical resources for marking these significant occasions. Growing Up Together contains resources for recognising and celebrating, in an intergenerational way,

  • A new sibling
  • Starting school
  • The first job
  • Transition from adolescence to young adulthood
  • Leaving home
Messy Church is one place we can mark special transitions. Photo credit: Elizabeth Stoel

Download your copy here

or contact Robyn at the church office to have one emailed or printed for you.

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.

Weekly News Sheet 16th April 2017

Weekly Newsheet 16th April

Apologies for the delay, some technical glitches this week!  Part of Sunday’s Easter Celebration – amidst gratefully acknowledging our new life in Jesus – was the creation of an Easter cross, decorated with posies of white flowers.

Thanks to our lovely helpers Linda and Judy for organising this activity!


Easter Services at St. Luke’s

Join us in remembering the Easter stories this week:

Midweek Communion Service Thursday 13th April @ 2pm – Traditional service

Maundy Thursday Thursday 13th April @ 5.30-7.30pm – Easter Reflections over Dinner Family friendly.

Good Friday Friday 14th April @ 9.30am – Followed by Hot Cross Buns.

Easter Sunday Sunday 16th April @ 9.30am