Events

 

Saturday 18th November
Presbytery Meeting at Mooroolbark

 

WHAT IS “INSIDE MY HEAD”?
Habitat Uniting Church and Boroondara Community Outreach are sponsors of a music theatre piece created by Cath Rutten in collaboration with “All Directions” Community Choir. Drawing on early gospel music, with original songs and poems by choir members, “Inside My Head” is a revealing and personal account that explores the lived experience of mental illness through visual imagery, sound and music.
When: Saturday, 21st October, at 7pm
Where: Habitat Uniting Church, Kew Hall 23 Highbury Grove, Kew
Cost: $10 (free for concession card holders)
Bookings are essential: trybooking.com/SGEO
Enquiries: Natalie Dixon-Monu, tel 0409 019 269

 

COMMUNITY CONCERT TO SUPPORT VANUATU WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
An afternoon of sacred & secular music raising funds to support women in Vanuatu in their struggle to gain skills and confidence to take up leadership roles in a society where, until now, all such leadership belonged exclusively to men. This concert, part of the Vanuatu Women in Leadership Project and featuring the Immanuel Singers will be held at Surrey Hills Uniting Church, corner Canterbury Rd/Valonia Ave, Surrey Hills, on Sunday 22nd October at 2.30pm. Enquiries to Rob Gotch, robgotch@optusnet.com.au.

 

EDUCATION FOR PURPOSEFUL LIVING
The Principal of Kingswood College, Elisabeth Lenders, and the Christian Research Association invite you to the launch of Educating for Purposeful Living in a Post-traditional Age by Rev Dr Philip Hughes. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Monday 23rd October 2017 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Senior School Centre Kingswood College Station Street, Box Hill. (enter via Gate 2, Piedmont Street)
Enquiries and RSVP: kwc@kingswoodcollege.vic.edu.au or 9896 1700 by Wednesday 19th October 2017.

 

JEWISH CHRISTIAN MUSLIM ASSOCIATION FRIENDSHIP WALK 2017
Starting at the Albanian Mosque in Carlton North we will walk together to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, then walk across the road to St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church. We will start with a prayer of peace and reflections and then learn about some of the history and traditions of each of the places we visit.
JCMA is a membership based organisation for Jewish, Christian and Muslim people of faith. It is supported by the Islamic Council of Victoria, Victorian Council of Churches and Jewish Community Council of Victoria.
To register book your free ticket at https://jcmafw.eventbrite.com.au or for more information call Ginette Everest tel 9287 5590 or 0400 211 221 or email to: executiveofficer@jcma.org.au.
Date: Sunday 22 October 2017, Time: 1:45pm to 5:15pm
Starting point: Australian Albanian Islamic Society, 765 Drummond Street, Carlton North [http://bit.ly/1KbPHwz]

 

COMMEMORATE THE 500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
An all-Melbourne-Church-event commemorating 500 years of Reformation, to be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday 28th October from 2–4 p.m. We are looking forward to having Indigenous, Tongan, Korean, Chinese, African, German, Welsh, Indonesian and Swedish Church Choirs sing hymns in their own languages, interspersed with traditional church hymns in English. Our event features congregations who worship God in many languages sharing in celebrating the meaning of the mother-tongue for spirituality. Each one expresses the beauty and the individuality of how the Gospel is spread in Australia.
As we hear many languages spoken and sung, we can experience the variety of the Christian heritage in Melbourne. At our event, we plan to welcome the cross carried by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement. Church leaders from Uniting, Lutheran and Anglican churches will support the advertisement of this event to their suburban congregations. We are expecting that normal Sunday church goers, either from English speaking or from other language congregations, will want to join in this event. All of these people will be able to enjoy themselves singing famous church hymns in one of the great buildings in Melbourne, St Paul’s Cathedral. They will also be able to join Church Unite in Federation Square following our hymn-singing event.
Finally, we will be joining the Roman Catholic – Lutheran commemoration service at St. Johns, Southgate on the same day, 28th October, 7.00 pm, featuring messages from Archbishop Denis Hart and Bishop Lester Priebbenow and the Bach cantata O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (O eternal fire, origin of love).
When: Saturday 28th October from 2–4 p.m
Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne
Enquiries: Alexander Yule, yules@optusnet.com.au

 

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AT NORTH BALWYN
Speaker: Julie McDonald, Co–coordinator at the Bethel Centre, Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist.
Topic: “Responding with hope to heal abuse and misuse of power in the Church”
The Church is a sacred refuge. Shared with family and friends, it is held to be a safe place but what happens when you have been hurt by the church in some way? It can be difficult to make sense of these experiences and very easy to become disoriented to one’s faith. Bethel works to respond to the reality of the hurt a person or people within a congregation have experienced. The goal is to restore faith, hold hope and foster healing.
The talk will be followed by soup and then a short reflective service.
When: Sunday 29th October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: North Balwyn Uniting Church, 17-21 Duggan St, Balwyn North.
Contact: Nell Potter tel 9857 8412 or mail@nbuc.org.au

 

TOORAK UNITING OPEN DAY
All facilities at Toorak Uniting, including the John Macrae Centre and the Kinross Arts Centre will be open during a Community Open Day on Sunday 29th October, from 10am to 1pm. Enquiries: John Clarke, John.Clarke@vt.uniting.org

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE
Are you interested in learning skills to assist friends, family and co-workers who are experiencing mental health challenges? This course will enable participants to learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, and where to get help. After completing the course each participant will be eligible to an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
When: 9am to 5pm, Monday 30 October and 31 October
Where: Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville
Facilitator: Marcel Koper
Cost: $210.00
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on both days.
Go to https://www.trybooking.com/SHRJ to book your place. Spaces are limited.
For any further enquiries contact Bethel Centre on tel 9859 8700 or alternatively email support@bethelcentre.com.au