Welcome

Updated Saturday 31st July 2021

Our buildings are reopening for church and community group activities subject to an updated COVID safe plan.  The Sunday service is onsite for up to 40 people in the Sanctuary and will be livestreamed from our YouTube Channel from 9:30am for those who are unable to attend.

If you are planning to attend our facilities, please remember our COVID safe strategies:

  • Stay home if you are unwell
  • Wear a facemask (correctly – nose and mouth both covered)
  • Check in with the QR code or ask our sign in helpers to do this for you
  • Sanitise you hands on entry and as required
  • Keep 1.5 metres (6 feet) apart from others where possible

Thankyou to everyone who is getting their vaccinations done as you are eligible and helping to make our community safe.

Check the events calendar for all current information on St Luke’s activities and events.

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About St Luke’s

St. Luke’s aims to be a warm and welcoming “all age” faith community that is passionate about engaging with the people  around us and the world we live in.  We believe in kindness and faith in action!

Worship services happen weekly on Sunday mornings, and monthly gatherings include Messy church for all ages, House church for the more intellectually minded person, and a mid-week service especially for folk who find it difficult to get to weekly Sunday services.

Our community activities include helping newly arrived immigrants settle into the Geelong area; a well attended Mens’ Shed, open to all; and a monthly Repair Cafe organised by our Environment Action Group.

We are also building our knowledge of Mental Health and Wellbeing as we support people in our own community and our wider community of Highton and surrounds.

Through our Men’s Shed, Community garage sales and Refugee support, we’re able to ensure that furniture and goods otherwise destined for landfill are repaired in good order and distributed to people who arrive in Geelong with nothing but the clothes they wear.

We welcome volunteers and the spiritually curious – anyone in search of a place to belong – if you’d like to chat to someone, please contact us on 5244 2997.

Please take the time to explore our website and get to know us better.

COVID updates

While in lockdowns the faith community continues to gather in virtual ways, and you can find us online here:

These are the virtual spaces we will use to deliver Worship recordings and other messages, we also post our worship links here tagged ‘Worship’. Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1862447484018154 – email Robyn info@stlukes.uca.org.au to be invited.

Key Contacts

When possible, the St Luke’s congregation gathers on Sunday morning for worship in a COVID safe way

 

News

Worship Online Sunday 25th of June – Staying afloat: You be you

Welcome to this Sunday’s worship time. I’m Lloyd Walker, one of the Lay Preachers at St Luke’s Uniting Church here in Highton. Paul, St Luke’s Highton Ordained Minister, will be back next week. Today I’m continuing the theme Paul started a couple of weeks ago – Remaining Afloat in Challenging times.  My focus is going …

Food relief – items of need for Uniting Barwon (17th July)

Uniting Barwon Emergency Food Room are in need of: Olive oil Tomato sauce Snack bars for children’s lunches Shampoo Conditioner NB: Smaller packets/ jars are more useful than large packets/jars. These items can be dropped off to St Luke’s Highton, Tuesday and Friday mornings or can be dropped at Uniting Barwon’s Grovedale location (https://www.unitingvictas.org.au/locations/grovedale-272-torquay-rd/)

Events and Activities

Aug
6
Fri
Church Office Open
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church foyer open for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Aug
8
Sun
Worship Onsite @ 174 Barrabool Rd Highton
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – in person or livestreaming on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAL8289CyXTVBd-Y8dvT6Q

In accordance with COVID restrictions, numbers are limited, so if we have more attendees than can fit into the Sanctuary, there is spillover space in the Hall where you can watch the service on the big screen.  Attendees will need to sign or scan in for contact tracing and observe current mask wearing regulations.

Please don’t attend worship if you are unwell.  If you would like support or connection in isolation, please contact the office 52442997 or Minister Paul Stephens by email paul.stephens@stlukesuca.org.au

Aug
10
Tue
Church Office Open
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church foyer open for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Aug
11
Wed
Weekly Prayer time
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

A weekly prayer time held on Zoom. Contact the office for meeting details: info@stlukesuca.org.au

Aug
12
Thu
Midweek Worship
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Co-ordinators: Pam Seller/Lyn Robinson
a traditional style service designed for people who find it difficult to attend church on Sunday morning.
Contact the church office 52442997 for further information

Pastoral Care as we ride the waves of a Pandemic – Part 1.
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This session is offered via Zoom:

Part 1 Seminar:

– Identifying inclusion and exclusion experiences

– Understanding the track that leads to on-going attendance or no further attendance

(relevant to church and any other group life)

– Identifying the implications for our own setting

– Coming back after Covid

– How to care for people who have stopped attending

This training is offered free as a gift from the Presbytery of Port Phillip West.

It is open and would be of benefit to ministers, pastors, chaplains, people involved in pastoral

care, welcomers and church councillors.

You need to register through the following link https://www.trybooking.com/BSEGF

Aug
13
Fri
Church Office Open
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church foyer open for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Aug
14
Sat
Geelong Repair Cafe – Highton
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Geelong Repair Cafe Highton is meeting within COVID constraints.  For more information about how to participate either as a volunteer or as someone bringing items for repair, head to their facebook page.Geelong Repair Cafe Highton

Aug
15
Sun
Worship Onsite @ 174 Barrabool Rd Highton
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – in person or livestreaming on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAL8289CyXTVBd-Y8dvT6Q

In accordance with COVID restrictions, numbers are limited, so if we have more attendees than can fit into the Sanctuary, there is spillover space in the Hall where you can watch the service on the big screen.  Attendees will need to sign or scan in for contact tracing and observe current mask wearing regulations.

Please don’t attend worship if you are unwell.  If you would like support or connection in isolation, please contact the office 52442997 or Minister Paul Stephens by email paul.stephens@stlukesuca.org.au

House Church
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact Church Office 52442997 for details of this month’s gathering

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