Welcome

Welcome to St Luke’s!

Here is some key information you might be looking for:

Worship services

Sunday services are at 9:30am in person at the St Luke’s buildings.  The services is also livestreamed when possible to our YouTube channel for those unable to attend, and can be viewed later in the week once the recording is uploaded.

Join us for worship on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAL8289CyXTVBd-Y8dvT6Q

Church services no longer have restrictions on numbers or requirements to show vaccination status.

Our buildings are now open for regular users in line with the Victorian Government Roadmap through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Worship services are posted in the news section of our website.

Church events

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

St Luke’s Online

On Wednesdays at 8am we gather on Zoom for prayer time together.  If you would like to come, please email info@stlukesuca.org.au for the link to join.

Join us for worship on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAL8289CyXTVBd-Y8dvT6Q

Here is our Facebook page

For a shared conversation online you can join our St Luke’s Members and Friends group

Connect with us

Fill out our connect form here and a friendly person from our congregation will be in touch according to your interests.

New to the Uniting Church?

You might like to watch this video for a 7 minute introduction –

Click on the photos below to find out more about St Luke’s and our partner organisations:

Groups that operate from our facilities

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.

Key Contacts

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

 

News

News from Presbytery

The Westerly No.33   This edition we explore the theme of ‘Seeking Refugee’ with Rev. Geoff Barker’s story of retreat time in a French abbey, JIM Article Refugee week, Rev. Fi Bottcher (Deacon) encourages us to all practice self-love. Rev. Mat Harry (Deacon) speaks about the statistics around young adults who are taking refuge in their faith. …

Uniting Congregation Connect Winter 2022 and Uniting Heritage Newsletter

From Dale at Uniting: “We are pleased to send you the Winter 2022 Congregation Connect.  In this edition,  you can read about: our participation in this year’s Palm Sunday rally, alongside the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania one of our valued volunteers, Suzanne how you can support people in crisis this winter We have also …

Spotlight on Community Partners – The Geelong Chorale

The Geelong Chorale recommenced rehearsals at St Luke’s every Monday evening in 2022 and are excited to present their upcoming concert: Having been delayed in making this overseas journey for the past two years, we are delighted that we can finally present “Around the World in Eighty Minutes”. Although restrictions have generally eased, overseas travel …

Events and Activities

Jun
28
Tue
Environment Action Group @ Foyer (40)
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The St Luke’s Environment Action Team meets monthly to plan for activities and events, including Clean Up Australia Day, Tree Planting, Repair Cafe and local recycling initiatives. Contact the office info@stlukesuca.org.au or phone 03 5244 2997 for further information.

Jun
29
Wed
Weekly Prayer time
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

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

Jul
1
Fri
Church Sanctuary and Office open
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The church Sanctuary is open for prayer and quiet reflection.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available 
for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.  

Support for facilities bookings is also available during office hours.

Sewing Group
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A friendly group of mainly women who are newly arrived to Geelong and sharing their sewing skills to create all kinds of things! 


Child minding available


All welcome. Contact the church office 5244 2997 or email info@stlukesuca.org.au

Jul
3
Sun
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Welcome to worship at St Luke’s! Sunday morning services are often followed by a cuppa in the hall, subject to COVID restrictions. When possible, services are livestreamed from our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAL8289CyXTVBd-Y8dvT6Q

Jul
4
Mon
Odd Sonder – online youth and young adults
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Broadcasting every week from Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/sondercloud 

Odd Sonder is a kind of online Bible Study, small group, faith community gathering led by a Millennial and a GenXer, deeply grounded in Jesus and popular (and less popular) culture.  For the people who like to go deep and play in the shallows too.

About Sondercloud:
SonderCloud is an online expression of Faith where your questions can be asked and valued. the various streams are here to allow you to ask the questions of Faith that Belong to you. Join in the chat as contexts of Creation, Saved Games, Apocalypse and community are playfully explored.
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Find out more here: https://www.sondercollective.org/

Jul
5
Tue
Prayers by the River
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join Rev. Will Nicholas of St David’s Uniting Newtown – part of the wider Uniting Church community in Geelong – for a casual time of prayer by the Barwon River. Come any time from 8:30 and stay as long or as little as you like. Will is normally there until 10am.

Church Sanctuary and Office open
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The church Sanctuary is open for prayer and quiet reflection.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available 
for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.  

Support for facilities bookings is also available during office hours.

Jul
6
Wed
Weekly Prayer time
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

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

Jul
8
Fri
Church Sanctuary and Office open
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The church Sanctuary is open for prayer and quiet reflection.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available 
for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.  

Support for facilities bookings is also available during office hours.

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