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

Seeking expressions of interest in a playgroup at St Luke’s Highton

Are you a parent or carer of a pre-school aged child or children living in Highton or nearby suburbs? St Luke’s is considering running a regular playgroup session for local families with very young children who are looking to make community connections and spend time with others who are also caring for young children. The …

Planning your church giving for 2022-25

Hello friends, Please find an invitation to consider your giving of time, talents and money to St Luke’s and make any changes you may wish to. Giving Appeal July 2022 If you missed Paul’s reflections and invitations to Stewardship in July, you can find them here:

Events and Activities

Aug
15
Mon
Odd Sonder – online youth and young adults
Aug 15 @ 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/

Aug
16
Tue
Prayers by the River
Aug 16 @ 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.

Synod Intercultural Forum Retreat
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Synod Intercultural Forum Retreat

Event description

The Synod Intercultural Forum (SIF) of Vic/Tas

A one day retreat – Tuesday August 16, 2022

Manningham Uniting Church Community Centre Hub and Redgum Cafe

109 Wood Street, Templestowe ViC 3106

PROGRAM

SIF with purpose for purpose

Gather 9.30am for 10.00am start to 4.30pm close

Morning session 10.00am – 11.35am

  • Welcome
  • Stone soup worship – the SIF way

Morning tea and conversations during this morning session

  • Intentional conversations to reconnect – over two and a half years, SIF were unable to physically gather; let us regroup

Lunch time 11.40am – 12.40pm

Including free time before afternoon session

Afternoon session 1.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Your own stories your way (part one) – Ms Kelly Skilton, pastor, young adults advocate & Rev. Salesi Faupula, minister, Tongan Canterbury UC

Afternoon tea together

  • Your own stories your way (part two) – Rev. Prof. Monica Melanchthon, lecturer, Pilgrim & Rev. Dr. Jong Soo Park, SIF chair and minister, Camberwell UC
  • Thank you and a closing blessing – let the indigenous God spirit of the first nations peoples guide us onward

$20.00 per person, includes morning & afternoon teas and lunch

Registrations close Monday August 8

Contact: Rev. Juliette Maua’i (SIF secretary) 0456 690 291 or asojl@bigpond.com

Church Sanctuary and Office open
Aug 16 @ 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.

Aug
17
Wed
Weekly Prayer time
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

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

Church Council Meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/99561047010?pwd=UG84d21BOFBYU2tHVVlYYUpKd01vUT09
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

St Luke’s Highton Office is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://zoom.us/j/99892659679?pwd=SXlMQktkZ2NqM254TjlLQVhLNUJrZz09

Aug
19
Fri
Church Sanctuary and Office open
Aug 19 @ 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.

Collectibles Sale
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
My Pilgrims Way – Virtual Pilgrimage Croatia
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Srebrenka Kunic of My Pilgrim’s Way as she makes a pilgrimage to Marija Bistrica in Croatia.

St Luke’s will be hosting a “live cross” to Srebrenka in Croatia. You can also join via Srebrenca’s My Pilgrim’s way community on the “Altar Live” platform.

Available on the apple store here:
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/altar-live/id1527581574

and Google Play store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.altarlive.participant&hl=en_AU&gl=US

Marija Bistrica The church and the town have become Croatia’s largest Catholic pilgrimage site, with up to 800,000 pilgrims each year coming to
pray to the Queen of Croatia. Starting from the first Sunday after Easter all the way through to the last Sunday in October, there are thousands of
organised pilgrim groups, solo travelers, and locals also taking a walk to pray along with the stations of the cross. You’ll need to allow at least 30
mins, preferably longer, to wander and explore the paintings, alleys, and, of course, kneel at the altar with the black Madonna.

Collectibles Sale @ Chapel-Ground-Chapel
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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