Oct 18

A social gathering run by the Community Services group. Cost is $5 and includes dinner snacks.
154 Drummond St., Oakleigh.
All welcome.

Enquiries: community@oakleigh.unitingchurch.org.au

Oct 18

The Uniting Church in Australia has condemned the Commonwealth’s legislative response to child sex abuse in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.

The church is calling for the Northern Territory Response Act, passed by the Federal Parliament in August, to be repealed.

Read more (ABC news)>>

Oct 17

Annual variety concert – heaps of talent and generous supper.

Admission by donation $7.50.
154 Drummond St., Oakleigh

Enquiries: concert@oakleigh.unitingchurch.org.au

Oct 17

A community Christmas event hosted by the churches of Oakleigh. Building on our first event last year, this is a family friendly event so that all may enjoy the story and spirit of Christmas. Warrawee Park, Drummond St., Oakleigh.

Oct 17

The annual Memorial service is an opportunity to remember those close to us who have passed away, to celebrate the way Saints of the faith have touched us, to light a candle as a memorial to people who have shared their lives with us. All are welcome to worship and pray together, but we especially invite those for whom grief is recent. If you have friends or family who may find this worship useful, please invite them to come.

Oct 17

All are welcome to the Annual Tamil Christmas Carols worship service at the Oakleigh Worship Centre, 154 Drummond St., Oakleigh.

Oct 17

Godly playNext week at St. Catherine’s in Caulfield South, there will be a Godly Play workshop for Religious Education teachers in all settings. Check out the link below to find out more details. Bookings essential.

Godly Play workshop (pdf)
St. Catherine’s, South Caulfield

Oct 16

Bethel houseThe final Bethel Pastoral Centre workshop for this year will be held on Thursday October 25th in Balwyn North.

This half day workshop will be led by Dr Rachel McKenzie, Clinical Psychologist from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health. For more details and how to book, visit the Bethel website.

The Bethel Pastoral Centre is a Uniting Church initiative ‘Towards preventing & healing abuse of power within the church’. Bethel Pastoral Centre seeks to be a place where people can rediscover grace, becoming aware of God’s presence in their lives at times of alienation, and be assured of God’s faithfulness and dependability, no matter their state.

Oct 16

Choir of hard knocksIt has just been announced that the ABCs Choir of Hard Knocks has won an ARIA award.

“Who would have thought that in just over a year a group of over 50 homeless Australians would have captured the hearts and minds of people enough to be rewarded with an ARIA,” said the group’s spokesman, Adrian Panozzo.

Read more>>

Oct 15

The latest update of our parish newsletter is now available, featuring regular news of group life, events, children’s ministry, message from the manse and more.

Balkara Parish News, October 2007 (pdf 221kB)