Dec 19

On Saturday December 13th, the hall at St. David’s Oakleigh was transformed into a live Christmas Nativity, with an animal farm creating a live Nativity, as we remember the Christmas story where Jesus is born in a manger amongst the animals.

Each year we have a lucky door prize where the winner gets to take the family to the Rain, Hayne and Shine animal farm at Balnarring. We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner is:

Callum A.. of Huntingdale

Callum and his family were delighted with the news and we are too.

The next major St. David’s event for children and their families will be our Christmas Eve service on December 24th at 4pm. All are welcome.

Dec 19

Val Cormack is retiring as Pastoral Assistant to the Parish of Balkara. We have been richly blessed by her sharing of ministry in the parish for the last 15 years. The attached document is our formal minute of appreciation.

Minute of Appreciation – Val Cormack (pdf)

Dec 19

For the latest happenings from the Balkara Parish and the St. David’s Oakleigh congregation, check out our online copy of the Parish newsletter.

Parish News – December 2008 (pdf)