Community File

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July 15/September 9 – Creation Ministries International

Creation Ministries International is coming to Melbourne and Geelong over the next couple of months.  Attend a Creation meeting and find out why the origins debate affects every person and their view of the world.

  • Saturday 11 August – Does truth matter? Public meeting with Dr. Mark Brunacci.  North Geelong Presbyterian Church, 8 Tarkin Ct., Bell Park.  7.00pm
  • Sunday 9 September – Dynamic answers from Genesis. Morning service with Peter Sparrow.  Belmont-Highton Baptist Church, 43-45 Mt Pleasant Rd., Belmont.  10.00am

For other meetings and more details, call CMI on (07) 3340 9888, email or go to


July 17 – The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course is seven weekly sessions where couples learn how to have a strong and loving relationship over a romantic dinner for two.

  • Starts Tuesday 17 July
  • Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, Provence Blvd., Highton
  • Registrations close Tuesday 10 July

For more details and to register, call 5249 0200 during office hours.


July 20 – Messy Church @ St Luke’s Uniting

Messy Church at St Luke’s Uniting is a time for all ages to get together, explore faith, have fun, be creative and share a meal.

  • Friday 20 July
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, 174 Barrabool Rd., Highton
  • 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Theme: God 24/7

For more details, call Linda on 0407 806 312


July 21 – Repair Cafe Geelong West

Have you got something that needs repairing but are unsure what to do? If so, then bring it along to Repair Café in Geelong West for advice and help to fix it.

  • Saturday 21 July
  • One Care, 61 Candover St., Geelong West
  • 10am to 1pm
  • A voluntary contribution can be given on the day

For more details, call 5229 2133 or go to


July 24 – Operation Christmas Child 2018 Geelong Launch

You are invited to the Geelong launch of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.  Come and say hi, share a cuppa and collect your 2018 resources.

  • Tuesday 24 July
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 60 Ballarat Rd., North Geelong
  • 2pm – 7pm

For more details, email


July 27 – Messy Church @ Grovedale Uniting

Grovedale Uniting Messy Church is a family friendly time for all ages to get together to explore faith, have fun, play games and share a meal.

  • Friday 27 July
  • Grovedale Uniting Church, cnr. Torquay & Reserve Rds., Grovedale
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For more details, call Iain on 5243 3400


July 27 – Parents with Purpose

Parents with Purpose is a community group created by mums for mums.  Come along for a time of encouragement and friendship while your little ones play.

  • Friday 27 July – Pamper morning sponsored by Gordon Tafe
  • Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Rd., Grovedale
  • 9.30am start
  • Cost $5.00 per family
  • Meets monthly (except school holidays) with guest speakers on topics about parenting babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

For more details and to register, email or call Kerry on 0425 744 684


July 27 – Christmas in July Melton South

Life Way Chapel invite you to come along and celebrate Christmas in July featuring the movie The Star, the story of the first Christmas.

  • Friday 27th July
  • Main Auditorium, Bridge Road Children’s and Community Centre. 260-266 Bridge Road, Melton South
  • 5pm start
  • Free event

“For more details call 0402 544 386 or visit


July 28 – Mphatso Thanks-Giving Dinner

Mphatso (Ma-part-so) Children’s Foundation supports more than 1200 kids in Malawi each day with a meal and education.  A Thanks-Giving Dinner is being held to celebrate all that has been achieved and to help raise funds.  Get a group together and come along for a great night of food, music, prizes and more.

  • Saturday 28 July
  • The Wave Church, cnr. Lake Ave. and Wallington Rd., Ocean Grove
  • 5.30pm start
  • Adults: $28, kids: $18

For tickets or more details, call Liz on 0467 969 544 or email


August 2/3 – Bloom Women’s Conference

Registrations are now open for the Bloom Women’s Conference.  Women are invited to come and be blessed, encouraged and inspired in their walk with God.

The program this year includes:-  encouraging teaching from guest speaker, Melinda Dwight, National Director of Alpha Australia; informative and inspiring electives led by our local women; panels, worship, fun and yummy treats.

  • Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August
  • Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, Province Blvd., Highton

For more details and to register by Sunday 22 July, go to


August 3/5 – Geelong West Rotary Club Monster Book Fair

The Geelong West Rotary Club is holding a Monster Book Fair with thousands of books on sale.  Come and grab a bargain and help raise funds for local charities.

  • Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August – 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 5 August – 9am to 2pm
  • Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington St., Geelong West

For more details, call Stephen on 0427 211 273 or Michael on 0417 381 317


August 11 – Geelong Christian Singles Dinner

If you are single and would like to meet new friends, then come to the next Geelong Christian Singles dinner.

  • Saturday 11 August
  • Brunenzo’s Italian, Newcomb

For more details and to book, call 0422 904 562 by Thursday 9 August


August 17/18 – Benwerren Art and Photography Exhibition and Sale

Benwerren is a ministry that helps women and children in need, providing time-out, rest and retreat in the Yarra Valley.  You can support this ministry by coming to the Benwerren art and photography exhibition and sale.  Local Melbourne artists will be featured and a percentage of each artwork sold will go to Benwerren.

  • Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August
  • Seville Community Hall, Warburton Highway, Yarra Valley
  • 9am to 10pm each day including a special feature, Friday night, 7pm to 9pm
  • Devonshire tea, boutique coffee and local musicians
  • Entry by gold coin at the door

For more details, call Doug 0421 397 706


August 25 – Brave Enough Launch Party & Fundraiser

You are invited to a great night of food and fun at the launch party for new media ministry, Brave Enough.  Founded by 96Three daytime presenter, Danni Synot, the ministry aims to encourage people to be Brave Enough to face the challenges of everyday life.

Tickets are just $60 for a delicious two course dinner, music, inspiring testimonies, a silent auction and random prizes!

Bring your friends!  Help share the vision and raise funds for media outreach projects that will be supporting the community and also airing on Australian Christian Channel – ACCTV.

  • Saturday 25 August
  • The Seaview Club, 335 Bluestone Rd., Lovely Banks
  • 6.30pm start
  • Book online at

For more details and to RSVP by Friday August 10, call Danni on 0412 017 568 or email


August 28 – Stan Goodenough

Stan Goodenough is a Christian journalist who has lived in Jerusalem for 30 years.  Stan believes Australia has a part to play in supporting Israel and is coming to Geelong to speak.

  • Tuesday 28 August
  • City on a Hill, 230 McKillop St., East Geelong
  • 7.00pm start

For more details, call Colin on 0409 453 607


Sewing Machines for Refugees

Geelong Refugee Assistance Program helps recently arrived refugees who settle in Geelong. They are seeking sewing machines to give to refugee women to help them make clothes for their families.

If you have a sewing machine in good working order that you no longer need, please donate it and know that you are helping refugees who arrive here without any material goods.

You can drop sewing machines into 96three, Unit 15/147 Marshalltown Rd., Grovedale from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 5pm.

For more information, call Hilary on 0418 554 380


Little Teapot & Play

Little Teapot and Play in Lara is looking for a Cafe Manager! Do you have cafe management experience and love what the Little Teapot charity is all about? Have a look at the job description on their website to find out job criteria and conditions.


Healing Rooms Geelong

Are you suffering with sickness or pain. At Healing Rooms Geelong,  you can receive prayer for God’s healing.

  • Vineyard Church(St Philips), 178 Pakington St., Geelong West
  • 6.30pm – 8pm on first Tuesday of each month
  • 1pm – 3pm  on second & fourth Thursday in the month

For more info, call 0401 301 764.


Smythe Place Project -“Haven: Home Safe”

A not-for-profit organization with offices in Geelong, Bendigo and Melbourne that provides homelessness support, low-income housing assistance and a range of support programs to help Victorians in need.

Do you or someone you know need low-cost, long-term, self-contained apartment housing in the heart of Geelong? And are you/they a single woman and over the age of 55?  If so, the “Haven: Home Safe”, Smythe Place Project is here to help!

Geelong ‘Smythe Place’ housing project offers low-cost, long-term, self-contained studio apartment housing to help Victorians in need.  They are now taking applications for the Smythe Place housing in Geelong.

For more information contact


Alcoholics For Christ 12 Step Program

Are you struggling with alcohol or other addictions?

“Alcoholics For Christ 12 Step Program” meet each Wednesday night at 7.30pm at South Barwon Salvation Army, 176-180 Francis St., Belmont, if you would like help.

For more information, call 0420 910 763.


Geelong Crochet For Cancer

Geelong Crochet for Cancer gives handmade crocheted or knitted items to local patients to uplift spirits and share Christ’s love.

The organization accepts new items for men, women and children.  If you would like to donate, then send your item to Geelong Crochet for Cancer, PO Box 16, Belmont Vic., 3216.


Mission To Seafarers Geelong

Mission To Seafarers serve the men and women who bring  goods to and from Australia, sometimes in harsh and dangerous conditions.

Volunteers are needed to drive the minibus or help operate the shop at the centre located in North Shore, Geelong. The centre operates seven days a week from 10am – 10pm. If you would like to be a volunteer and give of a few hours on a weekly or monthly basis, or find out more information, call the Chaplain, Noah Park on 0412 779 306.


Sight Magazine Christian Heritage Walks around Melbourne & Geelong

Join Sight Magazine’s editor David Adams for a two hour walk around Melbourne’s CBD looking at some of the city’s Christian heritage. See magnificent churches, significant bronze statues and historical sites with interesting information provided as you walk. He also walks around the Geelong CBD on the second Saturday of the month (other details are the same).

  • 10.30am- 12.30pm on the first Saturday of the month
  • (details of location provided on booking).
  • Cost $15 per person
  • Bookings essential.

To book or for more information, see