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March 23 – Grovedale Messy Church

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

  • Friday 23 March
  • Grovedale Uniting Church, cnr. Torquay & Reserve Rds., Grovedale
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For more details, call Iain on 5243 3400



March 23/25 – Dr Don Batten, Creation Ministries

If you question evolution and want biblical answers then come and hear Don Batten from Creation Ministries.  Don will be speaking in Geelong from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March.

For locations, session times and more information, go to or call Julie on 0400 586 077


March 23/25 – Geelong Miracle Rally

Encounter the power of Jesus at the Miracle Rally with Pastor Mark Hemans from Encounter Ministries.

  • Friday 23 March at 7.30pm
  • Saturday 24 March at 6.30pm
  • Sunday 25 March at 6pm
  • Main Auditorium, Geelong Baptist College, 590 Anakie Rd., Lovely Banks
  • Hosted by Bethel Christian Fellowship

To see miracles, go to

For more details, call Marie on 0425 812 114 or email


March 24/25 – CCF Melbourne with Pastor Bong Saquing

CCF (Christ’s Commission Fellowship) Melbourne invites you to a weekend of teaching and celebration of its first anniversary.  Pastor Bong Saquing from the Philippines will be the guest speaker.

  • Saturday 24 March – Stress for Success – Pastor Bong talks about the biblical ways of overcoming stress in life
  • 1pm to 4pm
  • Limited seats.  Go to to book
  • Sunday 25 March – Anniversary and worship celebration with guest, Pastor Bong
  • 10am

Both events at The Peninsula Room A, The Atlantic Group, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands. For more details, call Marie on 0415 959 258


March 25 – Joy Of Life Ministries Anniversary

You are invited to attend Joy of Life Christian Ministries 13th Year Anniversary Celebration.

  • 2pm Sunday 25th March
  • 16 Rushwood Drive, Craigieburn

For more details call Pastor Mel 0425 806 041


March 25 – Walk for Justice For Refugees

Come and join the Walk for Justice for Refugees and show your support.

  • Palm Sunday, March 25
  • State Library, cnr Swanston & LaTrobe St., Melbourne
  • 2pm start

For more details, go to or call Marie on 0409 252 673


March 30 – Inverleigh & District Good Friday Appeal

Come and have a great time at the Inverleigh and District Good Friday Appeal.  Bring the kids along for fun with the Mik Maks and enjoy the rides, stalls, food and more.  All money raised will go to the Royal Childrens Hospital.

  • Friday 30 March
  • Victoria Park, Inverleigh
  • 11am start
  • Free parking and entry
  • Live performance by the Mik Maks at 2.30pm
  • Raffles, pony rides, animal farm, food, live entertainment, variety of rides, market stalls and much more
  • Strictly no dogs and no BYO alcohol

For more details, call Danny on 0437 072 260


March 30/April 2 – Belgrave Heights Easter Convention

Come and share a time of learning and fellowship with Christians of all ages at the Belgrave Heights Easter Convention.

  • Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
  • Belgrave Heights Convention, 3 Convention Ave., Belgrave Heights
  • Day visitors welcome

For session times and more details, call BHC on 9752 6855 or go to


April 1 – Easter Family Fun Day

LifeWay Chapel is having an Easter family fun day.  Bring the kids along for an egg hunt, BBQ, art and craft, photo booth and more.

  • Sunday 1 April
  • The Redeemed Christian Church of God LifeWay Chapel, 260 Bridge Rd., Atherstone Estate, Melton South
  • From 10am
  • Free event

For more details, call 0402 544 386 or go to


April 3/7 – Discipleship Ministry School Intensive

Discipleship Ministry School has transformed thousands of lives around the world and can do the same for you.  DMS will be holding an Intensive school over 5 days in Melbourne and registrations are now open.

  • Tuesday 3 April to Saturday 7 April
  • Genazzano College, 301 Cotham Rd., Kew
  • 9.30am to 5.00pm
  • Cost: $100

To register and for more details, go to


April 7 – Special Children’s Service

Worldwide Missionary Church of Melbourne is hosting a fun, open-air children’s service.  Everyone’s invited and it’s free!

  • Saturday 7 April
  • Piazza Italia, Argyle Square, cnr. Lygon St. and Argyle Place, Carlton
  • 3.30pm start

For more details, go to or call Pastor Isai on 0451 471 243


April 8 – Ps Martin Steel at FaithLife Church Point Cook

New Zealand Pastor Martin Steel is known for his ability to impart leadership and kingdom life principles from God’s Word in a clear and vibrant manner. He is speaking at FaithLife Church on Sunday 8th April at 10am. Season 5 Resort, 454 Point Cook Rd Point Cook.

For more info email or call 9108 0350


April 14 – Geelong Christian Singles Dinner

The next Geelong Christian Singles dinner is Saturday 14 April at Le Thai Chef, Bell Park.  Bookings close Thursday 12 April.

For more details and to book, call 0414 232 491


April 15 – Autumn Songs of Praise

Diamond Valley Baptist Church presents Autumn Songs of Praise.  Bring your friends along for an afternoon of singing and music with guest artists.

  • Sunday 15 April
  • Diamond Valley Baptist, 309 Diamond Creek Rd., Plenty
  • 2.00pm start
  • Free entry
  • Afternoon tea provided

For more details, call Matthew on 0416 190 539 or email


April 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 April
  • 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 visit


April 21/22 – Bikes For Bibles Annual Ride

Bike For Bibles is holding its annual Round the Bay ride on the 21-22 April.  The ride raises funds for Bible Society projects worldwide.  For over 10 years Greg Puls has been participating.   Greg will be riding tandem because of his failing eyesight and asks for your support.

To sponsor Greg, go to


April 21/22 – Daniel McCormick

Daniel McCormick is a Revivalist from the U.S. who yearns to see nations come alive and be awakened again by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Daniel is coming to wake up Australia!

  • Saturday 21 April – Covenant Grace Church Geelong, 156 Purnell Rd., Corio – 6.00pm
  • Sunday 22 April – IAM Church, 11 Desire Place, Hoppers Crossing – 10am and 6pm

For more details, email


April 27 – Parents with Purpose

Parents with Purpose is a parenting group created by mums for mums.  If this is you, then come along for a time of encouragement and friendship while your little ones play.

  • Friday 27 April – “Fit and Healthy Families”
  • 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
  • Run by mums for mums!

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


April 27/28 – Altitude Shift

Sign up to Altitude Shift and challenge yourself to abseil a CBD skyscraper.  This unbelievable experience will raise funds to support Victorian children living in foster care.

  • Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April
  • St James Building, 535 Bourke St., Melbourne
  • From 8am to 5pm each day
  • For ages 16+
  • All fitness levels
  • $150 registration fee

To register and for more details, go to


April 27/28 – Healing Trauma Seminar

Elijah House Ministries presents the “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” healing trauma seminar.  The seminar aims to equip people to minister to those who have experienced trauma and will provide participants with prayers specific to trauma resolution, practical ministry tips and an understanding of trauma and its effects.

  • Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April
  • Corio Christian Centre, 158 Purnell Rd., Corio
  • 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Cost: $100 including workbook, morning & afternoon tea
  • BYO lunch

For more details and to register, call Marie on 0425 812 114 or email


April 30 – Mainly Music

Mainly Music is a fun, interactive music program for young children and their parents or caregivers.

  • Every Wednesday during school term
  • The Salvation Army, 180 Francis St., Belmont
  • 10am to 11am
  • Morning tea supplied

For more details, call 5243 9204


April 30 – Pipeline Ministries Philippines Mission Team

Pipeline Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that sends short-term mission teams to encourage and support the churches in the Philippines.

If you are interested in joining a mission team, call Colin on 0417 054 981 for more information.


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.

If you are or you know someone who needs 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?

Well 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.


Let’s Sing Highton

If you enjoy singing favourite old hymns and spiritual songs, then come along to “Let’s Sing”.  A warm welcome is extended to all to join-in for an hour of singing followed by a cuppa.

  • Every third Thursday of the month
  • St John’s Anglican Church, cnr. Roslyn and South Valley Roads, Highton
  • 2.00 to 3.00pm

For more details, call Margaret on 5243 7907.


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