Community File: April 2017

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April 22 – Melton Alpha Course

Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. If you are in Melton you have the opportunity to do this at Alpha. The introductory dinner is 6.30pm Saturday 22nd of April followed by a 12 week course each Tuesday beginning on April 25th.

  • Melton Baptist Church
  • Cnr West Melton Drive & Coburns Rd Melton- Opposite Melton Waves

For more details call Ian on 0413 328 821


April 23 – CAP Budgeting Course

CAP Money is a FREE budgeting course that makes managing your money simple! CAP Money teaches people – from all walks of life – how to create a budget and prevent bad debt. Usually run over three sessions, this practical workshop provides people with the skills they need to manage their finances and prevent debt.

The course will be hosted at Waterfront Christian Church (35 Corio Street, Geelong, 3220) across 3 weekends starting  Sunday April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th from 1:00pm-3:30pm.

For more info and to confirm attendance call CAP Money facilitator Craig Wilkinson on 5229 5799. (You need to contact Craig at least 48 hours prior to the course to confirm attendance.)


April 25 – Anzac Day Dawn Service and Community Breakfast Bannockburn

This Anzac Day join the Dawn Service at the War Memorial, 12 High St Bannockburn at 6.30am followed by a free community breakfast at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 18 Moore St Bannockburn. There will be a historical military display and Major Andrew Grills, a Reserve Army chaplain will give a short talk.

For more information call Kevin on 5281 1271


April 28 – Messy Church Grovedale

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 28 April
  • Grovedale Uniting Church, cnr. Torquay & Reserve Rds., Grovedale
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For more details, call Iain on 5243 3400.


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

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.

The Recovery Course Corio

The Recovery Course is open to anyone struggling with any sort of addiction or any compulsive behavior that is spoiling one’s life. The course is a good starter for those completely new to recovery as well as those whom have been in recovery for years, but who would like to take a fresh look at the steps from a Christian perspective. The course runs weekly for 16 weeks.

There is a new course starting at Cloverdale Baptist Community Church, 230 Purnell Rd Corio on a Thursday.
For more info call Nick on 0429 691 845

Men’s BSF Study in Geelong

Bible Study Fellowship is an interdenominational Bible study group. This year, the Geelong men’s group will be studying the Gospel of John and will be of interest to men who would like to better understand how it applies in their life.

  • Every Monday night at 7.10pm
  • Waurn Ponds Community Church, 48 Waurnvale Drive, Belmont

For more details, call Jim on 5261 2668 or website

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