Read the Christmas Bowl story each week

Got a Minute? Learn some First Nations Stuff #7
This week featuring:  Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego – A Book Review

Olive Way Christmas celebration
The Olive Way community is looking forward to celebrating in style.  There are lots of opportunities to provide support.  Contact Ruth Sandy, Olive Way Operations co-ordinator, ‭0422 273 490‬, to find out how you can help.

ASWC Celebrating 20 years
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre (ASWC), is proudly celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Tuesday 6th December.  All are welcome to held celebrate this special occasion.

BIG OW celebration
Thank you to everyone who came along last Saturday to celebrate BIG O events and to support the work of the Olive Way ministry.  It was entirely wonderful to gather together in this way.  See the December Olive Branch for a full story and news of how much was raised. You can make a donation to support the Olive Way ministry here (reference Olive Way).

Northcote Uniting Church Ministry Team new position
The role is for a Mission & Ministry Enabler who will focus on proactive community engagement, relationship management with our partners and hirers, and supporting operations and administrative functions. It’s a diverse role with lots of scope for someone to make it their own.  Find out more.


The new liturgical year begins on Sunday 27th November with the four Sundays of the season of Advent leading into the season of Christmas.   See the recent Advent & Christmas worship email for information about:

  • the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal
  • Creating for worship
  • Worshipping at home during Advent
  • joining the Advent & Christmas Choir
  • supporting the Christmas Eve Pageant
  • Christmas worship services

Climate Action News

Read about:   Advocacy and Outcomes at COP27, Eco-Anxiety and Pastoral Care, EOI for CoPower Board

Recycle right:  An Envirocom Presentation or Mer-be City Council

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Christmas Bowl Appeal page. On this page you’ll find information about how to make a donation and the story for each week.   Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to

Featuring:  Why Intergenerational, Advent Calendar, We say no to violence, Prayers for West Java, Hope online with Act2, What now for all of us?,  Celebrating …

Featuring:  Disability Action Plan, Cost of living, UAICC Statement, Co-power, Food Appeal, Christmas Bowl,  Sounds like fun and more …

Featuring: What’s the clause with the Santa Claus, Mental Health Matters, New Child Safe Training, National Emergency Medal, …