Death in October
Death in October is a four week series being offered on Thursdays in Octoberby the Discipleship & Education Committee.
- Voluntary Assisted Dying Forum – Q&A with an expert on the Victorian legislation, a theologian and a pastoral educator on Thursday 11th October, 7:30pm in the Church.
- Advanced Care Planning Workshop – You decide who decides – be open, be ready, be heard – guidance in preparing an advanced care plan on Thursday 18th October, 7:30pm in the Olive Way
- Grief & Loss – An experiential session to reflect on your losses – a safe and loving place to just be on Thursday 25th October, 7pm in the Church.
The Olive Pesto Group have their sights set on all things Christmas in preparation for the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl appeal stalls to be held after worship on the first two Sundays in December. If you want to join in the fun of creating Christmas craft join the group on the first Saturday of the month, 6th October and 3rd November in the Youth Hall. Contact Linda Wannan, 0405 470 568, for more information and/or check out the September newsletter.
Blessing the Animals
Bring your pet(s) or a photo if that’s easier/safer to worship on 14th October for a special blessing. We offer this blessing in response to the Feast of St. Francis of Assis (4/10). We will also pray for animals and pets we have loved and lost and for species threatened by extinction and for those already lost to our planet.
Student House Working Bee
Join us at the Student Houses after worship on 14th October from 11:30am-1pm. The focus of the working bee will be gardening and general cleaning up. Bring along your gardening tools (fork, spade, rake, trowel, secateurs/pruners etc. and gloves). We also need some strong folks to join us on the day, since we are going to remove some unwanted furniture from the houses to be picked up in hard rubbish.
Your rewards will be time spent working together and a delicious lunch at 1pm. Bring whatever tools you think will help with the work and please RSVP to Valentina Satvedi Leydon, our Interim Student House Support Worker, 0456 099 448 by 11th October to assist with catering for lunch.
More than Cut & Paste
Unfortunately the Collage Workshop scheduled to start on 30th September has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new starting date. Contact Ann Soo for further information, 0422 842 244.
Café Style Morning Tea & Appreciative Enquiry
This event, scheduled for 7th October, has been also been postponed until further notice.
Pick my Project
The results for our submission have been received. Sadly with only 65 votes we were unsuccessful in receiving funding for the Contemplative Gardendesigned for the space in front of the Youth Hall. The JAM committee hopes that some of aspects of this project will be realized with the support of the congregation.
Please note on page 14 of the October Olive Branch in the Church Council report the heading ‘Food Co-op’ should read ‘Finance’ in relation to the reclassification of Abi Benham-Bannon’s role.