Offering our sympathy
Letting you know of the death in Sydney of Meg Orton’s eldest brother Richard, sad but not unexpected (29/1). He had been very unwell for many months so his death is the end of a painful period.
SMP Blessing, Elders Commissioning & Confirmation
During worship on Sunday 9th February the Sunday Morning Program will be blessed for a new year. Details here.
Later in the service our Elders will be commissioned to their role of oversight of the mission and ministry of our congregation. Details here.
We will joyfully celebrate the confirmation of Michael Cameron and Bella Taranto. Details here.
And finally we will celebrate Ian’s call to Supply Ministry in East Gippsland as one of our Presbytery Ministers concludes his ministry with us in preparation for his three month secondment to East Gippsland in the week beginning 10th February. See the Supply Ministry update here.
Fiona Bottcher will be ordained for the Ministry of Deacon on Sunday 9th February, 2pm at Brunswick UC. The service will be presided over by the Presbytery of Port Phillip West. We will be providing afternoon tea. Please contact Leanne Salau, 0449 912 092, if you can provide a plate of food and/or assist with setting up, serving or cleaning up. Thank you.
Working Bee & Lunch
Join the Property Committee for all the fun of tidying up, cleaning and gardening after worship on 16th February. Then stay on for lunch. Details here.
FUNdraising BBQ & Pool Party
We have a whole extra day this year (29th February) so come along and spend at least part of it at the home of the Matthew’s family simply enjoying being in community. This party is a highlight in our community calendar. We are FUNdraising for to create a mural on our sheds through the ‘Go Paint the Sheds’ proposal developed by the Olive Arts Collective. Details here.
Sydney Road Street Party
As always we will have a presence at this massive community event on Sunday 1st March. Our theme will shaped by the Climate Crisis. Find out all the details here. Please see the list for volunteers to find out how you can be involved. Contact Saide, 0407 096 743, if you have any questions.
Mechanics of the Eye
“Mechanics of the Eye” life drawing classes are back by popular demand. Led by Priscilla Manthey, artist and art teacher extraordinaire, each class will explore a different theme over 6 weeks. Paper and pencils are available or BYO. West End Hall at the church. $10/$1-$5 concession per class. Commencing Sunday 2nd February til 8th March, 11.45am – 2.15pm (includes prep and tidy-up).
Priscilla Manthey’s work ‘Populists Prefer Blondes’ is being shown in Editions, an exhibition at the Tacit Gallery, 12th-23rd February.