Olive Way offers a hot meal during lockdown – NEW 20/8
Whilst we were closed for most of 2020 we have been able to open up Olive Way in 2021 using the hall to allow for social distancing. This has allowed us to open for two days, Tuesdays for a hot meal (12pm) and Wednesdays for fresh sandwiches and fruit (from 10-1:30pm). During lockdowns we will be offering hot take away meals on Tuesdays at 12pm
- for take away meals please enter via Merri St and observe social distancing, check ins and face masks
- in non-lockdown periods enter via Sydney Rd
Olive Way remains closed – NEW 28/7
Sometimes there are no good options. This is the dilemma we face as we emerge from lockdown 5.0. With a very uncertain situation regarding the virus, we find ourselves in a bit of a bind when it comes to opening up Olive Way. We don’t want to start up and then find that we have to close again. We are also seeking clarification from our Synod regarding re-opening
It isn’t a particularly joyous decision to keep us closed. I have missed the usual chats, banter, and friendship of our guests and the wonderful collegiality of our volunteers over this past lockdown. Life is just a bit less interesting without the warm and often exciting environment of Olive Way.
So, with a heavy heart its looking like we’ll be closed until the 10th of August. Nonetheless I will use this time to gear us up to a grand re-opening on that date when we can warmly welcome people back. Stay tuned and hold tight folks.
Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor
When we return…
We are gathering in the main Hall with entry from Sydney Rd. We are also now open on Tuesdays from 11:30 to offer a pre-packaged hot meal. Lunch is also served at the Salvos on Wednesdays.
Throughout 2020 …
the Olive Way community of care continued to be offered in beautiful and creative ways. Peter Blair, our Olive Way Pastor and regular volunteers maintained contact with people by phone and email.
You can find out more here:
Anyone interested in providing innovative ideas, being a conversation partner, or providing support in other ways can contact Peter Blair firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Arnold email@example.com
**The Olive Arts Collective reopened on Wednesday 3rd February and is continuing fortnightly on Zoom on Thursdays.
** Please note that all other related programs described below remain closed and will recommence at a date to be advised.