St Luke's Day Special Service October 21

HAPPY 111th BIRTHDAY  for St Luke's Anglican Church, Vermont!

St Luke’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday October 21. Peter MacPherson, our Senior Minister, will conduct interviews in the service instead of a straight sermon. The question for interviewees to answer is “During my time at St Luke’s what is something I can thank God for?”

Please put this date in your diary and come along for our 9.30 service followed by lunch together. During the service there will be an opportunity to give thanks for and testimony to the role and ministry of St Luke’s in our lives. Please feel free to share with others blessings received in your life and the life of our community as result of the ministries here at St Luke’s.

A special welcome to any former members! We are delighted to have you worship with us.

A lunch at church will follow the service.

Please sign up for the lunch by contacting the church office via email : or by phone: 9873 1375.

This will help with organising catering for the day.


Belgrave Heights Women's Convention October 20

Belgrave Heights Women's Convention October 20

Belgrave Heights Convention

Women’s Convention 20 October
The Women’s Convention will look at “Women of Influence”. Natalie Rosner will help us to look at how Christian Women can make an impact on others from Proverbs 31. There will be a selection of elective sessions addressing a range of influences and influencers. The main sessions and electives are on Saturday and there is an opportunity to stay on Friday night and participate in an extra elective. See the brochure or website for details. You can book on line or using the form on the brochure. 

Location: Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, 3 Convention Avenue, Belgrave Heights

Registrations can be done on the website:

Belgrave Heights Songs of Praise October 21

Belgrave Heights Songs of Praise October 21

Sunday 21 OCTOBER 2018 - 2.30pm (pre-program 2.15pm)

Every year on a Sunday afternoon hundreds from churchas all around Melbourne gather together in the Belgrave Heights Auditorium for an afternoon of music and fellowship.

Join us as we sing many of the well-loved hymns enjoyed by Christians old and young, led by Jeff Calway and a variety of passionate musicians who have become familiar to regular Convention goers.

Following the 1 1/2 hour program there is opportunity to purchase a hot drink and enjoy continued fellowship.

The cost is only $10 per adult ($5 concession) payable at the door. There is no need to book - but do mark the date in your diary.


Belgrave Heights Convention
3 Convention Avenue
Belgrave Heights Victoria 3160


Whitehorse Seniors Festival

Whitehorse Seniors Festival

The 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival runs throughout October and to celebrate Whitehorse City Council would like to encourage local seniors to participate in the many free and low cost activities and events available within Whitehorse and across Victoria. Details can be found at

Whitehorse Seniors Festival kicks off in September and continues throughout October. Senior residents are invited to take part in a wide range of free and low-cost activities, events and workshops throughout Whitehorse. Invite your friends or meet some new friends along the way – there are even some special events to share with the grandkids during the school holidays.

The Whitehorse Seniors Festival is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival with events being held across the state. For more information on events happening throughout Melbourne, go to Seniors Online website.


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The Justice Conference – October 26 & 27

The Justice Conference – October 26 & 27

St Alfred’s is a partner church for this year’s Justice Conference. Special discount rates of $99/$59 for St Alfred’s and St Luke’s members. Use the Promo code: StAlfreds

Register at

The 2018 Justice Conference will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 of October in the heart of Melbourne at the historic Melbourne Town Hall.

Nestled among Melbourne’s famous vibrant culture, cafés and restaurants, the conference will attract attendees from across the country to explore our story of restoration and renewal as God makes all things new.

The Justice Conference is a vital global platform for the Faith and Justice Community. We are one of the largest biblical and social justice conferences, bringing together world-class speakers and artists into gatherings designed to catalyse emerging works of justice around the world.

If you would like to volunteer at the Justice

Conference please go to the following link:


Special Guest Preacher Sunday October 28 2018

On Sunday October 28 our guest preacher will be David Spitteler from The Asylum Seekers Centre. This issue has been in the news again recently so we look forward to hearing from David. 

Rev Brian Westaway will lead the service and David will preach on the topic  -Sight for the Blind -taken from  Mark 10:46-52


All are welcome!

David Spitteler, facilitator of the centre, spends much of his time at public speaking engagements at churches and community venues all over Australia.  He shares his experiences working with refugees and relates his work at the Asylum Seekers Centre to the week’s readings.

Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

The Asylum Seeker Centre was started in 1997 by David Spitteler.

The Centre assists Asylum Seekers (on-shore applicants for refugee status) with material aid of food packs, gift vouchers, metcards, and phonecards.

Asylum seekers and refugees are also assisted with blankets, clothing, computers, crockery, cutler, doonas, furniture, sheets, towels, and other basic necessities so often taken for granted.

Garden Party At Bishopscourt

Invitation to a Garden Party at Bishopscourt

Saturday 27 October at 1.30pm in support of Dream Stitches Sewing Program for Refugee & Migrant Women. 

See notice board.  Contact Janet Young 9890 9693.


Vermont Diamonds Day Trip– Nov 23

Fri Nov 23 – Arthur’s Seat   - Join us for the day trip to beautiful Dromana and the summit of Arthur’s Seat via the new all-weather Eagle chair lift – fully accessible for all people.

See the attached brochure for full details – Enquiries to Leanne Bithell or Cheryl Buckland

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Vermont Diamonds Extended Trip

Sun 5th – Fri 10th MAY 2019

The Great Alpine Road to North East Victoria! Put the dates in your diary for this wonderfully scenic tour of spectacular Victoria.

Download the itinerary and booking details below!

Enquiries to Cheryl Buckland

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Raymond Island Church Getaway

Fri Dec 28 2018 – Fri Jan 4 2019

This week away in the magnificent grounds on “The Abbey” Raymond Island, Gippsland Lakes is a great opportunity for relaxation and fellowship for all ages – everyone is welcome. The Abbey is set on several acres of open bushland where koalas, echidnas and kangaroos are frequent visitors and the birdlife chorus provides the island’s soundtrack. Lots of accommodation options to choose from! More details to come.