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Please check regularly for new listings about events in the life of our parish and the wider world that we hope will be of interest to you!

Events are listed in Calendar order, so you will need to scroll down the list to see new events in date order.

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Christmas At St Luke's 2018

Christmas At St Luke's 2018

We look forward with anticipation to celebrating as a community the birth of our Saviour Jesus!

We have a special Christmas Eve Children and Families celebration at 6PM (Monday Dec 24)

and a Christmas Day Service at 9.30AM

More details shortly!

Advent 2018

The Advent wreath, four candles on a wreath of evergreen, is shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God. In our church, four candles, one for each week in Advent, are used with one larger white candle in the middle as the Christ candle.

While the Advent wreath with its four candles did bring light to churches, it was not to illuminate the interior as much as to symbolize the coming of Christ. The Advent wreath began in the time of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther.

During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. The Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world. The order and exact wording vary among churches, but the wreath continually reminds us of whom we are called to be as followers of Jesus.

Advent is a joyous time in which the church anticipates the coming of Christ into the world. This involves personal reflection and comtemplation.

A Child is Born
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever.

Third Advent Service Sunday Dec 16

Third Advent Service Sunday Dec 16

Our Associate Minister Rev Brian Westaway will be leading us through our Third Advent 2018 Service with a sermon entitled

"Surprise! I'll Be Back" based on Luke 21: 25 - 38

All are most welcome!

Our First Advent service was Dec 2, led by Bishop Paul Barker, and you can read about that here and can listen to his sermon here.

Our Second Advent service was Dec 9, led by Brian, and you can read about that here and can listen to his sermon here.

During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace.

This week we focus on Joy

Please come along and enjoy fellowship and morning tea and coffee with us.

Whitehorse Carols December 16

Whitehorse Carols December 16

Sunday 16 December 2018
Concert: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Free rides and amusements: 
4:30pm - 9:20pm
Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading

Beloved children’s act The Mik Maks will open the event, followed by performances from the local jazz talents of the Blackburn High School Senior Jazz Orchestra and the Combined Churches of North Blackurn (including our partner church St Alfred's Anglican).

We encourage you to come along and join with us as we as a community can focus on Jesus being the reason for the season.

If you can volunteer on the night please contact St Alfred's church office office@stalfreds.org or 03 9894 1781

Raymond Island Church Getaway Dec 28 2018 - Jan 4 2019

Raymond Island Church Getaway Dec 28 2018 - Jan 4 2019

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!

Before you even reach The Abbey you’ve already entered one of the most captivating regions of East Gippsland; the original homeland of the Gunaikurnai people.

From Paynesville, ride the ferry across the McMillan Strait to discover Raymond Island. The Abbey is set on several acres of open bushland where koalas, echidnas and kangaroos are frequent visitors and the birdlife chorus fulfills the island’s soundtrack.

For more details refer to the pdf file or contact the office.

raymond-island.pdf raymond-island.pdf (1MB)

Belgrave Heights Summer Convention Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019

Belgrave Heights Summer Convention Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019

Welcome - This is the 101 time that we will meet as God's people at a Summer Convention. You may be a regular, past attender, or new to us and it will be great to have you join us. Day visitors are most welcome!

If you cannot attend the whole program, then please come for a day. There is no charge to attend the sessions!

We are pleased to announce our Guest Speakers for the 101 Summer Convention 2018/19:

David Cook: David, a Presbyterian minister, was Principal of the Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 26 years and spent 14 years in parish ministry.  He has been married to Maxine for 47 years, they have 5 adult children and 14 grandchildren. David spends his time lecturing in preaching, encouraging preachers and preaching both in Australia and overseas.
 
John Risbridger: john lives in Southampton, England.  He serves as Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church and as Chair of Council of the UK Evangelical Alliance.  After coming to Christ at a young age he studied Mathematics and Economics. He spent 10 years in student ministry (UCCF) and was Chair of Council fo Keswick Ministries until Summer 2017.  He loves Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry.

Simon Longden: Simon serves as the Director of Pioneers Australia, a mission helping churches reach least-reached peoples around the world with the gospel of Jesus. He has a background as a Registered Nurse, and officer in the Australian Army, and in the pharmaceutical industry. He and Joy previously served in West Africa. The have two daughters and one son-in-law.
 

In addition to our main speakers we also have 4pm Seminars each day - check out the program below to see who is on and when.

​Don't miss this unique time of learning and fellowship with Christians of all ages.

There is no registration fee. BHC has always relied on gifts and donations to met the cost of every Convention.  A freewill offering will be collected at each session. 

Camping grounds and catered accommodation are available at very reasonable rates. Book early to avoid disappointment. Camping is Free for all first timers. Please contact the office for a camp booking form.

We offer a bus shuttle service to and from Belgrave Train Station 1/2 hour before and after each main session.

CONTACT

T:   03 9752 6855
E :   office@bhc.org.au

Venue

3 Convention Avenue
Belgrave Heights
3160, Victoria, Australia

summer-convention-2018.pdf summer-convention-2018.pdf (746kB)

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

Vermont-Diamonds-trip-2019-GtAlpine-Rd.pdf Vermont-Diamonds-trip-2019-GtAlpine-Rd.pdf (2MB)