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OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY

Our Church is very much part of the whole community of Whittlesea and Kinglake Ranges, and therefore is not only a place to meet for worship and celebration of life, but also for a wide-range of activities in the community for us to meet and engage in activities that enrich our lives.

OPPORTUNITY SHOP

Our Opportunity Shop is the old-school op-shopper's paradise in terms of its setting and prices.

 

This is the only OpShop in the whole of Whittlesea and Kinglake area and the best place to find bottom priced pre-loved home wares, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, seasonal decorations, and practically anything that would surprise you to find.

The OpShop is run by 60 volunteers from the Whittlesea and Kinglake community in service to the community. The picture on the left features some of the beautiful people who volunteer at the OpShop. 

Visit us at 7, Laurel Street, Whittlesea

Open Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Saturdays 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Telephone: 03 9716 3144

COMMUNITY HEALING ARTS PROJECT

With the funding received from the Kinglake Ranges Foundation, under the auspice of St. Peter’s Memorial Church, a Healing Arts Project is to commence in February this year. This is a project to assist in the full restoration of individuals in the community that were affected by the bush fires on Black Saturday in February 2009.


The aim of the project is to improve interconnections between community groups using art therapy as the vehicle, and provide tools to improve:

  • community resilience

  • Self confidence

  • Self esteem

  • Improve skill level

  • Self-efficacy to better deal with emergency situations  


For further information contact Barbra Scott-Wheeler: barbarawheelerscott@yahoo.com

To Register for a workshop please click here.

COMBINED CHURCHES OF KINGLAKE RANGES

The Combined Churches is the unified group of the leaders and members of the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Uniting and Campfire Churches that have come together to serve the community of the Kinglake Rangers.

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm to pray together and plan how we can serve the needs of our community and celebrate together the common festivals of the church such as Christmas and Easter.

Contacts: Sr Margaret Ryan: margaret.ryan@mercy.org.au or Phone: 5786 1064; Peter Crook 5786 2030 or Fr Ruwan 0458 113 099

WHITTLESEAMERS CRAFT GROUP

WHITTLESEAMERS is a craft group that meets every Friday at Christ Church Whittlesea. We meet to make quilts and other crafts to support and assist community groups and people need.

 

Over the past times, we have made quits and bags for the two nursing homes in Whittlesea., and are involved in a few more projects at present in service to our community.

We meet every Friday at 10.00 am in the meeting room at Christ Church, Whittlesea and spend our time in making quilts and sharing the time in conversation, supporting and caring for one another over many cups of tea/coffee. All are welcome to come and join us.

 

For more details, please contact: Jenny Speakman (03) 9716 0079 or

Sandra Brown (03) 9717 0704

KINGLAKE GOURMET-GARDEN GROUP

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month to enjoy ourselves in doing two activities:

 

On the 2nd Thursday of the month we meet at St Peter's Memorial Church to prepare and enjoy a lovely meal based on a new recipe one of our members will introduce on the day.

 

On the 4th Thursday of the month, we will meet to visit a garden or some other beautiful place around Victoria. 

While the cooking new recipes and visiting gardens bring us great joy, the times we spend together are also times of sharing and supporting one another.

Everyone is the community are welcome to join us!

For more information contact Peter and Wendy Crook: (03) 5786 2030

STITCH WITCHES

We are a great group of ladies from the Kinglake Rangers community that get together on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at St Peter's Memorial Church.

 

As the name of our group suggests, with a real touch of magic we make crafts of all kinds for our enjoyment and also to raise funds to help and support our community.

 

The time we spend together is full of creativity, laughter, sharing and supporting one another.

 

For more information contact Chrisie Eustace: 0408 729580

Following the bush fires of 2009 which devastated our community, this Foundation was established with the monitory resources that were donated to Kinglake.

The Foundation plays a major role in the Kinglake Ranges community in assisting to meet the recovery needs in the community and the local projects that are dedicated to assisting in the recovery.  The Foundation's Office is at St. Peter's Memorial Church.

For more information Contact the Development Officer Steve Joblin: 0468 343 763

                     KINGLAKE RANGES FOUNDATION
INNER WHEEL – KINGLAKE RANGES

Inner Wheel is Kinglake Ranges’s own Rotary Club. The primary aim of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: 

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; and, the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 

For further information contact Lorraine Potter: potter2@bigpond.com