We’re launching our year together with our whole church community - for a meal, prayer and fun - and would love you to join us (even if you’re not able to be in a Community Group at this stage).
Dinner tickets are now closed. Please contact us if you’d like to eat, or eat beforehand and come and enjoy time with others.
Looking for something to do on a Saturday arvo as the long summer days roll on? Come and have some fun in the sun and get your feet naked on the grass with barefoot bowls. Catch-up with St Luke's friends from both morning and afternoon services. All welcome: bowling skilled and unskilled, left and right handers, kids and adults.
$10pp if you want to bowl - we have rinks (fun fact: a rink is the professional name for a lawn bowls lane) booked from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. If bowling isn't your thing, pop down anyway for a cold beverage and a chinwag. The bowling club also has a bistro, for those keen for a night off from the cooking.
Saturday 12 January.
4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Waverley Bowling Club, Birrell Street, Waverley.
‘FOR THE LOVE OF GOD’ screening
“How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined”
With our regular Community Groups enjoying a summer break, you’re invited to Dave + Mera’s for a lounge room screening of last year’s documentary ‘For the love of God’.
Wed 9 Jan - at Dave + Mera’s (use the contact form if you don’t know our address)
Arrive from 7.30pm. We’ll do a pizza order at 7.40pm (bring $10) + eat during ‘interval’ !!
RSVP on our St Luke’s members forum, or if you’re not on that please RSVP via the contact form.
Here’s the blurb:
HOW THE CHURCH IS BETTER + WORSE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED
Christian history is full of violence, corruption, and oppression.
So does religion poison everything?
For the Love of God is a documentary that confronts the worst that Christians have done, and traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus.
This is not the history we think we know.
Join John Dickson, Justine Toh, and Simon Smart on location around the globe and in conversation with leading scholars as they weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly - and the unexpected - when it comes to the impact Christianity has had on the world we live in.
Join us with your children, your nieces, nephews and friends to hear a Christmas message and make a delicious gingerbread house that all your friends and family will love to eat on Christmas day!
Registration has now closed. Please contact Larissa Taylor for any enquiries about this event.
REMEMBRANCE DAY CENTENARY
On the centenary of the Armistice, the Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL sub-Branch and St Luke's invite our local community, veterans and their families to a special morning of remembrance.
9AM - Service at St Luke's Anglican Church, Arden + Varna St, Clovelly
10.45AM - Commemoration at Baker Park, Carr St, Coogee
St Luke's is the memorial church for many local sailors and soldiers in the AIF, and hosts a Pozieres cross as well as several honour boards.
The 9AM service will finish around 9.50am, followed by morning tea, allowing time for guests to join the commemoration in Baker Park. (A creche and children's program will be provided at the 9AM service at St Luke's).
RSVP for noted guests
Main photo source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Remebrance_poppy_ww2_section_of_Aust_war_memorial.jpg
An event for Christian creatives, their colleagues and friends
God is concerned with all of life, including our work. So how does Christian faith connect with our creativity?
Over drinks and canapes, Claire Bonnor, managing director of Boheem Studio will share her story as a creative, as a woman in business, and as a Christian. There'll be time for questions and networking and catching up.
When: Thurs 13 Sep, 6pm - 7.30pm
Where: Claire is kindly hosting us at her studio in Surry Hills - Level 5, studio 15/35 Buckingham St.
Tickets: $20 for a light meal of drinks and canapes (purchase below)
To purchase a ticket, enter the quantity below (usually 1), then you'll be able to enter your details (mobile is for any last minute updates), then hit the green arrow button to pay on your credit card.
A dinner for those in business + finance
God is concerned with all of life, including our work. So how does Christian faith change the way we work in business and finance?
Over a two-course meal, we'll hear from Glenn Stevens, who worked as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 2006-2016. He began at the Bank in the Research Department in 1980, in his term navigated Australia through the global financial crisis, and since retirement has served on a number of boards.
WHEN + WHERE
When: Wed 12 Sep, 6.30pm - 8pm
Where: The Pullman Hotel, 36 College St, Darlinghurst. Opposite Hyde Park (eastern side)
Parking: There is (paid) parking available in the Pullman Hotel
Tickets: $70, for a two-course meal (purchase below)
Ticketing for this event are now closed. To see if we can still squeeze you in, please email us via the contact form.
A dessert + discussion evening for those in education and their colleagues.
God is concerned with all of life, including our work. So how does Christian faith change the way we teach and educate?
At this special evening, Stephen Kinsella, the Executive Director of EdComm, will be sharing about contemporary challenges for Christian educators. Dessert will be served, and there'll be time for questions and networking.
Time + Place
This evening is for Christians in education and their interested colleagues.
When: Tues 11 Sep, 7.45pm - 9.15pm
Where: Alex & Alana Koch's home in Randwick (we'll email the address when you RSVP)
RSVP: Sun 9 Sep
To RSVP for this event, select the green 'ACCEPT' button, enter your details, and select 'SUBMIT'.
Stephen Kinsella BCom, DipEd, MEdStud, MACE, FAICD is the Executive Director of EdComm, the Education Commission for the Sydney Anglican Diocese. Previously, he served as Headmaster of The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) since 2006 and before that was Principal of Kormilda College in Darwin. He has served as a teacher in both government and independent schools over four decades. He introduced the International Baccalaureate to TIGS and chaired the Association of Australasian International Baccalaureate Schools (AAIBS) from 2000-2002.
A dessert + discussion evening for Christians in health and their colleagues.
God is concerned with all of life, including our work. So how does Christian faith change the way we think and work in health and medicine?
At this relaxed event over dessert, Dr Sarah Wenham will share during a Q+A session about the privilege of working in health as a Christian. Sarah is a Palliative Care Physician, currently working in Broken Hill, NSW. There will be time for questions, networking and catching up.
When: Mon 10 Sep, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
Where: Giselle and Simon Gerber's home, in Waverley (we'll email the address when you RSVP)
RSVP: Sat 8 Sep, below
To RSVP for this event, select the green 'ACCEPT' button, enter your details, and select 'SUBMIT'.
OneLove is a one day conference for women, to inspire them in their relationship with Jesus. This year's event is at Sydney Showground, Homebush. It's run by Katoomba Christian Convention, featuring local and international speakers.
There is a group ticket price that works out around $85 (NOT including lunch, which can be purchased with the ticket or you can bring your own).
A group from St Luke's are going. RSVP below, and Susan Leithhead will be in touch with group ticket rates, how to pay, sharing lifts and logistics.
For more info, see onelovewomen.com
'God is most certainly not threatened by science; he made it all possible'
Dr Francis Collins, former Director of the Human Genome Project
During this year's Science Week, join us for a conversation about the sometimes turbulent interaction of science and faith. Has science disproved God? Can they coexist? How do working scientists make sense of this 'conflict'?
On the evening, astronomer Dr Luke Barnes will give a short address followed by a time for Q+A. This event is for the sceptically minded, the scientifically curious and the believer who likes to wrestle with questions of science and belief. Everyone is welcome.
WHEN + WHERE
Monday 13 Aug (during Science Week)
7.45 for snacks
At St Luke's, Clovelly
Corner Arden St and Varna St, Clovelly (location)
Luke Barnes is a John Templeton Fellow at Western Sydney University. With a PhD in astronomy from the University of Cambridge, he has published papers in the field of galaxy formation and on the fine-tuning of the Universe for life. He is the coauthor with Prof. Geraint Lewis of "A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely-Tuned Cosmos", published by Cambridge University Press.
BASECAMP MEN'S DAY CONFERENCE
Basecamp is a 6-hour spiritual recharge for men, run by Katoomba Christian Convention, but this year hosted at the UNSW Roundhouse (nice and local!)
There is a group ticket price that works out around $90 (includes lunch).
A group of us from St Luke's are going. RSVP below, and Daniel Gibson will be in touch with group ticket rates and where we'll meet.
We love that kids are part of our church community! Creche through to year 9 kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they can learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. We use stories, craft, games and songs to teach to help kids know how much God loves them - and how they can love others.
Come and check it out for yourself on Kids Church Open Day.
- Our 9:15am service will have some delicious cupcakes.
- After our 4pm service we'll enjoy a free sausage sizzle for the whole family.
We believe in strong marriages at St. Luke's (so does God!).
However, sometimes in the hectic schedule of life we forget that we need to invest time in our relationships.
That's where Growing Families Date Night comes in.
- Step 1. Get it into your diary and start to plan what you and your spouse could do together.
- Step 2. Register your kids below (Rego closes by the end of Wed 20th June)
- Step 3. Drop your kids off anytime between 5:30pm-8:30pm on Sat June 23rd. We'll feed them for $5/child (max $15 per family) and look after them until you return.
- Step 4. Go on your date. We’ve made the time, now you just have to choose where you will go. Might be good to book a table or plan something delightful at home. Enjoy!
NOTE: To properly care for all the kids who attend, only children above the age of 1 can be registered. We strongly suggest that children below the age of 3 be picked up before 7:30pm. For members of St. Luke's Anglican Clovelly only.
Registration for this event has now closed.
"Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture", Paul instructs Timothy. The public reading of the very words of God is a task that demands our devotion, attention and preparation.
This workshop will help you to read with clarity, conviction and expression.
Everyone is welcome - and anyone interested in reading the Bible in our Sunday gatherings will need to complete this workshop.
Please RSVP below:
Free fun for the whole community!
Fun in the Park is a super fun Saturday for our whole community - and we'd love you to join in the fun!
Live music + FREE activities -- GIANT obstacle course, Junior jumping castles, Face painting, Cupcake decorating, Nerf wars, awesome kids + youth activities. Oh ... and did we mention Clovelly's biggest Easter egg hunt!?
This year we're also hosting some sevens touch games. Stay tuned for more info.
Plus a tasty BBQ lunch and espresso coffee for sale.
Sat 17th March, 11am - 2pm, Varna Park (west end).
There's fun for young adults, young families and the young at heart - so come and join in the fun with our whole community - as St Luke's proudly hosts 'Fun in the Park'.
NB: In case of wet weather, we will move to the St Luke's church and hall - corner Arden & Varna Streets, Clovelly.
"Who made God?"
"What about people who've never heard about Jesus?"
"Could God make a rock so heavy that not even he could lift it?"
Kids have all sorts of questions as they wrestle with the things they see in the world and the things they read in the Bible. So how do you answer big questions from little people?
Come along to a night for the whole family on Saturday 3rd March 5:30-7:30pm.
We'll eat a simple meal together and then kids will be looked after by some of our trained leaders in the hall.
Parents will head next door to the church for a seminar on answering big questions from little people, some practical tips for family life and encouragement with other parents.
Let us know you're coming:
We're kicking off the year in style, with dinner together, guest speaker Craig Josling, stories of how God is at work, and prayer that God will do wonders in 2018.
Craig Josling is the founding director of the City Bible Forum, with 25 years experience in equipping workers to make a difference for Jesus in their workplaces. Last year he authored 40 rockets, a short book with simple ideas to turbocharge our conversations about Jesus. Craig is married to Sandra and has four adult children and enjoys a good Netflix series.
Time: 7.15pm start, with dinner served approx 7.45pm
Location: St Luke's church building
Cost: $15 (sit-down meal)
Tickets for dinner are now closed, but all are welcome as non-eating guests.
Marriage is a lifelong adventure -
- stop for some refreshment on October 28
REFRESH MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DAY
Marriage is a commitment made "in the sight of God and the presence of this congregation" - because we need God's strength and the support of a community for our marriages to survive and flourish. This October, St Luke's wants to help refresh and build your marriage, with sought-after marriage enrichment specialists Dr Keith and Sarah Condie.
This half-day workshop includes input from the Condies, as well as time for couples to talk together. Topics include:
God’s design for marriage - a strong, safe and emotionally connected relationship - includes biblical teaching and an overview of recent marriage research
What safe and emotionally connected marriage looks like
What hinders marriages being safe and emotionally connected – includes some of the warning signs that a relationship is in trouble
Building the positive – cultivating a safe and emotionally connected marriage includes working at being friends, being gentle and loving in your speech and your sexual relationship
LOCATION | St Luke's Anglican church, Clovelly (corner Arden & Varna Streets)
DATE | Saturday 28 October
TIME | 1pm-5.30pm (please arrive at 12.45pm)
COST | $40 per couple
We'll create a special time for you and your spouse, including barista coffee, afternoon tea and a surprise. Child minding won't be available, but babes in arms are welcome.
St Luke's - opens Sunday 20th September
General Public - opens Monday 4th September
Please purchase your couples ticket here. Enter '1' as the quantity, then click 'Apply' and you can insert your name and contact details, before paying to secure your spot.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in any one year around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. And yet only 35% access the treatment they need.
For those in the workplace Research shows that mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long term work incapacity in the developed world. (Source: The Black Dog institute)
Healthy communities don’t overlook those who are struggling or are in need.
Come and join us for a seminar our mental health and emotional wellbeing seminar on Thursday 14th September from 7:30.
This seminar will be helpful for everyone including:
- Those going through mental health issues themselves
- Those wanting to help friends/colleagues/families/children
- Those who want to be informed about these issues
We’ll be joined on the night by Anglicare Psychologists Kristina Williams and Mark Micelli
Simply enter in the amount of tickets you'd like to purchase for $10 each followed by your details and credit card information.
CREATIVES INDUSTRY SUPPER
The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for supper and discussion as we explore how the gospel shapes us as creatives.
Over supper, we'll hear what a few of our own (in fashion, design, advertising) are learning, and also from actor Jason Perini who'll be dropping by.
The low down:
- Thursday 17th Aug, 7.45pm, for antipasto + drinks
- We have a private sitting at Chapter One cafe in Bondi Beach - 3a/34 Campbell Parade
- This is a free event, but there are limited places so you need to register below.
St Luke's is hosting this event for all interested - please register here:
FINANCE/BUSINESS INDUSTRY DINNER
The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for dinner and discussion as we explore how the gospel changes the way you work in finance & business.
We welcome Alex Hone, Founder and CEO of Atrium Investment Management. He's a father of four, a member of Naremburn Anglican Church, and has worked in investment management for almost two decades.
St Luke's is gladly hosting this event for all interested. Here's the details::
- Wednesday 15th Aug, 7-9pm
- This event is over a free dinner, but you must register below.
- Please note that spaces are limited.
There has been a late change to the venue - if you would still like to RSVP, please contact us on email@example.com
The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for supper and discussion as we explore how the gospel informs how we think about education.
We welcome Dr Julie McGonigle, Deputy Head at St Andrew's Cathedral School (Academic Improvement). Dr McGonigle comes to Australia with a wonderful record of success in lifting a struggling school, in industrial England, to great academic success. She has a BA[Hons] from Queens University, Belfast and D Phil, M.Sc. PGCE from Oxford.
The low down:
- Tuesday 15th Aug, from 7.45pm - for supper
- Alex + Alana Koch's home (address on registration)
St Luke's is hosting this event for all interested - but we need you to please RSVP here:
What's the best gift God could give you? This course explores our longings, dreams and disappointments - and how the message of Jesus Christ speaks to them.
Join us for Week 2 on Wed 8th March (not too late to join, but the last week you can join!) We'll enjoy dinner or dessert, a DVD presentation, and discussion where you can say as little or as much as you like.
This five-week course is for anyone with questions or doubts about Christianity, as well as an opportunity for those who would consider themselves Christians to explore how our story is part of God's big story for the world.
You can RSVP here - and there is a taster video below.
2017 LAUNCH PARTY + DINNER
Join us as we launch our year together, hear some of the plans for 2017, commit ourselves to God, and enjoy catching up over dinner.
7.15 for 7.30pm start. In the church building.
It's too late to RSVP to eat now, but please come along for the company and the prayer.