The community of St Lukes Uniting Church is a vibrant one with many aspects all devoted to the local community and Christ Jesus.
St Lukes Activity Centre commenced in 1992 and meets each Monday during school terms (from 9:30am – 12:00pm). You are most welcome to join the activities, with people like to learn, socialise and have fun! And what do they do? Play games, create handicrafts, discuss ideas and enjoy a cuppa and a chat! That’s a snapshot of what happens at the St Luke’s activity centre.
St Luke’s Playgroup meets during School Terms on Friday mornings from 10:00am-12:00 noon in the Community Centre. All parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to bring your little ones along!
We have an exciting program for babies through to Preschool aged children that is fresh and exciting every week.
UnitingCare St Luke’s Preschool features large external environments which provide children with a variety of textures and settings to explore, including their own veggie patch.
The SLYM (St Luke’s Youth Ministry) meets on Friday nights during school terms (for those in High School). It meets from 7-9, normally at the church (which is situated in Narla Rd, Belmont North.) We play a whole heap of fun games, and will regularly deal with issues which we may discuss or play games based around. We also occasionally go out for fun activities like bowling or laser zone. Fridays are aimed at a fun social time. A place where the young people can feel comfortable being, and comfortable to be themselves.
Children’s Ministry – we run Sunday School at our 9:45 service for children from 3 years old on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month. On the other Sundays there is a craft table with a variety of crafts for children to enjoy during the service
Adult Fellowship meets first Wednesday of each month. Starting with morning tea at 9:45am followed by a guest speaker and a general meeting. Session concludes at 12:00pm. The program for each session is included in the Church newsletter ‘Together’ in the week leading up to the Adult Fellowship meeting.
Narla Village for aged care is located on a large parcel of scenic bushland near the church building in Belmont North. Narla Village Nursing Home and Narla Village Hostel are home to 100 residents in total, with 60 of these residents at the nursing home, and the remaining 40 at the hostel.
St Luke’s Community Garden is located on the site of St Luke’s, just up from Floraville Road. The garden was established in 2010 with the aim of bringing people together to grow and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables and then share the spoils with each other and the local community. Like all other activities and ministries at St Luke’s, the community garden welcomes everyone in our neighbourhood.
Community Centre – A state of the art community facility suitable for booking for conferences, large or small meetings, group & club bookings, functions, groups, community events.
Unite@St Luke’s began in 2009 and is a social program that provides a platform to enable existing church members to strengthen relationships and to invite newer members such as family and friends (that are similar age) along to join in. Both are important to building our church.
Quirky Quilters Group meet every Tuesday from 10am – 4pm in the Community Centre. You are welcome to come for half a day or a full day. Meet new friends and sew into the community with ‘Wrap with Love’ quilts (materials supplied), or work on your own project.
Bible study – Everyone is welcome to join any of the groups – KYB for women, Friday Plus Bible study, Food for Thought & SLAM (young adults bible study).
Alpha Course is open to everyone interested in exploring the meaning of life and discovering the relevance of the Christian faith. People come on the Alpha course for many different reasons; some have never been to church and want to investigate more about God, others may attend church and want to further explore the relevance of the Christian faith to their daily lives. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple.