A way that non-Aboriginal people can come to learn and acknowledge the true history of our nation, to lament the present day disadvantages and injustices facing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters and to pray to our great Creator Spirit, Lord God, Papa Jesus, for “a nation built on truth, justice, love and hope”.
The Happiness Lab is a short course to explore what makes us happy. Over 6 weeks, you will explore themes of patience, gratitude, looking after yourself, friends and family, and practicing acts of kindness.
You’ll meet others in a warm and supportive group, and journey together as we explore what happiness looks like for all of us.
Sign up: Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 0421 764 699.
Dates: the course begins 1st August, and runs each week for 6 weeks
Time: 11 – 12.30pm, including lunch
Location: Long Gully Multipurpose Centre
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve got kids. Can I still come along?
We provide onsite childcare, with experienced volunteers, all of whom have Working With Children Checks.
I notice it’s run by a local church. Is it a religious course? Do I need to be a Christian?
The Happiness Lab is run by St Matthew’s, a local church in Long Gully. The course is not religious in content. It is designed to be open to people of any faith, or no faith.
I’d like some more information about the course
To find out more details, we suggest you go to this website. It is created by the people who designed the Happiness Lab, and contains a course overview and videos from people who’ve done the course before.
We never pass up an chance to fire up with pizza oven, and soon we’ll combine it with a jam session. Bring along your favourite instrument, and sit around the fire creating music while downing delicious slices of wood-fired pizza.
Date: Friday 30th June
Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm