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2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
We are getting in early with our Christmas service this year. You might be heading off out of Bendigo for Christmas, or maybe you just have never been to church at Christmas before.
We invite you to celebrate the coming of Jesus in a Christmas Service at St Matthew’s Church, Long Gully.
Date: Tuesday, 24th December
There’ll be carols, the Christmas story and a meal afterwards, from 6pm.
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 or ask a question: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0421 764 699.
Dates: the course begins on Thursday 28th February, 2019. It runs for 6 weeks.
Time: 12-2pm, including lunch
Location: St Matthew’s Church, 153 Eaglehawk Rd, Long Gully.
Child Care available
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 our pizza oven, and our next Pizza Night is coming up soon. Come along with a gold coin donation for pizza and hot chocolate. Sit around the fire or enjoy some indoor games.
Date: Friday 25th May
Time: 5.30 – 8.00pm
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”.
Grab some fish and chips from Long Gully Fish Shop then head over our way to eat together and watch a movie together. We’ll begin the eating at 5.30pm, and then start watching at 6.30pm.
See the Facebook event invite here.
This month’s movie is Paper Planes, an inspirational movie about yes…paper planes. Watch the preview here:
The Twilight Festival in Long Gully returns!! Last year this was a real hit, and this year promises to be just as enjoyable.
Food, games, performances, workshops – this festival will be a spring spectacular.
If you’re from the Gully, or from the other side of town, head to St Matthew’s.
Date: Friday, November 6th
Activities confirmed so far:
– face painting
– primary school art exhibition
– wood fired pizza in our custom built oven
– devonshire tea to raise money for local community groups
– scarecrow creation
– seedlings for sale
– fire buckets
– Karen cooking demonstration
– home-made lemonade
– have a go at a decoupage mural
….and more to come…
We’re not expecting a “shirtfront” scenario, but at the Twilight Festival tonight Ms Maree Edwards MP, member for Bendigo West, will be presenting out Art Exhibition prizes. Her challenger in the upcoming state election, Mr Michael Langdon, will be coming along as well.
We expect our newly crowned Mayor, Cr Peter Cox to also make an appearance.