Mission

Teach - Teach The Faith

 Jesus went throughout Galilee teaching Mt 4:23

To develop the understanding of what it means to be the CHURCH:  The People of God at mission:

  • Conduct regular scripture study and discussion groups welcoming the participation of all.
  • Provide opportunities for people to develop an enhanced understanding of the faith through: the distribution of written teaching materials, establishing a theological library and conducting training programs on sacraments and liturgy.
  • Increase our involvement with local schools through Religious education and special services.
  • Further develop the Sunday School, Youth and children's program.

 

Grow - Grow Congregations

Bear fruit and grow in the whole world Col 1:6.

To grow the understanding of congregations to see themselves as confident, enthusiastic, prayerful, bases of ministry:

  • Advertise services and parish activities in local press, bulletins and brochures at motels, community notice boards, Twitter, Facebook , Internet (Web Site) and provision of visitor cards etc.
  • Re-design Parish notice boards to provide accurate up to date information is available and offer ?Welcome, Acceptance, Compassion, Peace and Hope?.
  • Follow up and visit all families who have had children Baptised, newly married couples, bereaved families and lapsed people on the parish roll.
  • Support the ministry to children and young families.
  • Conduct regular Parish luncheons, dinners, Morning & Afternoon Teas (i.e. Devonshire teas etc.), special events (i.e. Australia Day, Melbourne Cup, Christmas in July etc.)
  • Have a meaningful presence in community forums and conduct annual public Christmas Carol service.
  • Develop family friendly services to encourage young families and children.
  • Develop partnerships within the Deanery and conduct shared services.

 

Give - Increase Giving

God loves a cheerful giver  2 Cor 9:7

To be faithful and generous with all that God has given us:

  • Increase giving through growth in congregation.
  • Increase giving through each member raising their contribution each week.
  • Undertake broader fund raising activities and encourage community involvement.
  • Develop a skills list of those prepared to give of their time and talents.
  • Have regular sausage sizzles at each Parish Centre and elsewhere.
  • Conduct annual Mission project.

 

Serve - Serving Communities

I am among you as one who serves Luke 22:27

To demonstrate the compassion of Christ in the communities of the Diocese:

  • Conduct regular Pastoral visiting program to infirm, housebound and elderly.
  • Develop a Prayer network throughout the Parish.
  • Provide emergency food relief for those in need as well as pastoral support.
  • Ensure that our Op Shops are places of welcome and acceptance.
    • Develop a coffee shop / drop in centre at each Op Shop.
  • Invite and welcome the needy and underprivileged to parish activities e.g. coffee mornings, luncheons etc.
  • Develop a Parish Brochure for distribution to local businesses, council, hospitals, motels, schools etc.
  • Strengthen the Parish community through encouraging involvement in groups
    • Scripture study groups.
    • Dual language services.
  • Provide community Referral Information.
  • Undertake research into local demographic distribution and the needs of the broader community.
  • Open the churches daily, ensuring that church sitters? are present to welcome and assist visitors.

 

Current Parish Mission Activities 

 

A big thank you to all our volunteers who without their assistance these programs would not be available.

 

More Volunteers are always required for our programs. Please contact the Vicar or Wardens if you are able to assist.

 

 

Darebin Community Canteen

 

Community Luncheon at All Saints each Saturday at 12.30 p.m. 

 

Each Saturday we provide a free lunch to needy members of the community.  If you are finding life difficult and need some assistance with a meal, come along and join us.

 

Lunch is usually provided to at least 70 people who enjoy a beautiful lunch with the companionship of others. A wonderful time is had by guests and volunteers alike.

 

 

Feeding of our guests Community Canteen

Community Canteen

Community Canteen Luncheon

Community Canteen Luncheon

Food Bank

 

Each Friday morning at All Saints from 9.30 am to 11.30 a.m.

 

A willing  group of volunteers gather at All Saints to provide food parcels to needy individuals and families in the community.

If you would like to assist those in need through feeding the hungry come along and introduce yourself to the team on Friday Morning.

 

Click Here to see the food awaiting distribution.

English for Asylum Seeker Program

 

Each Wednesday morning at All Saints between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

 

In conjunction with Jesuit Social Services,  we conduct a program to assist those seeking asylum in Australia and others to learn English.   The program is free and children are welcome and will be cared for during the classes.  

 

 

Language For Life Program

 

Each Tuesday at All Saints at 9.30 am.

 

For those just learning English; the practical use of the language in everyday situations and using it in the completion of documentation etc.

Parish Groups

 

   
   
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Op Shop

Opening Hours- Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Saturday- 9am till 12 noon. 

 

For Pre Loved Clothes and Homewares.

 

Shop situated in Ralph Street Reservoir next to St George's.

 

Donations are always welcome.   Although we are unable to accept furniture and electrical goods.

   

Choir

Do you like to sing?  

 

Come and join our choir at All Saints and St George's under the direction of our Director of Music. 

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Action Planning & Mission Groups

There are four Mission Groups throughout the Parish (Serving, Teaching, Growing & Giving).    Join a group acting in these Mission areas, reach out to people in need, and support other ventures within our Parish.    These new groups, will encourage us all, as Christian's, to make our presence felt throughout the Parish, and support and reach out to others.  

See the Vicar or one of the Wardens if you would like to participate.