Home Page of Glen Waverley Inter Church Council

Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, we are including only churches with live streaming at this stage under "Service Times". Please write to me (see maintenance link below) if your church has a live streaming service.

Home is this page
About Us describes the Glen Waverley Inter Church Council and lists details of members
Live Streaming Times
Times of on-line worship services at our local churches.
Contact and Web Details Also a list of churches with their email and web addresses, since not all churches are offering live streaming.
News offers current and archive news, from church sources everywhere.
Meetings records agenda and minutes of meetings
Events gives a calendar of recent and forthcoming events organized by the Glen Waverley Interchurch Council.
Resources provides links to useful resources
Terms of References describes the GWICC Constitution

Advent Services in Our Churches

Service times for Advent, Christmas and New Year services are now in our News page.

Christmas Reflection

Glen Waverley Uniting Church (cnr Kingsway and Bogong Ave, Glen Waverley) has installed a walk-through Christmas Reflection experience. You are invited to visit the church to see this installation, and ponder how the birth of Jesus Christ has affected our lives. The opening hours are:

Sunday 20 Dec
11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday 21 Dec
9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 22 Dec
9am - 3pm
Wednesday 23 Dec
9am - 3pm

Way of the Cross, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been limited in our planning for the Way of the Cross for Good Friday 2021 (2 Apr). At one stage we thought we might have to plan for an on-line event. This would closely follow the same structure used in the open air version at Waverley Central Oval, and use several prerecorded reflections for each station. With the easing of restrictions, we now think this may not be necessary, and we have applied for permission to run a live event.

Watch this space, or visit the WotC Planning page to see how our planning is progressing.

Recent News

VCC Newsletter

The latest VCC Newsletter for November/December 2020 is available. (You can also see back issues at the VCC newsletter website, or via our News Page).


Dear Friends,

We hope that you and your church members have kept well during the difficult andchallenging times in 2020.

I am writing, on behalf of the Glen Waverley Inter Church council to invite members of your churchcommunity to join us for our AGM (on Zoom) on Wednesday 4 November at 7.30pm.

During the meeting, the President and Treasurer will present their reports and there will be an election of office bearers. This is an opportunity for you to learnmore about your Inter Church Council and the work that is carried out by the dedicated members of this group.

Please consider attending yourself or passing this invitation onto someone in your community who maybe interested. If you let me know the email addresses of those how may like to “attend”, we will forward the link nearer the time.

Continue to go well as we move forward into a post Covid 19 time.

Yours in Fellowship,
Jan Clear. (President).

Extreme Hardship Support Program

The Extreme Hardship Support Program can provide financial assistance, information and referrals to people living in Victoria who are experiencing significant hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and who are unable to access other forms of Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government income support. The program may support temporary and provisional visa holders and undocumented migrants with little or no income, savings or community support.

Now that the program is established, we seek your help to promote it, particularly to people seeking asylum, temporary migrant workers, and the services and communities that support them.

Information to be aware of for community members in need of assistance

Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Department of Health and Human Services have implemented the Extreme Hardship Support Program to provide emergency financial assistance to people who are unable to access income support.

To be eligible for this program a person must:

To apply for emergency financial assistance go to www.redcross.org.au/vicrelief .

FAQs and a fact sheet for community organizations are attached and also available on the DHHS coronavirus website.

This emergency financial assistance complements other Victorian Government hardship supports available to all people living in Victoria, including the $1500 worker support payment, the $300 test isolation payment, the and the rent relief grant.

Community organizations interested in joining a network of community implementation partners can contact the Brotherhood of St Laurence on (03) 9422 5650 or by email at mct.reception@bsl.org.au . The Brotherhood of St Laurence is also available to assist you in promoting this program by participating at network meetings to speak about the program.

Please contact your Adviser if you have any further questions.

Paloma Mochales
A/Team Leader, Agency Performance and System Support
Hume Moreland Area, North Division
Department of Health and Human Services

Contact options
m. 0417 792 127
e. Paloma.Mochales@dhhs.vic.gov.au

General business discussions: Microsoft Teams
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T: 1 800 932 082 E: info@ssiiaaas.org.au

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Headspace Monash

A long-awaited headspace facility to support young people to access mental health support in Monash will open in October 2020. Read more in this media release

Statement from Victoria Police

Victoria Police is aware of recent media reporting and online community discussions suggesting that certain communities are to blame for the latest rise in confirmed coronavirus cases.

We know this may cause many people to feel that they are being unfairly targeted. We want the community to know that we stand by you. If you have been racially abused or are the victims of a prejudice-motivated crime then please speak to police.

Racism and discrimination have no place in our society. Every Victorian has the right to feel safe and secure in the community.

Incidents of racism, discrimination or vilification based on religion, culture or ethnicity not only have direct impact on individual victims, but also the whole community.

We take all reports of this nature seriously, and we are here to support you. Anyone who experiences or witnesses these crimes is encouraged to report them to their local police station.

For more information on prejudice motivated crime, please visit the Victoria Police website.

In an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000).

Prayer Calendar

The Glen Waverley and District Interchurch Council's suggested prayer calendar is now available. All churches are encouraged to use this calendar in their weekly cycle of prayers.

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