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Community in Action Announcements:

  • Operation Christmas Child Its October already, and it is time for filling shoeboxes with amazing gifts and toys for children around the world with Operation Christmas Child. Collection this year is 24/10 to 4/11. Please contact Sam on 0407 353 740 to organise drop off your blessed shoeboxes, or if you need someone to collect them. May this year see many lives blessed by your generosity. [Reminder if you need boxes or want to drop them off earlier, you can do so during Good News Radio Books and More bookshop hours]
  • The Australian Property Research and Education Fund (APREF) An annual scholarship to rural and remote students undertaking study in property and property valuation degrees is on offer. The Scholarship, supports regional students to relocate, access and financially support their higher education journey over 3 years. Students will also connect to a mentor to guide and champion them throughout their degree. The scholarship helps cement pathways into the property profession, promoting exemplary education, maximising students potential and creating a thriving property workforce into the future. For more information and to download the application please visit Application closes 30 October 2023 for 2024 studies Email:
  • Kickstart Outreach Ballarat Australia (KOBA) or phone 0427053725 KOBA is a new branch of Boaz College that is providing Gospel Conversations Training for Christians to become confident and proactive in sharing Jesus and making disciples in Jesus name. Training sessions are held at Dan and Liz Ewing’s home. On the second Wednesday of the month there is an hour and a half for training involving watching and then practising what is learnt from the No Place Left videos available through You Tube. On the second Sunday of each month from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm there is a time to get together and pray. Creating a space of reverence to listen to the Holy Spirit, have communion, go out and see whom the Lord leads us to. The remaining training sessions for 2023 include – Wednesday 8th and Sunday 12th November; Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th of December
    • Kickstart Outreach Ballarat Australia (KOBA) – New Bibles can be brought to Good News Radio Books and More for collecting on behalf of Kickstart Outreach Ballarat. These Bibles can be New King James, King James, New International or any standard version. KOBA would like to have on hand a reasonable quantity of Bibles for when they go out and evangelise, to provide to those who are open or have newly given their lives to Christ
  • Garage Sale – St John’s Lutheran Church – 204A Doveton Street South, Ballarat Central – Enquires phone 0438052611
    • Saturday 11th November 8am – 4pm
    • Sunday 12th November 12pm – 4pm
  • Belgrave Heights Convention Centre Events  2023 remaining events are as follows:
    • 20-21 October – Women’s Convention 2023  – Join us for an in-depth look at the Psalms as we explore Songs for All Seasons; our emotions and the Psalms with Neida Cuddy (Singer/Songwriter) and Melinda Cousins. Registration
    • 22 October at 2.30pm – Songs of Praise – All are invited to join us for an afternoon of singing and music led by Jeff Calway and the BHC musicians. Find out more on
    • 17-19 November – 50s+ Getaway (also known as Seniors Convention) This years theme is A Letter to My Younger Self. We are excited to welcome Stephen Gaukrodger (UK), as our main speaker. Come and stay over the weekend, catch up with old friends and make some new ones. For more information visit
    • Summer Convention has free registration until 13th December 2023 ; convention dates are 28th December 2023 through 1st January 2024 with Speakers: Stephen McAlpin, Chris Chia, and Adam Ch’ng Additional information can be found on the website.
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  • Regional Education Support Network (RESN) – Studying in rural areas can come with its challenges. That’s why RESN strives to help rural and regional Year 11 and 12 Students with their VCE studies. RESN is a free, volunteer-run, online education service with a 24 hour help portal, a database of quizzes and study materials for over 20 subjects, and live revision and tutoring sessions.

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