News & Events

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12 Weeks of Winter

CHAMPION (Community Hub and Meeting Place in Our Neighbourhood) is a community service established by the Temple Society Australia (TSA). It offers emergency food relief and a host of practical assistance and advisory services to help people get back on their feet and operates from a community centre located in Bayswater.

During winter, our service sees a large increase in the number of people asking for help. Many coming to us are in crisis situations. They are struggling to pay their rent and other bills, some are living in their cars or couch surfing, and many are unemployed or unable to work due to health problems.

This is where we are hoping you can help the people of your community! We are holding a charity drive, 12 Weeks of Winter, to collect donations of food and goods for those who need it most.

Click here for more details!

July Services

Sunday 23 July 
Meadowbank Hall
10.30am
Elder: Ingrid Turner 

Sunday 30 July
Bentleigh Hall
10.00am
Elder: Theo Richter 

Contact

For a full list of services in 2017, please contact the Temple Society Office.

Upcoming Events

NEST Cooking Program

We have a fantastic cooking program coming up on Wednesdays in May, June and July. It is being run by Elisha from Oz Harvest and is called the NEST program, which stands for Nice, Easy, Simple Tips and Nutrition Education Sustenance Training. Workshops will be held 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Bayswater Hall and anyone of any age is invited to attend (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be six sessions, with an emphasis on a different topic each time. You are invited to participate in the cooking (and eating) process and, best of all, the sessions are FREE (thank you to Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund grant.

Download the NEST Cooking Program flyer here

Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Group is open to all TSA members and friends and also the wider community. All ages and abilities are welcome to dance, or simply come and benefit from the music and company. No experience or partner required. Dance teacher, Kirrily Kirstin, will cover a range of very easy and enjoyable social dances including some line and circle dances.

Download the Social Dance flyer here

Moments Musical Concert

Sunday 23 July
2.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Concert flyer here

Youth Anxiety

Saturday 12 August
3.00pm to 5.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Youth Anxiety flyer here

Faith Discussion Day

Sunday 16 July
Rendezvous Grand Hotel
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
9.30 for 10.00am start

Take this opportunity to come together with interested Templers and others to discuss matters of communal and individual faith, with a focus on considering whether a humanist Christianity is possible and, if so, what it might look like in relation to the Temple Society.

“In the Gospel of John, (retired American Bishop of the Episcopal Church, John Shelby) Spong finds a humanist Christianity that does not require belief in Jesus as God, but as a man with a radically inclusive message of love for humanity.” Spong’s Christian Humanism – ABC Radio National’s The Spirit of Things (presented by Dr Rachael Kohn) of 12 August, 2012

As a stimulus for discussion, Mark Herrmann’s articles ‘Temple Society – religious environment’ will be used. Copies of these and other source material will be provided prior to the day.

Conversations will focus on:

  • Defining Humanism and its values
  • Defining Templer Christianity and our values
  • Considering similarities and differences

The main aim of the day is to allow flowing and unfettered discussion of what we, as individuals and collectively in community, believe (in) and value, helping all participants to grow in understanding of their personal faith.

BOOKINGS CLOSE JULY 7

Cost: $20 (the TSA is subsidising this event)

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided

Bookings, advising of any dietary requirements, must be made by Friday, July 7 at the latest.

For more information and to book, contact the TSA Office on (03) 9557 6713 or email tsa@templesociety.org.au

Events

NEST Cooking Program

We have a fantastic cooking program coming up on Wednesdays in May, June and July. It is being run by Elisha from Oz Harvest and is called the NEST program, which stands for Nice, Easy, Simple Tips and Nutrition Education Sustenance Training. Workshops will be held 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Bayswater Hall and anyone of any age is invited to attend (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be six sessions, with an emphasis on a different topic each time. You are invited to participate in the cooking (and eating) process and, best of all, the sessions are FREE (thank you to Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund grant.

Download the NEST Cooking Program flyer here

Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Group is open to all TSA members and friends and also the wider community. All ages and abilities are welcome to dance, or simply come and benefit from the music and company. No experience or partner required. Dance teacher, Kirrily Kirstin, will cover a range of very easy and enjoyable social dances including some line and circle dances.

Download the Social Dance flyer here

Moments Musical Concert

Sunday 23 July
2.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Concert flyer here

Youth Anxiety

Saturday 12 August
3.00pm to 5.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Youth Anxiety flyer here