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Wellbeing         Spirituality        Creativity

The Avenue Church of Christ, partnering with the Hartwell Church of Christ to form the HeartWell Community, is a progressive community of faith, flowing out of a rich Christian heritage, learning to be open and accepting, diverse and inclusive, broad-minded and compassionate; a place where diversity is affirmed and people of different faith traditions, ages, gender identities, theologies and politics are welcomed and valued.

HeartWell Online

During this period of COVID19 restrictions, all HeartWell Community gatherings are online and we are enjoying the opportunity to share the life of our faith community with a wider audience! Our online program includes Sunday morning gatherings, regular small group opportunities, periodic online networks and occasional Zoom gatherings. You can find links below to connect with our online gatherings. Feel free to contact us (button above) for more information.

HeartWell Sunday morning gatherings premiere on YouTube at 10 am each Sunday and continue to be available for viewing at any time after that. Here are the most recent Sunday gatherings. Access the whole library on The Avenue YouTube channel.

Other Online Options

HeartWell Community includes a range of online options for learning, reflection and fun. Check them out below:

Connect meets at 7.30 pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month to explore the practice of mindfulness in life. Build resilience and wellbeing through conversation, input, practice and more. More Info HERE.

Soul Space meets at 1:30 pm on the 3rd Sunday each month to explore the wonder of creation and life through creativity, reflective practice, music, literature and conversation. Join the Zoom gathering HERE.  More info HERE.

Online Networks

At regular intervals throughout the year we offer short-term networks (approx four weeks) around areas of common interest for learning, meditation, inspiration, conversation and more. Watch this space for information on the next series of Online Networks!

HeartWell Publications

Want to keep in touch with the life and activity of the HeartWell Community? Subscribe to our regular information emails:

HeartWell Pulse is the monthly newsletter of the Surrey Hills and Hartwell Churches of Christ.

The Weekly Watch is your guide to the online life of the HeartWell Community.

Kairos is a Monday thought from the Senior Minister to kick-start your week.

Giving Beyond Ourselves

The Heartwell Community is committed to making a difference in the world. One way we do that is by providing financial, material and pastoral support to a very special project: Arising Life Ministries in Zambia.  The Hartwell Church of Christ recently launched the Graeme Blair Memorial Fund for ALMS. You can read more about ALMS, about the Fund, and about how you can share in the support by clicking HERE.

Visit Us!

When the COVID restrictions are eased and we are able to re-gather under COVIDSafe conditions you are most welcome to visit us at 1 The Avenue Surrey Hills, Victoria 3127. You can also contact us on (03) 9830 4666 or info@theavenuecc.org.au .

Resources

We seek to resource people for life - to nurture the soul, to promote wellbeing and to encourage curiosity.  Two of the ways we do that is through our Blog site (thoughtful articles to invite reflection) and our SoulSpace page (resources to nurture the soul). Check out the resources on offer by clicking on the buttons below:

The Avenue Blog

Articles discussing matters of interest in church and society. Your comment and feedback is very welcome.     This week:  The Frustration of Human Absurdity David reflects on cultivating deep gratitude in life, even in difficult times, as a pathway to happiness.

Join the conversation HERE

SoulSpace

SoulSpace gives access to resources that include spiritual direction, retreats, mindfulness, contemplative gatherings, resources for personal reflective practice and more.

Access SoulSpace resources HERE

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