Music changes but song remains the same CHILDREN attending Sunday school at Aspendale Presbyterian church in 1927 received their religious teaching while sitting under a tree. It was adults only inside the church. In the past 90 years much has changed. The original church building is now used as a hall for such community activities as play groups, dancing classes and meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. The newer church building - completed in the 1970s - is still busy on Sunday mornings and while the electric organ remains, a small band plays the music. Children are actively involved and the service is relaxed. The new minister, the Rev Brett Peatman, 39, is a father of four and an active member of the broader Aspendale community and “keen to foster a down to earth community of locals who follow Jesus every day”. Mr Peatman says much has changed and there is a lot to celebrate this year as Aspendale Presbyterian Church reaches its 90 th year. He said Presbyterians comprise the fourth largest Christian denomination in Australia. The church originated in Scotland and is known for its leadership structure (no hierarchy of bishops), love for the teachings of Jesus Christ and challenging preaching. Mr Peatman said the church wants to “bring together a wide group of people who have contributed to its 90-year history”. The 90 th celebration service will be held on Sunday 30 April at 10am followed by lunch. Mr Peatman said anyone with a connection to the church or an interest in the Aspendale community can attend. Details: www.aspendalepc.org.au or call 9580 6161.
Convenient to shops NEW public toilets in Chelsea will service the busy shopping strip. The toilets outside Chelsea train station opened this week. They can be used 6am-9pm during summer and 6am-6pm in winter and be cleaned daily. “Council is pleased to have worked with the local traders to provide these new facilities to make shopping in Chelsea even easier,” the mayor Cr David Eden said. Kingston Council spends $450,000 annually on upgrading and replacing public toilets, as well as cleaning and maintenance. A 10-year plan aims to ensure they are strategically located, free and improved or replaced where necessary. The strategy was adopted in 2016 following extensive consultation with community groups and a public survey. Public toilets in line for major works include Bald Hill Park, Clarinda, Dingley Village Recreation Reserve, Edithvale Life Saving Club, Bicentennial Park, Chelsea, Gerry Green Reserve Parkdale, Dales Park, Oakleigh South, Pier Road Mordialloc, Waves Leisure Centre Highett, Aspendale Life Saving Club, Dolamore Athletics Track, Mentone, Mavis Hutter Reserve, Clarinda, Aspendale Gardens Sports Ground, Parkers Road Foreshore, Parkdale, and Le Page Park, Cheltenham.
Toilet for disabled
Changing times: All dressed up for the outdoor Sunday shool at the Aspendale Presbyterian church in 1927, top, and in 1967, above. Pictures: Supplied
A CHANGING Places all-abilities toilet will be built to serve Moorabbin’s Riding for the Disabled group. Kingston mayor Cr David Eden said the group’s 200 members would soon have access to convenient facilities thanks to the $235,000 toilet being funded by the council. “The high-quality facility will have proper safety equipment to make it easier for riders and their carers,” Cr Eden said. Changing Places facilities are larger-thanstandard toilets and come with a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, tracking hoist system and room for two people.
FRANKSTON HIGH SCHOOL
2018 Enrolment Information and School Tours A learning culture that money cannot buy
Frankston High School has an outstanding reputation as a high performing school, particularly in the areas of academic achievement, music and sport. Prospective parents are encouraged to attend an information session and tour of the school on the following dates:
• Wednesday 19 April • Thursday 20 April • Monday 24 April • Friday 28 April • Tuesday 2 May
All tours to start at 9.15am For parents unable to attend through the day, an information evening will be held on Wednesday, 3 May at 7.00pm. As places are limited, bookings are required. Please book via our website at www.fhs.vic.edu.au or phone the office on 9783 7955.
Foot Street, Frankston Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 12 April 2017