St John’s Lutheran Church, Ballarat would like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who donated goods for our November Garage Sale. The sale was held over 7 days in our Church hall which was filled to the brim with all sorts of second hand goods. Our Church grounds were also a buzz of activity on the Saturday, with 6 outdoor
marquees, a sausage sizzle, cafe and baked goods which were popular with our new and regular customers.
We welcomed visitors into our Church to view inside the place that we regularly worship and had a special display with information about the reformation and history of our church for those who were interested to know more.
We praise God for his blessing to our congregation and for the success of this event. There is great deal of work which goes into the organisation of these sales and months of preparation which is predominantly done by a small group of very committed volunteers from our congregation. These sales continue to play an integral part
in the financial continuation of our church and also provide us with a fantastic outreach opportunity as we connect with many members of the wider Ballarat community. We continue to welcome any further donations of goods for our 2018 sales.

By Amander Borner, member St John’s LC