Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards Night Ceremony

Sustainable Cities Awards Ceremony – Keep Victoria Beautiful!

The Sustainable Cities Awards Ceremony was held at the Cowen Gallery at the State Library on 15 July 2016. The awards ceremony provides a perfect opportunity for community groups, councils, and volunteers from across Victoria, to celebrate their projects and stories, and to be recognised for their collective commitment to keep Victoria beautiful.

World Mission Society Church of God became a finalist in several categories of the Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards for 2016:

  • Litter Prevention
  • Clean Beach/Waterways
  • Community Action Leadership

The World Mission Society Church of God became a winner under ‘Litter Prevention’ category for outstanding efforts to prevent littering in Victoria, and was awarded finalist certificates for the other two categories.

“Congratulations! A richly deserved award.” – Kelvin Thomson former MP

The great news reached Kelvin Thomson former MP who wrote a letter of recommendation for the award and said, “Congratulations! A richly deserved award.”

Terry O’Brien, the KVB judge, came to the Church of God in Melbourne on April 22. The award judge and Church of God volunteers took time to exchange their views on the environmental campaigns through informal conversation, while sharing delicious Korean Bibimbap. The members showcased their environmental movement through a PowerPoint presentation and some short videos. The judge was impressed by the passion of the Church of God volunteers.

“Congratulations! You won because you did the work.” – Terry O’Brien, the KVB judge

On the joyful occasion of the award night, Terry O’Brien commended the volunteers saying, “Congratulations! You won because you did the work.”

Catriona Rowntree from channel 9, the host of the event, was impressed with the work that the Church of God was doing, and said, “You did a fantastic job! There is a beautiful area that I can suggest that needs cleaning. I would like to work with you to organise an event.” Plans were put in place to clean around the You Yangs Regional Park on 6th November 2016.

Celebratory photos were taken. Many other finalist groups were interested to learn about the achievements of the Church of God, especially the winning of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service. Tony, a bank manager from ANZ, had the opportunity to talk with some of the volunteers and said, “Congratulations! I would like to join your group and become a volunteer.”

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  1. Congratulation!! Church of God is always conducting various activities(volunteer service, clean up, Blood drive and so on) and helps people who needs help. They deserve to receive the Awards. They truly with God and share the love of God.

  2. You guys did a wonderful job!!
    I’m sure WMSCOG members are doing a great job can help creating a more prosperous, healthier and better world! Keep up the good work!!

  3. Its wonderful to hear this news! Church of God really works for neighbor and is praised in the world. Its all thanks to Father and Mother! 🙂

  4. How beautiful work World Mission Society Church of God did!! Wherever they go, they make good stories, and spread good fragrance^^

  5. This is the way we should now organize the volunteer work. Not just working, but also promoting what we are doing to the people in the community. Even though Jesus said, “Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” we are working for the glory of God and I think it is essential to find a way to reveal the glory of God through promotions and media presentation like this.

  6. Through alll our efforts in the God’s will, We receive overflow grace more than we did. Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother who give us a great teaching which can change the world.

  7. WMSCOG members is truly heavenly father and mother’s children. By doing the bible’s teaching, they fulfilled bible’s prophecies. Thanks to father and mother!!

  8. The members of the World Mission Society Church of God always make an effort to do what is best for the community and the country according to the teachings of Elohim God. All glory thanks and praise to Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother!

  9. Good!!! WMSCOG keeps doing good works to make the better place. How can WMSCOG do? The source of energy is God the Mother. Thank to Heavenly Mother 🙂

  10. It’s encouraging to see astounding efforts be recognised. And how the most simple acts of love can change the face of the world.

  11. Astounding!!! I am so amazed!! I looked on the WMSCOG website and so shocked! Worldwide voluntary services are practiced. Not only do they deserve this award but they truly are fulfilling their mission throughout the world. I want to join and learn about God Elohim who moves the spirit of these members.

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