Sydney Alliance

Sydney Alliance are hosting a gathering at Parramatta Town Hall on Wednesday 29th October, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. They are inviting members of the Uniting Church to join them for discussions about issues that affect Western Sydney, in particular public transport, affordable housing and parking and access at Westmead Hospital. If you are interested please register online at www.sydneyalliance.org.au/west.

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Community Development Conversation

UnitingCare are hosting a conversation about ‘How Uniting Church members can be further equipped and encouraged to help people in their local community’. It will be held at Penrith UC, John Lees Christian Centre, 15 Evans St, Penrith on Monday 20th October, from 10 AM-12 PM, and morning tea will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please contact Chris McAlpine on 4723 9468 or 0448 640 050 or email cmcalpine@unitingcarenswact.org.au.

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Safe Churches Training – Baulkham Hills, Blacktown & North Parramattta

The Presbytery have organized three Safe Churches Workshops to be held at St Matthews UC Baulkham Hills on Sunday 19th October, 12.15pm for 12.30-5.30pm, at Blacktown UC on Saturday 25th October from 9.15am for 9.30am-3.30pm or Tuesday 28th October at the Centre for Ministry at North Parramatta 9.4am for 10.00am – 4pm. The Synod strongly urges elders, church councillors, pastoral leaders and carers and any who work with children to participate in a workshop. Details of how to register are on the noticeboard.

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Diversity Feast

The Child Care Centre are holding their first ever Diversity Feast on Friday evening, October 10, at 6pm in the church hall. Everyone is welcome to come along to this informal gathering to share dishes from our diverse cultures, please let Kylie, in the Child Care Centre know if you are able to attend.

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Simply Love Project

Centenary Uniting Church is involved with the ‘Simple Love Project’ which connects groceries, asylum seekers and churches together. This is a very simple way of showing God’s love to our neighbours and there are specific items that can be donated. Food: Breakfast cereal, cooking oil, rice noodles, tinned fruit and veg, tinned fish, tomato paste, spices & curry powder, tea, long-life milk, instant soups a, chocolates and sweets. Transport: travel 10 bus passes (1-2 sections), these help refugees get to appointments with lawyers & case workers, Toiletries: nappies, shampoo & conditioner, razors, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary napkins, washing powder, and deodorant. Items can be placed in a box in the foyer and Shingoo will arrange for delivery to Centenary UC.

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