Christmas Bowl

Collection envelopes for the 2016 Christmas Bowl Appeal, supporting the work of Act for Peace, the International Aid Agency of The National Council of Churches in Australia, are still available from the stewards.

This year, the Appeal will focus on farmers in Zimbabwe who are struggling to produce enough food for their families after years of catastrophic drought. Season after season the rains have failed and many families are now on the brink of starvation. If you would like to contribute to the Christmas Bowl Appeal, please place the envelope containing your donation in the offering bag on any Sunday up to and including 8 January 2017. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and a receipt can be provided.

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Christmas Bowl

Collection envelopes for the 2016 Christmas Bowl Appeal have been handed out this morning. Money raised in the Appeal goes to support the Work of Act for Peace which is the International Aid Agency of The National Council of Churches in Australia.

This year, the Appeal will focus on the hard working farmers in Zimbabwe who are struggling to produce enough food for their families after years of catastrophic drought. Season after season the rains have failed and many families are now on the brink of starvation. If you would like to contribute to the Christmas Bowl Appeal, please place the envelope containing your donation in the offering bag on any Sunday up to and including 8 January 2017

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Blue Christmas Service

Greystanes Uniting Church invite you to their Blue Christmas Service on Sunday 11th December, at 7pm. This is a service of comfort, reflection and hope for those who are finding it hard to rejoice this year – or at this time of year – due to bereavement or loneliness.

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Bush Christmas

Frontier Services invite you to their Bush Christmas Luncheon, at St Stephens Church, Macquarie St, Sydney on Thursday 1st December from 11am. Details of the program and how to book your place are on the flyer on the noticeboard.

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Samaritan’s Purse 2016

As part of our Mission Plan for 2015 we supported the Operation Christmas Child ministry run by Samaritan’s Purse. We were very successful in our efforts last year and a total of 65 shoe boxes were donated to Samaritan’s Purse for distribution to children living in poverty throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child) has again been selected as a focus area for our Mission plan for 2016 and our aim is to try and build on our success of last year. The idea is that over the next 10 or so weeks we will collect items for inclusion in the shoe boxes and then gather on a Saturday in early October (date TBA) to pack the shoe boxes as a group.

A list of items suitable for inclusion in the shoe boxes has been provided to you on July 24.

This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause that benefits children who have very little. Everyone is encouraged to help as, and where, they are able.

Please continue to pray for the success of Operation Christmas Child.

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