Blacktown Council Elections: September 10

This forthcoming election gives our Church another opportunity to fund raise. Of course this cannot be achieved without calling once again for volunteers to show off their cooking skills on our “Old Faithful” barbecue.

You will find the volunteer form on a clip board in the foyer. Please record your name next to your preferred duty.

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The Struggles of Cobar Nyngan Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral minister, Rev. Jo Smalbil and her husband go around the Cobar Nyngan district visiting people and offering support and conversation. In this drought stricken area of Australia farmers struggle both financially and emotionally. Unfortunately the support from Frontier Services to this area will cease at the end of the financial year. Rev. Jo said “It is a sad sign of the times that everything these days, including ministry revolves around money or the lack there of.”

To show our concern, a retiring offering will be taken up over the next three Sundays. Over the past 18 months Uniting Church patrol ministries in Australia have dropped from 22 to 9. It is hoped that we can assist in some way so Rev. Jo and her husband can continue their ministry and assist families financially with the support of other Churches such as ours.

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Lent Event – Donation Collection

If you have been participating in Lent Event, now is the time to get your donations in and sent on their way to Uniting World’s overseas partners. You can give your donations to Joyce who will forward them to UnitingWorld, or alternatively, you can donate directly to UnitingWorld – you can make a secure donation online or via the Lent Event App, or post a cheque or your credit card details to UnitingWorld, using the envelope provided as part of your Guide to Living Lent. Tax receipts will be issued by UnitingWorld.

UnitingWorld thanks you for standing with them in the fight against poverty.

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Lent Event: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday heralds Lent coming to a close. If you have been participating in Lent Event, now is the time to get your donations in and sent on their way to Uniting World’s overseas partners. Please donate directly to UnitingWorld – you can make a secure donation online or via the Lent Event App, or post a cheque or your credit card details to UnitingWorld, using the envelope provided as part of your Guide to Living Lent. Tax receipts will be issued by UnitingWorld.

UnitingWorld thanks you for standing with them in the fight against poverty.

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Reverse Christmas Tree

We are again having a Reverse Christmas Tree, with all gifts being donated to Parramatta Mission. If you are interested in donating a gift, please bring it in from Sunday 29th November. Please label the gift with a tag indicating the age and gender of the recipient.

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