The local government elections for Blacktown Council will be on Saturday 10th September. We will be having just a barbecue on that day, if you are able to help in any way please see Neva or put your name on the list on the table in the foyer.
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.
A clip board has been placed in the foyer for you to write your name, preferred duty and time. There will be no letters sent out this year to confirm your role and time. Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.
If anyone would like to donate cakes for the Child Care Centre’s Cake Stall, please bring them along on the day and give them to Kylie or one of the Child Care Centre staff.
There are currently a couple of positions vacant for groups beyond our congregation.
Uniting are seeking a new Corrective Services Chaplain for the St Heliers Correctional Centre at Muswellbrook. Details of the position are on the noticeboard.
Also available is the position of Presbytery Chairperson for our Presbytery. This is a voluntary position, currently undertaken by Andrew Thornley. A position description is available on the noticeboard.