Sunday Services: on Sunday 27th December there will be one service at 10:00am instead of our two morning services. Usual morning times of 8:45am and 10:30am will then continue throughout January.
Thursday 24th December: Carols by Candlelight with Kid’s Corner at 7:00pm in the Courtyard.
Friday 25th December: Christmas Day Service at 9:00am.
Sunday School: closes after 20th December and re-opens on 31st January.
January 12th-15th: Holiday Club
Missionary Support: Donations received from the monthly Mission envelopes and net profit of the Coffee Bees have enabled the Beecroft Presbyterian Church to forward cheques amounting to $9000 for the support of missionaries or orgainisations (i.e., Global Recordings Network Australia and Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu) serving in Australia and overseas. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and continue to support Beecroft Friends of Missionaries – may our Lord bless you (Pat Watts, Church Treasurer).
TEAR Fund Envelopes: are available today. They will be collected at the Christmas Day Service. This year the money given will go towards Bwenzi la Amayi or Mother Buddies. These are TEAR fund trained volunteers from local churches, themselves living with HIV, who support pregnant women to keep healthy and significantly reduce the risk of passing the HIV virus to their unborn babies. For more information, please visit TEAR Fund.
The Bookstore: is now closed and will re-open in February.
Simple Love: is a project initiated by members of Protestant churches across Sydney. The project involves individual churches volunteering to collect basic food items, which will be distributed to asylum seekers in need. The distribution is to those asylum seekers who are already lawfully in our community, on an appropriate visa, and so are part of our Sydney community. The Session of our church here in Beecroft has agreed that we will participate in February 2016. What this entails is that during January and February we will distribute lists of desired food and goods (like cooking oil, rice, tinned fruit, Opal cards, baby wipes, dried lentils) and these will be collected and delivered by us at the end of February to either the House of Welcome, Carramar or the Asylum Seekers Centre, Newtown. The lists will be provided, and the organisation undertaken, by the project organisers – Simple Love. The centre to which we deliver will then distribute to those asylum seekers they identify as being in need. It is a simple, practical way to make a tangible difference to people in our Sydney community who are in need.