Hall Roof Fund: Appreciation is expressed to all the people who have given donations towards the repayment of the $150,000 borrowed from the Glenburn Capital TIF Account for the replacement of the Asbestos roof on the Church Hall. Total repayment of the loan as at 21st September, 2015 amounts to $9,900 which includes $7,400 donations received from members of the Congregation. The balance owing to Glenburn as at 21st is $140,100. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this special fund – may Our Lord Bless you. Pat Watts, Church Treasurer.
Women’s Ministry: Fellowship Walk at Lake Parramatta, Saturday 17th October, 8:30am – 10:30am. For more information, please see Emily Kachenko or Brenda Minto.
Special Morning Tea: On Sunday 25th October, at 10:00am in the hall, we would like to celebrate with all those in our congregation who have had or will be having a big ‘O’ birthday this year. Please come and join us for this important and happy occasion.
Youth Ministry: In view of the fruitful ministry taking place with the Youth at Beecroft, the Session, Committee of Management, Treasurer, and Minister have agreed to extend support of Chris Gillan, our Youth Director, from one day/week to three days/week from mid-September to December, followed by an additional one month, January, in 2016. The entire team is to be thanked and congratulated for their faithful, effective work.
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study: A new Bible Study for women is starting this week. We’ll be meeting on Wednesdays during term time, in the church hall, 10 am morning tea for 10:30 am study till 12 noon. All ladies welcome, and please feel free to bring your young children! We’re starting with a series on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapters 5 to 7. Bible Study booklets are available from Rosemary today.
Jericho Road: (Presbyterian social services) is developing a plan for helping refugees from Syria: We are called by God to love those who have been displaced from their homes and provide them with practical care. Deuteronomy 10:17-19 says “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger by giving him food and clothing. So show love for the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Jericho Road has been very encouraged by the number of people and congregations who have been in touch to ask what we as a denomination can do to support the refugees from Syria who will be resettled in Australia over the coming weeks and months.
We are at present working on a plan that should see us able to provide care in Jesus name, to the refugees coming from Syria and others, in a large number of ways. Some of these Jericho Road will implement and for others we will work with existing providers of services. We will provide more details about each one as they become available.
If you are interested in participating or receiving news as it comes to hand please go to the web-site and complete a registration form. http://www.jerichoroad.org.au/refugees/.