Applications close end of May 2018.
Uniting Grant program: As part of the Uniting commitment to supporting Presbyteries and Congregations and other Community Organisations in the Uniting Church’s mission, Uniting sets aside a percentage of its operational budget for mission initiatives that will make a difference to people experiencing social disadvantage in the community.
Prayer request from Act for Peace – the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA).
Please feel free to share this email and the following prayer points with your congregation.
We pray for:
- Our brothers and sisters in Tonga and those across the Pacific whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Gita.
- The tens of thousands of people who have lost homes, livestock and crops. That they will find protection, and have access to clean water, food and shelter.
- Act for Peace and the Tonga National Council of Churches as they provide emergency assistance to those in need.
- Our Pacific neighbours as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives over the next few months.
- All who have been affected. We ask that they know God’s peace, love and hope as they grieve and start the process of rebuilding their lives.
On 17 January 2018, the Eden newspaper, “Magnet” , ran the following story:
Ever heard of the community pantry movement? The exciting thing is that one’s coming to Eden.
A community pantry is planned for St Georges Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St, Eden. The aim is to have construction completed and ready for operation mid-2018. The pantry will provide a limited range of basic grocery items for free or at minimal cost.
Accepting our Community Service Award from our local State Government member John Barilaro. So honoured and humbled…..
The news of the Award arrived at Presbytery Office just as the latest issue of the magazine, Perspective, was going to print. Fortunately there was enough room on page 2 to squeeze in a last minute ‘stop press’ report. Now we have included below some photos from Presbytery’s Co-Chair, John Williams, who visited Alpine last weekend and says, “I enjoyed a lovely visit to folk at Alpine and saw some good work and fellowship. Opshop is impressive as is the Wednesday lunch program. Real connection to community.” [Alpine’s OpShop Facebook page – see picture above – has more.]