The final HopeStreet collection for 2018 will be held on October 14 & 21. Lists of required items are on the
notice board. Thank you to all who have been involved in the collections this year!
Last week the Baptist Association of NSW and ACT launched a ‘Drought Response Appeal’ to raise funds to assist communities impacted by drought and help regional churches in their work with those most impacted.
We are happy to announce that in just over one week over $45,000 has been contributed!
This is a great effort and a generous initial response to a dire situation. We have been able to commit an initial amount of funding for churches in our most impacted regions to utilise. However, I believe that this could be just the beginning of a significant wave of support.
Combined service 12th August, 9.30am at Epping Baptist. We are planning to run the bus if you want to park at CBC from 8.50am and catch a lift down.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week 2018 is July 8 to 15 and is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for 2018 is “Because of Her, We Can!”. It “celebrates the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels” (https://www.naidoc.org.au/).
We join the celebrations with an acknowledgement of country, and a special prayer during our services on July 8th. Those interested in exploring further may check out the NAIDOC resources on the Baptist Association web-site at