This May Mission Month, CBC is collecting for Sydney Refugee Team (SRT) and Freedom to Flourish. Sydney Refugee Team seek to share the hope of Jesus with people seeking asylum and refuge living in the community in Sydney. They meet practical needs and build authentic relationships with people forcibly displaced from many different countries. Currently there is a huge need to help people recently arrived from Afghanistan.
Freedom to Flourish is a ministry in partnership between SRT and other mission organisations. Freedom to Flourish supports healing and growth for people from refugee background who have experienced trauma. They offer counselling, and therapeutic craft and garden programs.
Lord, help us to see and serve the hungry, thirsty stranger, naked, sick, and prisoner-physically, spiritually, emotionally – in your name (Matthew 25:34-36)
To give here are the details:
Similar to CBC’s general account held with Baptist Financial Services
Account Name : Carlingford Baptist Church
BSB No.: 704-922, A/C No.: 100016526
IMPORTANT!!! Please include reference/description in deposit transaction either “SRT” or “Sydney Refugee”
At the end of May Mission Month, CBC will consolidate all contributions and make donations to SRT on behalf of all church members/believers.
Our Good Friday offering will go towards the work of Crossover – a national ministry focused on Helping Australian Baptists Share Jesus.
Crossover supports outreach and evangelism by providing:
Encouragement – Because sharing the great news of God’s kingdom should be as important to the church as it is to Jesus
Training – To reach out with Christlikeness – love, gentleness and respect, not manipulation or argumentation
Resources – Not all of us have creative and innovative ways and words for reaching out, but some do! Crossover puts their tools in our hands.
Crossover has a small and dynamic team led by Director Rev Andrew Turner. To check out PRAC magazine, the Sacred Agents blog and a heap of useful resources, or to give go to www.crossover.org.au You can also give directly BSB 704 922 A/C 100 008 872 Name: Australian Baptist Ministries Reference: please include CO, your name, church or postcode. Alternatively, you can give through CBC put make sure you mark your giving as Crossover.
A huge thank you to CBC and friends of Hope St for your generosity to the homeless and needy in the Woolloomooloo area.
64 boxes of requested items.
10 bags/boxes for the Op shop.
30 x $25 food vouchers
13 x $20 food vouchers
Plus 16 boxes of dried/ long life food from Food Bank via Trevor & Margaret Hayes.
Together we have made a difference.
Sincerely, Di Daniel
Through the Baptist Care people at Hope street, we have the opportunity to make a real difference for the poor, homeless and marginalised folks living in the Woolloomoolloo area.
This year we will be having 2 collections.
The needed items are : Dish Washing Liquid, Clothes Washing Powder / Liquid, Deodorants (Men & Women), Sugar (500gm – 1 kg), Coffee, Noodle Cups, Up & Go, Sweet Biscuits (small pkts), Meals in a Can, Long Life Full Cream Milk, Cereals (small boxes)
Together we can make a difference!