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GIVING APPEALS FOR 2018:

GO FUND ME - Lachlan Corte

9 year old Lachlan Corte lives locally with his mother, Sarah. He has a brain tumour growing from his optic nerve and Bishop Rob has suggested that as a Christian community we may be able to help. Surgery to remove the tumour would cause permanent blindness. Chemo worked for a bit but the tumour has started to grow again. Left unchecked it will damage other parts of his brain.

Finding the best treatment option is expensive and Sarah is reluctantly asking our community for help through Go fund Me. You can help Lachlan and his Mum by reading the comprehensive details and by donating at the Go Fund me Website. Click here https://www.gofundme.com/support-lachlan

ARCHBISHOP’S DROUGHT RELIEF FUND.

This map of Queensland indicates the magnitude of the drought and clearly shows areas in our own Diocese, and beyond, which are suffering the most.

Statistics alone do not reveal the hardship and strain placed on families living in drought affected regions. The challenge involved in enduring prolonged drought is considerable. Faith in Christ and drawing on collective resources to overcome present difficulties helps enormously.

To that end, donations are sought for the Archbishop’s Drought Relief Fund in order that some direct relief can be provided to people in need, to be distributed through clergy and lay leaders in parishes most affected by drought. These funds complement donations to the Bush Ministry Fund, which provides assistance to parishes that are experiencing financial hardship, in order that they can continue to provide ministry in the regions. You can donate today in the following ways:

Over the counter at any Westpac Branch– BSB:034-844 A/C # 000148582

By EFT— BSB: 704 901—Account Number 00014858

Alternatively, donations to Bush Ministry Fund.

By EFT—BSB: 704-901—Account Number: 00013448

MISSION OUTREACH TO THOSE IN NEED

St Michael and All Angels supports a limited number of projects which are designed to bring the love of Christ to those in need. The appeals on our calendar in addition to the Archbishop's Drought Relief Fund that we are supporting this year are:

  • Lenten Appeal February 2018 - 30 March 2018 - Completed
  • Bishop Daniel - Completed for 2018 Ongoing
  • Sacred Vessels and Vestments - Completed
  • Esther Fondo and her Church Community July 2018 - Ongoing Outreach See Esther's Photos by clicking here
  • Saint Hugh's Care Force Extra Cash Appeal 2018 - Completed
  • The Archbishop's November Appeal - Current

See Details below and consider taking the Archbishop's November Appeal Envelope when next in church

The Archbishop's November Appeal 2018.

This November we are helping five indigenous Ministry and pastoral care projects in the Northern Territory and Northern Queensland.

In 2014 the November Appeal is focusing on raising funds for five Indigenous ministry, pastoral care and youth projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland. The Appeal is closing soon but there is still time to help by using the special envelopes at the entry to our Church

The projects aim to train people in their local communities so they are better equipped to undertake ministry work in far-flung remote and disadvantaged Indigenous communities.

The funds will support the training and professional development of Indigenous clergy who face many challenges, including communicating across multiple languages and the expense of travelling vast distances.

ABM also funds retreats for men and women clergy, and students in training, thus enabling the nurturing of a new generation of church leaders.

The Appeal also supports the engagement, training and education of young Indigenous people. The Nungalinya College in Darwin offers courses in literacy, numeracy, media, music and theology to students from more than 20 communities and outstations.

In Cairns, the Wontulp-Bi-Buya College trains young Christians to minister to their communities. Victor Joseph, the Principal of the College says there are many success stories.

“Many students leave a better person than they were when commencing studies. To give an example, we had an atheist who came to study at the College and within a few months of studying he was baptized in a swimming pool and accepted Jesus as his Lord and saviour and he’s now a trainee teacher of the College,” he said.

By supporting the Archbishop of Brisbane's November Appeal, you will be helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build on their strengths to create stronger communities.

HOW TO DONATE

Online: You can make an online donation to the 2014 November Appeal by going to the website link above

Mail: you can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia. Please include the campaign name 2014 November Appeal with your donation) and send it to:

Anglican Board of Mission – Australia

Locked Bag Q4005

Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230

Telephone: Sydney 02 9264 1021, Local Call 1300 302 663

Email: info@abm.asn.au

Give at Church this Sunday:

Use the special Archbishop's November Appeal Envelopes at the church so you can consider giving within your means.

Inala Careforce Donations of Emergency Groceries and Personal Items for those families in dire need

( Inala Care Force need our grocery donations now. We will be supporting this Ministry throughout the year)

Your help will change lives and help bring the love of Christ to those who need Him in their lives. As we approach Christmas spare a few groceries for those who have none and contribute some Christmas items such as a Christmas Cake, Christmas pudding or canned Ham. As Bishop Rob says you will hardly notice the cost but those who need our help really will.

Please leave your in date non perishable grocery and supermarket donations at church (3407 Moggill Road, Moggill). Families who are destitute are so grateful for your help and those at St Hugh's recently mentioned to Helen Menzies what a marvellous contribution we are making to the lives of those in need.

Donations are forwarded to Inala Care Force regularly by Helen Menzies. You can deliver your grocery donation anytime during office hours (see Contact times) or on this Sunday when we would be delighted if you are able to join us in worship.

Plan to put a donation aside for these priority outreach projects. The Parish Council has strictly limited the target projects for 2017/2018 because we know many are on fixed budgets and there is only so much each of us can do to help in one year. Each of us can support these projects with a small donation or more given the many blessings the Lord has given each of us.

Go Fund Me - Bev Gouw

Bev Gouw is a parishioner who returned to Sth Africa for medical treatment but is having trouble to attain an entry Visa.

She has a husband and two teenage children living in Bellbowrie. Bev needs financial help to enable her to apply for permanent residency

If you wish to assist, please go to the following website.

RESOURCES

The 360 Project at St Michael and All Angels

Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

  • The Bible Odyssey Website Click here
  • Explore the fascinating origins of The Bible and its eventful history.
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Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

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Natural Church Development

Natural Church Development Australia is now on Facebook. Just go to Facebook and insert NCD Australia in the Facebook search engine. The results from our recent NCD church survey are on the church notice board. The NCD in Australia web site is at https://ncd-australia.org.au or Click here Remember to pray for NCD and Father Greg March

Copies of the NCD Booklet are available near the entrance if you would like to read more about the program

Gideons: The Card Program

Give a Card, Send the Word, Change a Life - Only a few packs of free cards left so get yours now at the church entrance!

Taking the Bible to the World - New Card Packs Are Now Available

The new cards donated by The Gideons have arrived and are available free of charge.

The cards and envelopes you use will be replaced for free by Gideons if you donate $5 or more to Gideons each time you use a card. This enables Gideons to buy Bibles to place in hotels, motels, and to give copies to the armed forces, police, hospital bedside drawers, medical centres, to merchant seamen and to prisons. Gideons also offer testaments to all Year 7 students. Each Bible costs $5 to produce and can be dedicated to someone you love. All administration costs are covered by Gideons so you can be sure your donation however small goes towards Bibles.

(Give a card; Send the Word; Save a Life)

The new cards are blank inside for you to write your message and the cards cover topics like:

  • Congratulations, Happy Birthday, In Recognition, Christian Support, Thank You, In Sympathy and Thinking of You
  • See the new Gideon cards at the back of the church and take a pack with you

Giving

What Scripture says about Giving:

2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)

But just as you excel in everything - in faith in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving." (NIV)

2 Corinthians 9:7

7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. NRSV

What Bishop Rob says about Giving

"Jesus invites us to be generous with the riches we possess: our money, our health and our abilities. This is not easy but we are assured by Jesus that the ultimate result of such living is eternal life."