Helping Neighbours Near and Far

Local:

We provide personal, prayer, and monetary support for the Chaplains at Kenmore State High School.

We also support the Wesley Hospital Chaplaincy and the Perinatal Bereavement programme by contributing to packages for helping young couples grieving for the loss of babies.

We collect and distribute hampers of goods such as non-perishable food items, toys for children, linen and toiletries. These have been delivered at different times; (i) to Clare Homes which provide refuges for women and accommodation for families in stress: (ii) to Prison Ministry for families of prisoners (iii) to Aboriginal ministry which provides food and other goods for Brisbane Indigenous families in difficulties.

Hamper Items needed: Toiletries such as shampoo 250-300 ml, soaps individually wrapped, deodorant 50 ml, toothbrushes (individually wrapped), face washers. Families need canned hams, tinned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, baked beans, noodles, canned tuna/salmon,  toys and books for children and adults.

Australia:  Kenmore Uniting Church raise funds for the Uniting Church’s Frontier Services which gives a helping hand to people in the outback.            www.frontierservices.org.au

 

 

 

Overseas: We are committed to supporting Destiny Rescue, which runs programmes in S. E. Asia rescuing and rehabilitating young women and children from trafficking giving them training for a new life and future possibilities. Find out about their work at https://www.destinyrescue.org.au/.

 

Limbong School a school in North India which is providing local education for children in dangerous mountain areas where children walking a long way to school are at risk of being captured for trafficking or by militants.

We  also support the Christmas Bowl, and various projects for overseas development through Uniting World, the Uniting Church’s partnership programmes with countries in our region.

We raise money for  The Timor Children’s Foundation which funds scholarships for high school and tertiary students in East Timor, and also assists Samaria Orphanage.

From time to time, other mission causes may be suggested and supported by special fund-raising events.

Half of the income from our Refreshed Lifestyle Shop goes to projects such as these, as well as direct gifts from our members to the Hamper Ministry and through Lent Event and the Christmas Bowl.