We pray for our world in turmoil and all the Leaders and people in a position of authority that in this New Year they will put aside their want for personal gain and power and instead work for world peace putting an end to discrimination and war, we also pray for those in need and pray those with more than they need will give freely to those in need curbing the famine which is wide spread through the World.
We also pray for those churches effected by need for Synod the sell their property to ensure the synod’s financial stability to continue its support of all the needy causes they support.
Also we pray for our own situation as we see one of our own church sites with all of our fond memories cleared for a new development we pray our re furbishing plans will move smoothly and quickly to allow our people to get a clear vision of the future of our church in our local area, and during this process we will be welcomed and feel at home as we join with Gladstone Park during the building phase.
On Wednesday 25th March we held a public forum on “Say No to Family Violence” which was attended by around 200 people who were given the opportunity to listen to 4 excellent speakers.
Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence.
Acting Chief Commissioner Victoria Police.
Manager “No To Violence Men’s Referral Service.”
The Forum was under the guidance of the Moderator –
Who ensured the night flowed smoothly and to time. Questions by the attendees were answered by the most appropriate speaker or multiple speakers.
At the end of the night a Donation box was made available for the support of the “The Luke Batty Foundation”
To which a sum of $1060.00 was collected.