Once a year we have an opportunity to give a love offering to God. It is appropriate that it is around the same time as Valentines day. It is your way of being thankful to God for all His blessings. This year our Love Offering will be on 16th February.
Some say that it should be directed to some project with some price tag, I don’t believe that is what it is about! It is a love offering between you and God given to Him through the church. This is not replacing your usual Tithe but and extra offering on top of what you would normally give. Generally, we give from our overflow, may this be a gift from your heart to God’s.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
We invite you to be a part of a special C&MA Christmas Day offering that will assist our C&MA Bible College in Papua in training new pastors and workers.
The C&MA in Papua have had some very real challenges in the last few years. They have asked if we could help sponsor some Bible College students preparing for ministry. It costs $1500 pa per student.
We encourage you to donate through your church offering and mark the gift "Christmas Day 2019 C&MA".
Alternatively, you can use this link below.
Once again we are putting together hampers for families in need at both Mt Stromlo High School and Arawang Primary. Check the church foyer display for items needing to be purchased. Last day for collection is Sunday 1st December.
The team are back from their adventures in Cambodia with fantastic stories to share. Come along to our evening Gathering on Sunday 27th October at 4pm to hear more about the amazing ways God used them to serve the people in Cambodia.
What a fantastic job church family! On Sunday we had 361 boxes with a promise of another 35 to come and even more keep being dropped off. We have well and truly reached our goal of 400 boxes. That's 400 children and their families that will be blesses and also have the opportunity to hear the gospel. Continue to pray for all those that will received these shoebox gifts.
The Faith Promise to the Great Commission Fund supports and equips Alliance Workers as they live out Jesus' love and bring hope around the world.
Your Faith Promise is used to support our international workers and local missions workers, mission partnerships, new church plants, training of new workers through the Alliance Institute for Mission (AIM), directors and administrative support team at the National Office.
For 2018/19 Woden Valley Alliance pledged $47,249. Our final pledge for 2019/20 was $45,504
Sunday 22nd of September is Dedication Sunday for all of our shoeboxes. This year we are aiming for 400 boxes! (last year we had 385)
HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX
- Grab a shoebox
- Choose boy or girl
- And what age? 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14
- Fill each shoebox with simple gifts
- Include something from each of the 6 categories.
- Something to wear
- Something to play with
- Something for school
- Something to love
- Something special
- Something for personal hygiene
6.Pray for the child
7.Bring your shoebox to church on Sunday 22nd September so we can pray for the boxes before they are distributed
The Alliance Week of Prayer is an opportunity to pray for the work of C&MA Australia together with our Alliance family across the country.
Everyday you will receive an email or push notification of the day's prayer points. Please take the time to lift our Alliance family before the Lord in prayer.
There is currently a major upgrade of play areas in the Waramanga area. The principal landscape architect from Indesco loved seeing the kids build a fort in the open space on Sunday, (see pictured), and would like further suggestions for play spaces in the area. If you have any ideas please add them to the form and return it to the office ASAP. There may be an opportunity to place some large logs and rocks there in amongst the trees to expand its nature play potential.