This Sunday, February 10th, Dr John Harvey and his wife (Director of the Alliance College in 1971 - now the Alliance Institute for Mission) will be sharing about their time here and Pastor Tom Lundeen (pictured) from Riverside Church in Minnesota, (Missionary Pastor in Sydney in the late 70s), will be bringing the message.
Not many of us receive actual mail nowadays. If you are one of the lucky few, don't throw out your envelopes with the stamps on them. Drop them into the office, and Antoinette will pass them on to someone who sells them to raise funds for Missions.
Alliance Kids are collecting cans and bottles to help raise funds for their sponsor child Doreen through the ACTs Container Deposit Scheme.
Don't throw $$$ in the recycling bin, drop the cans and bottles off at the Missions Centre
Most drink bottles and cans between 150mL and 3L in size ARE accepted. Milk, wine, spirit, juice and cordial bottles are NOT accepted. All containers that can be recognised as an eligible container will be accepted.
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.
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.