Christmas Eve ( 24 Dec Sunday) – 10am Morning Gathering (No 5pm Gathering)
Christmas Day (25 Dec Monday) – 10am Christmas Service followed by our annual thanksgiving Lunch
New Year’s Eve (31 Dec Sunday ) – 10am Morning Gathering (No 5pm Gathering)
A Message from Pastor Brian and the team at Community Care Centre
Well, its that time of the year again everybody, its CHRISTMAS.
I think about the first day that I ever took Christmas seriously, I realised it was more than just giving and receiving presents. Something else happened – it was this realisation that there was really a God. And when I came to that understanding, Christmas presents, Christmas trees took on a whole new meaning.
I realised Christmas was not based on any of these things but the real rejoicing was around an opportunity to find myself and to see others the way God intended for them to be. To have found the love of God that speaks of hope, of recovery, and of a new opportunity to become everything God created us to be.
So Christmas… is an amazing adventure that we get to share with other people. Not because of a surprise that people give us in a box, but the acknowledgement of God’s gift of love was wrapped for us in the child of Christ, the greatest gift of all.
I have heard it said that when this gift is opened, this gift of freedom, this gift of hope, this gift of new opportunities, then something happens… I felt it too. Its called peace. I pray peace and goodwill to you all this special season of Christmas.
Click the link below to read the full newsletter Newtown Mission Community Care Centre Christmas Newsletter 2017
Newtown Mission Annual Report 2016-17
Have a read of the year that has gone past and how God is working in the community at Newtown Mission to share and live Jesus’ love.
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HeartCries Worship Album Launch
Wed Oct 18th, 7:30pm
Newtown Mission Chapel
Join us for an evening of worship and prayer with the songs Helen has written over the past few years. These songs have emerged out of the life of our community as we’ve prayed together, wrestled with issues and seen God birth new things. Join the reflection and celebration of God’s work among us. Feel free to invite others who may be interested in songs that reflect our story and make space for meditation, lament, intercession, justice and mission.
In October-November our messages are from the New Testament letter of James. It’s a very practical & down to earth letter, but behind that are some big ideas too.
October 1 – James 1:1-18 ‘Wisdom & faith’ Rod Yule
October 8 – James 1:19-27 ‘Doing matters’ Trevor Thomas
October 15 – James 2:1-13 ‘Favouritism is not Love’ Graeme Tutt
October 22 – James 2:14-26 ‘Faith and Works’ Helen Wright
October 29 – James 3:1-1-18 ‘Words’ Graeme Tutt
November 5 – James 4:1-17 ‘Living the Struggle’ Graeme Tutt
Message from Pastor Brian
As we come up to our mid year break in July, I can only say how proud I am of you and your amazing gifts of donations that has consistently kept our doors open in support of your community. With the struggle that continues to burden our city, the individuals who are suffering, the families who are impoverished and for those who have fallen by the wayside, the hand that we can offer them can only ever be managed by your generosity and support.
At the end of last year, we received news of our corporate groups ceasing their attendance for community service through OzHarvest, which meant that we would more than likely to fall short in practical terms of our budget. But I have always believed that whatever we attempt through God’s inspiration, it will always come to pass. When I think of the times over the years when the treasurer has come to me saying that we are in need of more financial support, I pray.
So this year, with the concerns around the loss of income to the attendance of corporate groups and their donations, and believing that God is in control, that He will inspire people to give, we are now half way through the year and were $ 1000 behind our estimated budget. But faith is an amazing thing, when put in place, God always honour His Word that he would inspire people to give and today, my office manager informed me that in the last 2 days, over $ 6000 has been donated through the generosity of those who heard the call. So I wanted to thank you for being inspired to give to such a God-given cause placed on our hearts to care for those are struggling, marginalized and impoverished.
Jesus said that the poor will always be with us and it is our responsibility to care for them. I wanted you to know that your donations are a part of that big plan. God has given me such an amazing team who are willing to serve, to give and to love unconditionally this includes you even though you may not have the opportunity to come to be part of the ministry in Newtown, you are very present because you have the same heart.
So with the Mission Statement resonating in our hearts “In the heart of Newtown, with Newtown at heart”
We wake each morning to fulfill the vision of embracing others, ensuring hope, and engaging on the journey with them.
“It is not right for someone to walk alone
but to have a someone who cares
who will stand in the gap for them.
To fight the good fight for what is right.
And so we stand together,
hand in hand, we make a stand
For the Lord is with us
who can stand against us
For those who struggling,
For those who cry
We lift our eyes , we stand and fight.
Dear Donors and Supporters
We thank you for your generosity and support towards the work of the Community Care Centre at Newtown Mission.
This is an important notice to inform you that your gifts towards the Community Care Centre will not be tax-deductible after 30 June 2017. We will not be able to provide you with a receipt for tax-deductible purpose for all donations received after 30 June 2017.
Why this change? It was a decision of the Newtown Mission Church Council to not continue with the tax deductible status. The reason is that the new government regulations would have required a separate Board of governance to oversee the tax deductible fund and the work of the Community Care Centre that the fund supports. The church leadership felt that this sort of governance change created the potential for a breaking of the link between the church’s mission and the work of the Centre, so has chosen to forego the tax deductible fund instead of adopting a new governance structure.
The operation and management of all gifts toward the Community Care Centre remains the same, with our stated objectives to provide support for the needy and the poor in the context of God’s love for all people. Your support is still very vital to us to continue. We hope this does not change your giving.
please contact the office on 02 9519 9000 or email@example.com if you have further queries. You can still continue to donate using the DONATE button (on the left). Thank you
The Journey Thanksgiving Service & Jordan Café
From 6pm every Thursday the Chapel is open as we prepare for the Journey church worship time. It’s followed by great community meal in the Jordan Café. You can come along and simply be part of the night.
On the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month there’s also Healing Prayer after the service.
Read more about the Jordan Cafe and the Community Care Centre here
Johnston St Jazz
At Annandale there’s a night of Jazz from 8pm onwards. It’s a relaxed time of performances, improvisation and community. See the ACAC website for more information.
Newtown Mission latest annual report with ministry updates, our vision and work in the last year