It’s always good when we give thanks to God for the blessings we have received from his hand. Sunday fortnight - 14th September - has been set aside in our church calendar for this as ‘Thanksgiving Sunday’. Can I encourage you to come along and, if you feel so led, there will be an opportunity for you to share with others something you are thankful for in the life of our Parish over the past year.
The following Sunday - 21st September - has also been set aside as our ‘Commitment Sunday’. This will provide an opportunity to renew our commitment to the work and ministry of Balwyn Anglican, and how each one of us might be involved in advancing God’s kingdom in our community.
I look forward to seeing you at each of these services and partnering with you in our life together as we enter a new financial year.
Financial Appeal 2014 Update
As you know we recently approached the congregation with a special financial appeal as we near the end of our financial year.
In the three weeks since the appeal was first made we are pleased to be able to advise that an additional $5,200 has been generously contributed in response to this call.
With a few weeks still remaining, we are optimistic that the full amount of $10,000 can be raised, allowing our church to fulfill its annual obligations for Mission Giving including our contributions to MAF and CMS, supporting the Thompson and Little families.
Thank you again for your continuing support!
Alison, Lynn, Iain and Cameron
Treasurer and Wardens, on behalf of the Parish Council.