News From the Watsons (Tanzania)

Elizabeth has passed on email letters that our members have written to students.  “Workshop went well today-good attendance. Heavy rain early today & again @ 11am but now it’s fine. Approaching the wet season. Quite cool today. School has finished and Alan and Elizabeth have now left Katoke” and have begun their travels to countries far and wide.

Thanksgiving for Nextgen

Every year we hold Thanksgiving Sunday with a special appeal for funds for our next year’s budget.  This year our focus is Nextgen – the generation to follow us … our children and youth.  So our goals are:

$15,000 for Craig & Olivia’s Ministry
$10,000 for our tax deductible SRE Trust
$  3,000 for children from drought affected bush churches
$  2,000 for FUSE camp sponsorship
$30,000 target total

Nextgen Thanksgiving Sunday 21st October  –  sharing & thanksgiving at every service, plus our year in review, walking with the Lord Jesus.

Nextgen Thanksgiving Picnic Saturday 20th Oct  11am to 1pm –  at Bonnievale Leisure Ground Bundeena (20mins drive).  This will be preceded by a fundraiser.  The picnic will be preceded by fundraiser events—a paddlathon for kayakers, paddle boarders etc; a fun run through National Park; a walkathon for kids and the young at heart; a swimathon for those brave enough to swim in Port Hacking! Sponsorship forms are now available at church or donations can be made via the church website.  Be sure to give your name and contact details if you are donating to our SRE Trust which is tax deductible.

Church Services at Christmas  –  it’s complicated this year. With Sunday being 23rd Dec, many in our community will take a 5 day Christmas long weekend 22-26 Dec.  Our draft plan is for 745, 930am & 6pm Quiet Lord’s Supper on 23rd. Then 5pm EVE & 8pm on 24th Dec, and a combined 9am on Christmas Day.  Please let me or the office know what you think.

Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew