Isaiah 6:8 (The Message) And then I heard the voice of the Master:
“Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” I spoke up, “I’ll go. Send me!”
SEND ME LOCAL
The purpose of J Crew is to release the practical resource within our church to be a blessing wherever we can.We assist single parents, widows, the elderly and those who may be going through a challenging season by helping with practical jobs around the home. From time to time we also get involved in projects that bring support to local community organisations.
CAP Money is a free money management course that makes managing your money simple. CAP Money teaches people from all walks of life how to create a budget and prevent bad debt.
The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme helps people experiencing a short term financial crisis or emergency to pay their electricity or natural gas bill and stay connected to essential services.
Sleeping Bags, Soup and Socks Appeal
Each winter our church family donates sleeping bags, non-perishable food items and socks which are forwarded on to local organisations across the Coast who distribute these items to those who are in need.
Coast Shelter Team
We support the work of Coast Shelter, a local charity that provides accommodation and support programs for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our team are involved in the preparation and serving of meals, and running of our Breakthrough Service.
Serving others is an essential part of who we are as Sisters. These are some of our Sisters “Send Me’” expressions:
- Hammond Care
Visiting elderly and socially isolated people in their homes and in residential facilities.
Volunteering to serve and support the work of our local hospitals.
- 1000 Meals Project
Supporting families of people in our community who are undergoing treatment for cancer. As a church we have a team of people who cook and deliver meals to families who may not have a support network around them. Click here to find out more.
- Look Good Feel Better
Assisting to host LGFB workshops that help women to manage the appearance related effects of chemotherapy.
- Young Parents
Assisting Catholic Care to host and bake for high teas that provide an opportunity for young parents to build a network of support and preparing gift hampers for expectant mums that include practical items needed to care for a newborn
Running the Young Mums and Bubs Playgroup in Woy Woy
Supporting the St Phillips/Dale School Young Parents Program
- Little Sisters/Mirror Mirror
Empowering girls to discover and become secure in their identity. Our vision is to resource Year Nine girls in our region with the Mirror Mirror Book and to tailor programs to meet the need of local high schools.
- Day For Girls
Assisting girls across the world to stay in school by producing reusable sanitation packs. The packs mean that girls can stay in school when they get their period and stay hygienic as well.
Leading and hosting Sisters Playgroups on a Wednesday in Gosford and Charmhaven.
Serving women who have experienced Domestic Violence, for example by donating toiletry and clothing items and using these to prepare emergency packs for local hospitals and refuges.
Becoming a foster carer for a child in need of placement.
If you would like to come on the journey with us and be involved in any of our Sisters 10/10 teams, or receive our regular Sisters communication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a place for EVERY WOMAN within SISTERS at HOPEUC. So, depending on your season in life you can choose how you would like to be involved as we GO!
SEND ME GLOBAL
HOPE: Global is a faith-based, not for profit organisation that operates to restore hope and justice to countries devastated by war, genocide and poverty. Our aim is to unite individuals, churches, governments, NGOs, education, trade, healthcare and business professionals to offer practical solutions that strengthen and help develop existing indigenous organisations.
The primary objective of HOPE: Global is to implement poverty reduction initiatives that achieve sustainable development and bring spiritual and social strength to every segment of society.
Click here to view the Hope:GLOBAL 10 Year Vision Video or visit the HOPE: Global Website to find out more, including how to get involved or volunteer overseas.
Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry committed to working in partnership with local churches to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty. Compassion’s ministry to children is distinctly Christian and unique in that they are: Christ-centred, child-focused and church-based.
We believe that child sponsorship provides a great opportunity to transform the life of a child in need.
HopeUC prayerfully and financially supports the work of Open Doors – a non-denominational mission organisation that works in over 60 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.