Resilience and reassurance – chaplaincy at sea
Although having family links to the Navy in the Second World War, it was Richard Quadrio’s eldest son who pointed out a recruiting advertisement for Navy Chaplains in 2011.
Rice & Oil Drive 2018
Jericho Road is again running the Rice & Oil Drive in 2018. You can donate 2kg bags of basmati rice and 2l of cooking oil and we will make sure it gets to those in need. If you can let us know when you plan to run your drive this year that would be helpful in ensuring we spread the donations across the year. Our storage is very limited! Just email Liz McClean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
We are called by God to love those who have been displaced from their homes and provide them with practical care. Deuteronomy 10:17-19 says “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger by giving him food and clothing. So show love for the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
So thank you, to all the individuals and all the congregations from near and far for your part in providing much needed food for the stranger over the past couple of years. We look forward to working with you again this year.
Allowah Presbyterian Children’s Hospital – Fill the Gap
Looking after a child with complex disabilities and medical needs is not easy and it often has a great financial cost for parents and carers. The reality is that there is always a gap between what is funded and what is needed. This could be the gap between what it costs for an admission to hospital and what health insurance covers, or the gap for a family without private health cover to access a private hospital like Allowah, or it could be the gap in what is provided in the way of funding for short term stays (respite) through the National Disability Insurance Scheme… there is always a gap.
Parents at Allowah would have to find thousands of dollars this year if they are to even start to meet the gap between what private health covers and the cost of a hospital admission. And access to short stay accommodation for children with complex disabilities is limited, expensive and when funding runs out can cost families hundreds of dollars a night.
At Allowah, we are keen to ensure that we limit the financial impact on families. We keep our service fees as low as we can, but they are still more than a lot of families can meet and we cannot afford to keep subsidising the gap without your help. Will you help us “Fill the Gap”?
Go to www.allowah.org.au to make a donation and help us fill the gap.
All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
Chaplaincy Introductory Course at Christ College
Tuesdays May 15,22,29, June 5,19
10am to 3pm
For more information contact Ian Schoonwater at email@example.com