Goodna Parish Pantry
We support local community groups with donations of food, packaged meals, and non-perishable items. In particular, we support the Parish Pantry run by Goodna Anglican Welfare Ministry.
Please place donations in the white box located at the front of the church.
Mothers Union Annual Appeal 2021
AMUA branches will again celebrate Mothering Sunday and invite parishioners to donate to our retiring collection to support Mothers Union work. AMUA has accepted the invitation from Mary Sumner House to support the development and trial implementation of a Parenting Program specifically designed for families in Papua New Guinea.
Please keep the team in your prayers as they work through the parenting issues locally identified as marriage breakdown, polygamy, unplanned pregnancy and child abuse, as well as the best way to present the program locally. Pray for the program development team, especially for Mrs. Ida Baure, President from Popendetta, as she leads this work.
Mothers’ Union was first established in Papua New Guinea in 1949. The 22,000 members in Papua New Guinea are very active in their local communities. Activities across the country include adult literacy, health programs (TB, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDs awareness), campaigning against gender-based violence, prison ministry, hospital visitation and marriage counselling.
Members of Mothers Union would like to say a huge “thank you” for your generous contributions to our recent Retiring Collection. The amount raised was $415.00.
Archbishop’s Emergency Relief Appeal
The Archbishop’s Emergency Relief Appeal exists to make funds available to local parishes affected by drought, flood, fire or other emergencies in order to assist families in need with the purchase of groceries and other basic necessities, often from shops or service providers in their local communities. All money raised is spent on helping these families in need. Gifts are also made to other dioceses when emergencies strike them.
Anglican Board of Mission (ABM)
Every Lent and Advent, envelopes are available for donations to ABM appeals. You can support these and other emergency appeals online via https://www.abmission.org/appeals.php
Holy Land Institute for the Deaf
Would you like to make a gift of education to children who have hearing and vision impairments, and who also come from low-income families?
Your gift this Good Friday to the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf will help children with sensory disabilities, especially those from poor and unemployed families, to receive scholarships which provide access to quality education. The scholarships also enable the children to access vocational training so that they may live full and productive lives.
The Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East, which owns and operates the Institute, seeks funds to provide scholarships so that more children from poor families can access these enriched and tailored education programs.
The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is located in the city of Salt, in the north of Jordan. It serves the needs of children with hearing impairment, and those who are both hearing and vision impaired. It provides holistically for the education and medical needs of 120 children. This is vital work in a part of the world where money is scarce, and children with disabilities are often miss out.