Last Sunday was a fantastic start to a new season of generosity to those in and around our church. While many were away on holidays etc we were able to agree to our plan of setting aside any donations above our monthly expenses into a $5,000 "Giving Kitty" that we allocate to those in need around us.

We are kicking off with 2 x $500 donations that we discussed on Sunday. We felt that we should be asking Holy Spirit to guide us this week to any additional individuals or families that he would have us bless this week.

Please join us in asking for God's guidance and let's remember that our goal is not to just be open wallets but generous people! We don't need permission to be generous. God is transforming each of us individually to be ready and willing to meet the needs around us as they come up.

For those who are new to the idea of giving of your own finances to meet the needs of those around us, check out these six principles for Christian generosity.

Borumba Deer Park - Overnight / Day Visitors

Plenty of space, and a creek to swim/canoe in, at Borumba Deer Park

This Friday to Sunday a small bunch of us are camping at Borumba Deer Park. Friends recently stayed and LOVED it! We are bringing a kayak, and maybe a canoe, and kids are keen for marshmallows by the fire...

DAY VISITORS are welcome! Usually, day visitors must leave by 3pm, but our group is welcome to stay into the evening. Register from 8am at the kiosk. Day visitors cost is $7 per Adult, $4 per Child or $20 per Family of 4.

The kiosk sells firewood, ice, coffee, ice slushies, basic grocery items, cold drinks, ice-creams, lollies, deer food & Borumba Deer Park merchandise.

October Bible Reading: the Book of James

This month we are encouraging everyone to read through the (short!) book of James! Read in your own Bible or listen via the Bible App!

Whether you are a novice or an old hand at the Bible, why not refresh yourself with an 8min visual overview of the book of James! Trust me, if you've never watched a summary, it will be really helpful as you read through James this month.

Check out the Bible Project website for more information and reflection questions for the book of James.

Coming Up

Sat 6-8  Oct   Borumba Deer Park - Overnight + Day visitors welcome
Sun 08 Oct    3pm Moffat Gathering
Sun 15 Oct  3pm Moffat Gathering
Sun 22 Oct  3pm Moffat Gathering
Sun 29 Oct  3pm Moffat Gathering

Our Mission

To help people find and follow Jesus

Our Rhythms

Know Jesus: how are you getting to know Jesus this week?
Invite people into your life: who can you bless this week?
Gather and get involved: How can you connect, listen, share or pray with others this week?

Our Giving

If there is someone in need around you we'd encourage you to team up with another Christian friend and ask God to show you how to meet their need directly. You can also get started with giving to Open Road to meet needs as a church or get in touch with any questions you may have.

Last months giving: $6,493
Last months expenses: $5,502
Balance: $21,744

"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed." - Proverbs 19:17

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