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2023 Commitment Series Projects

What is A Commitment series?


Our Commitment Series is special series of weekend messages and associated studies designed to challenge and grow us in our Christian faith and ministry.


This year our topic is Colossians, a book of the Bible that helps us by narrowing the gap between what we believe about Jesus and how we actually live for Him in the world.


Over the course of this series, the vision and ministry of the church will be highlighted and a number of projects presented to the congregation. The culmination of this five week period will be our “Commitment Sunday” (traditionally “Thanksgiving Sunday”) on Sunday November 5.

Why special projects?


People commit to ministries about which they are passionate. During this year’s Commitment Series there will be an opportunity to give a one-off donation to impact a specific area of ministry. Special envelopes for this purpose will be available on Commitment Sunday.


How else can I be involved?

1. Come to church every week to hear from God

2. Be part of a Life Group in order to engage with God’s word on this important topic at a deeper level.

3. Engage with Colossians in your personal devotions each week.


4. Talk with someone each week about how you will be different


5. Get involved with the activities

  • Commit to serving. If you are not actively involved in service at church Sign Up and Serve on Sunday 12th November.

  • Attend and pray for an hour or two at the Prayer Vigil on Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th November.

  • Pray about your financial commitment to the work of our Church in 2023, including giving towards a special project over and above your regular giving. Under God, our church goes forward as we commit ourselves first to the Lord, then to the work of ministry and to the financial support of that ministry.

  • Sign up for our special Celebration Dinner on Thursday 30th November.


Thank you for being part of the Gymea Anglican family and for your contribution within it. May God bless and strengthen you in all you do.

Your friend in Jesus,

David


Gymea Anglican Church $15,000


Our strength at Gymea Anglican is the generosity and commitment of people like you. Proverbs 21:26 says “the godly love to give”. At Gymea, this is seen through the countless volunteer hours offered to run ministries, this is seen in those serving at our Sunday services, and in those who financially support the church and its initiatives. Friends, our church is getting ready to end the year and start up again next year with renewed strength. Can you help us finish strong? There is still time to close the gap on this years budget. Between now and the fifth of November (Commitment Sunday), please read the income and expense reports in the bulletin, prayerfully look at your own spending and giving, and join us in blessing Gymea Anglican Church with the resources it needs to finish the year and get ready for the year to come. We need everyone in on this - remember love gives! Generosity is an expression of love. God is the ultimate picture of generosity, as He gave His very Son for our salvation (John 3:16).




Sutherland board christian education $4000


We are commanded to go and share the Good News with all nations, including our own. There is a great mission field on our own doorsteps. Many school students have never heard the Good News of Jesus and if it were not for Scripture teaching in public schools (both primary and high schools) many would never hear. The SBCE exists to support Scripture in schools throughout our area. We are able to teach and equip the next generation because of the generosity and persistent commitment of a network of local churches, leaders, and volunteers over many years.



Indigenous ministry $4000


The Aboriginal Christian community in the Shoal haven has a long history reaching back over 100 years. Today, because of the generous support of partner churches, ShACC (the Shoal haven Aboriginal Christian Community) continues to be a vital ongoing outreach into the local area. Brendon Garlett has recently commenced as minister, along with his wife Amy and their six children. He is focused on how ShACC can effectively bring the gospel of Jesus to the local community and indigenous people across the diocese, as well as pursuing further study and training. Churches in our region have taken on the partnership responsibility of supporting Brendon’s ministry. After many years without a pastor, ministry resumed this year with a significant one-off gift, as well as with the support of partner churches across the region. We’d love to see Gymea contributing generously.



Audio visual $3000


In the past three years, we've enhanced our worship experience with technology and lighting upgrades. We've built a strong online community through live Sunday sermons, our website, and social media. We extend our gratitude to the dedicated volunteers and staff who have diligently managed and improved our technology. While the task has become smoother, our team has proposed several recommendations to stay ahead of any potential issues.



Children’s & Youth resources $3000


As we seek to fulfil our mission of loving Jesus, loving each other, and loving Gymea, our Children's and Youth Ministry department stands as a beacon of hope and growth. We believe that by providing our youngest members with a vibrant and dynamic environment, we are sowing seeds of faith that will flourish in the years to come.


With your support to enhance this vital ministry we hope to acquire new equipment, toys, games, and most importantly, the young people have asked for an outdoor basketball hoop, a new resource that will not only be a source of joy but also a tool for instilling values of teamwork, discipline, and perseverance in our young hearts.


Another issue in 2023 has been a damaged ministry laptop. In our modern world, technology is an invaluable tool for reaching and teaching our young disciples. With a dedicated laptop, we can streamline our administrative tasks, create engaging presentations, and manage resources more efficiently. This will not only save time but also allow us to focus on what truly matters - nurturing the spiritual growth of our children.



1. Come to church every week to hear from God


2. Be part of a Life Group in order to engage with God’s word on this important topic at a deeper level.

3. Engage with Colossians in your personal devotions each week.

4. Talk with someone each week about how you will be different

5. Get involved with the activities:


  • Commit to serving. If you are not actively involved in service at church Sign Up and Serve on Sunday 12th November.

  • Attend and pray for an hour or two at the Prayer Vigil on Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th November.

  • Pray about your financial commitment to the work of our Church in 2023, including giving towards a special project over and above your regular giving. Under God, our church goes forward as we commit ourselves first to the Lord, then to the work of ministry and to the financial support of that ministry. Please give generously on Commitment Sunday November 5

  • Sign up for our special Celebration Dinner on Thursday 30th November.


Thank you for being part of the Gymea Anglican family and for your contribution within it. May God bless and strengthen you in all you do.

Your friend in Jesus,

David

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