BUNDOORA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Love during Covid-19

Loving one another

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:16-18)

Covid-19 provides us with an opportunity to love one another as Christ has loved us.  One of the ways that the world will see our discipleship of our Lord Jesus is by how we love another in practical and timely ways.  This will be especially true when we know that people are self-isolating because of various causes of illness including Covid-19.  This is also true in the way we give people opportunities to serve us in a time of need. 

 

The Deacons of the church will facilitate the way that we love one another during this time by matching people offering help to those who need help.  Please fill in the following forms to help the Deacons.

If you are not needing or offering help, you can also love us by letting us know how you're going.  The Covid-19 situation will go for some time yet and will mean that we have less contact with others.  if you fill out the form below, it will help us to stay in contact with you.  

Loving your neighbour

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.  Covid-19 provides us with a unique opportunity to love our neighbours in a way that shines the light of God in a way that others might see our good deeds and come to know and glorify our heavenly Father.

 

One way that you could do this is to download this, print it out and deliver it to your neighbours' letterbox that you live near – especially those you know who are less connected or who live on their own – eg. new migrants, international students, elderly.

Food Donations for University Students

DONATE ITEMS TO


Bundoora Presbyterian Church

3/19 Enterprise Drive, Bundoora

Bring items to any of our Sunday Services on the dates listed below. 


Upcoming dates:

Sunday 8th August 2021


LaTrobe University is looking for external help to assist them in providing non-perishable food items to students in need.


Many of us have been students ourselves and may be able to relate to the pressures some are going through at this time.  This challenges have been made worse by the impact of COVID-19.  If you are able to donate any items of food from the list provided it would be much appreciated. 


You can drop off your items anytime on Sunday on the dates listed above. All food received will be taken by La Trobe staff during the week following that Sunday. 


Thank you and please be in prayer for these students in their time of need.


“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” 

(Hebrews 13:16)

Suggested Items 


  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Spreads & Jams
  • Milk (powder or long life)
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Soups
  • Two minute noodles
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Coffee/Tea

  • Sugar

  • Rice Crackers & Biscuits (sweet/savoury)
  • Museli Bars
  • Lollies & Chocolate
  • Toothpaste & Soap

Donations for Big Group Hug

Big Group Hug are in need of good quality cots, prams and car seats (that meet current Australian Standards).


If you able to donate please see their website or Facebook page for donation days. They are in the same complex as church. 


For a list of acceptable items please click the button below. 

The Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund has been established for occassional and discrete assistance in meeting the needs of those who are in significant financial distress and cannot access other avenues of help. 

 

It is administered by the deacons of the church and accountable to a group of people appointed by the elders of the church. 

 

Giving to the fund has tax deductibility status should you wish to claim your giving to the fund against your taxes.