“Serving Sundays” have become a regular part of the church’s activities at Onslow Community Church. On Sunday 20 August, church members of all ages helped with various needs within the community.
In the picture above: Cayla Fitzpatrick (front), Jo Bond (behind), Breeanna Fitzpatrick, Damon Fitzpatrick, and David Bond (rear).
Pete Rhodes-Robinson, pastor at Onslow Community Church, says:
“We were pleased to get out after a thunderstorm early on Sunday morning threatened the event and were able to help at eight different locations this time. This included some repeat visits to people we helped at our last Serving Sunday in May this year, and a few new jobs, including a neighbour of one of the people we helped last time”.
First picture: Nik and Wes Mounter with Kelsey Rhodes-Robinson (centre).
Second picture: Left to right Daniel Haw, Fraser Asghar, Nathanael van der Voorn.
Jobs included gardening/weeding, clearing out a basement, preparing a flat for rental, digging out hardfill for a vegetable garden, chopping firewood, water blasting paths, and sewing curtains.
"After working together during the day, the church met in the evening to share experiences, have pizza for dinner, and pray for those we helped, and for the wider community. It was neat to have one of those we helped join us for that time".
We feel very encouraged seeing how churches are engaging with their communities, sharing the gospel and reflecting God's love in practical ways.