Dear Friends of NCNC
It is very encouraging to report that the site at Stanhope Gardens has been handed over to the builder and construction will commence very soon. Please join in thanking God that our first ‘cab off the rank’ is about to take off!
We are thankful to God for our supporters who have enabled us to raise $4.4million in cash and firm pledges to date towards our program.
We have had a number of encouraging opportunities where we have been able to share the Archbishop’s vision for establishing churches in the SW and NW growth corridors of Sydney.
News from Stanhope Gardens
A number of us have enjoyed connecting with the community each Saturday morning at The Ponds Parkrun, handing out cups of water and ice blocks over the summer months. It’s been a simple way to be present in our community and be a blessing to the 400+ people taking part in the run each week, earning us the name ‘water angels’!
Edwin Thambyaiyah, our assistant minister, recently had the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with more than 50 Tamil Hindus from the Murugan Temple. Taking place at Westmead Anglican, this is just one way Edwin is involved in cross-cultural ministry beyond Stanhope, wanting sub-continentals from all across Sydney to hear of Christ.
News from Leppington
One of our recent encouraging stories is establishing scripture in one of the new schools in our area. Bardia Public School has opened and will soon be one of the largest primary schools in Australia. It has capacity for 1,200 K-6 students in a double storey development in the growing suburbs around us
At present we have close to 100 students in scripture at the new school who are being taught by Amelia van Netten, our Kids Worker at Hope.
We are so thankful for the opportunities the Lord is giving us in the newer suburbs of the South West to reach out with the hope only found in the gospel of Jesus.
News from Marsden Park
The congregation at Marsden Park recently celebrated their second birthday at their temporary meeting place at Richard Johnson Anglican School’s Marsden Park campus. The guest speaker was The Rev Bruce Clarke, Senior Minister at Manly Anglican Church, one of Marsden Park’s partnering churches.
Members of the church and visitors shared lunch and cake, celebrating all that God has done over the two years the church has been meeting.
The Kids and Youth Church program included carnival games and a jumping castle.
Praise and Prayer Points
- Give thanks that the site at Stanhope Gardens has now been handed over to the builder and work is set to commence.
- Give thanks for each of the church planters and their families, ministry teams and all who serve their churches as they seek to bring the great news of life in Christ to their local communities.
- Please pray for each of the congregations as they endeavour to build relationships with neighbours and others in their communities. There are many opportunities for friendships and links to develop as people move into their new homes, often away from extended family and friends.
Your ongoing prayer support is greatly valued by NCNC and the communities at Stanhope Gardens, Leppington and Marsden Park. Your financial support is helping to build facilities so that these communities can serve God in buildings that can be used for a number of activities.
For donations not requiring a tax deduction:
Archbishop of Sydney NCNC General Fund
BSB 032 016
Account No. 575315
or make cheques payable to NCNC General Fund and post to
PO Box Q190,
QVB Post Office, NSW 1230
For donations requiring a tax deduction:
NCNC Funds Ltd AOS Public Ancilliary Fund
BSB 032 016
Account No. 575294
or make cheques payable to NCNC Public Ancillary Fund and post to
PO Box Q190,
QBV Post Office, NSW 1230
If you would like to make a donation via credit card please visit our website www.ncnc.org.au or contact our office on 9265 1542.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need more information.
The Rev Glenn Gardner AM
Tel: 9265 1544
Mob: 0417 416 818