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At C3 Queanbeyan we believe in the power of community and the incredible impact that individuals can have when they come together to serve others.
Every year in October we hold our HERE TO SERVE month, where we intentionally serve others and love on our local community with acts of kindness and generosity. Our Here to Serve month is an opportunity to be a beacon of hope in someone else’s life. Whether it’s offering a helping hand to a neighbour in need, providing a warm meal to a hungry family, or simply being there to lend a compassionate ear, your involvement can transform lives as we step out and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around us.
We encourage you to join us at one of our Serve Days over the month of October and be a part of making a real difference in our local community! Together we can achieve so much more! More info & sign up below!
” We love because he first loved us.”
– 1 JOHN 4:19
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2023
SIGN UP TO SERVE USING THE FORM BELOW
Karabar Housing Cooperative
Karabar Housing Cooperative was founded in 1986 and their mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for people on low to moderate incomes in the Queanbeyan region. They believe a place to call home has an enormously positive impact on an individual’s quality of life and well-being.
This year we will be taking a team to Karabar Housing Co-op to help with some gardening work and weed pulling around the housing complex. If you’re keen to get your hands dirty then come and join us as we spruce up the complex and bless the tenants at the Housing Co-op.
BYO gardening gloves & covered shoes.
SAT 14TH OCT | 9AM – 12PM | KARABAR HOUSING
(6 Ernest St, Crestwood)
LOCAL QUEANBEYAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
This year we are excited to be partnering directly with 3 local public primary schools in Queanbeyan and serving to meet specific needs for each school. With the increased cost of living, more than ever our primary schools are seeing families struggle to provide food for their families and for some even keep a roof over their heads. We plan to help these schools provide some practical items to help those struggling most.
This serving opportunity will be held at the Church building and will have multiple areas to help in including:
- Packing 30 backpacks with lunchboxes, drink bottles & stationary supplies to give to families in need at Qbn South Primary.
- Making Sandwiches & Muffins to wrap and freeze for students who come to school without food throughout term 4 at Qbn East Primary.
- Preparing Breakfast Packs for students who arrive without eating at Qbn Primary.
SAT 14TH OCT | 9AM – 12PM | C3 BUILDING
C3 YOUTH HERE TO SERVE
C3 YOUTH SERVE NIGHT
Our amazing C3 Youth will be gathering on Friday 6th October for a special Here to Serve Youth night. Our youth will be packing HSC packs to bless and encourage local year 12 school students about to start their HSC exams. These packs will have practical items needed for the exams that some students may not have access to as well as some extra goodies to help de-stress and let them know someone is thinking of them during this time.
FRI 6TH OCT | 7PM – 9PM | C3 BUILDING
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2023
SIGN UP TO SERVE USING THE FORM BELOW
QBN SOUTH PRIMARY
This year we have the opportunity to serve at Queanbeyan South Primary School to revamp their existing vegetable garden. The aim of the garden is to provide for the school kitchen but is urgently in need of a refresh and fix up in order for it to effectively serve this purpose!
We will be having a working bee at the school which will involve stripping back and re-laying tan bark in the common areas of the garden as well as fitting a watering system to make the up keep more manageable for the school.
If you aren’t much of a gardener but love to organise then we also need you! We will also be cleaning out the school’s garden shed and shipping container and reorganising those spaces for them.
SAT 21ST OCT | 9AM – 12PM | QBN SOUTH PRIMARY
HOME IN QUEANBEYAN
HOME in Queanbeyan provides a long-term home for 20 people living with an enduring mental illness. Each resident lives in a self-contained unit in a safe, loving and non-institutional setting. HOME provides lunch each day cooked by volunteers. Residents come together to enjoy a meal, good conversation and friendship.
If you love to cook then this serving opportunity is for you! This year we will be taking a team into HOME to spend the afternoon in their kitchen, cooking a few large meals (eg. lasagnas) that can be frozen for the residents for when they don’t have kitchen volunteers available. This will not only bless those living at HOME but also give the regular volunteers a break from their consistent and generous hard work!
SAT 21ST OCT | 1:30PM – 4PM | HOME
(284 Crawford St, Qbn)
OTHER WAYS TO SERVE IN OCTOBER
Our Fortnightly Emergency Food Hamper program has been a wonderful way for us to help our local community and in the lead up to Christmas we are keen to collect donations of specialty items to add to our fortnightly hampers towards the end of the year. We’d love to encourage you to pick up a little something extra in your weekly shop and drop it off in the foyer at church on Sundays during October.
Speciality Item Ideas: Christmas treats, zooper doopers, custard, jelly & lollies.
If you can spare a few hours on Friday 20th October we’d love for you to come and serve with our Emergency Food Hamper team, distributing hampers to those in need and spending time having a coffee and chat in the process.
Volunteers will require a WWCC & Volunteer Declaration.
FRI 20TH OCT | 12:30-2:30PM
Love on a Local
We want to encourage you to be intentional with loving and serving others throughout the month of October (and beyond!). Whether that’s mowing your neighbour’s lawn, paying for the person behind you in the drive through, making a meal for someone in need or simply a word of encouragement to a stranger. We never know the impact of a small act of kindness and generosity. We are praying that the people around us would experience the love of Christ through our words and actions as we intentionally step out this October.
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