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Care for Children 

Here is another awesome video about the work of Care for Children. An entire village in China converted to Christianity. The 70 families have now adopted 160 special needs children nobody else wanted. The are now being loved by the entire community, being raised by mothers and fathers who truly love them. It's a really powerful clip so be warned you may need tissues handy to view this, it gets pretty moving! Look out for Francis Chan and David Devenish.
 
We are delighted to be partnering with Care for Children as part of our Gift Day 2017, what a great work. 
 


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Grace City Community Foodcare Update

 

Wednesday 19th February 2014 marked the Grand Opening of Grace City Community Foodcare. Grace City Care’s Community Foodcare Centre services around 90 clients each Wednesday, during the 3 hours it is open, with groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh bread.In our 3 years of operation, we have processed over 1100 registered members, who rely on Centrelink benefits to survive and support their families. We currently have over 30 volunteers (from Grace City Church and the community) who selflessly give their time receiving deliveries and stocking shelves on Tuesdays. They also serve our clients in the centre and café on Wednesdays. The café is stocked with fresh treats served free to our clients.

 Apart from the statistics, the real success of the centre is in providing a secure environment where our clients can relax and enjoy the company of our volunteers and each other, in a sustainable community where everyone is respected and valued.

 The following extract from a letter of appreciation from a member says it all:

“I wish to express my gratitude and admiration for the work you do for others. Thank you so much for the time and dedication you offer.I wanted to let you know, that with your help and friendship, you have provided me with the opportunity to maintain a better standard of living than I could hope to experience. I do not feel alone anymore. I feel like I have a family and am loved. You made me happy and that is just great.”

 

For more info on Community Foodcare please go to www.gracecitycare.org.au

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 Baptisms at Grace City Church

 Baptism josiah and morgan 2017
Last Sunday was extra exciting as we had Josiah & Morgan make the decision to be baptised. It was an amazing time for their friends and family, who came along to support them on the day and pledged to continue to support and pray for them as they continue their journey in God. 
 

I’ve known God was real from a young age.  My family and my Connect Group have been encouraging me in my relationship with God, and I’ve been getting to know God better especially over the last couple of years.  I had been wanting to get baptised so when the opportunity popped up recently I jumped at it…and I’m stoked I did.  I wanted to be baptised as an act of obedience to God’s word, and also because Jesus did it and I want to be more like him.  Getting baptised was a surreal experience and I really sensed God’s presence with me.   Having the church family gathered around and praying for me was super encouraging, as was hearing God speak through the prophetic words that were brought for me.  If you’re a Christian and you haven’t been baptised, I’d say ‘jump in’!
- Morgan


If you would like to be baptised at Grace City Church, Dee Why, please speak one of the Leadership Team, a connect group leader or contact our Northern Beaches office on office@gracecitychurch.net


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