2023 Thanksgiving Offering

2023 Thanksgiving Offering

Turramurra Uniting Church 2023 Thanksgiving Offering is a way of giving where you can make a huge difference in the life of our congregation and share some of your blessings with others.  Church Council in consultation with Phil, Kevin and key stakeholders have come up with a short list of projects both within and beyond our congregation that are currently not resourced by our Church Budget.  The idea of a Thanksgiving Offering is to see if we can fund these projects to make an immediate difference through a special one-off Thanksgiving Offering.  This giving is above and beyond our regular giving to the church - we do not want members to alter their regular giving to give to Thanksgiving Offering.   We encourage you to read through the projects below and prayerfully consider whether you may be able to support one or more of them financially.

For more information on any of these projects - email our minister Phil at phil.swain@turramurrauniting.org.au

Enhancing our Property

Project #1. Coffee Trolley

Target:   $500

Following up from last year’s successful coffee machine project, this project will put an exclamation mark next to this missional idea by funding a trolley specifically for the coffee machine (and allow the kitchen trolley we are currently using to be returned to the kitchen).

Project #1

$650 of $500 raised
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Donation Total: $100.00

Project #2. Internal Rubbish / Recycling Bins for Church

Target:   $1000

The only rubbish bins in our church complex are located in the kitchen which is not easily accessible for users and hirers (and look very ordinary so we would not want them placed in our main public spaces). As a way of addressing the need for rubbish bins in public spaces as well as encouraging recycling, this project is to fund sets of good looking rubbish and recycling bins to be placed in the lounge and church foyer.

  • Suggested bins are from ECOBIN, an Australian sustainability company.
  • Two lots of 3 Bins – Landfill, Mixed, Paper ($480 for set of 3)

Project #2

$995 of $1,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100.00

Supporting New Initiatives - EVOLVE

Project #3. EVOLVE - Lounges

Target:   $3200

Over the past three months the young adults have worked hard at reimagining our evening worshipping community and have just launched EVOLVE. One of the ideas that they would love to do is to create a homely type atmosphere with lounges and lighting.

The team has settled on Four (Fake) leather Lounges which we would put on wheels.  Each lounge is $800

Project #3

$2,927 of $3,200 raised
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Donation Total: $100.00

Project #4: EVOLVE - Lighting

Target:   $360

Over the past three months the young adults have worked hard at reimagining our evening worshipping community and have just launched EVOLVE. One of the ideas that they would love to do is to create a homely type atmosphere with lounges and lighting.

The team wishes to buy some battery powered lamps (to use when in lounge mode) and another 4 RGB LED lights (at add to the 3 we already have)

Project #4

$360 of $1,500 raised
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Donation Total: $60.00

Blessings others

Project #4 - Blessing our Missionaries

Target:   $3000

Mission Objective: While we as a church continue our regular giving towards our missionaries, this project is a way sharing a Christmas blessing with them which is above and beyond our regular giving. This Thanksgiving Offering will be split amongst our missionary families (Bickertons, Blairs and Watkins) as well as the Nimbong School project in North India and the KCEA Chaplain.

As a special BONUS – Ben and Antonia Wilkins are expecting their third and fourth child (yes, twins) very soon and we will use some of these donations to contribute to a baby present for them!

Project #5

$2,900 of $3,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100.00

Project #6. Christmas Puddings for the DISH

Target:   $250

Our church has been asked to help contribute the Christmas Puddings for the DISH’s Christmas hampers this year.  These hampers will be shared with the homeless and those in need through the Friday night DISH program in Hornsby.  We estimate that the cost of this contribution will be $250

Project #6

$390 of $250 raised
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Donation Total: $50.00

Outreach to our local community

Project #7. Childrens' Entertainment at the Carols

Target:   $1000

After the success of the Turramurra Community Carols last year, this year we are looking at how we can grow the event and expand our goal of giving the local community the gift of a special community event.  One of our hopes is to boost the children’s entertainment option and will hire a professional run jumping castle for the carols if this Thanksgiving offering is supported.

Project #7

$1,000 of $1,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100.00

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Note: if a project is oversubscribed, Church Council may consider redirecting the excess giving towards another project.  This would not apply to "blessing our missionaries" ... we would send all donations towards that project to them.