Posted by Lyn

HAMPER SUNDAY – the first Sunday of every month – helping those in need.

There will be a basket to collect those things you wish to donate to those in need,at the entrance to the Hall or the meeting place for that Sunday.

Please make the items non-perishables as it may be a day or a month before they are needed for delivery.

A good idea to mark the First Sunday of the month as Hamper Sunday on your calendar or in your diary.  🙂  Thanks.

We are certainly blessed to be a blessing.  –  2 Corinthians 9:11-12 in the Context of 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. (NLT) –

Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop.  But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.  You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.  “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully”(Ref.Prov.22.8).

And God will generously provide all you need.  Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor.  Their good deeds will be remembered forever” (Ref. Ps.112:9).

For God is the One who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat.  In the same way, He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 

Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.  And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.  So two good things will result from this ministry of giving – the needs of the believers in Jerusalem (Fernvale district) will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. 

As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God

For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.  And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.  Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!