Hey there! Thanks so much for partnering with us this year in Heart for Home! We're so grateful already for your current generosity in our church, and our prayer is that many will be able to take up this opportunity to be generous in this way. Apart from donations, we can all be praying for these projects - that God will provide and that we'll be wise stewards with what we receive.
Take some time to take a look at our Heart for Home projects for this year...
Training for the Future
2023 Student Minister
Total Raised: $1825
Seed-fund Future Staff
Total Raised: $350
Pitt Town has always been, and will continue to be, a training church. This money raised will enable us to employ a new Student Minister in 2023 who will work with us on Sundays to contribute to the ministry and to gain practical experience.
We want to keep on making space for people to come under the Lordship of Jesus. This money raised will go towards hiring a new staff member, full time, who will help make more space for more people to hear about the Good News of Jesus.
Turning spaces into places
Pitt Town Hall Re-Vamp
Total Raised: $6500
Kids Church Path & Fencing
Total Raised: $1300
Loving and welcoming people well when they come to our church is important to us. Whilst our building is just a rain shelter we use to proclaim the gospel, it also helps facilitate this message being received well by those who come. Are our facilities clean? Are they functional? Are they welcoming? We think there are a number of projects around the place that would help our church hall be even more effective for our Sunday gatehrings and weekly ministries.
The safety of kids on our property is really important to all of us. This shows love to the kids that are entrusted to us each week, as well as to the parents we're serving and partnering with. One way we can increase the safety of our property is to build a path that avoids sending kids and parents through our carpark, in order to be dropped off at our Ministry Center for Sunday Kids. This project will seek to build a clear and safe pathway, along with necessary fencing.
Alleviating the suffering of the Poor
Samaritan's Purse Flood Relief
Total Raised: $725
Domestic Violence Women's Shelter
Total Raised: $3450
The Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team and volunteers are currently deployed in Lismore, Northern Rivers NSW to bring immediate relief to hurting families in Jesus’ Name. They bring financial and practical support to those who need it, and as a church we think that this would be a great ministry to support financially. We'd love to see our donation being used to bring hope and help to those affected by floods.
'The Sanctuary' is a 6 bedroom shelter in the Hills District of Sydney, which provides short-term crisis accommodation to women and children who are homeless or leaving domestic violence. Women and their children are provided with around the clock safe and non-threatening, care and support and assistance to start a new life. What a great ministry for our church to partner with to love those who need the love and care of God and his people.
What happens if we don’t reach our targets?
Different projects will mean different things.
For our Poverty projects to help the poor & needy, whatever we receive we’ll send on to those organisations. We’ll do this even if we don’t reach our targets.
For our People and Property projects if we don’t reach those targets we’ll bank and earmark that money and it will not be spent on anything else. This money has been given to us for a specific cause, so it's important that we don't simply redistribute that money elsewhere.
The money won't just sit there forever though!
We've selected these Heart For Home projects because we're aware of these important needs.
What we'll do is simply wait until another year when there is money planned in the budget for those exact items and we’ll use the Heart for Home money then. Of course, individuals are welcome to contribute to these items at any time of the year if they feel particularly passionate about them - however we think it's important to reassure the church that the money that has been given to a particular cause, won't be used for anything else.