Engadine Uniting Church recognises the importance of the protection of children as Jesus commands "Let the little children come to me" Matthew 19:14.
Engadine Uniting Church has been a continuous supporter of Project Youth for almost 15 years. Our involvement is primarily by way of donations of non-perishable food and occasionally other goods and equipment that Project Youth require from time to time.
Project Youth is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to assist youth from the ages of 14 to 24 years by providing emotional support, food, accommodation and vocational guidance. In recent years it has supported pop-up cafes operated by youth and mentoring programs.
However, with the Covid-19 social restrictions, many of these supports have been curtailed. An article in the local newspaper, the Leader recently highlighted the critical need for more donations and in particular, the provision of food to these young people.
Our congregation is still donating non-perishable food by dropping off food items at a member’s home who then takes the donated food to Project Youth.
The donated food is provided to youth who find themselves in homeless or in emergency accommodation. Occasionally the food is shared out to other community organisations who are providing care to people in need. At this time when young people have increasingly lost their jobs or are finding home life unbearable with the Covid-19 restrictions in place, donating non-perishable food to Project Youth is vital.
Anyone who may be interested in supporting a Shire organisation we invite you to check out Project Youth at their Website, Facebook or Instagram or contacting the Engadine Uniting Church through the Contact Us page on the website.
Engadine Uniting Church (EAC) supports the Uniting World project in Timor Leste that protects children.
The Engadine Uniting Church is concerned with the current trend of increased anxiety in children. While the March face-to-face workshoppwas cancelled due top the Covid-19 restrictions, together with Hopfield Community of Gymea Baptist Church, an on-line, zoom style workshop will be conducted in May, to help parents manage their child’s anxiety. Interested If you are interested, please contact the Administrator EAC via the Contact Us page.
A number of members are actively involved in assisting children at the OOSH learn new skills and interact with the local community.