From the Chaplain
In Week 3 we celebrate Harvest Festival, where each girl is asked to bring to school at least one non-perishable food item which will eventually be distributed to those in our city whose lives have been affected by misfortune. Two million Australians rely on food relief every year and half of them are children.
These one million children often go to school without breakfast, or to bed without dinner. Unfortunately, this number has only increased in the last few years. This festival recognises all of the good things that we have been given and the opportunity to give to those in need.
With the tragedy of the recent bushfires throughout our country I am sure these numbers would have increased. We continue to pray for those affected and dealing with great loss and trauma. We will continue to consider ways that we as a community may be able to help in the process of restoration.
The Chapel is decorated beautifully with these items and other produce. You are all very welcome to view the Chapel at any time. At the end of the week the food will be given to our local Anglicare office and distributed throughout the south eastern area of Sydney.