"an extension of Awesome Church Sydney"
The truth is there are many people in society who for whatever reasons may find themselves hurting, lost, disorientated, down on their luck or facing a crisis. Shine is helping these people gain hope, strength and encouragement.
SHINE is currently servicing in 8 main areas.
1. NURSING HOMES
God loves the elderly, they are not forgotten by God. The reality is that many feel disconnected from the world and lonely. Our team conducts monthly visits to nursing homes in our local area, bringing a message of love, hope & salvation.
Our regular visits to Westmead Children’s Hospital have brought encouragement, peace & strength to not only the children but to so many families who need to know that God is with them every step of the way. Giving gifts, praying with people and bringing a smile to make people’s day.
3. SHINE MEALS
Shine provides meals to people who may have found themselves going through a difficult time. A warm meal in a time of need can very often be a source of comfort and strength.
4. HOMELESS CARE
There are many homeless people in Sydney that through unforseen circumstances have found themselves down on their luck. Shine visits the homeless providing food, clothing, blankets and a friendly ear to raise hope and courage to go on.
5. COMMUNITY SERVICES
Whenever there is a crisis that effect’s our community Shine responds with help, love and care. An accident, tragedy or difficulty that leaves people alone and disorientated. Shine steps in to provide practical support.
6. CRISIS SUPPORT
There are situations at times where people feel they just cannot go on. Depression, divorce, business failure, death of a loved one or loss of livelihood. Shine is there to do what it can to help people get through the tough times.
People in prisons are sometimes disregarded and forgotten. Even though these people are incarcerated for breaking the law they too need to be reached with people who care enough to see them change for the good. Shine visits prisons and detention centres to offer support by showing them a better way.
8. OVERSEAS MISSIONS
Shine’s vision is not just for our locally community but also international missions. Shine through Awesome Church sends missionary teams to countries to aid in teaching, building, and supporting people in villages and deserted towns with practical needs.
Awesome Church is located in the City of Canada Bay District and therefore would firstly like to assist in our local community. We would like Council to contact us if there are any urgent or pressing needs within our local community in which SHINE may be of assistance.
HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED
Shine is a practical community initiative meeting practical needs therefore it requires practical support.
There are 3 main areas in which you can be involved with Shine.
It requires considerable finances to run a ministry like Shine. Providing meals, clothing, blankets and other items on a weekly basis for people in need costs money and this is the number one area where we need your support. Shine also has a special mini-van which is used to respond on a weekly basis to places in need. Our SHINEmobile is packed full of items ready to be distributed. Once again there are costs associated to maintaining this vehicle.
2. VOLUNTEER HELP:
Shine is led by a volunteer team of people who have it in their heart to be a blessing in this ministry. We are always looking for more help and your presence will definitely add to this growing team of people who want to make a difference.
From time to time Shine visits organisations likes hospitals and nursing homes during festive seasons to present gifts and other items of encouragement. We appreciate the generous gifts people provide and if you can help in this area it will go towards a worthy cause.
CONTACT: JOANNA CASALICCHIO 9713-8990 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org