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Baptist Care SA Month 2020
Light in the darkness.
celebrate, pray, learn and take action with us…

Celebrate, pray, learn and take action with us…

1 – 31 August 2020

 

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome” John 1:5

 

Together we are pleased to bring to you this year’s Baptist Care SA Month church resource.

We value that both Baptist Care SA and Baptist Churches of SA are expressions of who we are as a movement of local churches. Each is an active demonstration of the Baptist movement’s collective commitment to following Jesus and this resource gives us opportunity to celebrate the ways we truly are better together.

We encourage you to engage daily as a congregation, as families and as individuals with the opportunities to celebrate, learn, take action and pray with us this month as we reflect on the various ways God brings light into the darkness through our combined efforts. Click here to read more…

 

Sunday Resource Page
Homelessness

1. SATURDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

Today we pray for the 6000 children, women and men who are experiencing homelessness tonight across South Australia. God we pray for their safety tonight and that they may soon find a safe place to call home.

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2. SUNDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

This week is National Homelessness Week. We give thanks for partners like Café Outside the Square and Shōbōsho. Both cooked delicious meals during the pandemic when our WestCare volunteers had to stand down, enabling our meals service to continue.

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3. MONDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Due to COVID-19, demand for our Emergency Relief parcels has increased 400%. Help us feed those who are doing it tough. Click below for food items in need. Donations to 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide.

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Baptist Care SA Community Food Hub

4. TUESDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

Today we pray for the 300-350 people who shop at our Community Food Hub each week.

Located at 216 Wright St, Adelaide, anyone with concession card, student ID or ImmiCard is welcome to shop! We pray each customer is blessed.

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Acts of Kindness

5. WEDNESDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

Give thanks for local partners like the Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel, Be Genki and the Adelaide Convention Centre who generously supported our services with food and supplies. Together, we can shine a light in our community!

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Churches

6. THURSDAY 
LEARN

Learn with us:

Our Church Support Team can support individuals and churches to care for one another and build stronger communities. We run face to face and online training in pastoral care, mental health and more.

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7. FRIDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

We have all been made in God’s image. Why don’t you take some time with the children in your life to reflect on how God has called you to partner with Him in bringing light into times of darkness? Draw us a self-portrait.

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Baptist Care SA, Urban Learning Community

8. SATURDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

Today we pray for the three young participants in our Urban Learning Community project. God grant them strong connections with their community and help them to boldly share light in the darkness by loving their neighbours.

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Kyle

9. SUNDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks to God for shining light into the darkest situations. Stories like Kyle’s, from our Tumbelin program, give cause for celebration and hope. Click below to hear Kyle’s inspiring story in his own words.

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Standing together

10. MONDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Our InnerCity site offers a safe space where people who are sleeping rough can enjoy a hot shower and a nutritious meal. Help them start their day well by donating soap and towels to 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide.

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11. TUESDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

Hundreds of international students are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Our Emergency Relief has seen a sky-rocketing need from these young people who are far from their homes and families. Please keep them in your prayers.

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Baptist Care SA, Flexible Learning Opportunities

12. WEDNESDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks for the wonderful goals young people in our Flexible Learning Options (FLO) are achieving. Praise God for the 289 students who are on track to achieve SACE, despite the interruptions of Covid-19.

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Baptist Care SA support for minors

13. THURSDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Can you imagine what it would feel like to arrive in a foreign country, alone? Our Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHM) Program supports young people who have arrived in Australia on their own. Why not put together a ‘Welcome to Adelaide’ pack…

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Jesus was a refugee 2

14. FRIDAY
LEARN

Learn with us:

Read Andrew McDonough’s ‘Jesus was a refugee’ with your family to learn why we want to partner together to pray for, and offer welcome and friendship, to people who are new to Australia.

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Baptist Care SA, Children Youth and Families

15. SATURDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

We pray for the 70-80 young people being cared for in our short and long term care. Please shine light in the lives of these precious young people and help them to thrive.

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Baptist Care SA, Emergency Relief

16. SUNDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

Praise God for the individuals and churches who have partnered with us to help meet the unprecedented need for our Emergency Relief Program in recent months.

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Mylor Adventure Camp, Adelaide

17. MONDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Why not roast some marshmallows over an outdoor fire and tell some of your favourite stories of camping up at Mylor Adventure Camp!

Bookings for Term 3 and beyond are now open!

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Tumbelin Farm 2

18. TUESDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

Today we pray for our residential adventure therapy program Tumbelin Farm. May the young participants build strong and positive relationships, and their time at the farm empower and encourage them to make positive life changes.

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Baptist Care SA Aboriginal Services

19. WEDNESDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks to God for your response to our call out for donations of mobile phones. These gifts enabled our Aboriginal Elders group to stay connected to their loved ones during the pandemic. Thank you!

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Baptist Care SA Urban Education

20. THURSDAY
LEARN

Learn with us:

Our Urban Education program provides interactive, informative and fun sessions on complex social issues, inspiring young people to become involved in their community. Why not book your youth group in for a session?

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Baptist Care SA Annual Report

21. FRIDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Each year we help find homes for 150 young people who have been homeless. Maybe your small group can assemble a ‘Congratulations on Your First Home’ gift basket for one of these young people.

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Baptist Care SA, Youth Homelessness Support, Adelaide

22. SATURDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

God we pray for the young people at risk of homelessness in our State. Use our Inner Southern Youth Homelessness service to care for and support young people to find a bright way forward in life.

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Collaborative Community Projects

23. SUNDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks for the way God is moving in our movement through churches partnering in Collaborative Community Projects with Baptist Care SA. Stories continue to emerge from these programs, of light shining in the darkness as ordinary people connect and do life with their community.

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24. MONDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

The children in our Care Pathways programs have faced many challenges in their young lives. Show them you care and buy a board game or a book to enjoy.

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Homeless respite centre

25. TUESDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

We pray for those in our Homeless Respite Centre at WestCare, where over 480 bed nights have been provided. We pray that residents find the Centre a safe and caring place to rest and recover from medical treatment.

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Baptist Care SA, Family Mental Health Support Services, Adelaide

26. WEDNESDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks to God for the way our Family Mental Health Support Service were able to respond creatively to support 60 parents and families throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by offering a tool box of resources and free parent/carer support sessions.

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David

27. THURSDAY
LEARN

Learn with us:

We all have hopes and dreams for our future. Click below to learn about David’s skills, passions and hopes and how we worked with him through our NDIS Disability service to support him to reach his goals.

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28. FRIDAY
TAKE ACTION

Take action with us:

Safe Pets Safe Families, ‘Paws and Pals’ events provide people doing it tough with free vet care for their furry best friends. Consider donating a tin of pet food or a new dog leash to the WestCare Centre at 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide.

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ILC Connections low res

29. SATURDAY
PRAY

Pray with us:

One of the greatest challenges faced by people living with a disability is communities that don’t make them feel included. God we give thanks for the 16 churches who attended Connections Workshops to discuss and learn how to become more inclusive.

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Sue

30. SUNDAY
CELEBRATE

Celebrate with us:

We give thanks for people of all abilities.  With time and a listening ear, we can learn from people like Sue who have so much to offer us and teach us.

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Prayer Walk

31. MONDAY
VIRTUAL EVENT: PRAYER WALK

Join us in a virtual prayer walk at 7:30pm-8:30pm this evening as we pray together via Zoom for the people of our state that are in relationship with Baptist Care SA.

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