Worldwide, 385 million children live in extreme poverty. Poverty robs children of their basic rights to learn, play and grow. In its ugliest form, poverty can lead to exploitation, child labour and even death. It's unacceptable. That's why the Child Sponsorship Program of Compassion exists. Because more powerful than poverty is the hope of Jesus, the care of a local church and the encouragement of you: a loving sponsor.
We tend to forget though that it is a two way relationship. While we are caring for these children physically and spiritually, they are also praying for us! Watch the video of sponsor children praying - it is inspiring and humbling at the same time.
Using the Check in CBR app is now compulsory when attending worship services or any event held at our premises. Make sure you download the app for your phone and check in when you arrive.
Once a year we have an opportunity to give a love offering to God. It is appropriate that it is around the same time as Valentines day. It is your way of being thankful to God for all His blessings. This year our Love Offering will be on 14th February.
Some say that it should be directed to some project with some price tag, I don’t believe that is what it is about! It is a love offering between you and God given to Him through the church. This is not replacing your usual Tithe but and extra offering on top of what you would normally give. Generally, we give from our overflow, may this be a gift from your heart to God’s.
You can give in the following ways
- Direct Debit
- During the service on 14th February
- Clicking on the payment link to pay via Credit Card
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
As we continue to minister in these extraordinary days it is important that we encourage and cheer each other on to continue our primary purpose - to make disciples. Reaching everyone, everywhere all the time can still be achieved online and our message will actually get extra traction in days of uncertainty. Many people have had their security rocked, and our ultimate security is the goodness of God and in our Saviour.
This episode focuses on Ps Suanu Ikoro. Suanu tells of a dramatic encounter with God which changed his life forever
Welcome to Woden Valley Alliance Church Summer Sessions. Throughout the month of January church will be exclusively online! ([Watch here](https://wvac.online.church/))
Each Sunday we will be looking at the following:
- Praise - Worship God with all that is within you
- Plans - Allow God to direct your plans
- Priorities - Make your family your ministry
- People - Love people and care for them
- Personal - Know who you are and love yourself
We trust that as you rest over the holiday period you will be restored and renewed, ready for what 2021 has in store for us.
This year our Christmas Day offering will assist ongoing needs for our C&MA workers and church members in needy churches through [APAC](https://www.apacalliance.org/)/[AWF](awf.world)COVID-19 projects.
The C&MA has engaged in some amazing opportunities to support needy pastors, missionaries and churches in various regions including the Asia Pacific region. It is wonderful to see people giving thanks to the Lord for their brothers and sisters who generously give to assist them in these challenging times.
Together we can make a difference!
You can make your donations in the following ways.
- By credit card following the payment link
- By direct debit with the reference "Christmas Day" (Bank Details [here](https://www.alliancechurch.com.au/about-us/giving-online))
- In person at our Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Services
Steve is currently serving with YWAM in Røsvik, Norway!
Every year we put together Christmas Hampers to bless struggling families at Mt Stromlo High and Arawang Primary. You can either purchase them yourself and drop them off at the church, or pay the total of the items chosen and we will purchase them for you.
Please follow the link to choose and/or pay for the items you wish to contribute [Christmas Hamper Items](https://alliancechurch.elvanto.com.au/form/234929d4-4a61-4c93-b7bb-59f362ce4ab8)
If you just wish to donate a dollar amount, click on the payments button below instead and select the cause "Christmas Hampers"