On Sunday 30th August we had a visit from Danny, the Barwon rep. for Baptcare. Who are they and what do they do?
In the 1940s a group of courageous Baptist women joined together and raised £4,000 – in a time of war. The funds were used to open Australia’s first Baptist nursing home for nine frail older people in 1945.
Today Baptcare shares the same determined spirit of its founders. We proactively respond to human need by providing care to older people, children, families, people with a disability, financially disadvantaged people and asylum seekers. Today Baptcare has a broad vision of community participation and envisions a future where we engage with the world by taking a critical, analytical, flexible and creative approach to identifying and responding to human need. We are committed to addressing significant, emerging and chronic conditions within the community, particularly issues which concern the marginalised and the disadvantaged.
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Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24, Acts 5:1-11
Acts 5:11 (NIV2011)
11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Acts 5:11 (MSG)
11 By this time the whole church and, in fact, everyone who heard of these things had a healthy respect for God. They knew God was not to be trifled with.
God is a perfect and can’t tolerate sin, and yet he loves us and sent Jesus to deal with sin and make us clean. In order for that to happen, we need to acknowledge:
• Our motives reveal our heart Acts 4:36-5:2, James 4:1-3
• God knows our heart Acts5:3-4, 1 Samuel 16:7