Chap­laincy fundraiser to be a great char­ity event

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE CHURCH CHATTERINGS -

EVER won­dered how you can sup­port our lo­cal kids in our own back yard?

The an­nual Gran­ite Belt Chap­laincy Fundrais­ing Din­ner will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at Gran­ite Belt Brew­ery (for­mally Happy Val­ley) in sup­port of chap­laincy ser­vices in our lo­cal schools and it’s a great op­por­tu­nity to help our chap­lains to help our kids.

Tick­ets are avail­able now at Pink Pop­pies in town or at the venue by call­ing

4681 1370.

Come as a VIP from 6pm by pur­chas­ing our spe­cial $100 tick­ets (num­bers lim­ited) with drinks and canapes with South­ern Downs Mayor Tracy Do­bie and newly an­nounced spe­cial guest, the LNP can­di­date for South­ern Downs at the next state elec­tion James Lis­ter.

Or choose our $50 lux­u­ri­ous three-course din­ner tick­ets (ar­riv­ing 6.30pm for a 7pm start) which are also avail­able now.

The night will fea­ture live en­ter­tain­ment, a raf­fle with some fan­tas­tic prizes and a char­ity auc­tion with spe­cial guest auc­tion­eer Anne Lind­say, from Sch­nitzer­ling Real Es­tate.

Scrip­ture Union Queens­land chap­lains, or chap­pies, pro­vide spir­i­tual and emo­tional sup­port to school com­mu­ni­ties.

They are in the preven­tion and sup­port busi­ness by help­ing stu­dents find a bet­ter way to deal with is­sues rang­ing from fam­ily break­down and lone­li­ness, to drug abuse, de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety.

They pro­vide a lis­ten­ing ear and a car­ing pres­ence for chil­dren and young peo­ple in cri­sis, and those who just need a friend.

They also pro­vide sup­port for staff and par­ents in school com­mu­ni­ties.

SU Qld has placed chap­pies in 63% of Queens­land state pri­mary schools and 88% of all Queens­land state high schools.

Right now, our SU Qld chap­pies are serv­ing more than 400,000 Queens­land stu­dents.

Lo­cal chap­laincy com­mit­tee chair­man Pas­tor Jeremy Green­ing, from Vine­yard Chris­tian Church, said the fed­er­ally funded na­tional school chap­laincy pro­gram has been a great help, as has the do­na­tion of more than $3000 from the South­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil, but gov­ern­ment fund­ing did not cover the to­tal cost for lo­cal chap­laincy pro­grams to func­tion at the level they were now.

“We are so grate­ful to our lo­cal chap­laincy com­mit­tee that runs events across the year to help fund our five chap­lains here in the Gran­ite Belt,” Pas­tor Green­ing said.

“To en­sure lo­cal chap­laincy ser­vices re­main sus­tain­able, com­mu­nity sup­port is vi­tal”.

You can best help lo­cal chap­lains by at­tend­ing our din­ner or giv­ing a do­na­tion.

Con­tact Pas­tor Jeremy on 0402 283 363 or jeremy@vine­yardcc.org.

Scrip­ture Union Queens­land chap­lains, or chap­pies, pro­vide spir­i­tual and emo­tional sup­port to school com­mu­ni­ties.

PHOTOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

DIN­NER AND MORE: The an­nual Gran­ite Belt Chap­laincy Fundrais­ing Din­ner will be held on on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at Gran­ite Belt Brew­ery.

James Lis­ter.

Mayor Tracy Do­bie.

Pas­tor Jeremy Green­ing.

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