Mission & Justice
Catalyst is a network of people at our church, and in churches across Australia, who are committed to the cause of the poor and marginalised. The PBC Catalyst group meets monthly to discuss and learn about issues of justice, pray for our leaders and those in need. The group also plans activities throughout the year that raise awareness and call for action amongst our church, the community and community leaders.
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SRE & Chaplaincy
We currently have a great team of volunteers who help teach Scripture in our local Primary and High Schools.
Together with the local Anglican Church and individual sponsors we also financially support Christian workers in both Northmead and Model Farms High Schools.
We also are involved in a monthly service at the Constitution Hill Retirement Village alongside the local Anglican, Uniting, Baptist and Catholic churches.
We believe that every one of us is called to be on mission everyday right where God has placed us. We also recognise there are those who are called vocationally into missionary work, and support missionaries in a variety of roles and places around our world.
As a church we partner with our missionaries through financially, prayerfully and relationally supporting them and the missionary work they feel called to. Regular updates from our missionaries are available in the foyer.
HOVC (Hope for Orphans and Vulnerable Children)
HOVC is a not-for-profit Sponsorship Project in the Kisoro District in South-West Uganda, aiming to empower children to reach their potential by allowing them access to education. It also provides training and mentoring for caregivers to help raise health standards and skills in one of the poorest districts of Uganda. Parramatta Baptist Church has been a partner with HOVC since it was established in 2009.
HOVC’s primary focus is to sponsor orphans and vulnerable children in the Kisoro District, ensuring they have basic necessities such as educational supplies, school fees, uniforms, mattress and bedding, toiletries, first aid supplies and their own Bible. Sponsor kids attend a HOVC Project Day run every Saturday where they receive a nutritious meal, the provision mentioned above, regular health checks as well as the opportunity for games and a place to learn more about Jesus.
Beyond child sponsorship, HOVC also has set up appeals aimed at improving the quality of life for parents or caregivers and the wider community. Areas of focus have included water and sanitation, building and property, food and health, education, micro-finance loans as well as spiritual teaching and learning.
To find out more about HOVC or enquire about ways to support this work, contact the church office.