Synod declares 1 December as a day of prayer for the bushfires
With catastrophic bushfires across NSW and QLD devastating communities and summer not yet upon us, the Synod of NSW and ACT has declared 1 December — the first day of Advent — as a special day to acknowledge the efforts of all our emergency services, local authorities, volunteers and community members who all played a vital part in fighting the recent state-wide bushfires.
Congregations can mark this day in their Sunday services by using the Moderator’s prayer and consider taking up an offering in their services that can be donated to the Moderator’s Appeal.
The Moderator’s Appeal directs funds to communities and individuals during emergencies, such as the current bushfires for urgent, short term financial assistance for those who are suddenly and unexpectedly in need.
What Congregations can do to mark this day in their services:
- Use the Moderator's prayer in your services on 1 December to mark this day of prayer, and
- Go to the Moderator’s Appeal page to find out how you can support the bushfires
If Congregations or individuals would like to promote giving to the Moderator's Appeal we also have a poster that you can download.
For more information about how the Moderator's Appeal assists in times of crisis go to the Disaster Response page.