Reaching out to our local community and also to our friends
working in all areas of Mission across the globe
is a foundation of our church community.
Our goal is to be focussed outwardly with prayer, practical support, and giving to each of these causes.
If you would like more information on any of these activities please contact Rev. Andrew Satchell
A message from Rev.Steve Warwick.
As Convenor of the APWM (TAS) Committee, I’m hoping to contact each congregation on a regular basis to feature one of our Tasmanian missionaries, in the expectation that you will be able to include them in the church’s pastoral prayers. This month the focus will be on Ruth Davies who, until recently, was part of the Mt Stuart congregation. She is in the process of seeking to partner with another congregation. The closure of Mt Stuart meant that there would have been a big impact upon her financial support except for the fact that she is receiving a grant from SIM International as part of their Faithful Witness initiative. However, Ruth will only continue to receive this until her next scheduled home assignment in August 2023.SIM is hosting an online world conference via Zoom on Saturday, 7th August from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Registration form on link below. Ruth has asked me to advertise this as widely as possible because it would be a good opportunity for people to see her face and be updated in regards to her.https://simaustralia.cmail19.com/…/r-l-tlkuhryk…/
We enjoy volunteering with Gran’s Van distributing food and clothing in our local area, to those in need.
We make ‘old’ friends and learn a few life lessons about humility and contentment along the way. Gran’s Van was formed in 2006 to provide help to the homeless and hidden poor of Devonport.
Look out for the new Gran’s van doing the rounds in August and also the “Shower Van”.
Devonport Presbyterian Church has a strong link with Devonport Chaplaincy.http://devonporthaplaincy.org.au/team/
Members of our church family find rewarding service working, in the clearly defined role, as mentors to a number of school children, primary, secondary and College.
Check out the Food for thought, Easy P’s, and Mentor training programmes.
Soup and Sandwich Lunches
This is another fun time serving the local community
with a suggested donation of $ 8:00 ( to cover costs) expect to be served healthy, homemade,soups and sandwiches
followed by a sweet treat and endless tea or coffee.
For those in need, there is no cost.
Held on the last Friday of the month April – November from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Aged Care Ministry
We regularly visit members of our church family who, declining in health and mobility, move into aged care facilities.
If you have a heart for the aged and want more information, contact Rev. Andrew Satchell
Rubicon Grove Service
A monthly afternoon service is held at this facility with singing, prayer, teaching, and sharing
A regular communion Service is also celebrated here.
Showing our practical love and concern for members of our church family unable to get out to church for whatever reason long or short term
and to make contact with those living alone and who enjoy a chat and update on church life.
Our church has a longstanding mission background and we support a variety of missions
and missionaries, some of whom have been students in missionary training and some
were/are members of our church family.
APWM: http://www.apwm.org.au/ – “Pray. Give. Go.”
PIM: “http://pim.org.au/ – “Taking the good news of Jesus Christ beyond the farthest fences.”
SIM:http://www.sim.org/. “Serving the church across cultures. Proclaiming Christ.
Discipling the Nations. Loving our neighbor.”
Wycliffe Bible Translators: https://www.wycliffe.org/ “
Wycliffe partners help people all over the world receive the Bible in their own language.”
Australian Indigenous Ministries: http://australianindigenousministries.org.au. – “Our God is able.”
Mobile Mission Australia: http://www.mmm.org.au – “Serving those who serve.”
Tear Fund: http://www.tearfund.org – We’re Christians passionate about ending poverty.”
Salvation Army: Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. “Hope where it is most needed.”