BJays Report 2015
This is our very first report for BJays – we’ve been going nearly a year. Over this time we’ve had some wonderful experiences as we chat over wraps and coffee.
In the latter part of the year we trialled having BJays at the Hub in Mt Druitt – a wonderful experience meeting new people and having a fully equipped kitchen. After much thought, prayer and discussion we have decided however to keep BJays at “home” in Cranebrook. In doing so we can better focus on the needs of the community that is geographically close to the Open Door.
We’ve really appreciated the time, skills, input and presence of Anne and Julie over the year. Many thanks to you both. And of course to Sue, for being faithful to our mission of promoting Christ’s peace and love within our community.
With our constant vision of having a 7 day a week church, we hope to build more of a connection with the community around us; and with the spirit of invitation, be open to sharing Christ’s love and peace with others in a relaxed environment.
Over the next year we hope to tie BJays in with the Community Garden and perhaps our Sunday night worship time. And of course, this involves offering good coffee! Thanks to Alex and Steph, we now have a “proper” coffee machine that makes really good coffee.
It’s also been wonderful having people there to help set up and pack away. As we move into our second year, I would like to see all of us at BJays volunteer more to help in whatever way we can – whether it’s making coffee, helping with serving meals or whatever may come up. We need lots of help – and with our wonderful Open Door people working together, we can really help to make a difference in the world around us.