LOCAL MISSIONS

J-Crew

J-Crew is one of the exciting outreach arms of HOPEUC… where we assist people needing help in practical areas from single parents, widows, the elderly, in our church or within the community. Our purpose is to release the practical resource within our church, to continue to be a blessing wherever we can, particularly for those going through a tough time

1000 Meals Project

The 1000 meal project is designed to support families of people in our community who are undergoing treatment for cancer. As a church we have a team of people who cook and deliver meals to families who may not have a support network around them. We are building a team of people who can cook and deliver meals to families on the Central Coast who are affected by cancer. To join a team or to find out more, click here.

CAP Money

CAP Money is a FREE money management course that makes managing your money simple! CAP Money teaches people – from all walks of life – how to create a budget and prevent bad debt.This practical workshop provides people with the skills they need to manage their finances and prevent debt.

Sisters Go Projects

Breast cancer has affected all at some stage – whether personally, a loved one, a family friend or acquaintance. ‘The Love Pink Foundation’ has been launched to raise awareness and funds to practically assist those journeying through breast cancer.

This year the funds we raise will go towards the following causes;

  • 1000 Meals Project, which supplies meals to women journeying through cancer treatment.
  • The McGrath Foundation, which gives women a hand to hold by providing breast cancer nurses
  • Look Good Feel Good, who help women manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment.

LIFE SUPPORT PROJECTS

Hospital Projects

Our local hospital have various opportunities available for volunteers to serve those in our community who may be sick and or isolated.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Hospital Feeding and Companion Program – providing company for dementia patients and assisting them to eat their meals
  • Renal Units – providing company for patients undergoing dialysis treatment, making cups of tea and assisting staff to restock cupboards
  • Speech Pathology Clinics – cleaning toys in the clinic
  • Coffee Shop – assisting in the Coffee Shop at Woy Woy Hospital
  • Sewing sensory blankets for Dementia Patients (need good sewing skills)
  • Being a Team Leader for these projects.
Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free community service program which helps women manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sisters will assist in hosting bi-monthly workshops at our Charmhaven Campus.

Opportunities to be involved:

  • Hosting, serving food and making barista coffees
  • Preparing sandwiches for lunch

YOUNG FAMILIES PROJECTS

Young Mums and Bubs Group – Woy Woy

The Woy Woy Young Mums and Bubs Group in Woy Woy runs on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon each month from February to November. The play group is for young mums under 23 years old. It serves to encourage and equip them in their role as parents and creates a context for building a sense of community and strong support network. The group includes a visit from a community nurse.

Ways to be involved:

  • Assisting to host the group
  • Helping at the Mother’s Day Pampering Events (make up, hairdressing, photography and baking)

Young Mum’s High Teas

High Teas are hosted bi-monthly in Community Centres at Kanwal and Wyoming and support the work of Catholic Care in placing value and dignity on young mums in our community. Young mums are invited to bring their little ones and a support person such as their mother or sister and enjoy a beautifully prepared High Tea.

Ways to be involved:

  • Baking cakes and slices
  • Help serve the High Tea and spend time talking and listening to young mums
  • Team Leader for this project

Gift Hampers for Young Mums

Gift Hampers are a practical way that we can support young mums. Hampers include items such as nappies, bibs and clothing as well as some little luxuries for the new mum. These hampers are prepared to express value, love and acceptance and to help mums care for their little ones.

You can help by:

• Buying or providing selected items for the hampers

• Be part of a team and help package the hampers

• Assist in delivering hampers

Contact us to see how you can get involved.

Better Futures Hub Wyong

The Better Futures Hub supports the education, training and employment pathways of young parents and families experiencing long term unemployment to enable them to create purposeful futures.

Opportunities to volunteer include:

  • Assisting at the onsite childcare program, building relationships with parents and their babies
  • Helping with reception duties
  • Supervising youth working in the cafe
  • Assisting to run a craft or quilting group

LITTLE SISTERS PROJECTS

Little Sisters

The Little Sisters Projects are focused on investing in girls and young women in order to help them develop a sense of value and worth, positive body image and healthy relationships.
Ways to be involved:

  • Train to be part of a team who will present seminars in local schools
  • Administrative support as part of our Ground Crew
  • Lead a Mirror Mirror Life Group for young women in Charmhaven and Gosford
  • Assist with set up, supervision and connection with girls and talking with their parents

GROUND CREW

Ground Crew

In addition to the ‘GO’ Projects that operate in our community, our ‘Ground Crew’ will meet on ‘GO’ days to provide practical administrative support for all the projects. All that is needed is willing hearts and hands to be involved. This will take place at Charmhaven only, with the exception of the Days For Girls International Project (details below) which will take place in Charmhaven and Gosford.

Days for Girls International

This program assists girls across the world to stay in school by producing reusable sanitation packs. The packs mean that girls can stay in school when they get their period and stay hygienic as well. For further details on this project visit www.daysforgirls.org

Ways to be involved include:

  • Cutting out items to be sewn
  • Sewing items for the kit (you will need to bring a sewing machine)
  • Team Leader for this project

GLOBAL MISSIONS

Hope Global

HOPE: Global is a faith-based, non-profit organisation that operates to restore hope and justice to countries devastated by war, genocide and poverty. Our aim is to unite individuals, churches, governments, NGOs, education, trade, healthcare and business professionals to offer practical solutions that strengthen and help develop existing indigenous organisations.

The primary objective of HOPE: Global is implement poverty reduction initiatives that achieve sustainable development, and bring spiritual and social strength to every segment of society.

HOPE: Global achieves this through:

Training in IT, Community Health, ICT, English, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education and Project Management

Community Health Initiatives

Child Education Sponsorship

Local school support

Income Generation projects

Widow & Orphan care

Building infrastructure

Agricultural projects

We aim to restore hope to people and nations that have experienced atrocities and hardship on a level that most of us cannot even imagine. We work with countries worldwide to find sustainable solutions and equip local people with the knowledge skills, and resources they need to help them find hope for their families and communities.

Current HOPE: Global initiatives and partner projects include:

* Village of Hope

* Revival Palace Community Project / Fruits of Hope Academy

* New Hope Homes

* HOPE: Education

Click here to view the Hope Global 10 Year Vision Video

Compassion

Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry committed to working in partnership with local churches to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty in over 25 developing countries. Compassion’s ministry to children is distinctly Christian. Our child development programs are unique in that they are: Christ-centred, child-focused and church-based.

HopeUC has a partnership with Compassion where every child sponsored through our church is from Uganda, having a huge impact in just one region. This way we can see a whole lot of change from just one small church in Australia!

www.compassion.com.au