Local Partnerships

Community

What does it mean to be part of our local community, to belong? Surely part of the answer is that we contribute, we make a positive difference.

As Christians, Jesus says that we are salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) – He wants us to flavour our local communities, to bring out the best in them and to shine His light wherever we go and whatever we do. God has put us in local communities to share our lives so that, through us, people would see Jesus and He would be glorified.

At a local level, CoroUniting partners with several surrounding churches through the Mitcham Hills Inter-Church Council. The group supports the work of Pastoral Care Workers (PCWs, previously known as chaplains) in our local schools and has also initiated the Beacon Emergency Relief Service providing assistance to members of the community who are struggling.

You can find out more about these and other ministries below and also in the Resources section where you will find recent newsletters and updates.

Beacon Emergency Relief Service  provides assistance to members of the community who are struggling to make ends meet.

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There are a number of trained volunteers available to assist people who walk in off the street or co-ordinate appointments in order to help evaluate their needs. There is a well-stocked onsite pantry and a voucher system sponsored by various local businesses.

Two of our congregation members are part of the Beacon team volunteering each week.

See the Resources section (search for 'Beacon') for the latest updates.

Mitcham Hills Inter-Church Council partners with Schools Ministry Group (SMG) who work closely with SA Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) as a ‘Service Provider’ for the Chaplaincy Program in our schools through the engagement of a Pastoral Care Worker (formerly known as CPS Worker).

Pastoral Care Workers offer a unique dimension of care and support to students, families and staff. They are trained and experienced and work alongside and complement other welfare and wellbeing staff in schools.

See the Resources section (search for 'PCW') for the latest updates.

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