Mrs Joan Thuaux – Convenor.
Acts 9: 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas) who was always doing good and helping the poor. (N.I.V)
The Dorcas Standing Committee is part of the P.W.A. concerned with Social Services. We take our example from Dorcas in the Book of Acts and try to help those less fortunate than ourselves. These are some of our activities:
DORCAS REPORT from Joan Thuaux:
The Dorcas Committee was not able to hold any of its meetings in 2020 due to the arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic. All our plans of initiatives and events were either cancelled or postponed, which impacted many of our missions and support offered to various organisations. They were Allowah, Prison chaplaincy, Hospital chaplaincy, Aged Care and Park Patrol. $3000 of Christmas hampers were donated for Jericho Road to distribute to those in need. We give praise to God that we were able to hold our delayed Annual General meeting in person. Sadly after 13 years Janet Fuller declined nomination as secretary. We give thanks and praise to God for Janet’s dedication, often under trying circumstances. Asenati Lole-Taylor is our new secretary, welcome and thanks Asenati. Thanks also to all the members who are continuing in their previous roles. Due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions and lack of volunteers, it was resolved to discontinue our Park Patrol ministry in its present form. Please pray for God’s guidance. Thank you to all who made this ministry possible.
These activities are funded through the generous donations and fundraising activities of our various PWAs throughout the state and the sales of cards, tea towels and merchandise.
How can I help?
Donations of men’s business socks (dark please), men’s hankies, blankets and mittens are always gratefully received. Monetary donations are very welcome. Most importantly, your prayers are requested for those in need and those assisting them.
Want to find out more?
We meet on the 3rd Friday in February, April, June, September and November at 11 am in Church Offices, 168 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Annual Dorcas Rally for 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown restrictions.
Convenor : Mrs Joan Thuaux (02) 9810 1776
Secretary : Mrs Asenati Lole-Taylor (02) 9690 9320
Treasurer : Mrs Jennifer Blake