Pilgrim UC host a Great Outback BBQ

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Pilgrim Uniting Church hosted a Great Outback BBQ event last week which was attended by Dr Deidre Palmer, President of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Great Outback BBQ is an initiative by Frontier Services that raises money for Aussie farmers doing it tough. Every September organisations, churches and groups of people sign up to be hosts. The money raised during the Great Outback BBQ helps to provide critical care to those suffering from mental illness and social isolation.

“Right now, farmers are experiencing a great drought and the focus of the Great Outback BBQ is to raise awareness of their situation,” said Deidre. “The support Frontier Services provide comes through Bush Chaplains. Through an Outback Links Service they also support people in isolated areas with practical, pastoral and spiritual help.”

Many South Australian farmers, especially in the Western and far Eastern parts of our state, are still struggling to overcome the devastation caused by the recent droughts that hit our country. There has not been enough rain falling in these areas yet to bring relief, and prayers are sought for these farmers, their families and communities.

“Uniting Churches across Australia can participate by holding their own BBQ to raise money and awareness of the struggles of Australia’s farmers,” says Deidre.  “I hope congregations will support this cause financially and with their prayers as our farmers are essential to the life of Australia.”

If you would like to know more about Frontier Services or wish to sign up your congregation or faith community to host a Great Outback BBQ, please visit the website here. You have until the end of September to host this event.


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