Church communities gather in Bourke

Members of the Bourke Christian Church at their service on Sunday morning. Bourke Churches are coordinating a time of prayer for the town of Bourke this Saturday morning. PHOTO TWH

The churches of Bourke are encouraging people to come along and join in united community gatherings of prayer, worship, food and fellowship.

The first of two events to be held this month is a community prayer and worship time at the Darling Park Amphitheatre on Sunday 6th June from 11am.

Organised to strengthen the Bourke community, Father Ravi Muvvala of the Bourke Catholic Parish said he felt inspired to help bring unity and protection into the Bourke community.

“From scripture it says that where two or three are gathered in His name, God is there amongst them – so God wants us to come together so He can be with us.

“What we are doing is taking a scriptural concept and applying in life, coming together to pray for unity and for our community.

“We are God’s people in Bourke, so we want to follow Jesus and take care of one another, as he instructs us to.

Father Ravi says that praying for the protection of our community, shows that we are united in prayer and showing our love and care for our brothers and sisters.

Ian Cole from the Bourke Christian Church says it would be great to see all the churches come together and share these events.

“We are all one family here in Bourke and we’re all God’s children.

“This is a great opportunity to come together and share the truth of Jesus’ love for us, as one community.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the event. There will be a time of prayer, some worship music and lunch for all to enjoy outside in God’s great cathedral,” Mr Cole said.

The second event, the ‘Bourke Big BBQ’ will be held at the Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Tarcoon Street, from midday on Saturday 19th June.

Pastor George Mann said the Big BBQ is a time for meeting, a time for blessing and a time for healing.

“There will be live music, fire pits and great tucker, with fun for the kids.

“There has been so much grief in our town lately with so many funerals, we thought we would organise a happy event for people to come together and celebrate,” Pastor Mann said.

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