"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others." [Philippians 2:3-4]
We, at the Rock Worship Centre, is committed to supporting our local community.
We have partnered with Western Sydney University (WSU), to build a student support group by providing essential food supplies to financially insecure students.
Since the start of COVID in 2020, we have collaborated with OzHarvest in distributing frozen meal boxes to students at WSU student accommodation village, Parramatta.
In 2021, we volunteered to help out serving hot food on Wednesday nights at the WSU Parramatta city campus and the student village. Also, we have had the privilege to be financially supported by Study NSW (part of NSW State Treasury) in providing emergency food hampers to international students who are struggling during this difficult COVID time.
We are also planning to provide free Justice of Peace (JP) services to the students by certifying copies of original documents and witnessing people making a statutory declaration or affidavit.
In serving the students, we found that we have formed meaningful and deep friendships with the community we have come to serve. Jesus once said it is more blessed to give than receive (Acts 20:35). The blessings that God has given us is not meant to be entirely for us but channelled through us to help others. God loves everyone with the same love that he has shown to us.
Christmas in OZ with WSU - 18 December 2022
This year, our annual Rock Worship Centre Christmas celebration was held at Western Sydney University - Parramatta Student Village.
We decided that this year, we were going to bring the Christmas spirit to the students to spread the message of Jesus in their village. We are grateful to the Student Village Management for helping us with the organisation and allowing us to use their hall.
The theme of this year's Christmas event was "Christmas in OZ". We wanted to give the students an idea of what it's like to celebrate Christmas in Australia. We organised group activities and games, sang Christmas carols and had a few lucky draws. There were lots of food and prizes to be won.
Many students were encouraged and touched by stories of lives being transformed through knowing Jesus and having a personal relationship with Him. We as a church are so blessed to see many students enjoying the event, especially during this season.