Open doors and open hearts

Open doors and open hearts

Photo: NationsHeart Community Co-ordinator Scott with FoodHut regular Wendell Charles NeSmith By Emily Ferguson Local resident Wendell Charles NeSmith is a regular face at the FoodHut run by NationsHeart Christian Community in Canberra – but it’s not just access to...
Lessons from lockdown

Lessons from lockdown

What learnings are emerging for leaders as we move towards a “new normal”? What revaluation has this season set in motion and do we have the courage to move in new, unfamiliar directions for the sake of reaching our communities with the good news of the gospel? We...
2020 Winter Appeal targets effects of isolation 

2020 Winter Appeal targets effects of isolation 

By Emily Ferguson Fresh Hope Engage today launched their annual Winter Appeal, raising funds for those affected by the distress of isolation. Fresh Hope churches and ministries have been actively present in communities where the force of isolation has been felt most...
Tops Food: providing employment while serving the community

Tops Food: providing employment while serving the community

Photo: Tops catering staff have refocused their energies on into launching the Tops Food delivery service this week as a creative response to aid their local community in the midst of the coronavirus restrictions. By Emily Ferguson Faced with no customers, no income...
To Gather or not to Gather

To Gather or not to Gather

Photo: State governments in NSW and ACT have announced that place of worship will be allowed to have worship gatherings of up to 50 people starting in June. By Emily Ferguson As coronavirus restrictions continue to loosen, Fresh Hope pastors are navigating a range of...