Ministers' association holds prayers for bushfire victims
A prayer service for those effected by the bushfire crisis will be held at Ettalong Baptist Church on January 21 at 7:30 pm.
Broken Bay Uniting Church minister, the Reverend Patty Lawrence, said the Brisbane Waters Ministers Association was holding the service in response to the bushfires.
"I have had friends evacuated on the South Coast and in Victoria," she said.
"Even though I have not felt threatened by the fires, the scale of the fires and the length of time fires have been burning is devastating.
"Someone I know in Victoria was evacuated before Christmas from the high country and went to stay with friends in Mallacoota.
"After being in Mallacoota during the fires, she has been evacuated by the defence forces but cannot return to her home in the high country," Ms Lawrence said.
"Many people I speak with are concerned about friends or family in areas affected by the bushfires.
"There is also concern for wildlife and the devastation of the bush.
"The local clergy will be leading a time of prayer and music, allowing people to acknowledge the anxiety, fears and grief they are feeling," Ms Lawrence said.
Media release, 10 Jan 2019
Patty Lawrence, Broken Bay Uniting Church