Church group helps to make Christmas brighter

Among the group of 65 women who gathered for the Generocity Churches Sisterhood seventh annual Gingerbread House workshop on Saturday night were: Sharmaine Lition, Riki Santos, Jessica Arcayo, Mónica Del Águila, Juliana Castaño and guest speaker
Elizabeth Ntamuhanga.

The Generocity Churches Sisterhood Women hosted their 7th annual Christmas Gingerbread House making workshop on Saturday night.

The workshop, which encourages women to come together to meet new people, this year had 65 women in attendance who learnt how to create a delicious gingerbread house.

Generocity Church Pastor Lauren Williams said the evening was also a fundraiser with the profits of the night this year going to the Ladies of the Land NSW.

The non profit organisation aims to make Christmas a little bit better for drought affected communities in NSW.

It’s dedicated to the ladies of the land who often put themselves last and calls for people to fill a shoebox with special pamper items for ladies.

It’s requested that the parcel to be wrapped in newspaper, “because that’s better for the environment and it will let the recipient know where the parcel comes from”, with a ribbon  tied around it.

Lauren said all the ladies who attended this year’s workshop were gifted with a $25 Cobar Quid to spend locally in an effort to help support the local community.

“We are all suffering in the drought,” she said.

“Many kindly donated money or their Quids back to support this great cause and $727 was raised which will help bless some ladies on the land this Christmas,” Lauren said.

“We also held a silent auction for the
handmade centrepieces to help purchase pamper items to go in to boxes for the Ladies of the Land fundraiser.”

In addition to hearing Lauren speak about no-one standing alone, attendees also heard from guest speaker Elizabeth Ntamuhanga who gave a testimony of her family’s trek across a number African countries and their experiences living in refugee camps