Every Mother's day we have a Mother's Day Banquet to honour mothers in our community. The event is held on the Saturday night before Mother's Day. This has been an awesome outreach into our community to honour mother's who have had a tough year; are single mothers; have either themselves been sick or their children. We honour them with a large basket of goodies - and at least 20 ladies receive these baskets, as well as smaller gifts. Every lady leaves this banquet feeling appreciated and special.
This event is sponsored by the businesses in our church and community. Each year we have had highlighted one lady to honour in a special way. We have brought their daughters over from the east who they haven't seen for years; we have provided accommodation for a family who have had cancer. Around 180-200 ladies attend this event each year.
Each year SouthGate Church is involved in our community by catering for the Relay for Life Event. We provide all the food and beverages for the 24 hour event. On the Sunday morning we provide a Free breakfast for the participants in the event. This is usually around 250 people.
We have found this a tremendous blessing to our community and a great way to work with our community. Pastors John and Patti are involved in the committee organising the event as well.
Byford Secondary College
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