Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 7th April 2024

Pastor Dorothy Choi

Romans 12:13 exhorts us to practice hospitality, a observation that has been evident throughout Australian history. There is no doubt that extending hospitality can facilitate connections.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Australian government made a commendable commitment to welcome international students. This was achieved through various means, including providing scholarships, expanding the capacity of educational institutions, and offering new-arrivals assistance at airports.

During a time when internet connectivity was unheard of, and communication was not as seamless as it is today, the simple yet heartfelt act of volunteers welcoming international students at the airport was of significant importance. Accompanying those students to their accommodations, especially if they were struggling to find suitable accommodation in a foreign land, exemplified Australia's spirit of generosity and support.

This focus on international education not only positioned Australia as a prominent destination for global learning but also fostered enduring partnerships with neighboring countries.

As we reflect on this example of foresight, we are motivated to continue the spirit of generosity and hospitality in our approach to gospel work, and to explore creative avenues to do so.

Today, I would like to introduce a new initiative tailored for Hong Kong migrants – the Hong Kong Festival. We will collaborate with three other Chinese churches in this initiative to meet and forge connections with new migrants from Hong Kong. Inspired by the impactful efforts of Chinese churches in England, this festival includes vibrant celebration of culture, food, and community. This event is scheduled for May 4th at Morling College in Macquarie Park, with the aim to bring together migrants and Chinese locals alike.

We invite you to join us in prayer for the migrants to embrace the Festival and for us to establish genuine connections with them. We encourage you to join us in this meaningful event and sign up as volunteers to help out on the day, ultimately reciprocating the hospitality and love we once received, for the glory of God’s kingdom.









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