Reaching Out And Serving

Mustard Tree is the welfare ministry of the Immanuel congregation which reaches out to families in need, sharing God’s love and serving in Jesus’ name.

Members donate a variety of non-perishable groceries (such as cereals, pasta and sauces, canned fruit, fish and vegetables) that are packed into hamper bags and distributed to families identified by the Chaplain at Mountain Creek State School. Members unable to shop regularly also donate money that is used to purchase extra groceries, thus ensuring that each hamper bag contains a balanced selection of food. These funds also support other special requests by the Chaplain. In addition, prior to Christmas there is an appeal for a variety of festive foods, and presents for children, which are then distributed to families in need.

Donations of breakfast spreads (such as jam, honey and Vegemite) are used by our volunteers at Mountain Creek State School to provide breakfast for children who arrive hungry.

What can I do?

Gifts of non-perishable groceries can be placed in the yellow bin in the Worship Center foyer at any time, and cash gifts should be placed in envelopes clearly marked “Mustard Tree” and left in the collection bowl during Church services, or handed to staff in the Church office.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32