In the midst of a severe drought Aussie farmers are doing it tough. Standing alongside them are Bush Chaplains, provided through Frontier Services, an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia.

“Our Aussie Farmers are doing it really tough. With flooding in Northern Queensland, to bush fires down in Tasmania, and drought gripping over 50% of the country, some farmers say it’s the worst weather conditions they’ve ever experienced in their lifetime. These recent natural disasters have had a devastating effect on many living on isolated properties around our country.”

Frontier Services Website

At the coal face of these disasters are Bush Chaplains.

“Bush Chaplains fulfil a role that most people would struggle to do. Visiting people on properties for a cuppa and a chat, they are often on the frontline for identifying issues. They lend a sympathetic ear and can refer people to other service providers as appropriate. They provide practical, pastoral and spiritual support to those in need.”

Frontier Services website

The Mudgeeraba Uniting Church seeks to support the work of Frontier Services by hosting a Great Outback Barbecue. We know that people in our community value our farmers and appreciate the struggle they face, particularly due to the ongoing and devastating drought conditions. Our barbecue provides an opportunity for our community to stand with our farmers.

The barbecue is being held on Saturday 12th October from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm at 89 Franklin Drive (Springbrook Road), Mudgeeraba. We’ll be selling hamburgers, sausages in rolls, tea, coffee and cold drinks.

Learn more about Frontier Service and Bush Chaplains here.