Boonah church gets on board with Carinity bus

Carinity is strengthening its relationship with the Boonah community and local youth in the Fassifern area. 

Carinity Fassifern Community Centre and Carinity Bunderra disability service has invited Boonah Baptist Church to use its mini-bus to transport local young people to events around the district.

“It is very exciting for Carinity to work in partnership with local churches such as Boonah Baptist Church on initiatives that reach the wider community,” Carinity Fassifern Community Centre Community Development Coordinator Samantha Caves says.

“Building on this shared vision to create communities where people are accepted and supported to reach their full potential, providing bus transportation for the young people involved in the Fassifern Youth Initiative will be greatly beneficial.”

Boonah Baptist Church is one of seven churches across three denominations in the district that have partnered together for the Fassifern Youth Initiative.

Pastor Colin Christian from Boonah Baptist Church says the church and Carinity Fassifern Community Centre “support and work together as much as we can”.

He says for the past three years the church has provided stationery for back-to-school packs and non-perishable food items for those in need, distributed by Carinity.

“Using the bus when it isn’t in use by the Community Centre will assist us in transporting local youth from our combined churches youth group to concerts and events as required,” Pastor Colin says.

“It will also assist the Boonah Baptist Church in other areas of ministry in the wider community.”

Manager of Carinity Youth and Community Services, Janelle Heyse, acknowledged “the great work of the combined churches of Fassifern”.

“Through their Youth Initiative they run an activities program for primary and high school age students across the district,” Janelle says.

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