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Rosebud Early Learning Centre ready to launch in 2021

Rosebud Early Learning is a new and unique mission enterprise operated by Churches of Christ Community Childcare for Mission Ltd (C4M), a company set up to partner with Church of Christ churches to build and operate child care centres for community mission. The Rosebud centre has capacity for 92 children and is expected to open in early 2021 following strong expressions of… Read more →

CCFS Welcomes The Rocks Ministry

When asked to reflect on the transition away from a ‘big 4’ Australian bank to CCFS Lead Pastor Daniel Indradjaja (pictured) says “I want to thank Pieter Brink (State Relationship Manager, WA) and the whole CCFS team for being so accommodating in meeting the needs of our growing church. CCFS not only offered us a very competitive rate, but also competitive… Read more →

2020 Christmas & New Year holiday period

The CCFS offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year’s break. The offices and switchboard will close at midday on December 24, 2020, and re-open on January 4, 2021. During this time, CCFS Online will be available for electronic payments on business days. No transaction processing or email/phone assistance will be available on the national public holidays. Churches wanting… Read more →

Transition of branch services from Westpac to Bank@Post delayed

The transition from the Westpac branch agency arrangement to Australia Post’s Bank@Post service has been delayed. Initial testing conducted by CCFS payments partner Indue revealed the need for additional programming and configuration changes. As a consequence, the new cheque and deposit books referred to in our earlier communication with clients have been held pending approval to release. Westpac have extended… Read more →

CCFS branch network expands through Bank @ Post

CCFS is pleased to announce that Australia Post’s Bank@Post service will be replacing the Westpac branch network from 30 December 2020. CCFS members will now have access to over 3,500 Bank@Post/Australia Post outlets from late December 2020.  You will be able to place funds at any Australia Post outlet across the country that displays the Bank@Post symbol. Find your nearest… Read more →

Celebrate Messiah Development Nears Completion

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, excitement is building at Celebrate Messiah and Beit Ha Mashiach as construction enters its final stage. The building known as the Caulfield Messianic Centre is located in Caulfield Victoria, the largest Jewish community in Australia. It is the first custom built Messianic Centre is in the southern hemisphere and will contain a Messianic… Read more →

CCFS & BEMF partnership continues to bear fruit

The partnership between CCFS and the Building Extension Mutual Fund in WA continues to grow following the merger in February this year. In the 5 months to June 2020 CCFS has, with the help of their new State Relationship Manager Peter Brink, have grown the business 228%. This enabled CCFS to make a well received donation to the Churches of… Read more →

Congratulations to Mara & Karen!

Congratulations to Mara Novembre and Karen Wilson for completing the first of three modules in their quest to become RG146 accredited. Both Mara and Karen completed the Tier 1 – Generic Knowledge module and have enrolled in the second of three modules (Tier 1 Securities – General Advice) which they hope to complete during the second half of 2020. The… Read more →

Changes to Westpac services for CCFS customers

Two recent changes have impacted Over the Counter (OTC) services provided to CCFS clients by Westpac. Large cash deposits. Westpac have introduced a daily account limit of $7,500 for over the counter cash deposits. Cash deposit over $7,500 will need to be deposited to your account over multiple days. Review of the overall agency arrangement. The current agreement between Westpac… Read more →

CCFS Office Relocation

For some time now, Churches of Christ in Victoria have been considering the possibility of moving to a more strategic and central location within Melbourne. A number of complementary factors have converged to present a compelling case for CCFS (in conjunction with the Churches of Christ Victorian State office) to relocate. Firstly, COVID-19 has redefined the ability of organisations to… Read more →