Monthly Archives: November 2019

Christmas Bowl – Advent 1

Harvesting hope in Zimbabwe  Hope is scarce for mothers like Nyevero, who couldn’t feed her family after losing her crops to Zimbabwe’s merciless drought. Most days, she and her husband, teenage son and two young daughters had just one thin bowl of porridge to survive on. Nyevero felt desperate as she watched her children get [...]

By |2019-11-30T05:23:40+11:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , |0 Comments

Olive Press 1/12

We offered a service of solidarity with our LGBTIQ identifying members.  This week's link takes you to a post about this service. Prayer Points Ministry Team Church Council Olive Way program Pastoral Care Committee Justice & Mission Committee Sunday Morning Program Roster participants Non-Violent Direct Action [...]

By |2019-11-28T10:19:54+11:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 24/11

Prayer of Adoration U-ya-i mo-se, ti-na-ma-te Mwa-ri  u-ya-i mo-se zvi-no  Come all you people, come and praise your Maker Come now and worship the Lord.  Our God we lift our hears to you  in praise and adoration,  for we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  All your works are wonderful and good,  and so we offer our love to you,  as we bask in your love for us.  Amen.   Prayer of Confession Prayer [...]

By |2019-11-28T06:02:36+11:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , |0 Comments

Service of Solidarity

On Sunday 24th November we offered a special service of solidarity with our LGBTIQ members.In welcoming us to worship and introducing the service Ian Ferguson said ‘Welcome to this special service of solidarity with our LGBTIQ members, which in a way is not all that special. That’s because every time we worship here in [...]

By |2019-11-27T10:23:59+11:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl

Sharing God's love through the Christmas Bowl It was 1949. Millions of refugees were starving in war-ravaged Europe. And as Frank looked at his heavily-laden Christmas dinner table, the contrast between our abundance in Australia and the needs of others around the world could not have been more stark.  As a Christian, he felt [...]

By |2019-11-30T05:23:17+11:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 17/11

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Saving God, we praise you. You overcame the greatest of earthly powers, Releasing the Israelites from the rulers who held them in exile, And bringing them to a new land. Again and again, you have rescued the sorrowful, Bringing salvation, and the joy of a new beginning. Through your [...]

By |2019-11-20T01:40:47+11:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|0 Comments

Olive Press 17/11

Prayer Points Ministry Team BUC Climate Action Group Ecumenical Neighbours Assembly President – Deidre ASWC CY&YA Committee Property Committee Mulling group Hospitality Ministry Indigenous Hospitality House UCA Assembly Creatures of the air BUC News December 2019 & January 2020 roster If you have ever thought [...]

By |2019-11-14T09:55:08+11:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: |0 Comments

Bonhoeffer & Baghdadi

I invite German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer to help reflect on the death of the Iraqi terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A reflection on the challenge of loving our enemies (Luke 6:27-36).

By |2019-11-13T22:08:28+11:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|0 Comments
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