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Christmas Eve 2019

Lighting Advent Candles with Prayers of Adoration & Confession with SONG:  Come, we pray (Shawn Whelan) Come, we pray, O God be with us    Come Emmanuel Come, we pray, O God be with us    Come Emmanuel    Come Emmanuel The first gift – Hope The prophet Isaiah speaks They shall beat their [...]

By |2019-12-31T09:15:18+00:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|0 Comments

Advent Choir 2019

Our Advent Choir offered two beautiful items during worship on Sunday 22nd December, Advent 4 - Love. The choir was directed by Elaine Potter and accompanied by Leigh Johnston and Alistair Hunter. You can also view videos here, with thanks to Mal Rowe.

By |2019-12-23T08:38:45+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|0 Comments

Blue Christmas 2019

Blue Christmas Our worship provided a space for reflection on God's Christmas gifts of hope, peace, joy and love.  We heard from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Luke, lit the Advent and Christmas candles, shared an adaptation of the Advent litany and sang our Advent song 'Come O God, we pray',  We [...]

By |2019-12-15T22:04:31+00:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|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+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation, from 22nd September through to 20th October has been a wonderful vibrant opportunity to explore our relationship to and responsibilty for the beautiful fragile planet that is our home.  It is also an example of how our community of communities opens up and gives voice to so much than each [...]

By |2019-10-29T18:23:33+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Creating ..., Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Windhover

Last Sunday’s video of an eagle during Children's Time (13/10/19) reminded me of this poem by Gerard Manly Hopkins.  It has been suggested that the bird Hopkins saw was a kestrel.  For me, a black shouldered kite would also evoke this sort of response, hanging at ease in the air above its familiar field. [...]

By |2019-10-19T04:01:04+00:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: |0 Comments

Writing Prayers

The worship committee hosted a series of three workshops in June and July 2019. Why worship?, on 27th June was the first workshop featuring a conversation with Stephen Burns.  Read more The second workshop 'Writing Prayers' on 11th July was a practical workshop exploring the process of preparing and writing prayers.  Join us for the final workshop [...]

By |2019-07-16T21:20:17+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments