On Christmas Day we lit the Christmas Candle amidst the Advent garden. We celebrated the coming of the Christ child in person, remembering that the baby Jesus turned everything upside down, that a new way of doing things dawned with his birth, and we grab hold of this new way too.

On Christmas 1B, 27th December we continued our Christmas celebration breathing in the light and warmth of the day.

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal – In a world facing disaster, conflict, and an unprecedented pandemic, you have joined with Christians across Australia to make a powerful difference for people in need.  Read the story here.  Donate directly through the BUC page here.  Read the Christmas Bowl story here.

Worshipping on site

We worshipped together onsite on Christmas Day and we will continue to worship onsite on Sunday mornings.  However this is not yet a full return.  We need to attend to a range of COVID safe requirements including

  • social distancing – keep 1.5 metres space between individuals or a group of people.
  • Please sit where there is a yellow marker in the open (not roped off) pews
  • A Household group may sit together.
  • hygiene – sanitiser is provided on entry, the worship space is thoroughly cleaned before and after worship
  • mask wearing is required at all times unless you are leading parts of the worship

We can only welcome 80 people to the worship space

  • you will be asked to check in using the QR code or by signing in.
  • please download the Service Victoria App in preparation for using the QR code.

Morning Tea will not be provided, thankfully though we can stay, chat and catch up with each other after these many long months apart.  We will be trialing live streaming the service to support those who prefer to stay at home and possibly to provide an overflow into the hall.