Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal

Each week a link to a video for one of the projects being supported by the appeal will be provided.  Please take the time to watch these videos, to learn about the important work being done by our partner churches around the world.

Advent 4 – Finding joy amidst the drought
How can a family embrace joy when extreme drought has wiped out their crops and left them struggling to eat? .… read here, watch here

BUC News

Advent 4
Our worship will take a different shape to lead us into our Christmas celebrations.
We look forward to the Advent & Christmas choir singing during worship.

Singing on the Steps
If you love singing Christmas Carols and especially in public, gather on the steps (in front of the Tower Room Window) after worship on Sunday 23rd December to sing carols to passers-by.  If you’ve done it before you know how much fun it can be and if you haven’t – join us and find out.

Christmas Eve
Join us for the Pageant – Leading the Way, at 7:00pm.  Come dressed as an angel, shepherd, wise one, sheep, Mary or Joseph.
Return to celebrate Holy Communion by candlelight at 11:30pm

Christmas Day
Celebrate
– Christ is born!

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New subscribers welcome to With Love to the World 2019
Are you interested in having a quarterly daily devotion guide that provides a reflection on the next Sunday’s lectionary?  Become a 2019 subscriber for $20.  See Faye for details on payment before Sunday 13th January.

Preachers during January
Ian will be on leave for three weeks in January. We look forward to welcoming three fabulous preachers:

  • 6th January – Graeme Garrett, celebrating Holy Communion
  • 13th January – Sunny Chen
  • 20th January – Peter Blair

Main hall floor to be repainted
The floor is being sanded from 9th to 16th January.  The majority of the furniture will be stored in the Olive Way.  The Olive Way program will be held in the Youth Hall during this week.  The Property Committee will be looking for assistance from the movers and shakers in the congregation after worship on 6th January to move OW furniture into the Youth Hall and as much Hall furniture as possible into the Olive Way.  Please contact Ray Cameron, 0407 096 743, to offer your assistance.

Food Co-op News
The Committee has CANCELLED Food Co-op for 19th January because the floors of the church halls will be sanded and resurfaced in January.  Our Food Co-op meeting space is required to store the furniture while the floor sanding is in progress.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
Fiona – MoD candidate
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representative
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
CTM
Our planet & all she holds