Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

Christmas News

Worship services

  • Christmas Eve Pageant, 7pm, pre-recorded and posted on YouTube
  • Carols & Candlelight, 9pm, also pre-recorded and posted on YouTube
  • Join us for online chat for both Christmas Eve services: 
  • Christmas Day, 9:30am, onsite and in person, followed by a Zoom chat
  • Ian will post a recorded version of his Meditation on YouTube on Saturday evening
  • Christmas 1, 27th December, Dave Hall will be our preacher with Ian as the liturgist

Please be aware that in our return to worship onsite we will be attending to all COVID safe requirements. We are delighted that Helen, Mal and Miriam will be supporting and welcoming us on Christmas Day and 27th December.  See below for more information.

Wider Church News

UC National News

President’s Christmas News
The central message of Christmas is that we are loved by God, says Dr Deidre Palmer in her 2020 Christmas video. Loved by the God who comes to us in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ who lights up our lives and world with a message of peace, love and hope that transcends our distance and separation.

Moderator’s Christmas Message
Rev. Denise Liersch’s Christmas message is available here.

BUC News

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal
During worship we are listening to stories about the worship of the Christmas Bowl.  You can support the work of Act for Peace through the BUC page here.  Read the Christmas Bowl story here.

Ministry Team on leave

  • Ian will be on leave from 4th-24th January.  Please see the diary below for preachers joining us.
  • Dave will be on leave from 29th December-27th January
  • Peter will be on leave from 28th December-10th January

Worship during January
With great joy we will be worshipping 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, hygiene and mask wearing.  We can only welcome 80 people to the worship space and you will be asked to check in using the QR code or by signing in.  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.  See the next notice for opportunities to support this trial.

January Roster
The roster for our return to worshipping together on site in January has been prepared and is available here.  There are a couple of spots for welcomers to be filled.  We are also interested in hearing from anyone who is available to join the laptop and sound system operator rosters.  There will be lots of support for these tasks alongside our trial of live-streaming worship.  All offers are welcome.  Please contact Saide, 0407 096 743 or