Christmas Bowl – Advent 4

Finding strength in love after fleeing Syria  How do we share God’s unconditional love with those who have suffered unimaginable violence?  When their city of Hama came under siege, Rima and her husband Kateb fled for Jordan with their children. As they were escaping, one of their young sons was killed by a chemical [...]

By |2019-12-19T09:51:54+11:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl – Advent 3

Finding joy in resilience Is it possible to be joyful when the natural disasters that batter your island home become more destructive with every year? Your Christmas Bowl gifts help the vulnerable people of Tonga to stay safe through worsening disasters. People like ‘Asena, who has found great joy in protecting her family and [...]

By |2020-01-07T01:49:42+11:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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

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

Olive Press for 7/1

BUC News The Olive Way will reopen for 2018 on Tuesday 9th January. Ian will be on leave from 8th to 22nd January. We look forward to welcoming Fiona Bottcher as our preacher on 14th and 21st January. Please contact the Pastoral Care Compassion Team via Glenice Cook, [...]

Christmas Day Prayers

Christmas Litany It is summer in Australia. Christ is born! The early dawn proclaims that the light of the world has come. Praise to you God of light! God's love is born upon earth with the glorious passion of the summer sun. Praise to you God of love! With mountain and valley, blackwood and [...]

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