Advent 4 - Love The prophet Isaiah speaks Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. We lit the first candle for the seeds of hope, planted for the renewal of all creation We lit the [...]
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 [...]
Advent 3 - Joy The prophet Isaiah speaks The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. We lit the first candle for the seeds of hope, planted for the renewal of all creation We [...]
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 [...]
Prayer Points Ministry Team Climate Action Group Culture of Safety program Moderator – Denise Stewart Lodge & residents Worship Committee Finance Committee YUCY & YUCY-OG Compassion Ministry BUC Arts Synod of VicTas Creatures of the sea BUC News Act for Peace Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stalls [...]
Advent Litany The prophet Isaiah speaks They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. We light this first candle for hope. God of all creation plant your seeds of hope deep within our aching hearts. In [...]
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 [...]
Join in the fun of creating Christmas Craft for our Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising Stalls with the Olive Pesto Group on Saturday 3rd November, 10am-noon in the Youth Hall. There are lots of options for all levels of skill. Check out our October newsletter.