Creating for Advent

Hope, Peace, Joy, Love The Season of Advent begins on Sunday 27th November.  During worship we will be exploring the traditional themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love as we reflect on the writings of the prophet Isaiah and from Matthew’s Gospel.  Read the lectionary here. To help shape our worship the worship committee invites [...]

By |2022-10-28T17:52:05+11:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: BUC Stories, Creating ..., Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Blue Christmas 2019

Blue Christmas Our worship provided a space for reflection on God's Christmas gifts of hope, peace, joy and love.  We heard from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Luke, lit the Advent and Christmas candles, shared an adaptation of the Advent litany and sang our Advent song 'Come O God, we pray',  We [...]

By |2019-12-15T22:04:31+11:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|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

Defiant Hope

Easter hope after Christchurch. A reflection on Luke 24:1-12. I show a number of videos in this reflection: The haka outside the Al Noor Mosque (Tenei Te Ruru begins at 00:47) - I play three excerpts of this through the reflection 1973 All Blacks haka contrasted with the 2015 All Blacks haka Jacinda Ardern's speech [...]

By |2019-04-23T00:12:08+10:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

Brokenness & Hope

Thinking Jesus dead, the disciples lock themselves in a room. And yet their gathering is interrupted and reshaped by someone passing through the door. What might this mean? We welcomed Matt Julius as our preacher.  Matt is a student at the Centre for Theology & Ministry, a member of the new Synod Mission and [...]

By |2018-04-09T07:48:43+10:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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