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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+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Ministry 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+00:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Radical Inclusion

Together we love, we meet, we walk, we transform, we create God's Kingdom - together. A reflection on Acts 11:1-18 and Revelation 21:1-16. Fiona also refers to Rachel Held Evans, Jean Vanier, Bob Hawke and the Federal Election. Fiona Bottcher is a member of our congregation and candidate for the Ministry of Deacon in [...]

By |2019-05-19T20:45:44+00:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Bible is a disorienting book

The bible is a disorienting book. We should avoid rushing to harmonise its various theologies. It's often its discordant notes that draw us into the surprising ways of God and the surprising calls on our lives. Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 With thanks to Geoff Thompson, a member of our congregation and lecturer in Systematic [...]

By |2019-04-08T02:18:05+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |0 Comments