On Advent 3B, 13th December we lit our third candle for joy. The third Sunday of Advent invited us to focus on joy – the joy that is ours, even when we are still waiting, even in the midst of grief and suffering.

Candle Story project – This project has been an invitation for each of us to share the story of the candle we are lighting in our homes or the candle holder.  During Advent the young people are lighting the candles in our Advent wreath.  This week Tameka lit the third candle.  Read the story here.

You can read all the stories on the Lighting Candles at Home page.

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal – Pamodi and Rashan use bore water and a pump to water crops in their vegetable garden next to their home in Trincomalee.  Read the story here.  Donate directly through the BUC page here.  Watch the presentation from worship.  Read the Christmas Bowl story here.

Each year we offer four Christmas services and this year we are continuing the tradition.