On Advent 4B, 20th December we lit our fourth candle for love. The fourth Sunday of Advent invited us to focus on love – as Mary found, it can mean great joy, but love also can bring hardship and sorrow.

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 Susannah lit the fourth candle.  Read the story here.

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

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal – Fares Swais, the executive director of our local partner, DSPR, getting ready to deliver
lifesaving rations to refugees in Jordan.  Read the story here.  Donate directly through the BUC page here.  Watch the presentation from worship.  Read the Christmas Bowl story here.

Blue Christmas – We gently acknowledged the months of waiting and celebrated the hope that we have in God’s future, a future of hope, peace, joy and love, always love.  Watch here.  Read the order of service here.

Each year we offer four Christmas services and this year we are continuing the tradition.  Three more to go …