We will be running a CAP Money Course on Thursday’s 8, 15 & 22 February 7pm – 9pm. CAP Money is a FREE & easy course to help gain financial freedom. To register for this free course contact the church office firstname.lastname@example.org
The challenge of last week was to think of and to invite someone to one of our Christmas Services so that they too can hear the good news that Jesus Christ has come into the world to bring us joy.
How did you go? Have you invited someone? Did they say yes?
In the Gospel according to Luke we are given an example to follow.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. (Luke 2:8-18 NIV)
The Good News of the birth of Jesus is still cause for great joy for all people and all who hear this good news will be amazed. Before you invite anyone else to come and share this great joy, I ask you to stop and think – am I taking this good news for granted in my own life? Do I really understand that this good news has turned my life upside-down? Do I believe that Jesus still has the power to
miraculously change lives today?
The shepherds heard the Good News, they experienced it for themselves and then they spread the word. We are compelled to do the same.
Come and join us for our Junior Church Service on Sunday December 17 at 9am.
Come and join us on Sunday December 10 at our 10:30am Classic Service for Lessons and Carols led by Rev Rob Williams.
We would love you to join us at our Christmas Services
10:30am Classic Service: Rev Dr Gary Stuckey
5pm Family Service: Rev Matthew Bond
11:30pm Carols & Candles: Rev Matthew Bond
9:30am: Rev Matthew Bond
Sunday December 10, 12noon until 2.30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information.
BCUC AGM Sunday November 12 at 2pm.
Saturday September 23rd 10 am to 4pm with lunch included.
The purpose of the gathering is to
discern God’s Mission for BCUC by working through the : National Church Life Survey data, the information from the Gifts of the Spirit responses, the offerings from the Vision and
Mission planning day and the input from the Sunday prayer group.
All are invited to join with the Elders to explore the information to discern God’s Mission for BCUC.
Contact Gill Cibich to reserve your space email@example.com
Where is your treasure? Come and join us on Saturday September 16, 5pm to 7pm for craft, games, story and a meal. Family Fun @ 5 is a free event which aims to involve children up to Year 7 and the young at heart. Craft and games are followed by an interactive story and a shared meal. It’s a great opportunity for families to have an enjoyable evening together!
Come and join us for our Vision & Mission Afternoon. We will gather from 2 pm – 6 pm to worship as a community and to pray, listen and discern what it is God is calling BCUC to be and do. There will be a special time for the children, so that they will be able to share their experiences and express their hopes for BCUC as their spiritual home. At 5:00 pm we will have a pizza tea so families can be home early enough to get ready for the school week. If you want to know more there is an article in Chats about our current Vision and Mission and there will be more preparatory information this Sunday for you to take home to read and prepare. The Pastor Mark Schultz has special gifts and experience in supporting communities to discern their vision and Mission and he will be leading us.