Sunday 18 October 2020
We continue our series on stories that reveal the nature of God with one of the most amazing stories, that of Lazarus being raised from the dead. Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus were friends of Jesus. When Jesus heard that Lazarus was near death, he saw it as opportunity to show people God’s glory. Jesus prayed to God before raising Lazarus to show that God had the power over life or death. He states that He was the Resurrection and Life showing that through Him not only could physical death be overturned but death could lead to eternal life with God. Moreover lives that become poor due to sin could be brought back to new. But more than that by weeping with mourners He showed that God was prepared to have a loving and caring personal relationship with us. God would weep with us.
COVID-Safe Seating Plan
UPDATED for Sunday 10am service
More people are starting to attend our 10am service and with our COVID-safe seating arrangements (two empty chairs between groups), latecomers are finding it a bit hard to locate seats that are spaced adequately. So we ask those attending the 10am service to fill the seating from the centre isle outward towards the sides and leave exactly two seats between your group and those already seated. This way we can maximise our safe seating and allow those entering later to easily find available seats towards the outer isles.
Everyday Tools for Everyday Prayer
Three Prayer Workshops in November
- Nov 4 – Meditative and contemplative prayer led by Robert Morris
- Nov 11 – Praying for others led by Rev Christine Manning
- Nov 18 – Persistent prayer with passion led by Pastor Wendy Radford
7pm in the BCUC worship space or participate online. To learn more, visit our workshop information and registration page.
Elder/Church Councillor Nominations
Remembering Joan ThomsonJoan Thomson passed away peacefully at Estia Toorak Gardens on Sunday 11th October. A Service of Thanksgiving for her Life will be celebrated at Berry’s Funeral Home, Norwood, Monday 19th October at 10 am led by the Rev’d Nita West. The service will also be live streamed through Berry’s website. Please keep Lyn and the family in your prayers.
On @ BCUC
- mainly music – 10am on Monday
- Monday Day Fellowship – 1:30pm on first Monday of the month
- Playgroup – 9:30am on Tuesday
- Hizbiz – noon on last Tuesday of the month
- Craft, Chat & Sew – 10am on Thursday
- Friendship Club – Noon on Thursday
- Chinese Fellowship – 7:00pm on Friday
- fifteen32 Youth – 6:30pm fortnightly Friday
- Saturday Friendship Club – 7:15pm on third Saturday of the month
Worship @ BCUC
This week we have two in-person worship services : Sunday at 10am (with kids and youth programmes) and Monday at noon. We would love to see you at one of these COVID-Safe worship services. We are also continuing our weekly Breakthru Worship videos for those of you whose health may be compromised or who are not comfortable with returning to in-person worship just yet. These videos can be seen on this page (top right) and on our YouTube channel on Sunday morning.
Sunday Worship Services
- Sunday 10am (with kids & youth program)
- Monday @ noon
Learn more about these COVID-Safe worship services here.
If you have enjoyed the worship music that our congregation has created for our Breakthru Worship videos, you can listen or download them from our
Breakthru Music playlist.
Sermon Videos Library
our email list
Ministry Team Contacts
Rev Dr Benji Callen 0427 792 869 firstname.lastname@example.org; Day off : Monday
Minister in Association
Rev Rob Williams 0424 123 171; email@example.com; Day off : Friday
Youth and Young Adults Pastor
Ashlee Littleford 0407 730 167; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart MacAdam 8331 3914; email@example.com
Office hours Mon-Fri. 10:00am-4:00pm; call 8331 3914.