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Celebrating Christmas at BUC in 2019

Sunday Service before Christmas – 22 December
9.00 am Carols and Lessons
10.30 am Carols for Kids
5.30 pm Carols
Christmas Eve Service – Tuesday, 24 December
6.30 pm Carols
Christmas Day Service – Wednesday, 25 December
9.00 am

We are:

  • all about following Jesus. We are a community of imperfect people who have experienced the love and forgiveness of a wonderful God.  We are a local expression of God’s eternal and universal church, called to be God’s people who love, worship, glorify, and serve our living King, Jesus Christ;
  • part of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations of the Uniting Church, joining with other Uniting Church congregations in contending for the Biblical faith: Confessing the Lord Jesus Christ, Proclaiming the Truth and Renewing the Church; and
  • “evangelical” Christians, which means that Jesus shapes the heart of our worship, the Bible shapes the heart of our life, and the Gospel (the Good News about Jesus) shapes our heart for a broken world.

Our Statement of Faith & Core Values

A Message from Rev Ian Weeks

2020 Vision – Seeing the Past and the Future!

A man was recently asked: “What’s in store for you next year?” He replied, “I don’t know. I’ve just been to the optometrist and he said I don’t have 20-20 vision!” 😊

As the year 2020 unfolds before us, wouldn’t it be good to have a clear vision of the future! To know exactly what’s coming up. We can usually look back over the past with some clarity – hindsight is a wonderful thing as they say. But the future? That’s a different matter.

We have hopes and dreams. We make plans. And these are good and Godly things to do. But at the end of the day we don’t know for sure what is coming around the corner – our future is marked with some uncertainty, and possibly anxiety.

However, we can be certain of at least one thing: God knows what’s going on today, and what is going to come tomorrow! A great promise was given to the people of Israel at a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. God said to them:

I have rescued you. I have called you by name; now you belong to me.
When you cross deep rivers, I will be with you, and you won’t drown.
When you walk through fire, you won’t be burned or scorched by the flames.  Isaiah 43:1, 2

A wonderful assurance that whatever the future holds, whatever they faced, God was with them and would carry them through it. This same faithful God has given us assurances that we too can be confident of His sovereign care for us – for He has rescued us in Christ Jesus and made us His own.

And so the NT writer Jude is able to rejoice in this as he writes:

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 24, 25

As you face the new year, I pray you will do so with the confidence and reassurance that God is in control and you can trust Him. We may see vaguely, foggily, and with uncertainty – but God sees perfectly clearly!!

May God’s richest blessing be upon you this coming Christmas and New Year season!

Ian Weeks

Mission of the Month for November 2019

Confessing the Lord Jesus Christ, Proclaiming the Truth & Renewing the Church

In our denominational climate of liberal theology and false teaching, The Assembly of Confessing Congregations has, by God’s grace, established an association of  congregations, groups and individuals who commit together to continue the confession of the biblical faith within the UCA.

The ACC is committed to, and calls upon its members to, remain in the UCA, and to embody the true ethos of the UCA in submission to the Scriptures and in accordance with the Basis of Union.

Our involvement and support of the ACC enables the ACC to be that renewing and reforming influence within the life of our denomination. The UCA is a mission field for the Gospel.

By being a member of the ACC we are involved in mission! The mission of the ACC is only limited by its resources! God is great and generous, and through the generosity of God’s people the ACC will be able to accomplish much for the Kingdom of God.