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Notices in relation to COVID-19 Virus control measures

Updated 28-3-2020.
Worship services are available on this link Podcast page then choose the date.

Future Services

With much anguish and sadness Church Council have decided that this Sunday will be the last service at Brighton Uniting including Palm Sunday and all Easter Services until the Covid-19 threat has passed.

Fellowship after Worship
There will be no fellowship Tea/coffee after the Sunday services until the Government regulations regarding COVID-19 are lifted .

Bible Study and Similar Groups
All meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Playgroup
The Friday Playgroup has been cancelled until further notice.

Computer Group
Will proceed next week with appropriate protocols such as social distancing and cleaning in place.

Chairman of the Council Darryl Carr

We ask everyone to practice the health warnings such as wipe down common areas, door handles, etc, use sanitisers, no physical contact such as hand shakes, but still greet and acknowledge people with a slight head bow or holding your palms together.

Church Council will continue to provides updates on future services and meetings via this web page and  BUC Facebook

We ask the congregation to work with our various teams during this difficult time and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Uniting Church SA Ministry Resources during the Coronavirus pandemic

Message from the Moderator on Coronavirus pandemic

Link to SA UC Synod for latest updates on Coronavirus

 

This Weeks Message

In the midst of confusion and distress Jesus arrives later than expected and things begin to change. He had intentionally delayed his arrival as he had other matters to attend to; so now he is with Mary and Martha grieving the loss of their brother Lazarus. This is a place and time of sadness and even Jesus is moved by the depth of pain and loss, so he speaks tenderly with them. He reminds them that life continues even when there seems to be an ending, for we are all significant children of God and God journeys with us wherever we find ourselves.
Jesus brings hope and a new perspective; and in this case Lazarus is restored to his family as evidence of what is in store for us all. Even in the midst of complaints that he has arrived too late, that the body has been dead too long Jesus persists and calls Lazarus to come back to life. The tomb is opened and a body shuffles out, everyone is amazed and Jesus calls them to unwrap Lazarus, giving freedom for this new possibility to engage in living once more.
We are living in times of confusion and distress; Jesus also journeys with us although not as obvious as this story indicates. Nevertheless, he is present and waits with us, sharing our sadness and pain.
He calls to us to trust in the bigger picture God has created and to see the new life opportunities as we untangle our lives through the strange events surrounding our world. He calls us to help each other in unwrapping new possibilities of community. The reality of our world today is challenging, we find it difficult to adjust and keep safe, yet there is hope and grace as we recognise God’s life within us. May we acknowledge that we are not alone and that there is life ahead, ready to be unwrapped through faith in our loving God.

Hear the rest of Rev Malcolm Rawlings message on our Podcast

 


Our service times are Sunday 10.00am (traditional and contemporary music).
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.


Information on the Presbytery Restructure (updated 2-5-2019)

Circulars and reports that have been received to assist the congregation on their vote on Presbytery options

Read our Blog on the same gender marriage debate

with letters and articles to help inform you

Blog link

ACTIVITIES

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Playgroup

Run in the children’s room from 10.00am to 11.30am on Fridays during the school term.

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Kid’s Club

Program school aged children meet together for fun, games and craft and to share a meal.

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Computer Access

Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm during school terms.

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Brighton Uniting Church
Street Address: 443 Brighton Road, Brighton SA 5048

Minister of the Word
Rev Malcolm Rawlings
Mobile: 0423 740 154
Email: minister@brighton.ucasa.org.au

Church Office
Phone: 0423 740 154
Email: secretary@brighton.ucasa.org.au

Hire of the Church Halls
Liz
Mobile: 0408 812 131

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