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Worship Services

Sunday at 10.00am
Rev Malcolm Rawlings

The Service will be live streamed on YouTube.
Current COVID restrictions will limit the number of people who can attend Worship in the Church.
Holy Communion will be observed on first Sunday of each month.

To find our Worship videos go to our YouTube Channel . Click the YouTube button below.

To view our new video worship services. Click the button below.

Ministers Message

Dear God,

Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot,
and compassionate toward all those who are
suffering every kind of distress at this
difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and
hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy,
like the disciples of Him who went about doing
good in times of need. 

Amen

Covid-19 restrictions

Church Council will continue to provides updates on future services and meetings via email, 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

Link to SA UC Synod for latest updates on Coronavirus

WELCOME

Welcome to Brighton Uniting Church

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

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 12.30pm to 2.30pm during school terms.

GALLERY

CONNECT

Get in touch with us…

For general enquiries feel free to email us  secretary@brighton.ucasa.org.au . We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Church Office

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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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God works in mysterious ways and we often struggle to understand what God has in store for us. It is difficult trying to understand what is happening around us, and many of us wish to make our choices in line with God’s wishes. However, not every decision we make is difficult to understand. We can all recognize that choices for love and respect of others are good decisions to make. Only sometimes do we need to pause and reflect upon decisions that seem conflicting or paradoxical.
These decisions come periodically as moments of crossroads where a choice leads to a number of divergent pathways. God is a God of order and process, just look at nature and the rules that remain constant. Consider also the paradoxes and changes that have occurred throughout nature and see the possibilities that have opened up through things working differently and unexpectedly.

God uses regularity and conformity as well as surprise and absurdity. The challenge is being willing to live in the acceptance of life as it is. The challenge is knowing what to hold on to and what to hold loosely. And then, being willing to live in the uncertainty of not knowing, somehow trusting that God is still working things out according to God’s wisdom and choice.
It is important to have a clear focus on God and our faith, and yet it is also important to be able to still function in the uncertainties of our lives. Many who followed Jesus in first century Palestine believed that he spoke words of truth and life, and they also struggled to accept all that he said. It is still a challenge for people today to live comfortably with the truth of the gospel. Yet many know there is no other way for life, love and growth. Today, may you hold onto the reality of God's love working mysteriously around you.
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God works in mysterious ways and we often struggle to understand what God has in store for us.  It is difficult trying to understand what is happening around us, and many of us wish to make our choices in line with God’s wishes.  However, not every decision we make is difficult to understand. We can all recognize that choices for love and respect of others are good decisions to make. Only sometimes do we need to pause and reflect upon decisions that seem conflicting or paradoxical. 
These decisions come periodically as moments of crossroads where a choice leads to a number of divergent pathways. God is a God of order and process, just look at nature and the rules that remain constant. Consider also the paradoxes and changes that have occurred throughout nature and see the possibilities that have opened up through things working differently and unexpectedly.

God uses regularity and conformity as well as surprise and absurdity. The challenge is being willing to live in the acceptance of life as it is. The challenge is knowing what to hold on to and what to hold loosely. And then, being willing to live in the uncertainty of not knowing, somehow trusting that God is still working things out according to God’s wisdom and choice. 
It is important to have a clear focus on God and our faith, and yet it is also important to be able to still function in the uncertainties of our lives. Many who followed Jesus in first century Palestine believed that he spoke words of truth and life, and they also struggled to accept all that he said. It is still a challenge for people today to live comfortably with the truth of the gospel. Yet many know there is no other way for life, love and growth.  Today, may you hold onto the reality of Gods love working mysteriously around you.

Worship service for Sunday 8th of May 2022 will be LIVE streamed at 10 am.
This week Sue Pearce is the Worship Leader and Rev Malcolm Rawlings is providing the message, music Jill Clarke.
To watch the live service this week or to watch the service at a later time, please click on the following link:
youtu.be/k0Q50MiKuMQ
The live stream will start at 10am.
Another way to view the worship service after the live video is completed is to click on the following link to the Brighton Uniting YouTube Channel .
www.youtube.com/channel/UC6oZXXy1wVpwpgCrlQ3r5ng
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Mother’s Day enables us to celebrate those who have touched our lives with love and encouragement. It is a day to acknowledge the feminine energy that has guided, protected, enabled and supported us through our journey. It is a time to recognise the motherly forces in our lives that bring us wisdom, strength, perseverance and generosity. So, we take the time to thank those people who were influential in our growth and development. For many of us this was mainly our mothers, for others it was a variety of women that gave of themselves to us unconditionally. It is the real-life actions of those who “mothered “us, enabling us to move through our childhood to maturity.
I think the examples of the women who cared for us, help us in our understanding of God’s love and grace in our lives. God is the source of all that is good in humanity, and we can be blessed by the kind generosity of those who nurtured us. Even through the disappointments and struggles we may have experienced; we are able to recognise that somehow our universe continues to offer the empowering love of a mother’s influence. Even in these times of conflict, struggle and suffering there are moments for us to recognise the love that is persistent among all the pain we see. Mother’s Day is a chance for us to affirm the reality of love and hope, and to build upon what is good in our human society. Thank God for the resilience of a mother’s love and the compassion of those who bring life to our complex and struggling world. May you take a moment to celebrate and acknowledge the love of a mother in your life today.
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Mother’s Day enables us to celebrate those who have touched our lives with love and encouragement. It is a day to acknowledge the feminine energy that has guided, protected, enabled and supported us through our journey. It is a time to recognise the motherly forces in our lives that bring us wisdom, strength, perseverance and generosity. So, we take the time to thank those people who were influential in our growth and development. For many of us this was mainly our mothers, for others it was a variety of women that gave of themselves to us unconditionally. It is the real-life actions of those who “mothered “us, enabling us to move through our childhood to maturity. 
I think the examples of the women who cared for us, help us in our understanding of God’s love and grace in our lives. God is the source of all that is good in humanity, and we can be blessed by the kind generosity of those who nurtured us. Even through the disappointments and struggles we may have experienced; we are able to recognise that somehow our universe continues to offer the empowering love of a mother’s influence. Even in these times of conflict, struggle and suffering there are moments for us to recognise the love that is persistent among all the pain we see. Mother’s Day is a chance for us to affirm the reality of love and hope, and to build upon what is good in our human society. Thank God for the resilience of a mother’s love and the compassion of those who bring life to our complex and struggling world. May you take a moment to celebrate and acknowledge the love of a mother in your life today.

Welcome to our LIVE stream of our worship service for Sunday 24th of April 2022 at 10 am.
This week Darryl Carr is the Worship Leader and Rev Malcolm Rawlings is providing the message, music Lesley Rawlings.
To watch the live service this week or to watch the service at a later time, please click on the following link:
youtu.be/IIDrXKI6e4o
The live stream will start at 10am.
Another way to view the worship service after the live video is completed is to click on the following link to the Brighton Uniting YouTube Channel .
www.youtube.com/channel/UC6oZXXy1wVpwpgCrlQ3r5ng
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Often images in nature can help us understand what life is about. Jesus often referred to natural images such as water, seeds, sheep and goats, flowers and birds to explain more of what can happen to us in accepting God’s grace. These images make the truth of our spiritual journey clearer and easier to comprehend. Building upon these images and stories of Jesus many people have given us other examples to understand how to live as God intended for us to live. The truth of God’s grace in Jesus enables us to change, to become new creatures; free from the weights of our past guilt and shame. One nature example has been to think of this transformation like the change of a caterpillar into a butterfly. This is a great image that is full of hope and possibilities. As with all great examples, this image cannot hold all possibilities together as it emphasises only one part of the journey. New life in Christ is as dynamic as the transformation from the grub to the flying creature.
The reality is that the metamorphosis in our life is not limited to just one remarkable event. We find that we are called to regularly be renewed in our lives. Our salvation is both instant and ongoing, as we grow more and more into the example of Jesus.
The transforming grace of God begins at conversion and continues over our lives as we allow God to mould and shape our lives into a glorious pattern of love, forgiveness and generosity.
So, before we lose the Caterpillar analogy altogether, we can find that in natural examples, we can embrace the fact that some caterpillars actually shed their skin several times before being encased in a cocoon for the butterfly transformation. They are involved in regular changes as part of the complete process of transformation. This give us hope that we don’t have to be perfect all in one go. God continues to be at work in our lives as we cooperate with the Holy Spirit in becoming more and more like Jesus.
May you continue on your journey, one day at a time in your ongoing transformation.
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Often images in nature can help us understand what life is about. Jesus often referred to natural images such as water, seeds, sheep and goats, flowers and birds to explain more of what can happen to us in accepting God’s grace. These images make the truth of our spiritual journey clearer and easier to comprehend. Building upon these images and stories of Jesus many people have given us other examples to understand how to live as God intended for us to live.  The truth of God’s grace in Jesus enables us to change, to become new creatures; free from the weights of our past guilt and shame. One nature example has been to think of this transformation like the change of a caterpillar into a butterfly. This is a great image that is full of hope and possibilities. As with all great examples, this image cannot hold all possibilities together as it emphasises only one part of the journey. New life in Christ is as dynamic as the transformation from the grub to the flying creature. 
The reality is that the metamorphosis in our life is not limited to just one remarkable event. We find that we are called to regularly be renewed in our lives. Our salvation is both instant and ongoing, as we grow more and more into the example of Jesus.
The transforming grace of God begins at conversion and continues over our lives as we allow God to mould and shape our lives into a glorious pattern of love, forgiveness and generosity.
So, before we lose the Caterpillar analogy altogether, we can find that in natural examples, we can embrace the fact that some caterpillars actually shed their skin several times before being encased in a cocoon for the butterfly transformation. They are involved in regular changes as part of the complete process of transformation.  This give us hope that we don’t have to be perfect all in one go. God continues to be at work in our lives as we cooperate with the Holy Spirit in becoming more and more like Jesus. 
May you continue on your journey, one day at a time in your ongoing transformation.
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