Belmont Uniting Church

Welcome to Belmont Uniting Church

Nestled in the southern suburb of Geelong along the Barwon River, we are a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community of faith. Commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love in the world, we cherish our long history of worship and service in our local community and beyond.

At Belmont Uniting Church, you will find a spiritual home filled with loving people, smiling children, inspiring choir, engaging storytelling, compassionate care and people making a difference in the world.

You are welcome to join us for our weekly worships on Sunday mornings at 8.30am except for the first Sunday of the month, 10.00am every week and on the first Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. If you plan to visit us in the month of January please note that we have one service only at 9.00am. 

Please feel free to join us for any of the other events and activities that take place in the life of the congregation or use the church during the week for a time of quiet prayer and/or meditation.

We look forward to meeting you!

What's on this week…

Have you noticed... BUC has now gone GREEN!

Caring for God's creation has always been important to the people of the Belmont Uniting Church. Instead of just talking about it, the Church Council has approved the installation of a 16kilowatt German panels on sloped and flat spans of the church building's southern-facing roof. In addition to its environmental friendly benefits, Chairperson Ray Bunting and the Property Committee has estimated annual savings of $5000 which will allow the church to invest more in its charitable work in the community.

The minister of the congregation Rev Ikani Vaitohi will dedicate these solar panels to the glory of God's name during this Sunday service, 4th of August 2019.

UPGRADE ON BOTTLE CAP COLLECTION.

Belmont Primary School is no longer collecting these but I have visited the South Barwon Community Centre and have good news about re-using some items we usually discard and thus enable us to reduce items that go to our garbage collection. The South Barwon Community Centre at 33 Mt Pleasant Road (just below the school and with off-street parking) encourage recycling and have a lot of plastic boxes in the left foyer to collect various items. I have put a photo of these on the notice board.

All the following items are welcome, each has their own collection receptacle and will find a second use.

Prescription glasses and cases. Ring pulls from drink cans.

Clean lids and caps from anything but takeaway food.

Bread tags. Corks. Bras. Audiotapes and cassettes.

Stamps (although better if you bring those to church and put in the wooden receptacle next to Ikani's office door so the profits go to UCA causes).

However, I will not be collecting any of these items at church. I suggest if you wish to do so that you put items into a container on your fridge or elsewhere and deliver these when it suits you. The centre is open 9-4 Monday to Thursday. If however you have a quantity of items to donate but don't have transport you can give them to me most Sundays in a plastic bag and I will deliver them.

So - no more collections at church of bottle tops but members are asked if possible, to pass on items that could be of use.

The final delivery of bottle caps was 313 taken to South Barwon Community Centre making a total of 1,725 donated.

Thanks for your wonderful response with these - Alwyne

Thanksgiving Service for Graeme Frederick Mitchell

All are welcome to the Thanksgiving Service for the life and witness of Mr Graeme Frederick Mitchell at the Belmont Uniting Church at 2.00pm Friday 16th August 2019.

It is the season of Pentecost!

Around the time of Jesus, the Jewish philosopher Philo wrote that having no mouth God made a miraculous sound in the air, a breath, articulated into words, turning the air into fire, which those far away could hear as clearly as those nearby. This voice, sounding from the midst of the fire from heaven, became articulate in the native tongues of the hearers. (Paraphrased from E Charpentier, How To Read The New Testament, SCM Press London p. 84.)

Don't over think it, just let the Spirit be!

 

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