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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 AND COMING UP

February 16 - 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion.

February 22 - UNITING BARWON PANCAKE DAY

February 23 - Harvest Thanksgiving Service

February 24 - 7.30 p.m. Pastoral Care Executive Meeting

February 26 - 7 pm - Ash Wednesday Service followed by an open Evening Fellowship Meeting

March 1 - 11am - Congregational Annual General Meeting

March 1 - 5pm - 6.15pm - Lenten Study: God With Us - the meaning of the cross and resurrection

March 8 - 5pm - 6.15pm - Lenten Study: God With Us - the meaning of the cross and resurrection

March 15 - 5pm - 6.15pm - Lenten Study: God With Us - the meaning of the cross and resurrection

March 20 - Crazy Whist Evening, 7.30pm, Church Hall ($5 pp)

March 22 - 5pm - 6.15pm - Lenten Study: God With Us - the meaning of the cross and resurrection

March 29 - 5pm - 6.15pm - Lenten Study: God With Us - the meaning of the cross and resurrection

May 27 - 7.30 pm an (open to all) Evening Fellowship Meeting with guest speaker Ian Henricus

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Uniting Churches of the Uniting Barwon Local Engagement Group (LEG) are joining forces with Uniting to host a BIG Pancake Day Event in the center of Geelong City. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our UCA presence across our wonderful city and support local community needs. Proceeds earmarked for Uniting Housing and Homelessness Support Services in Geelong.

Date: Saturday February 22nd from 10.00 am – 1.00pm

Coordinators – to coordinate volunteers, and oversee operations at the Central City stall site, and the kitchen.
LET’S GIVE GEELONG A BIG DELICIOUS TASTE OF OUR UCA HOSPITALITY – AND THE CHANCE TO HELP OUT THE VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

CONTACT LISA STEWART – Lisa.Stewart@vt.uniting.org TO RESGISTER or check with Raye Pearson or Ikani for more details.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Supporting UNITING BARWON at Grovedale, will be held on SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY AT 10 AM.
(There will be no 8.30 service that day.)

Suggestions for nonperishable food items include: long life milk, tea, coffee, breakfast cereals, tinned fruit, tinned vegies, 1 kg pkts of sugar or flour, and assorted toiletries. Fresh produce from your garden is also welcomed. These items will be available for purchase during morning tea on that day, with proceeds converted into Food Vouchers.

The church will be open on Saturday 22nd February from 9 to 10 am to receive any goods, or you may prefer to bring them with you to church on the day of the service. The Mission & Outreach Committee appreciate your support!

THANKSGIVING SERVICE – QUILTS

In preparation for the Thanksgiving Service in May, your help would be appreciated in assembling the fabric quilts for distribution to the UnitingCare agencies. Packs of material squares are available on the table in the Morning Tea Room. Simple instructions are included – anyone who can sew a straight line will be able to assemble one. Please take a set or two and return them to Norma Phillips or leave the completed panel in the storeroom as soon as you are able. Happy sewing!!

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR UP TO 15 HOURS VOLUNTEERING PER WEEK?
Uniting Barwon urgently needs motivated, reliable NEWSTART clients to join our passionate team of volunteers.

Uniting Barwon (formerly UnitingCare Geelong) is an emergency relief agency providing assistance to individuals and families in our local community who need practical support during times of financial and personal struggle. We need more volunteers to join the retail teams based at our Op Shops in Point Lonsdale, Drysdale, East Geelong, Hamlyn Heights, Corio, Norlane and Highton, and our welfare teams in Grovedale, Norlane and Winchelsea.

URGENT vacancies include:

Saturday 10am-12pm retail shifts at our Highton Op Shop

Saturday 10am-3pm retail shifts at our Hamlyn Heights Op Shop Monday and Friday 9am-1pm interviewer shifts at Norlane

Other vacancies include:

Weekday 10am-4pm shifts at our 7 Op Shops (customer service, merchandising etc.)
Weekday morning and/or afternoon shifts:
Receptionist (organising client appointments, phone and face to face)

Clothing and food distribution (assisting our clients)

Pickups and deliveries (van crew member or driver) o Grounds and maintenance (mowing, weeding, cleaning etc.)
Interviewing (assisting our clients)
Sorting of donations (clothing and bric a brac etc.)

Assisting with our monthly book sale (sorting and selling books)

Welfare all-rounder (Reception, Interviewing, Food and Clothing distribution and Sorting at Grovedale and Norlane)

o Admin, finance and business related roles

If you—or someone you know—would enjoy being part of a can-do volunteer team, please contact Elizabeth Hopkin
on email Elizabeth.Hopkin@vt.uniting.org

Support vulnerable people in the community and help make a difference.

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