Belmont Uniting Church in Geelong.
42 Thomson St, Belmont
Sunday Services: 8.30am & 10.00am
Come and have a cuppa with us!
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!
CHURCH NAME BADGES:
There will be a service early in the new year to acknowledge and welcome new members. These people are now given a complimentary name badge but need to check with me to ensure I have the correct spelling and preferred given name (eg Bill or William). Other members are welcome to order a name badge at this time because I need a minimum number to make it viable and usually only place an order once a year. If you want a new, extra or replacement badge (pin fastening only) these are $12.50.
Please put your name clearly on an envelope and enclose the correct money, give this to me or put in the M pigeonhole. A phone number would be handy if I need to check anything (put this inside the envelope if you wish). Orders will close the first Sunday in February. Talk to me if you have any queries. Thanks, Alwyn Merritt
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.
Many thanks to the ladies who arranged flowers for Sunday worship in 2019, and to all those who provided flowers from their gardens.
A new Flower Roster will be compiled soon. Many ladies have undertaken to arrange flowers for two consecutive weeks which is much appreciated.
If you have any special requests such as particular months, or that you shall be away at any particular times, please contact Elizabeth Wood. Hopefully everyone will be able to continue in 2020.
More volunteers are very welcome.
Greetings for the holiday season!
To the faithful members of the Belmont Uniting Church,
2019 has brought many celebrations and commiserations for the community that is the Belmont Uniting Church. Yet I look forward in confidence and much hopefulness that 2020 will present us with the opportune time to live into God’s new kingdom ethic of justice, love, peace, hope and transformation in Jesus Christ.
The Vaitohi family wishes you all a joyous Christmas and a blessed 2020.
PS: Christmas joy and good tidings came early to the Vaitohi family in a form of clean-cut lawn and a manicured garden. The family could not recognise their own home when they returned after a short trip away. We have always thought that Santa’s visits coincides with the cover of darkness and a big red sack full of glitzy wrapped gifts! If you happen to know and see Santa this Christmas, please thank him/her/them on behalf of a very grateful Vaitohi family at the Amundsen street manse.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK AND COMING UP
January 2020 Services
Sunday 12th - 9.00am led by Mrs Lorraine Leitch
Sunday 19th - 9.00am led by Hugh & Cherry Collins
Sunday 26th - 9.00am led by Dr Ian Weeks