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!

Lets get ready for the FAIR … 

OUR CHURCH FAIR is on Sat. 9th November 8.30am – 12.30p.m.

Trash & Treasure
We need all your Trash and Treasure for our Fair. The Trash and Treasure will receive goods from Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November from 9.00am to 12.00 midday. For pick up phone Max Ingles. We will also pick up old televisions for a $10.00 disposal fee and old paint tins etc for a $10.00 disposal fee. No Heavy or Large Items thank you: If one person cannot lift it then we cannot take it.

Remember, one person's trash is another persons’ treasure!

SHEEP MANURE If you would like bags of sheep manure please forward your orders to John Rankin, Brian Wood or Bill Jennings ASAP. Bags of sheep manure - $5.00/bag or $45/10 bags, delivered to your door. (If you have any bags from previous years please leave them with Brian at his residence)

Calling all gardeners!

Please let us know if we can supply you with pots for flowers and vegetable seedlings for the Fair. If you have an oversupply of flowers, pot plants (especially those now in flower), or vegetables consider bringing them to church to ‘sell’ by donation prior to the fair. We always have a strong demand at the Fair for plants such as petunias, geraniums and pelargoniums, so pot them up!
Any queries talk with Liz Moss, Brian or Elizabeth Wood.

PRODUCE STALL Bearded Iris, in flower! Tomato plants almost flowering. You never know what else may appear for sale! Besides jams & relish, there could be some seedlings – lobelia, viola, spinach, maybe lettuce. Viola 3 for $1. Maybe lemons or rhubarb. Thanks to those who bring along their excess produce.

GIFT STALL

Many thanks to those who are gathering unused items for the Gift Stall at this year's fete. There is information in The Star for October about this. The large box for donations of suitable items is now in the hall near the honey table and will be there for the next two Sundays. Regardless of how long you have had them any items that are new, undamaged and commercially produced are welcome and will hopefully be sold to go to a new home. Any packaging, tags or pricing with an item are welcome but not essential. On the day of the Fair you will be able to buy new gifts for yourself or for others and what is not sold will go to Uniting Barwon for their Christmas gift distribution or be sold in their shops. We welcome toys, books and games, kitchenware and other household items, clothing that is packaged or has tags attached, accessories, toiletries, stationery, outdoor items etc. New handmade items are welcomed by the Craft Stall.

Any helpers would be welcome for half an hour or so on the day. Please speak to me if you could assist there or if you need items collected. All pricing is done by me beforehand. Thanks, Alwyne Merritt (convenor)

 

WHAT'S ON and WHAT'S COMING:

Seminar series, here at Belmont Uniting Church, on: "Christian Reponses to Earth's Environmental Crisis"

For 3 Sundays in a row -- October 20, October 27 and November 3 -- we at Belmont Uniting Church will be holding 3 timely seminars on our responsibilities as people of God regarding the environmental crisis on planet Earth.

The seminars will begin at 5 pm and a light meal will be served at 6.30.

The Seminars are being organised jointly by the Christian Education and Social Justice Committees. Members of other churches in the Geelong region will also be invited.

On October 20, the speaker will be Prof. Peter Rayner, Melbourne University climate scientist and UCA layman. He will talk about the science and about his views on climate change as a Christian.

On October 27, the speaker will be Peter Saundersfrom the Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.  He will introduce us to the Pope's encyclical on the environmental crisis: Laudato Si.

On November 3, Jan Morgan, UCA eco-ministry teacher, and Graeme Garrett, Anglican priest and theologian, will help us to think about how we might, as Christians, respond to the environmental challenge.

We do hope you are able to come and can put these dates in your diaries now.

If you intend to stay for the light meal it would assist catering if you would RSVP to: buc8@bigpond.com

MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATION

with IAN COVERfrom the “COODABEENS”

On Saturday 26thOctober, 7pmat St John’s Anglican Church,

 Cnr Roslyn Rd & South Valley Rd, Highton.

This is another fundraiser for the Bushikori Christian Centre, Uganda.

Come and hear Ian speak and answer questions on his involvement in the production of the film “The Cup.”

This film highlighted the winning ride by Damien Oliver on Media Puzzle only a week after his brother’s death following a race fall. Please dress in race wear as “Fashions on the Field’ will be judged. We will then view the film prior to supper being served.

Admission $20 adults

Tickets available from Bill & Sue Jennings: 0409431525

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