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!
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.
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: email@example.com
BUSHIKORI FILM NIGHT FUNDRAISER
We received the wonderful support of $2,632. This amount will be allocated to the Bushikori Centre Fund. Praise the Lord!
Every month Bushikori Uganda needs $2250 for the mission to operate. This is to keep the centre open, to pay the running cost bills such as electricity, phone, firewood and staff wages for the dedicated Ugandans who work there at the Bushikori centre in Uganda. (the Ugandan staff are paid in accordance with Uganda’s wage structure- not ours. The wage we pay them helps support their extended families, educate their children and is spent in their local communities helping the economy. No donated money is spent in Australia on admin funds as we are all volunteers)
The Bushikori Centre fund allows the work in Uganda of helping the children with sponsorship and medical needs to continue.
The Bushikori Centre fund is also used to cover the sponsorship of children in limbo between sponsors. This occurs when a sponsor withdraws, often in arrears, and it takes time to find a new sponsor who begins as new, with nothing owing.
We have also committed to sending a $1000 per month to help the Clinic function – if we do not receive that in donations specifically to the Clinic then the shortfall comes from the Bushikori Centre fund.
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Our committee are grateful for the support and encouragement we have received from Belmont Uniting Church congregation.