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1st Sun9:3011:00
2nd Sun9:30 
3rd Sun9:30 
4th Sun9:30 
5th Sun9:30 

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Because of the Covid -19 pandemic most church activities are currently cancelled.

For the latest information please contact 0458 816 661.

Sunday Church Services are running at Bellerive at 9:30 am and on the 1st Sunday of the month at Lindesfarne at 11am.


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When I was in Sunday school we each had to stand up and recite a Bible verse from memory each week, then we were given a little card with a 'memory verse' for the next week. Often we would forget to memorise the verse and would say the only one we could remember: "God is love!"(1 John 4:8b) Perhaps if there was only one verse in the Bible we could remember, that would be the best. The Greek word translated here as 'love' is agape which means a compassionate caring attitude rather than philia (friendship) or eros (sexual attraction).

We have many stories of God as a powerful king who delivers justice and retribution in violent and powerful ways. This is simply making God in our image and expecting God’s behaviour to mirror the most powerful of human beings.

On this fourth Advent Sunday when Love is the focus we would do well to call to mind those moments, places and experiences we have found most sacred. Perhaps it was the birth of a child, the beauty of a forest, the majesty of the countryside, an act of surprising generosity, or just an unexplainable experience of 'presence'. Surely at the heart of these is a feeling of connection with an infinite source of love and wonder. This is the heart of the universe. This is Mary's experience when she is told she will bear a son, and this is the very centre of the son she bore – Jesus, God’s love in human form.


What's on in Clarence

Sun 10 Jan 9:30 a.m. Bellerive Uniting Church
Sun 17 Jan 9:30 a.m. Bellerive Uniting Church
Sun 24 Jan 9:30 a.m. Bellerive Uniting Church
Sun 31 Jan 9:30 a.m. Bellerive Uniting Church
Connections Craft Group will recomence 13 January.
The Unicorn Opportunity Shop is open from Tues 12 January and for four days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sorell Friendship Group meets every 2nd Sat 2pm

Phone 0458 816 661 or by email for details.



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All Age Service at Bellerive Uniting Church cnr Cambridge Rd and York St, Bellerive, Tasmania7018

Traditional Service at Lindisfarne Uniting Church cnr East Derwent Hwy and Derwent Ave, Lindisfarne, Tasmania 7015


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