Away behind a bottle shop

This Christmas look for Jesus outside the box, the spiritual leader of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania says.

What makes Christmas?

By Bill Pugh For weeks the shops have been telling us Christmas is happening. Father Christmases abound in the shopping centres, with long waits for a photo. Stores are overloaded with gifts.

Christmas for all creation

By Rev Barbara Allen As we approach the Christmas season, we are probably trying to stay true to ourselves and to our beliefs and ideals, holding fast to what it means to be ‘Christian’.

Giving thanks

PENNY MULVEY Stanley and his goat present a captivating front page. His infectious happiness somehow invites us to share his pleasure.

25 years of a good pud!

HEATHER BENNETT Twenty-five years ago an idea for a fundraising venture was put to a Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church UCAF meeting – making Christmas puddings for sale.

Mr Curly comes to Church 

Advent was celebrated with joy and fun when the Macedon Ranges Uniting Church partnership of 12 churches joined for a combined outdoor service in Stanley Park at Mount Macedon.

The Christmas Angel

By Rev Elizabeth Breakey This advent I have been surrounded by angels. The Geelong City Ministers, an ecumenical grouping of Geelong churches, has been supporting an advent/nativity project for the last three years.

God with us

By Julie Perrin Some of the people who belong to our church live at a special accommodation place down Sydney road.