A different joy
We all have memories of that perfect Christmas; it might be from childhood or a special tradition with friends or an evening carol service. Perhaps it was an unplanned moment when snowflakes gently fell from the night sky, catching the light as skates glide on ice.

Why am I thinking of Christmas when it's not quite Halloween? At BUC we are very aware that this Christmas will be different from years past and might be hard for many people. Hard because of lost jobs, separation from loved ones, cherished traditions put on hold. So we are busy planning ways to lift spirits and embrace the true meaning of Christmas by doing our part in bringing hope, peace, joy and love into the world.

Get your mouse ready because on Nov 25th Beach United is launching its first-ever ONLINE CHRISTMAS MARKET! We will have meat pies, shortbread, jams & jellies, knitted items and more. We know how much everyone loves shopping at the Christmas Market as part of their holiday preparations so we couldn’t let you down! You will be able to make your purchase online, for pick-up at the church. (Deliveries may be arranged for special circumstances.)

And yes... we are looking for volunteers to contribute items and to help with the logistics of the online market. Please contact Nanci Harris at for more information and stay tuned.

Joy to the world! words by Isaac Watts, music attributed to Handel.

Blessings, Karen Dale [in ministry with BUC]

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Live-stream worship Sunday Nov 1: People of Memory - watch and listen on Facebook. Remember you do not need a Facebook account to watch; select “not at this time” if you are asked to join.

Easing Stress through Everyday Mindfulness: workshops offered on Saturday Nov 7,14,21,28 from 10.30-11.30 am. For more details click here

Reverse Advent Calendar: Support the Daily Bread Food Bank through this project. Learn more at

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Worship Schedule: to view the upcoming schedule for Sunday services, check out this page

Children & Youth: Poems for peace by young people.

Music for the Soul: music meditations posted regularly by Steven Webb, music director.

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