BUV Together – Good News Stories

Together is a monthly email that highlights some of the Good News Stories from within the BUV. God is doing some amazing things in Victoria and we think these stories should be celebrated!

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  • Flourishing Spirituality Devotion Part 3: Prayer and Fasting

      PART 3: PRAYER AND FASTING by Peter Botross     At the core of our Flourishing Church Framework is the word spirituality. Christian spirituality refers to rhythms, such as prayer and fasting, that cultivate intimacy with the Almighty. Intimacy with the Lord precedes effective ministry for the Lord. On His Sermon on the Mount […]

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  • Peace of Mind

    This week is national Mental Health week   The two video stories below are open and transparent journeys from leaders in our Union who have struggled with anxiety over a number of years.  Their stories are ones of encouragement – that even though they still struggle, God has and will continue to heal and bring peace to their situations, overcoming the painful battle that once was hard to bear.

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  • Life giving gifts

    The Hope of Life Community Church in Sunshine has been ministering to International Students for many years. Since the beginning of the COVD-19 restrictions and lockdown here in Victoria, the number of students the church is in contact with has significantly increased in number with the provision of food providing opportunities to minister and show God’s love to the students in other ways.

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  • Drive in Church

    Yes, you heard right – Drive in Church!  Move over Lightning Maqueen! Epsom Community Church on the outskirts of Bendigo, has really taken on board the BUV’s focus on innovation during the COVID-19 restrictions and is currently holding Drive-In church services. Households come together in their cars, park in the church carpark while the Pastor […]

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  • Sharing the Light – Better Together with Light Community & Stawell Baptist Churches

      During the months of lockdown in Victoria this year, encouraging stories continue to emerge of churches partnering together in various and sometimes, unexpected ways. One such example is the relationship that has developed between Light Community Baptist Church in Ringwood East and Stawell Baptist Church in western Victoria. Alf Jeffery from Light Community explains: […]

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  • Shower truck ministry in Hampton Park

      “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8). This is the verse that comes to mind when I reflect on the opportunity to start a new ministry during COVID-19. At the end of June, I received a phone call from […]

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  • Serving the international South American students community

      Over the past 10 years, Albert Park Baptist Church has welcomed many people from the Latin American community into their congregation. Around four years ago, they intentionally started cultivating this community, offering the Alpha program in both Spanish and English to serve Latin American students as they first arrive in Australia. With the departure […]

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  • Views from the Manse: Rachael Scott

      Rachael Scott came from a family where women did not go out to work but confined themselves to ‘home duties’. Her mother felt that she had missed out and so encouraged Rachael to get a job and like so many other women, she became a nurse and loved it. Rachael married Marcus Curnow and […]

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  • Life as a Checkout Chick

      What an interesting season this is proving to be for all of us, new ways of communicating, new ways of connecting with family and friends and new ways of engaging with our work. WFH is the new acronym we are all becoming familiar with and I wonder what your “Working From Home” experience has […]

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  • Singing and Sharing God’s faithfulness

    The First Hungarian Baptist Church is located in Noble Park. It has been there for 51 years serving the Hungarian migrant community of Baptists originally from Hungary, Romania, and Serbia. Currently, there are 26 members and five to ten visitors who are all waiting for the time they can meet in the church.

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