Sunday 8th December 2019

8 Dec 2019 by O'Connor Uniting Church in: Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent

Advent wreath

Heavenly Father, your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us, a great sign of your love. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, bring us closer to each other and to your son.
Come, Lord Jesus, lead all people closer to you. Come and dispel the darkness of our world with the light of your love. Amen.

We pray for

  • Strength, wisdom and safety for firefighters working to combat the bushfires and for volunteers assisting those affected by the fires
  • Wisdom, protection and peace for those whose homes are threatened by bushfires

Thank you Lord for

  • People working in the Rural Fire Service

News and Events

  • North Canberra Ecumenical Nativity Festival
    Exhibition of 200 Nativity scenes - an entrée to family discussion on the true meaning of Christmas. From 40 countries, they show diverse cultures that embrace the Christian story: from the Palestinian Territories to Vietnam, from India to the Inuits of the Canadian Arctic.
    Wed 11th-Fri 13th:  10:00am-2:30pm – School groups by appointment
    (Ph: Anna - 0412-376-324)
    Wed 11th-Fri 13th:    2:30pm–4:00pm – Kids & Families
    Sat  14th–Sun 15th:  9:00am–7:00pm – PUBLIC EXHBITION 
    St Margaret’s Hall, Cnr Antill St & Phillip Ave Hackett
  • Saturday 14th December Benedictus Contemplative Service at
    St Ninian’s Uniting Church, Cnr Mouat & Brigalow St, Lyneham 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 14th December–Free Christmas Concert 7pm Looking Glass Percussion: Join members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for a free Christmas Concert. Holy Cross Anglican Church, Cnr Antill St & Phillip Ave Hackett Contact: Anna at
  • Sunday 15th December–Community Carols by Candlelight 6pm-
    Free Community BBQ/Sausage Sizzle (& Nativities Viewing) followed by Carols at 7pm St Margaret’s & Holy Cross Church Grounds, Cnr Antill St & Phillip Ave Hackett. Initiative of Holy Rosary Catholic, Holy Cross Anglican & St Margaret’s Uniting Churches. Contact: Anna at