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what's on this week

Sunday morning - weekly worship engaging with the ancient faith and its radical heart of grace at 10 am followed by morning tea.

Wednesday- newsletter deadline, send to nucnewseditor@gmail.com

Wednesday and Friday - Op Shop sorting.  Come from 9-12 and help sort the treasure from the trash.  First picks and free morning tea, too.

Friday - Op Shop open from 4 30 to 6.

Saturday morning - Op Shop open from 9am til 12pm, Frilly's from 9:30 til 11:30am and the Mulch Pit Community Garden open indefinitely.


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A sane approach to caring for the community rooted in the ancient vision of Christianity. A vision that calls for a world based not on the standard orders of greed or competition or revenge or power, but on sharing, encouraging, forgiveness and grace. That is the vision of Christ.

And of the ancient faith long before; the old order is thrown down; Hannah sings it in her song, then Mary, then Jesus.  An alternative way: where the first become last, and the last become first, where the only law is love, and love is the law. An Alternative Resource Community? A Community built on Grace.





The Combined Indigenous Choirs of Alice Springs and the Central Desert are performing at Nightcliff Uniting Church on Saturday 23rd August from 730pm. The Combined Indigenous Choir are in Darwin to support the Soweto Gospel Choir at the Darwin Festival. Entry by gold coin donation.


NUC Church Camp (Connecting in Nature Sharing in Community)

The annual NUC Church Camp is coming up. For more infomation please see the attached flyer Here.


Easter 2014 Services


Palm Sunday 13 April

8:30am Ecumenical Service at St Apul's Catholic Church

9:00am Celebration of Communion at Nightcliff Uniting Church together with IMC

Maundy Thursday 17 April 7.30pm
Candlelit Service of Readings and Music

Good Friday 18 April 10am
Readings, Music and the Eucharist

Easter Sunday 20 April 6am
Dawn Service at the beach at the mouth of Rapid Creek.
This is followed by an Easter Breakfast!







Nightcliff Uniting Church turns 50!


This Saturday August 31st, Nightcliff Uniting Church will be celebrating it's 50th birthday!

Come and join with us in our jubilee celebration. We will be sharing in a community meal and concert on the lawns of Nightcliff Uniting. The celebrations will include music, stories, an op shop fashion parade, and some reflection on the history of Nightcliff Uniting Church. If you are able to join us, please bring a plate of food to share.

Those interested are also invited to join us in a thanksgiving service held at 10am Sunday morning. 


Trevor Jenkins - Rubbish Warrior

Check out this beautiful video of friend of NUC, Trevor Jenkins, telling part of his story.


Gai receiving the Mulch Pit and Frilly's share of the funds raised at the Community Cafe at the Tropical Gardens Spectacular. Photos taken by Russell.


Frilly's on facebook!

Check out and 'like' Frilly's and the Op Shop's new facebook page to keep up with happenings in the op shop, cafe and wider Nightcliff Uniting Church community. http://www.facebook.com/frillysnightcliff 


Nightcliff Uniting Church 2013 Global Indigenous Stories Film Screening #4: BEFORE TOMORROW

Photo courtesy of Oana Spinu/Igloolik Isuma Productions


An Inuit film directed by

The Arnait Video Collective and Igloolik Isuma Productions

2009 l 92 mins l Canada

Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a strong and wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread.

Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are dropped off on a remote island, where, every year, the family dries the catch and stores it for winter. The task is soon finished. As summer turns to autumn, they wait in vain for the others to pick them up. Are they the only ones left in their vast icy land?

Discussion and cuppa following the film.

All welcome. Entry free. Donations welcome.

Saturday June 22, 7:30-9:30pm.

Nightcliff Uniting Church, Cummins St Rapid Creek.

Watch a trailer here: 



Nightcliff Uniting Church 2013 Global Indigenous Stories Film Screening #3: AS HIPER MULHERES - The Hyperwomen

A film by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette & Takumã Kuikuro

Saturday May 25th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

2011/2012 l 80 mins l Brazil

Fearing the death of his wife, an old man requests that his cousin put on the Jamurikumalu, the main women's ritual of the Indigenous peoples of the Upper Xingu (Brazil), so that she may sing one last time. The women start the rehearsals, but the only singer who really knows all the songs is seriously ill. Captivating story and stunning images.

Discussion and cuppa following the film.

All welcome. Entry free. Donations welcome.



Here are a couple of beautiful instagrams taken by Megan Spencer at Frilly's. Don't forget to come down and join us for some home made cake and fair trade tea and coffee served by our lovely volunteers! Frilly's is open Saturday mornings 9am-12pm each week. We look forward to seeing you there!