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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.

 

 

Saturday
Dec212013

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday
Aug262013

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. 

Saturday
Jun292013

Trevor Jenkins - Rubbish Warrior

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

Wednesday
Jun192013

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.

Wednesday
Jun192013

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 

Wednesday
Jun122013

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

Photo courtesy of Oana Spinu/Igloolik Isuma Productions

BEFORE TOMORROW

An Inuit film directed by
MARIE-HÉLÈNE COUSINEAU & MADELINE PIUJUQ IVALU

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: 

www.isuma.tv/lo/en/beforetomorrow/trailer-tomorrow

Thursday
May162013

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.

Tuesday
Oct022012

Frilly's!

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! 

Friday
Jun082012

An Induction! 

Members of the Nightcliff Uniting Church congregation are delighted to welcome Pastor Basil Schild and his wife Lisa Stefanof into our community and the greater Pilgrim Presbytary. Basil's induction was held on Sunday June 3rd, and it was lovely to see both Basil and Lisa and a strong representation of the NUC community. We look forward to growing together!

 

Thanks to David Forsyth for the pictures from the morning.

 

Thursday
Jun072012

Fair Trade Week 2012 at Nightcliff Uniting Church

Frilly’s morning tea and coffee space at Nightcliff Uniting Church serves up the finest Fair Trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate every Saturday morning. But on Saturday May 12, Frilly’s celebrated World Fair Trade Day 2012 with a Fair Trade Breakfast. An enthusiastic team of volunteers served up over 120 cups of coffee and 30 cups of tea, along with a bounty of homemade breakfast foods featuring Fair Trade ingredients such as creamy rice pudding, nutty quinoa with orange and currents, chocolate muffins and a variety of breads with choc hazelnut spread. There were also bulk take home packs of FT coffee and tea available for sale on the day. Susan Wills was the winner of a hamper full of Fair Trade goodies just for enjoying a hot drink at the breakfast.



Frilly’s has been supporting the Fair Trade cause since it’s opening in 2010 and was successful in converting Nightcliff Uniting Church into a Fair Trade Faith Community in 2012, which means all tea and coffee consumed on the site supports Fair Trade farmers, producers, workers and their families working under the Fair Trade system. The home drinking habits of many church members have changed too!   (www.fairtrade.com.au/page/what-fairtrade)



The Fair Trade Breakfast was Frilly’s busiest morning ever, with some new faces discovering the Frilly’s buzz that has become a favourite part of NUC’s Alternative Resource Community. Breakfast buffs also enjoyed tours through the Mulch Pit Community Food Garden and picked up bags of bargains at arguably Darwin’s cheapest Op Shop.

The best news is you can enjoy a fresh cup of Fair Trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate every Saturday morning from 9:30 at NUC.