Barmera Uniting Church

Barmera Uniting Church welcomes you to join us for worship. Our friendly congregation numbers about 40, mainly people aged 50+ with a small number of young families and primary-age children.

Services are followed by morning tea in the church hall and visitors are very welcome to enjoy that opportunity to meet the locals.

Normally there is a shared lunch following the service on the second Sunday of the month.

Easter Dawn service at Lake BonneyEaster dawn service at Lake Bonney

On Easter Day we join with other local congregations for a dawn service on the shore of Lake Bonney. In 2017  more than 100 people shared in the dawn service at the amphitheatre near the football club.

Visitors staying at the nearby Barmera Caravan Park (or anywhere else in the Riverland) are very welcome to join us.

The service is followed by a simple free breakfast (bread, fish and juice) on the lake front. In 2017 the service began at 6.30am (Sunday 16 April)

See our Facebook page for more of what’s happening at Barmera Uniting Church.

Our Focus

We’re keen to support, be involved with, and reach out to our local community with the good news about Jesus.  Some of the ways we are doing that include:

Christmas Cafe

The church welcomes the community to the church hall for a cuppa and bbq tea on the day of the Barmera Christmas pageant. It’s an ideal spot to meet with friends while waiting for the fireworks (Barmera has fabulous fireworks!) at the town oval opposite the church.Guest enjoy a meal and a chat at the Christmas Cafe

Last year the church hall was open for bbq tea from 5pm – 9.30pm on Friday 9 December. This is the day of the Barmera Christmas Pageant (Vintage cars 6.15pm, Pageant 6.30pm). Fireworks on the town oval at 9pm.

So call in for a coffee, or bbq meal, or just come to listen to Christmas carols played by Riverland Brass.

Holiday Adventures

Thursday mornings during school holidays, 10am-11.30am, in the church hall for all children aged 0-7 for a program of stories, music, craft activities and food! Children need to be accompanied by an adult carer (who can enjoy a coffee and chat while their children are busy).

During the 2017 winter holidays, Holiday Adventures will be held on Thursday 13 and Thursday 20 July 2017.

 Easter and Christmas schools program

Each year the Junior Primary classes from schools in nearby towns are invited to the church hall to hear the Easter and Christmas stories. This happens during term time in the weeks prior to Easter and Christmas by negotiation with each of the schools. The students share in the drama of the stories and participate in music, a craft activity, and are given a small gift to take home.

Secret Men’s Business

A variety of activities designed for men young and old, whether involved with a church or not. These are scheduled every few months, often on Sunday afternoons. Previous activities have included river cruises, a visit to the Murray cod farm in Renmark, yabbying, 10-pin bowling and a visit to a working model of the Humphrey Pump. They’re a great way to meet new friends and share a relaxed time with old friends.

The guys visited Wayne Piltz’s emu farm near Moorook. About 20 blokes enjoyed the tour, finding emu eggs, and learning all about the business of farming emus. Recently they toured  the Twenty Third Street Distillery in Renmark to check out what happens there (and to sample some of the product).

For more details of future activities phone Ron on 85882460.

Community Outreach Mission Network

The Barmera congregation belongs to the Community Outreach Mission Network (COMN), a group of about 30 Uniting Church congregations in South Australia which focus on engaging with and supporting their local communities. Quarterly COMN Gatherings provide opportunities to be inspired with stories of how congregations are creatively engaging with their communities. Barmera enjoys video links into the COMN Gatherings using Skype to save on travel to Adelaide.

On the weekend 23-24 May 2015, Berri-Barmera hosted the quarterly COMN Gathering in the Riverland.

Links to the video recordings of that Gathering.

 

Service Times

Barmera: Sunday, 10am
Nookamka Tce, Barmera 5345

Berri: Sunday, 10am 
Denny St, Berri,
5343

Berri children in church

Contact us

Berri Church

Denny Street, Berri
Phone: (08) 8582 3669
Postal: PO Box 860, Berri. SA 5343

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Berri-Uniting-Church/452145444857374

Emma Cuteri, Secretary of Church Council
0437 917 368
emma.cuteri@bigpond.com

John Chase, Chairperson of Church Council
(08) 8582 1954
ajchase@bigpond.com

Nick Cuteri, Treasurer and Hall Hire contact,
0429629539
nicholas.cuteri@bigpond.com

Barmera Church

80 Nookamka Terrace, Barmera
Postal: PO Box 413, Barmera. SA 5345

Visit us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/unitingchurchbarmera

Jenny Keane, Secretary of Church Council
0419 213 018

Elizabeth Golding, Chairperson of Church Council
(08) 8588 2527

Jill Harris, Treasurer and Hall Hire
(08) 8588 2460

 

Minister

Rev Sandy Webb
(08) 8582 2524