Weekly Newsletter: December 31, 2015

Prayer for this end of year:

O God of all beginnings and endings,
We praise and thank you for the gift of 2015.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.

The days have passed quickly, O Lord.
The weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays and holy days,
All have come forth from your hand.

While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,
Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate
Just what you have been up to in our church.

Give us the rest and refreshment, but fill us with your joy for 2016.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,
And bless us, according to your will,

With the fulfillment of our hopes and dreams.
Watch over us in the days, weeks, and months ahead,
And guide each day in 2016 as you have done this past year.
Let  us begin 2016 with a new spirit and a new energy.

May we continue to grow
In age, wisdom, knowledge and grace
All the days of our lives.



Worship Service at 10 a.m. – ALL ARE WELCOME!

SPEAKER: Betsy Moran

Sunday School Teachers: On Vacation

First Testament Readings and Psalm Jeremiah 31:7-14 ,Psalm 147:12-20
Epistle Reading Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel Reading John 1:(1-9), 10-18

 Prayers Concerns

Please Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters from Siria and Iraq

Lord, please remind the world that we are all brothers and sisters and there should be no violence among us, only love and attempts to understand one another.

We also remember in prayer our former pastors:

  • Luis Veagra – facing health issues
  • Clarence Payne – dealing with Rosita’s recent stroke & passing

Up-coming BUC Activities

Missions AAAM Program

All BUC Members and Friends are invited toParticipate in our  AAAM Program on Tuesday Saturday January 16th 2:30 pm.


 BUC Patio Sale Saturday January 30thPatio sale ad 2 2016

The coming weeks will be receiving donations of clothes and shoes of ladies, gentlemen and children, also home appliances in good condition, all that you already do not use or do not have any more space in your house to keep it, please come and donate it to BUC patio sale, our office schedule is of 9:00am to 4:00pm (Wednesday the office is closed) contact to us to 314 1004 or office@balboaunionchurch.org  to coordinate delivery of the donation with the secretary





1st Sunday of February – Annual General Meeting

Please remember that we will be holding our 2016 annual general meeting the first Sunday of February, so we are asking for nominations to the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Chairs:

  • Worship & Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Adult & Youth Activities
  • Finance & Stewardship
  • Property Management
  • Missions
  • Membership

Our current Council Members and Chairs are looking forward to serving this year on the Council and Committees as the Congregation best sees fit according to their talents and abilities.

Other news:

Building 773:

We continue our work sprucing up Building 773 – the basement, apartment C and other common areas.  We would be happy to have any volunteers that can assist with this, and any donations towards this work would always be appreciated.

Good Deeds Program in Casco Viejo:

In  BUC Missions we are Collaborating with “Good Deeds ” Program: Here is more information regarding the Good Deeds Program. And here is some information regarding their activities, if you want to participate and volunteer more actively.