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Church Camp 2018

Church Camp Our home away from home at the Adekate camp site, as always, provided us with the venue to spend a weekend together from 27th-29th April, 2018.  This year our theme was ‘Bearing Fruit’ based on John 15:1-12.  Over the course of the weekend approximately 70 people came & went or stayed to [...]

By | 2018-05-23T09:14:36+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Holy Week Worship

Holy Week was an amazing experience of engaging with the central stories of our faith through actions, prayers, story telling, images and rituals.  We drew on the rich traditions of our faith, our local customs and the enormous generosity, gift and talents of our congregation. Palm Sunday Holy Week [...]

By | 2018-04-08T04:35:21+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hot Cross Buns and Soup

Good Friday Concluding our worship service on 30th March Ian commented ... No morning tea today, but gather at 12 for soup and hot cross buns at Adrian and Anita’s it is right that Christ’s people should be together on this most holy day because we are a community born at the cross. Alistair [...]

By | 2018-03-30T06:29:17+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Time of Lament, Confession & Commitment

Introduction Today (Sunday 11th March 2018, Lent 4), following the recently released final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse, we have been asked by the Assembly of the Uniting Church to express our deep concern for the victims of sexual abuse. In faith, we lament institutionalised sexual abuse [...]

Christmas Eve Meditation

Christmas Eve Meditation Our meditation - offered on Christmas Eve 2017. We gather before the throne, in the fields and by the manger. Written by Saide Cameron and Ian Ferguson Offered by Saide and Ian with Julie & Peter McKinnon The recording begins with the congregation singing 'Infant Holy'. The meditation in four voices [...]

By | 2017-12-28T05:19:16+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Olive Way Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch Another year is done and dusted at Olive Way. And, as usual, we go out with a bang. The annual Christmas feast was held on Wednesday to mark the end of the year, and to wish all our guests a merry Christmas. We had around 120 people this year packed into the [...]

By | 2018-01-24T10:53:22+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Way Happenings, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Crisis on Manus

What is happening? (Please note this contains distressing content and reference to physical and psychological violence) As you probably know, the situation for the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island has become increasingly critical over the last few weeks. For three weeks hundreds of men remained in the closed detention compound without sufficient [...]

By | 2018-01-24T10:54:12+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Basis of Union

The Basis of Union - What is it?  Why should we care? On Thursday 16th November (for the final instalment of the third Spiritual Survival Guide, offered by our Discipleship & Education Committee) Geoff Thompson reminded us of the importance of the Basis of Union as the foundation document of the Uniting Church. We read [...]

By | 2017-11-26T08:52:47+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments