Shawn Whelan

About Shawn Whelan

Shawn is the Chair of the Church Council, and an administrator of this website.

Same-gender marriage: BUC welcomes Assembly decision

BUC's Church Council welcomes the decision of the national Assembly to allow ministers to conduct same-gender marriages. In a Pastoral Letter to all Uniting Churches, UCA President Dr Dierdre Palmer explains: To honour the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage. This decision [...]

By |2018-07-17T06:18:41+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: LGBTQ+, Ministry Stories, Policies, Taking Action|0 Comments

Congregation Database

The database includes all of the information in the Olive Pages together with dates of birth, membership details (baptized, confirmed, member-in-association etc). The council and pastoral care committee use this information to support active oversight and care of our wonderfully diverse and complex congregation. It is also used to respond to the Synod’s annual [...]

By |2017-05-27T04:39:11+00:00May 27th, 2017|Categories: Member Content|0 Comments

Leaders’ retreat

The Leaders’ Retreat, held in February, brought together the Church Council, the full Ministry Team, and more than a dozen other leaders from BUC. The report gives a snapshot or “flavour” of some of our sessions, and detailed notes from others - including 8 small-group workshops on specific topics that had been nominated by [...]

By |2017-09-09T09:04:08+00:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Events, Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments