Sunday Worship 18/2, Lent 1

Natalie Sims welcomed us to worship on 18th February.  We celebrated the first Sunday of Lent, as we prepared to follow Jesus into the wilderness, seeking to be open to God’s embracing love. We welcomed Rev. Judy Rigby as our preacher. Watch the service again on Youtube Cath spoke about turning and tearing, sharing [...]

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Olive Press 18/2

Special appeal: help Steph study Transitional Ministry Church Council invites those who are able to chip in towards Steph Gesling’s study of Transitional Ministry. It’s the second part of a course she commenced before Sam was born, and connects with her Period of Discernment (i.e. discerning [...]

By |2024-02-15T20:57:16+11:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: |0 Comments

Sunday Worship 11/2, Transfiguration

Kirsty Bennett welcomed us to worship on 11th February.  As we prepared for worship we heard Sufjan Stephens’ song The Transfiguration.   That was our theme for worship: the transfiguration of Jesus as told in the gospel of Mark.  We reflected on Peter’s role and response to this amazing event, and our own.  And [...]

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A tale of two Inductions

Ian at Glenwaverly Sunday 4th of February was a busy day for BUC people wanting to follow our clergy friends into new callings. Three couples from BUC went to Glen Waverley Uniting church to witness the induction of Ian Ferguson into his new placement. There was even a member of Ian's Black Rock congregation [...]

By |2024-02-08T20:15:30+11:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|0 Comments

A cherished friendship

During Notices on 14th January in response to Peter Blair’s reflection ‘The call to discipleship’, Janet Reus-Smit shared her reading of Andy Calder’s Faith column from the Age.  Andy shares the article here. Peter and I met in 1980 while participating in a camping program auspiced by Noah’s Ark Toy Library. In that era, [...]

By |2024-02-01T20:44:39+11:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|0 Comments

Olive Press 4/2

Lenten Study The Discipleship and Education Committee will be running a Lenten study on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm for 6 weeks starting 20 February, hosted by Peter & Kath Williams.  Further details to come however we will be focussing on the Gospel of Mark. Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage [...]

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Sunday worship 28/1, Day of Mourning

Jenne Perlstein welcomed us to worship on 28th January.  Today’s service gave expression to our commitment to acknowledging sorrow, truth-telling, justice & healing on the Sunday after January 26th, Invasion Day, a Day of Mourning for First Nations peoples. Some resources in this service were taken from Uniting Church Australia, Uniting Aboriginal and Islander [...]

By |2024-01-28T12:32:33+11:00January 28th, 2024|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Worship|Tags: |0 Comments
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