Our Stories

Nourish

Nourish is back for two sessions this school holidays.  The evening begins with toasties in the Olive Way and games in the hall.  The host for the evening then invites us to remove our shoes and enter into the story space.  On 10th April we listened as Julie Perrin told a story called The Faces [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:53:11+00:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Love Makes a Way

Lenten Listening Introduction by Natalie Sims - During Lent, our prayers of confession each week are said in response to God’s word of grace and hope. This is a time of listening with respect, to the voices of those in our community who are needy and oppressed, and a time of asking God’s grace to [...]

Respect postcard series

Respect Project In 2018 the Justice and Mission committee commissioned an internal progress review of the Olive Way Program.  Eventually 9 key recommendations emerged together with an underlying desire to create a “community of respect”. The Olive Arts Collective took up the theme of respect and created some beautiful images to promote this critical value. [...]

By |2019-03-29T19:22:27+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Rainbow of Respect

One of the outcomes of the 2018 Olive Way Review was the Respect project from which emerged a series of postcards created by the Olive Arts Collective artists.  As always with the Sydney Road Street Party the Justice & Mission Committee wanted to invite passersby to interact with our iconic rainbow and so we [...]

By |2019-03-21T23:32:10+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lenten Activities 2019

Lent is a 6 week period of prayerful reflection and preparation for the celebration of Easter.  Personal Reflection You are invited to follow a reflection guide prepared by the Centre for Theology and Ministry. It contains daily thoughts, prayers and reflections, and a weekly “household activity”. Printed copies will be available on Sunday mornings, [...]

By |2019-02-28T08:25:43+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Losing My Religion

Losing my religion, and the conversion therapy report – by Anthony Hinds, 3 February 2019 The other day I threw out my Bible. Into the rubbish bin. It was a special edition published by Youth With A Mission, with sidenotes and biographies promoting YWAM teachings. Had it not been so, it might have escaped its [...]

By |2019-02-06T23:55:28+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|1 Comment

Godly Play

In December 2018 Faye Findlay sent an email to let people connected to and supportive of her Godly Play ministry within the Sunday Morning Program know that she had decided to bring this ministry to an end.   Responding to my invitation Faye explained how Godly Play works ... Gathering Together Intentionally Godly Play [...]

By |2019-02-03T04:18:25+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Come dream with us

BUC Arts Planning Day BUC ARTs warmly invited members of our church community to an afternoon of dreaming and creativity which was held in a local space called Siteworks in Saxon street. Twenty people gathered and reflected on their earliest memories of creativity at BUC and the journey it has taken since those beginnings. [...]

By |2018-12-04T09:47:20+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: BUC Stories, Creating ..., Our Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments