At BUC, we love it that children and youth are actively involved in the life of our community.
We also love exploring the big questions… pondering, wondering, imagining.

Sunday Morning Program

Here’s what we offer for children and youth on Sunday mornings. Church starts at 9:30am with everyone in the worship space (entry through the glass doors on Merri St).

There’s a ‘kids corner’ with some quieter activities, and of course the chance to sing and pray. Most youth / teens sit with their parent/s until after the Children’s Time segment.

At around 9:45am we offer a pretty fun, and hopefully engaging Children’s Time, usually with some laughs, props, teaching, a song, and some sense of the sacred. Mostly, those aged 0 to 12 come down for this bit.

Interested? Contact Steph on ‭0422 059 818‬.

Worship – play area

We encourage people to bring their babies and toddlers to church. We won’t make you sit in a glass booth! There is space on carpeted floor, child sized furniture and some books and drawing activities. We have little kit bags of quiet play things that we give out week by week. There is nothing we love more than the curiosity of a toddler, so please don’t feel you have to stay away because you have little ones.

All Age Worship

On the first Sunday of the month we have All Age Worship (AAW) and children and young people stay in the service to share Holy Communion. On these Sundays there are quiet art-making activities inside the church and children of all ages participate.

Activities after Worship

After worship we play table tennis, have fun with hulahoops, create pavement art with chalk, blow bubbles and make and fly paper planes.  Our wonderful green space is also great for kicking a ball around.  Lots of fun for everyone.


Nourish is an occasional series of early evening storytelling and Holy Communion services. Designed with younger children in mind it is nevertheless a wondering space for adults also.  We gather for toasties at 6pm, have fun playing games in the hall and take our shoes off to enter the worship space to listen and respond to a story and then celebrate Holy Communion around the table.

Olive Pips

Olive Pips is BUC’s occasional playgroup for the little-uns (pre-schoolers). We meet about once every 6 weeks, usually on a Saturday morning in the sun-filled space at the entrance of the church. We bring a few snacks to share, have some decent coffee, and give your small children a good range of activities.

And if you’d like to bring a favourite book, we have an excellent storytime chair.

Interested? Contact Steph on 0422 059 818‬.


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