Regular Offerings

Please give directly to BUC, if possible. 

This could be a regular automated payment, or an amount you choose each week, or a one-off donation. You can easily set up either approach through your online or mobile banking, using these details for our bank account:

Brunswick UC bank account
BSB: 013 236
Account: 868 7863

Please write “Offering” or similar in the reference line.

Note: If you deposit or transfer into our account at an ATM, you need to use the extended account number 00868 7863.

Specific Donations

To make donations to a specific fund via BPAY:

Current Mission Fund
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115732208

Joan Gilchrist Fund (for Olive Way)
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115722043

Special appeal: help Steph study Transitional Ministry

Donations invited

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 whether she feels called to ordained ministry). It will help her work with congregations that are going through significant periods of transition…which is a lot of UCA congregations these days!

We understand Presbytery is likely to cover the tuition fees, but we want to raise $560 to cover her travel and part of her accommodation costs in Sydney, where the course is offered.

Any surplus money donated will be put towards a new fund to support other such applications. It’s tentatively described as follows…

To donate

Simply make an electronic transfer into our main ANZ account (details above). Include “Study Fund” in your description/reference.

BUC Study Fund

BUC has created a fund to help support members who need financial assistance in order to pursue their church-related studies. Applications may be made to Church Council for support for:

  • Period of Discernment
  • Specific units of ministry formation studies
  • studies in support of Lay Preacher Accreditation
  • other units of study that contribute to a member’s ability to serve the church, both at BUC and more widely

We note that Presbytery has an education fund that may be able to cover tuition fees, and members are encouraged to apply to that fund in the first instance. BUC’s Study Fund may then be able to cover some or all of the additional related costs such as travel, accommodation, etc.

[Draft text, pending approval by Church Council, which endorsed the fund in principle and an initial application for its use at its February 2024 meeting, and is now inviting contributions.]

BUC Mission Appeal 2022 – news & information 

Finance Committee – information and resources

The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing and administering the congregation’s finances, including assistance with priority setting and administrative services from budgeting to banking to paying bills.

We have a range of resources below. If you need further information contact our Treasurer Shawn Whelan (0418 613 898‬).

Members of the Finance Committee are absolute legends …

Shawn Whelan

Treasurer & living Legend

Linda Wannan

Former Treasurer & continuing Legend

Mike Denison

Authorisation Legend

Mal Rowe

Grand Master Legend