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BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space will be open this week however there is a limit of 80 people allowed in the space.  Please book online to attend.  Wear a mask and check in on arrival.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion and morning tea will be provided after worship.

Food Co-op
Food Co-op will be open for a Distribution Day on Saturday 31 July from 10 am to 12 noon in the Olive Way meeting room. Members have been notified by email. RSVP required ASAP to manage COVID safety. For further information about Food Co-op please contact Helen Rowe at

Olive Way
The Olive Way program will remain closed until 10th August.  This has not been an easy decision to make.  Please see the Olive Way page for more information.

Commissioning of Elders & Welcoming Ceremony
We are looking forward to commissioning new and re-elected elders during worship on Sunday 8th August.  The postponed Welcoming Ceremony will also be offered during worship on this date.  Loads of fun!!

On Sunday 15th August we will celebrate the baptisms of Natalie and Arian Hakimi, children of Nili and Hamid, and Ben Smith, son of Rebecca.

Wurundjeri Treaty Forum
The First Nations Solidarity Group invites you to join us for a discussion after worship on Sunday 29th August.  We would like you to come along to share your thoughts about drafting a treaty with the Wurundjeri Corporation and how we might have a closer relationship with the Elders and the traditional owners of this land.

Climate Action News

ARRCC Stop Adani Digital Storm
Are you locked down but are itching to #StopAdani? Join people of faith on either of two sessions: 1pm on Friday 23rd & Friday 30th July, and engage with executives at Adani linked companies asking them to end their association with Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine via one or more of the following mediums:
– Text and Whatsapp/Signal/Telegram messages
– Phone calls.
– LinkedIn.
Both sessions will be on Zoom :

Wider Church News

UC National News 28/7-3/8

  • Growing together as an Intercultural Church, more
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children’s Day
  • Dwelling in love, 2021 Cato Lecture
  • Our Vision for a Just Australia, more
  • COVID-19 and the God we meet in suffering, more
  • Australian Women preach, Rev Charissa Suli
    • All First Nations children to grow strong in spirit – for deep connections to culture, family and community.
    • Those who are vulnerable in the fight against COVID-19 and for equal and safe access to vaccines.
    • Survivors and families grieving the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools in Canada and the work of the United Church of Canada towards truth-telling and reconciliation.