BUC News

Our preacher on 10th June will be Rev. Graeme Garrett.  Graeme is a member of our congregation and a regular preacher.
Our Preacher on 17th June will be Rev. David Withers.  David is the Strategic Framework Minister for the Synod.

Sunday Morning Program
A note from Children and Youth: Due to the Long Weekend children will be remaining in Church this Sunday, 10thJune

Pre-school play date
Our next Pre-school play date will be Sunday 17th June (the day after Food Co-op)

Trivia Night & Auction
Book your table for the Trivia Night & Auction, a FUNdraiser for the Olive Way on Saturday 16th June. We start at 6:30pm.  Don’t be late.  It’s going to be lots of fun –

  • only $15 for a fabulous evening of fun ($5 concession)
  • seats at some tables are still available, book your spot today
  • pick a theme, get dressed up and win a prize
  • six big rounds of trivia with games along the way,
  • five fabulous auction items a Backyard Blitz and get a consortium together to bid on a High Tea, a Six course International Meal, weekends at two Holiday Houses),
  • a silent auction
  • a preserves table
  • drinks at bar prices
  • lots of prizes to be won

Contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, to book a table or a seat, to offer to help organize the event or to simply to find out more.

BUC News

Stewart Lodge Driving Roster
We are looking for new drivers to join the Stewart Lodge Driving roster.  Drivers need arrive at Stewart Lodge at 9am, go to the office, ask for an announcement to be made that ‘a driver is available, come down in the next five minutes if you want to go to church’.   After worship, at around 11am, you will take the residents home again.
Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, if you can join the Stewart Lodge Driving roster – if we have 8 drivers that will require only a one-Sunday every two months commitment.

Wider Church News

Redress scheme, a message from our Moderator
A Media Release concerning the Royal Commission and redress is attached. If this is likely to cause you distress please seek support as you deal with the document.  Our apologies if you receive this through more than one communication channel.
Dear Friends,
Attached is a statement from the President of the Uniting Church Assembly Stuart McMillian about the Uniting Church’s decision to join the redress scheme for survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse.
As a Synod we continue to be committed to supporting  survivors and creating child safe congregations and institutions.
Grace and peace, Rev Sharon Hollis, Moderator

Uniting Winter Appeal
You are invited to contribute to aretiring offering for the appeal after worship on Sunday 10th June.  Lots of gold coin donations will go a long way to support people in need this winter.  Larger donations can also be made on line for tax deductibility.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Service 
Everyone is welcome to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Service on Sunday 24th June, 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Join the Venerable Bill and the Reverend Avril and worship in costume.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
D&E programs as they arise
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea