BUC News

Worshipping with the Presbytery
We will share our worship service on Sunday 12th July with the Presbytery of Port Philip West.  Our Presbytery Ministers – Rev. Linley Liersch, Rev. Jeanne Beale and Rev. Narelle Collas will offer greetings during the service.    Join Ian after worship for a Zoom chat at 10:30am.

Back into lockdown
The Pastoral Care Compassion Team continues to provide care in a range of ways.  If you know of someone in need or are in need of support yourself please contact Gwen Arnold, 0413 047 938‬ or Ian Ferguson, 0438 547 842.

Community Life Survey 2019
Please assist with our response to the UCA Community Life Return for 2019.   Reply by Monday 13th July.

August & September roster
In the next week or so it will be time to prepare the next roster.  If you would like to lead Prayers of the People, offer a Bible reading or the Acknowledgement of Country please send Saide an email – saide.cameron@bigpond.com

Wider Church News

Blood Stains
An emotional documentary shines light on Aboriginal oppression and calls for reform in education and justice system.  Read the article and more from the June Crosslight.

Climate Action News

Climate Action Group
The BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) will meet via zoom meeting at 11.45am on Sunday 12th July to discuss the BUC’s Climate Action Plan (after it has been finalised by Church Council) – in particular those priorities in the plan that Church Council is seeking CAG to initiate or coordinate. Contact Richard Arnold for more details.

Consultation on Synod’s Position on Climate Change
The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Justice and International Mission (JIM) Cluster believes there is a need for the Synod to update its position on the urgency of addressing the causes of climate change and the actions that need to be taken in response. A consultation paper can be downloaded from the website https://justact.org.au/climate-justice-creation/reports/. The JIM cluster is keen to hear by Friday 31st July the views of Uniting Church members on what action the Synod should take on climate change (see website) and is holding two online forums on: Tuesday 21st July, 7–8pm (register here for Tuesday on eventbrite) and Wednesday 22nd July, 10:30–11:30am (register here for Wednesday on eventbrite).

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Moderator – Denise
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
BUC Arts
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea