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Creatures of the sea

BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space remains closed, with our worship service fully pre-recorded and and available on YouTube on 12/9.  We welcome Brad Coath, member of our congregation and the BUC Climate Action group.

Season of Creation
The Season of Creation will be offered for the month of September.  Over the coming weeks we’ll be invited to make commitments in response to food consumption, energy use, travel, advocacy and financial investment.  Visit BUC Household acts for Climate Justice for more information.

Worship Chat
Join Ian for a chat after worship on Sunday on Zoom.

CYYA Review
The 5-yearly Children, Youth and Young Adults Ministry Review is underway. Tim Winkler is coordinating the review, and we’d love to hear your thoughts, to help shape the future. For any parents with children under 18, there’s a zoom lunch on Sunday 12th September. Dave will send the zoom link out.   On Wednesday 29th September at 7:30pm there’s a session for anyone who hasn;t yet had a chance to share their thoughts on ministry we offer to Children, Youth and Young Adults. We will share the zoom link on our website.  And there will be a range of age-specific sessions, as well.

Free to a good home
Do you want a table, a TV cabinet and/or a decorative mirror?  If you answer is yes then look no further.  Glenice & Barry have exactly what you need.  Details here.

BUC Arts News

Olive Pesto
Two great opportunities to gather and create together on Zoom
Knit & Natter – Friday 10th September, 3:30 pm. Join using the usual Zoom link or email Leanne for the details.
Olive Pesto – Saturday 11th September, 10:00 am. Details here.
Read the September Newsletter.

Olive Arts on Zoom
Join Bev Garside for a presentation of her works on Tuesday 14th September on Zoom.  Bev is a tactile artist and joined our Olive Arts community last year during lockdown.  Details here.

Emergent – New Dates!
Our exhibition has been rescheduled to 5th-15th November.  The BUC Arts has made this decision in response to the current lockdown.  We hope that these new dates will provide more time for works to be created and to also allow us to create a companion virtual Exhbition.  Read more here.

Climate Action News

BUC Climate Action Group
Would you like to become involved in the BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) which meets online via zoom on the second Saturday of each month? Come along to our next  zoom meeting at 4.30pm on 11th September – part of the meeting will include a mini digital storm action to put pressure on companies funding the Adani Carmichael coalmine in Queensland. All are welcome; to find out more about climate action at our church click the earth button on BUC website.

Friends of the Earth – Act on Climate email writing to the ALP
Time is running out for Australia to lift its 2030 climate target before the COP26 summit this November. Friends of the Earth has a campaign sending emails to the Shadow Minister for Climate Change Chris Bowen (see for details) encouraging the ALP to match US and UK more ambitious emission reduction targets for 2030 and put pressure the Australian government!

Wider Church News

UC National News, 8-14/9