BUC Mission Appeal 2022
Keep up to date with all the news and information about our Mission Appeal.  Find out about the Current Mission Fund.
The Mission Spot during worship this week will offer further insight into our ministry with children, youth and young adults.

“How are You? How am I?”
Check your diaries now for this thoughtful and inspiring workshop on Sunday 28th August, 11:15-2:00pm in the Youth Hall with lunch provided.  Facilitated by Rev Andy Calder, Disability Inclusion Advocate for Vic/Tas Synod of U.C.A.  Andy brings much experience to this workshop having worked in chaplaincy in a range of organisations. Pastoral Carer team members, Olive Way volunteers and any interested member of congregation welcome to attend.  Please let Ian Ferguson 0438 547 842 iferguson@icloud.com  or Jane Allardice 0419 385 544 janall@bigpond.com  know you’re attending.

Thank you to our Property Bookings Officer
Church Council extends our appreciation and thanks to Julie McKinnon for her amazing behind-the-scenes contribution in managing bookings for all of our buildings and rooms.  Emerging from COVID lockdowns the BUC site is once again alive with activity including a wide range of BUC and other community and creative groups.  Thank you Julie!
Remember that if you are wishing to use a room, even for an informal meeting, its best to check with Julie to ensure the room is not otherwise booked.
For all enquiries about Room Bookings please email  bucpropertybookings@gmail.com

With Love to the World in the Season of Creation
Through September, we will be focussing on “The Season of Creation” in our worship services.  The Discipleship & Education Team is offering free copies of the current edition With Love to the World which focusses on the Creation theme.

Superannuation & Global Warming
Is your Superannuation fuelling global warming by funding coal, oil and gas projects? Come share, learn and discuss what actions we can take by attending a multi faith online interactive workshop.

Our newly elected (Semisi Tapueluelu) and re-elected (Helen Rowe, Amelia Ware, Joel Hallinan, Jessica Kvansakul) Elders and co-opted Council member (Lyn Anderson) will be commissioned for their roles during worship on 28th August.

Website feature
Pages on the website are updated regularly.  In the coming weeks the website team (Saide, Shawn and Ian) will be working through all the various pages and how they are linked.  Meanwhile this spot in the Olive Press will feature a page for you to explore.  To start us off we invite you to visit the Worship page which features  ‘Worship this week‘ and ‘More about worship at BUC‘.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.


World Moments
Visit Eva Rugel’s exhibition featuring images and a photographic installation of 412 postcards from 4th -19th August at the Magnet Galleries, Docklands.

Natural/unnatural, the beauty in the discarded
Simone Alesich’s exhibition
reflects on the items that we so casually create and discard, recreating them in a form that is beautiful and reflects the natural environment.  Exhibition from 8th July – 27th November at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre.

Featuring  ‘What’s great about your Uniting Church?’, Dwelling 11, UAICC on Wurundjeri country, Celebrating the lives of our creatives, Uniting together to end homelessness and lots more …

Featuring: UAICC members gather in Melbourne, UCA workshops, Child Safe Sunday, Crosslight out now, Discussion Group …

Featuring:  Keeping the rumour of God alive (re Census data), Share Sunday, Mental Health Matters, Superannuation & global warming, Education events