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BUC News

Worship news
We welcome Fiona Bottcher as our preacher on Sunday 16th August while Ian enjoys a weekend off.  Fiona is the Port Phillip West Mental Health Ministry Coordinator, Sunshine and a member of our congregation.

Worship chat
Join Fiona after worship at 10:30 on Zoom.   See the event details here or simply join here.

God and the Panedemic
The next Discipleship and Education discussion on the book God and the Pandemic will take place on Tuesday 18th August at 7pm 

A triple letter dinner with a twist – Have you had one yet?
The Community Team invites you to join in the fun of Fabulously Fancy Feasts within your own households any time during August, any day, any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Create a menu, dress up, decorate your table, light some candles, make it fabulous.  Invite another household or two to join you by Zoom.  Zoom connections are free for 45 minutes for 3 or more connections and unlimited for two.  Make it fun and most importantly take photos.  Share them on the FFF Facebook album.

Wider Church News

Build Back Better
The UCA Assembly and Uniting Justice have released the vision statement ‘A Just Recovery Post-COVID-19‘.  Please take some time to read the document and share your reflections with a member of the Justice & Mission Committee – Richard, Gwen, Kirsty, Abi, Leanne, Anne, Saide.

UC National News
Check out this newsletter latest news from the Assembly including:

Climate Action News

Climate Action Group
The BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) will meet at 5pm on Saturday 22nd August via zoom to discuss advocacy as part of the BUC Climate Action Plan recently adopted by the Church Council.

ABC: Fight for Planet A – Our Climate Challenge
The ABC is airing a 3 part series at 8.30pm on Tuesdays 11th, 18th and 25th August showing us how we can all be part of reducing our collective carbon emissions, by understanding where our energy comes from, how transport and travel emissions affect our health and understanding the carbon footprint of the food we eat. The series is hosted by Craig Reucassel from The War on Waste and The Chaser. If you missed the first episode you can catch up through ABC iView.

Climate Justice with and for Children and Youth in Churches: Get Informed, Get Inspired, Take Action
This toolkit developed by the World Council of Churchesprovides resources for churches, church-run schools, and summer camps to support inter-generational climate and environmental justice and promote care for children by stopping further global warming. All churches are encouraged to promote education and action to address climate change, reduce CO2 emissions, and protect the environment in their activities for and with children and youth.

Stop Adani
Want to help Stop Adani, but tired of working alone? Come along to an ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change)  zoom letter writing party from 1.30-2.30pm on Friday 14 August and add your voice to those urging the Korea Investment and Securities and the Industrial Bank of Korea to walk away from financing Adani’s coal port in Queensland.