Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Hospitality Ministry
Sanctuary Movement
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

Presbytery Prayer Points
Queenscliff – Point Lonsdale
Charles Gallacher
Rev. Kerrie Lingham

BUC News

The Discipleship & Education Committee is hosting a special screening of ‘The Stones Cry Out‘ on Thursday 21st September, 7:30 pm at the Church.  Make your booking here or just come on the night.

Preparations for the What is Creativity’ Exhibition continues with the second of our Open Studio sessions in the West End of the Hall after worship on 24th September.

The exhibition will run from 27th October to 7th November will two evening events. Volunteers are needed to host the open sessions during the week. Please contact Ann Soo, 0422 842 244 or Simone Alesich, 0403 782 40 if you can offer your time and for more information.  Details about submitting work is available here.

Out and About activity – Flowers for enjoyment and giving, presentation by Valmai. Friday 22nd September 10.30 am—2.30 pm in the Olive away.   Enjoy conversation and lunch. Bring a picture of a garden you have visited and share a story about it.  Bring a plate of food to share for lunch. Tea and coffee provided.  More details here.

The next BUC Cycle ride will be held after worship on Sunday 24th September. Bring your bike, bring your gear, enjoy some morning tea and then head out for a ride. Contact Colin Hunter, 0407 522 587 or Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654 for more information.

Community News

Nailed it? – You are invited to a church service to celebrate 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. Written & directed by Sharmini Kumar, 30th September or 1st October, 2pm at BUC. Free entry for BUC members, just indicate who you are at the door. Further details here.

BUC News

The October & November roster is being prepared. If you are a regular participant please respond to the recent email. If you would like to find out how to get involved please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743.

Reports, stories, news, photos and any other contributions for the October Olive Branch are very welcome. Please email them to by Monday 25th September.

World Week for Peace will be held from 17th-24th September. We are fortunate to have Rev. Joan Fisher, a participant in the EAPPI program, as our preacher on 17th September and also to speak at a special afternoon tea on Saturday 16th September, 2-4pm hosted by the Pastoral Care Community Team, at 26 Frederick St.

The most fun you can have sitting down – Glitter Balls & Big Hair, Alistair’s Musical Bingo, on Saturday 16th September, from 7pm. This is a FUNdraising event for the 2018 Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network Speaking tour for which our congregation is a Foundation Sponsor. SAVE THE DATE!!!

And then on Sunday 17th September the FUNdraising FUN continues with a stall after worship supporting the PIEN Speaking tour – buy and enjoy baked goods and preserves.

Ian and Beth will be travelling overseas for 5 weeks from 4th September on a mutual Long Service Leave break. In Ian’s absence we will welcome a series of guest preachers. Pastoral Care minister Trish Graham will work with the Pastoral Care Compassion Team to meet any specific needs.