On the Thursday 8th November Valentina Satvedi-Leydon celebrated 20 years of Ordained ministry. We offer our congratulations for this important milestone and take this opportunity to sat how much we appreciate her ministry in the Student House Program.
The December & January roster is being prepared. If you are a regular roster participant please respond to the email sent on 12th November. If you want to know how to get involved in our Sunday worship rosters please call Saide, 0407 096 743.
Food Co-op, Saturday 17th November. 10 am – 12 noon in the Olive Way. Reduce single use packaging. We buy in bulk and you bring your pantry containers to purchase the quantities you need. More information from Meredith 0403 717 714or Helen 0423 009 813
Dream, Create, Plan, Play
Join the BUC Arts committee for a Planning & Dreaming Day on Saturday 17th November at Siteworks from 1-4:30pm. We will begin with light refreshments and then spend the afternoon together remembering, dreaming and planning about the arts in our community. There is no ongoing commitment required – just come along and have fun with us. Contact Ann Soo, 0422 842 24, to register your interest or ask questions.
Moreland Summer Show
The Counihan Gallery Moreland Summer Show opens on Saturday 17th November and runs through to Saturday 15th December. Members of our congregation Priscilla Manthey, Francis Tapueluelu and Ann Soo have works on show along with 35 other local artists navigating the theme of Peace and the Pursuit of Happiness.
We celebrate the baptism of Jack Bottcher, son of Fiona & Evan Bottcher, during worship on Sunday 18th November.
Review of Ministry – Informal discussion
Can you believe that way back in February this year it was 5 years since Rev Ian Ferguson joined us at BUC? Both Ian and the Church Council are keen that we take time to reflect on the gifts he has brought, the growth he has helped to foster, and directions for his ministry with us into the next 5 years.
Please join Church Council and Rev Peter Gador Whyte (Presbytery representative) for discussion along these lines, at an informal gathering following worship on 18th November in the Olive Way. Bring along your reflections, themes to celebrate, and any concerns you may have. If you’d like to bring a creative response – a poem, artwork, story, etc – that would be most welcome!
You’re also welcome to share your thoughts with the Elders/Church Councillors at any time, to feed into our ongoing process of discernment.