Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President – Deidre
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Mulling group
Hospitality Ministry
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

BUC News

Worship this week
Our Welcoming Ceremony has been postponed due to the snap lockdown. A new date will be advertised as soon as it becomes available.
Our building will be closed for the 5 days.  Worship will be live-streamed from the worship space with no congregation.  Please join us online.

Forum with Peter Khalil
The forum scheduled for Thursday 15th July has been postponed.  The new date will be advertised as soon as it becomes available.

Food Co-op not opening
Food Co-op will not open this weekend. Members will be advised when a new date is set.

Ian on leave
We welcome Fran Barber as our preacher on 25th July while Ian enjoys his quarterly weekend off.

Community News

Space needed
Hello, my name is Tahnee – I am 25 years old and I am living in Fitzroy North. I have just finished studying music at Monash and am on the hunt for a space to call a studio! I need room for a desk and a small amount of music equipment. I would need to make some noise but not much…I like folk music and singing! I am clean and tidy and would be happy to rent the space
Tahnee (friend of Andy & Julie, contact Julie, 0409 019 987)

Direct Giving

Important notice
If you have a Direct Offering arrangement with U Ethical (formerly UCA Funds), please read this important notice.
If you have set up a regular direct giving arrangement directly from your bank account (typically using Online Banking), you don’t need to do anything.
Before online banking existed, many of us set up “Direct Debit” arrangements with UCA Funds (now called U Ethical). U Ethical takes the money from our individual bank accounts as per our instructions, and once a month, transfers all such offerings to BUC’s account.
On 31 July, this service will end. It’s an important cost saving for U Ethical, which will be passed on to the Synod via increased grants. If you don’t do anything, BUC will stop receiving your offerings after July.
What you need to do:
You need to set up a new direct giving arrangement, or “recurring payment”, directly from your bank account to BUC’s. Some banks will let you do this yourself using online banking (from your computer or smartphone app). Otherwise, ask your branch staff for help to set it up. The account details you need for BUC are:
BSB: 013236
BUC account number: 8687863
If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Shawn Whelan (0418 613 898).

Study Groups

Small Group Reflections
A small group for those interested in going into the Sunday reflections and readings more deeply.  Leadership will be shared, encouraging input and keeping the format simple. We will meet fortnightly during school terms commencing Tuesday 3rd August (delayed due to the snap lockdown) at our home: 5 Robertson Street Kensington. All are  welcome.  Contact Kirsty on 0410510305

Eco-theology Conversations
‘The world is charged with the grandeur of God’
– the challenge of being Christians in a threatened Creation.
The ecological crisis is a clear and present danger in our times.  Come and be part of a lively learning community where together we will engage with our theological understanding and practice of faith in response to this challenge.
First session:  Tuesday 27th July, 7:30pm in the Youth Hall
Thence fortnightly for 7 sessions with follow up reading between sessions.

Wider Church News

UC National News 14-20 July

  • Welcoming the 16th President of the UCA, Sharon Hollis
  • 16th Assembly Opening Service, 17th July
  • Connecting with Assembly online, 7 ways
  • Six Weeks of Dwelling in Prayer, final week
    • The 16th Assembly and all its members coming together for the first online Assembly meeting. May they dwell together in God’s love, as a fellowship of Christ, discerning the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
    • Rev Sharon Hollis as she is installed as the President of the UCA Assembly on Saturday. For strength and wisdom in her spiritual leadership over the next three years.
    • Dr Deidre Palmer. We give thanks for the gift of her leadership as President over this triennium, for her faithful service, her great encouragement of the whole Church and for her constant reminder of the abundant grace and liberating hope we have in Jesus.