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BUC News

Worship at BUC
Sunday 2nd May – We will offer a blessing for the recent marriage of Steph Gesling & Matt Whitty

Morning Tea
Thank you to Sheila and Jason – our first post-lockdown providers of food for morning tea.  Food will be set up on two tables with another row of tables in front and the servers in between.  Servers will ensure their hands are sanitised and will be wearing masks.  You will be invited to make your selection of food which will be offered to you on a serviette or plate as chosen by you.   There is still a need for more people to offer to provide food so please let me know if this something you can do.  You can also add you name to the list of helpers to support our renewed hospitality please email  Please note that you can be a food provider only and not need to be involved in setting up, serving and cleaning up.

INVITATION to New Study Group
Are you interested in joining a small group with others who wish to – delve into the Bible, read and discuss a book, follow up on the sermon topic, see how our social justice projects align with the teachings of Jesus, or?  If this interests you, we are having an initial catch-up after worship on Sunday May 9th in the Hall when we can discuss frequency and venue for the group.  Any queries please contact Kirsty Brown 0410 510 305 or Helen Rowe 0423 009 813. This initiative is supported by the Discipleship and Education Committee.

Food Co-op
Food Co-op will open for the first time in a year on Saturday 15th May from 10 am to 12 noon.  Please remember to bring your clean containers or cloth bags for distribution of products.   For further information please contact Helen Rowe   Email:

Heritage Walk
BUC’s Walking Together Group is organising an opportunity to walk the Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Trail on Sunday May 23rd.  We’ll meet at 11.30am at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in the Exhibition  Gardens directly adjacent to the intersection of Gertrude and Nicholson Streets. (The tree is marked on Google Maps.) The official brochure and map for the walk (available here) says this: “Fitzroy not only became the largest Aboriginal community in Victoria, it also became the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne.” The full walk takes about two hours.  If you’ve done this walk before or not, consider coming along and engage some of this important history. More details will be available in coming weeks. RSVP: Geoff Thompson:

Climate Action News

Going green at home – Powershop referral bonus during April – last chance!!
If you’ve been thinking about switching to an energy provider that’s 100% carbon neutral, now’s a great time! If you switch to Powershop before 30 April, you and BUC will each get a $150 referral bonus. Their normal supply is “net carbon neutral” (using renewable energy and accredited carbon offsets), and you can optionally pay a premium for 100% GreenPower (which increases the demand for renewable energy). Use this link:

School Strike for Climate
SS4C will be holding a national strike for climate action on Friday 21st May with school students calling on the Australian government to #FundOurFutureNotGas. Put the date in your diary and support the young people.

Wider Church News

The Westerly No. 6
Joint PPW & PWV Newsletter
. Celebrates 30 yrs of the Deacon Ministry in UCA. Jeanne Beale reflects on her call to Deacon. Deaconess Margaret Allan looks back on 67 years of ministry. Fi Botcher talks about her Ordination into ministry of Deacon in 2020. Education Events a plenty!

UC National News – 28/4-4/5

  • 10 things that make up the DNA of the UCA, more
  • Prayers for India, more
  • A safe home for all refugees, more
  • Let’s make Aged Care a priority, more
  • Enhancing Children’s safety, adding our voice
    • Those gathering for the President’s Conference in Adelaide over the next few days as they come together in worship and community and reflect on the call to live out their discipleship.
    • For India as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis, for those who are mourning loss of life, those responding on the frontline, and those delivering urgent aid and support.
    • For people seeking asylum and safety in Australia who remain trapped in an unjust system.
    • The Moderators, President and President-elect of the UCA who are gathered together this week for a time of sharing on the life and mission of the Church.