For the last 2 Sundays we have made the worship service recording public on YouTube just prior to 9:30am. This was a significant change from the prelude option which involved automatically premiering the service at 9:15am. We are aware that the change has caused some issues and so the service will now be made public at 9am to ensure that it is ready and available whenever we login to our YouTube channel from 9:20am – the worship committee encourages us to continue participating in worship at the regular time. The link will also be accessible from the BUC Facebook page from 9am. If you have any issues, concerns or feedback about accessing the service please email email@example.com
Uniting Church Anniversary
During worship on 21st June we will acknowledge the 43rd Anniversary of the Inauguration of the UCA, 22nd June 1977.
Join Ian after worship for the weekly post worship Zoom chat at 10:30am.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Knitters had a wonderful day on Saturday 13th June. Read the story here.
July Olive Branch
The July Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 5th July. Please email contributions – photos, stories, news, stories, reports – to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29th June.
Wider Church News
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This is a reminder that out Synod 2020 nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 19 June 2020 – FINAL DATE.
Please send in your forms as soon as possible if you wish to attend the Synod Meeting
Church Council notes that the meeting of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is meeting in November this year. Nominations to attend close on Friday 19th June at 5pm. Synod 2020 is especially keen to let ‘Adults Under 50” know that they are very welcome. Please give this your prayerful consideration.’ For further information please read the attached information from Presbytery Secretary Heather Loader. The nomination form is available here.
Climate Action News
BUC Climate Crisis Action Plan
Church Council is working on BUC’s Climate Action Plan (see our Climate Crisis web page for background and Maxine’s video message for the latest update) which has been circulated via email to members of the congregation. You can get involved by sending your comments on the plan to Shawn Whelan or Maxine Loynd. Please send your feedback by Friday 19th June.
BUC Climate Action Group – political advocacy and action
The BUC Climate Action Group is working on political advocacy and action as part of BUC’s Climate Action Plan. The priority in 2020 is addressing the Victorian State Government response to Climate Change. You are invited to join the group in a zoom meeting at 11.30 on Sunday 28th June to become more informed and plan how we can become actively engaged.
Consultation on Synod’s Position on Climate Change
The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Justice and International Mission (JIM) Cluster believes there is a need for the Synod to update its position on the urgency of addressing the causes of climate change and the actions that need to be taken in response. A consultation paper can be downloaded from the website https://justact.org.au/climate-justice-creation/reports/. The JIM cluster is keen to hear by Friday 31st July the views of Uniting Church members on what action the Synod should take on climate change (see website) and is holding two online forums on: Tuesday 21st July, 7–8pm (register here for Tuesday on eventbrite) and Wednesday 22nd July, 10:30–11:30am (register here for Wednesday on eventbrite).