BUC Mission Appeal 2022
Keep up to date with all the news and information about our Mission Appeal.  Find out about how we can provide financial support for our missional programs.  The Mission Spot during worship this week focus on the pledges that we are invited to offer.

Climate Action News
Read all about:

  • Move Beyond Coal – Waddananggu Anniversary – Online
  • Electric Vehicles Forum
  • Launch of Faiths 4 Climate Justice Australia
  • Sign-on Faith letter, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Contemplative Tuesdays for climate justice – today!
  • BUC Climate Action group meeting, 4/9

“How are You? How am I?”
Check your diaries now for this thoughtful and inspiring workshop on Sunday 28th August, 11:15-2:00pm in the Youth Hall with lunch provided.  Facilitated by Rev Andy Calder, Disability Inclusion Advocate for Vic/Tas Synod of U.C.A.  Andy brings much experience to this workshop having worked in chaplaincy in a range of organisations. Pastoral Carer team members, Olive Way volunteers and any interested member of congregation welcome to attend.  Please let Ian Ferguson 0438 547 842 iferguson@icloud.com  or Jane Allardice 0419 385 544 janall@bigpond.com  know you’re attending.

The Big Ride for Palestine:
Tim and Meredith (Team Budge) are raising funds for Palestine, as part of The Big Ride for Palestine. They hope to raise over $1,000 for a project supporting Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by riding about 240km. This is the distance from Beirut to Jerusalem, although Palestinian refugees have no chance to returning to Jerusalem or their homeland.
If you would like to support this cause, please speak to Team Budge or click here

With Love to the World in the Season of Creation
Through September, we will be focussing on “The Season of Creation” in our worship services.  The Discipleship & Education Team is offering free copies of the current edition With Love to the World which focusses on the Creation theme.

Worshipping with the Psalms in Winter
This series will conclude during worship on 28th August.  Contributions responding to Psalm 81 are welcome.  Please email details to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Wednesday 24th August.

Our newly elected (Semisi Tapueluelu) and re-elected (Helen Rowe, Amelia Ware, Joel Hallinan, Jessica Kvansakul) Elders and co-opted Council member (Lyn Anderson) will be commissioned for their roles during worship on 28th August.

Website feature
Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Growing in Faith page for you to explore. On this page you can find out about the ministries we offer to people of all ages from toddlers through to ‘everyone else’.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.


Art Bus Tour
Instead of opening nights, Moonee Valley organises an art bus tour for its off-site exhibitions. Details and booking are here
Mike Rigby and Simone Alesich will be talking about their artworks (details below) on the tour and there will also be two other artists presenting.

Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
 of small works provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of my life. Exhibition from 5th July – 25th November at the Ascot Vale Library.

Natural/unnatural, the beauty in the discarded
Simone Alesich’s exhibition
 reflects on the items that we so casually create and discard, recreating them in a form that is beautiful and reflects the natural environment.  Exhibition from 8th July – 27th November at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre.

Featuring:  Called to be a safe Church, The Uniting Church at the WCC Assembly, Thursdays in black, Electric vehicles, World Week for Peace, Aged care reform, Older persons Sunday, Help fight famine and more …

Featuring UAICC members gather in Melbourne, UCA workshops, Child Safe Sunday, Visual Scripture, No to nuclear and more …

Featuring Learn to Listen Well, Mental Health Week, A gospel for all ages, Growing up Uniting, A little church having a big impact and more …