Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
Fiona – preparing for Ordination
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

Advent & Christmas worship at BUC

Advent 4 – Love
During worship on Sunday 22nd December

  • celebrate the baptism of Arwin, second son of Alireza & Sahar Talebi
  • farewell Daniel Broadstock as he heads off to England soon after Christmas for a 12 month teaching position in London
  • enjoy the items offered by the Advent & Christmas choir, directed by Elaine Potter

After worship we will enjoy

Christmas services

Community News

House mate wanted
I’m a mature woman with an anxiety disorder, but I’m not neurotic. I’m fine during the day but am looking for someone in the caring profession/s (employed or studying) to share my lovely home rent free in exchange for being there overnight. I have 3 lovely cats and live in a very desirable location in a lovely fully furnished and fitted out house in Rathdowne Village, Carlton North. Would consider a couple. Option of 2 sleeping lofts or I might have to give up my bedroom, depending on the person’s preferences. House is 2 story and close to Melb Uni, St V’s, RMH. Has lovely courtyards at back and front, close to public transport, within walking distance to city and local hospitals. Fast internet and everything one needs for comfortable, easy living.
Looking for someone from approx Feb 2020.  Contact Sharon 0402359047.

BUC News

Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stalls
Thank you to everyone who supported the stalls over Sundays 15th and 22nd December.  Many, many thanks to Glenice Cook, Natalie Papworth, Leanne Salau, Bev Evans and others from the Olive Pesto for their abundantly creative contributions to the Baked Goods and Craft stall which raised at least $1,618.00 including known bank transfers.  Thank you also to Saide Cameron for her equally abundant preserves which raised $434.50.  The total so far is $2,052.50.   The Christmas Bowl Stories are published each week in the Ministry Stories column of our Sermon & Stories posts, scroll down or visit the welcome page for the most recent post.  Donations to the Christmas bowl after worship each Sunday, pick up an envelope to receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Carols for Compassion
Join Love Makes A Way to sing for compassion this Christmas season!  We will be singing carols at key points in the Melbourne CBD, calling for just and humane policies for people seeking asylum.
When: 4:30-6pm, Friday 20th December
Where: Meeting at Federation Square, to sing at various points in the CBD
Share: this event on Facebook
Read: the press release here

Olive Way
The Olive Way is now closed for Christmas and will reopen on Tuesday 14th January.
The Olive Arts Collective will reopen on Wednesday 22nd January.

Climate Action News

BUC Climate Action Group
The next meeting will be after worship on Sunday 5th January at 11.15am to help facilitate promotion and coordination of ideas for developing a climate action plan following the recent declaration by the congregation of a Climate Crisis. For more information please contact Richard on or mobile 0407796429. Members of the congregation of all ages are welcome.

National Climate Emergency Summit
On the 14-15th February 2020, Melbourne will host the National Climate Emergency Summit as part of Sustainable Living Festival’s month-long Festival. This summit aims to amplify the current social and political momentum for urgent action – highlighted by over 1200 formal climate emergency declarations throughout the world. Early Bird Registeration now available. Go beyond the declarations and be part of shaping Australia’s climate emergency transition.  1 & 2-Day Free Passes for students available until 1st January.