Prayer Points

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

BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space remains closed, with our worship service fully pre-recorded and and available on YouTube for the next 2 Sundays, 22&29/8.

Worship Chat
Join Dave for a chat after worship on Sunday on Zoom.

Ian on leave
Ian will be on leave from 17th to 29th August.  We look forward to welcoming Steph Gesling as our preacher on 22nd August and Fiona Bottcher on 29th August for the 5th Sunday Reflective service.  Steph and Fiona are both members of our congregation.  Fiona is an ordained UC Deacon whose role is divided between Sunshine Hospital providing pastoral care for patients experiencing mental illness and the “open door” community space at Sunshine UC.

Pastoral Care Ministry
The Pastoral Care Compassion Team shared a Pastoral Letter this week.

September Olive Branch
The monthly newsletter will be published on 29th August.  Email your contributions (news, reports, events, photos and stories) to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 23rd August.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 18-24/8

  • Urgent action needed to protect lives in Afghanistan
  • Taking the pulse of the UCA for the future
  • National Day of Prayer for those impacted by COVID
  • Are you engaging in the Church digitally?
  • Take part in Child Safe Week 5-11 September
  • JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR:
    • The people of Afghanistan and the Afghan community in Australia who seek peace, security and a safe future.
    • Defence force personnel and retired veterans who served in Afghanistan.
    • All those impacted by COVID-19 here in Australia and across the world as we mark more than 200 million cases globally and 4.4 million deaths.
    • Our leaders navigating the response to the pandemic, health workers caring for the sick and those providing care and support to the most vulnerable.
    • Families and communities engaged in Messy Church in the UCA and beyond.

Presbytery of Port Philip West

  • Regenerating the Church Strategy 2021-2026
  • Strategy Consultation letter, more